More than four decades ago, Larry Lee achieved national and even international fame when the song he penned and sang, “Jackie Blue,” became a hit for the “Ozark Mountain Daredevils” and rose to the No. 1 spot on the charts.
This Saturday, Lee will perform in Seymour, along with band mates Emily Higgins and Dave Wilson when their group “HigLeeWils” performs at the historic Owen Theatre in downtown Seymour.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
The two-hour concert starts at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10.
“This is my personal favorite group that will be coming to the Owen,” explained Dan Wehmer, president of the Seymour Area Arts Council, which owns the Owen Theatre.
“Not only are Emily, Dave and Larry personal friends of mine, they are supremely talented and harmonize so well as a trio. The individual talents are amazing. There are few voices better than those of Emily Higgins and Larry Lee, and there are few guitarists better than Dave Wilson. When you combine the three, it’s amazing to hear.”
A year ago, HigLeeWils made one of its debut performances after organizing at the Owen.
“It was a great show,” Wehmer said.
After playing together for the past year, he said the trio’s blend has honed its talent.
“Last Thursday, Emily, Dave and Larry spent more than two hours at the Owen playing unplugged with a single microphone,” he said. “The sound was amazing. The songs were great.
“If there’s a show to attend at the Owen this summer, this is the one to see.”
All three entertainers play multiple instruments.
All three also are vocalists.
Above that, the three have a combined total of more than 100 years playing to audiences of all sizes.
“They love playing in our little venue built by George and Harold Owen in 1941,” Wehmer said.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Webster County Citizen office on the west side of the city square or can be bought by credit card by calling the Citizen office at 417-935-2257. Tickets also can be bought at the door before the trio plays on Saturday.