Music and comedy at the May River City Radio Hour

Edited by Chris Graham

The River City Radio Hour performances on Friday will be an eclectic mix of musical and comedy talents.

The Boogie Kings, led by Richard Adams with William Hayes on keyboard and J.T. Fauber on percussion, will head the musical entertainment. Joining the popular Radio Hour band will be Bill Harouff.

Bill Harouff and his wife Loraine are known throughout the Valley for their special take on the folk music of the region. Bill began singing in high school and joined the folk music scene of the 1960s. He and his wife helped form the popular band Windfall in 1983.

After performing full-time on the road, Bill and Loraine returned to work-a-day world in 1989 but continued to perform widely in the region. Bill’s solo performance at the May Radio Hour will feature a sneak preview of the duo’s new recording.

Also at the May Radio Hour will be The Dreamland Quartet composed of Terry Terreson, Donald Dollins, Art Grahame, and Tom Pearce. The Quartet will add its close harmonies to complete the musical segment of the Radio Hour.

The comedy will begin with the reappearance of the Radio Hour’s own George Shifflet and His Hens of Renown. The Hens are preparing for their first-ever tour. George contacted Olivia Rae Frock (Barbara Lawson) to give “the girls” the polish they will need to establish themselves as musical celebrities and bring fame and fortune to the Shifflet farm.

Complementing them will be Waynesboro’s Lady of Laughter, Marsha Howard. Her April performance was one of the highlights of the Radio Hour season. Howard has raised the bar for herself and the audience.

The “guest of the month” will be Velma Ryan, president of the Friends of the Waynesboro Library. Ms. Ryan will announce the Friends’ Change for Children Campaign to support the new facility for children in the expanded Waynesboro Library.

The Friday, May 21 performances of River City Radio Hour are at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship at 329 W. Main St. Seating is limited. Sellouts are a regular occurrence for the Radio Hour. Reserved seats are available for the Radio Hour for $7.50. Call 540.943.9999 to make a reservation.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the first performance.

Radio Hour is a production of the Wayne Theatre Alliance with funding from the Waynesboro Cultural Commission, the City of Waynesboro, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


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