Billy Jonas brings action-packed performance for All Ages to TFAC
Published 2:58 pm Friday, May 10, 2013
Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. Billy Jonas will perform his Family Program for audiences at Tryon Fine Arts Center.
The performance features award-winning singer/songwriter Billy Jonas accompanied by singer Ashley Jo Farmer. These two performers will have everyone in the house singing, stomping, and joining in the fun.
According to Sing Out! Magazine, “Billy engages the audience with a wild assortment of rhythm and word play that usually leaves them both entertained, and a little more in touch with their spiritual selves. He teaches, through experience, that music is everywhere.”
Billy’s music is geared for children, but it’s not just fun and games and has plenty of material to keep more mature audience members engaged. His tunes are educational, inspirational, enlightening, as well as just plain fun.
The music takes on a spontaneity and life of its own with Billy’s “found sound” recycled instruments, crafted out of cast-off goods such as water bottles, oil drums and other found options.
Ashley Jo Farmer brings another exciting dimension to (Billy’s) “industrial re-percussion,” adding percussion and vocals that are in turns soulful, sensual and humorous.
Described as a “backup singer, demonstrator, cheerleader and choir director all rolled into one,” Farmer helps develop the audience participation that is one of the hallmarks of Billy’s show.
Tickets for Billy Jonas Sunday performance, sponsored by Aoki Landscape and Design, are priced for families to attend together. For information or to purchase tickets, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth