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2010-01-28 / General Stories

Country Music Monday Features Mark Lee and More

Performance Monday in new venue at GHS

Country Music Monday, in a new place and presenting performers new to the Giddings Country Music Stage, will be held on Monday, February 1, 2010 at the new Giddings High School Cafetorium. Three featured performers will be making their first appearance in Lee County. They are: Mark Lee, Leslie Anne Sloan, and John Armour.

Mark Lee is a native Texan growing up in Alvin. While attending Texas A & M, he began performing at events in and around the area of his school, singing the songs of Hank Williams, George Strait, and other prominent singers of that age. Mark’s professionalism and desire to please his audience led to appearances at a variety of Oprys in central Texas plus opening for country music legends as Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson and a host of others. His current successful CD has all the sound of instruments and voice he was looking for. He says, “I got it all just right.” Mark currently resides in Rockne where he is a rancher, entertainer, songwriter and Allstate agent.

Leslie Anne Sloan was born in Charleston, South Carolina to parents of different musical tastes from classical to bluegrass and country. At an early age, she began violin lessons which led to lessons on the fiddle and guitar. She studied classical violin at the University of South Florida and the University of Houston while also studying voice with emphasis on opera and classical music, however country music was a favorite. As she matured, her passion for country music and performing with her father and other family members gave her the most pleasure. They traveled in a big bus, performed in any town that would hire them, and made recordings that had rave reviews. Her latest recording is a collection of original heartfelt songs of love and heartache framed in barrooms at Tommy Detamore’s studio in Floresville, Texas. “It was the greatest recording experience, and I can’t imagine anything better,” she states. Her journey in the field of country music is exciting and she brings to her audience the results of her experiences.

John Armour grew up loving Classic Country, 50’s pop, classical guitar, gospel and bluegrass. Solo instrumentals, smooth vocals, duets, and band numbers, he does it all. He has performed in and around Houston for thirty or more years customizing his music to the tastes of his audience. He plays to entertain people. He says, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy. I’d play Sallie Gooden all day if I could, but the Lord and my wife wouldn’t take it very good, so I fiddle when I can and work when I should, Thank God I’m a Country Boy.”

The Rotary Club of Giddings brings you these performers plus the regulars with the Country Music Monday Band the first Monday in February. Parking with assistance at the new Giddings High School is an added feature for the performance that begins at 7:30 p.m., with admission of $3.00.

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