Derryl Perry concert and fund raiser on May 30
On May 30 there will be a Derryl Perry concert and benefit at the Ferron Fairgrounds. Perry is a country rock artist, originally from Texas and has played out of Nashville, Tenn. for the past eight years. He has performed more than 1,100 shows throughout the country and opened for big ticket bands like Diamond Rio, Tracy Byrd, Joe Diffie, Chris Ledoux, Andy Griggs, Asleep at the Wheel and Gary Allen. Check out Derryl's web site, derrylperry.com. The concert is a non-profit benefit for Dustin Hannabach, who is an Emery Town descendant of Zona Anderson; a true Emery County pioneer. Dustin contracted a rare form of bone cancer, osteosarcoma, in the hip and femur. He is in chemotherapy 24-7. Because this concert and benefit became so popular, the sponsors decided to hold the concert at the Fairgrounds in Ferron. This will be a re-enactment of the Ferron Fandango from the early 1970s.
Along with Derryl Perry's concert at 7 p.m. that evening there will be live open mike sessions all day long featuring 'Fingers the Fiddler' (Jim Schupe). There will be ticket discounts of $5 available through raffle ticket sales of $10 or more and area merchant purchases of $50 or more. The full purchase price for the tickets will be $18 for the fair, activities and the concert. Many crafters and vendors will be set up at the Ferron fairgrounds all day Saturday. Anyone wishing to participate as a vendor or crafter will receive one ticket for their space and can call Mark at (760-415-0285) for details. Raffle tickets and concert tickets are on sale at Desertview Federal Credit Union and several local merchants. "Spread the word, Dustin needs your help," said organizers. A non-profit account is set-up at Desertview Federal Credit Union which is accepting donations in the name of Dustin Hannabach. "We hope to see you all at the fair," said organizers.
James "Fingers the Fiddler" Shupe was born and raised in North Ogden. Fingers is a fifth generation pioneer fiddler who has fiddled all of his life. He began playing the violin at the age of 5 and started performing at the age of 7. He studied classically for 12 years, spending three of those years with Oscar Chausow, who under the direction of Maurice Abravanel was the concert master of the Utah Symphony.
Fingers returned to Utah where he won three Utah State Open Fiddle Championships.
Fingers loves to teach and perform both violin. wait to come and tickle your ears with some wild fiddle music.