GODFREY - Not only will First Night River Bend feature lots of
New Year's Eve activities at Lewis and Clark Community College, but
it will also feature the musical talents of Redhead Express.
The four sisters, ages 18-24, have spent the past six years
touring with their family band across the country, performing at
fairs, festivals and performing arts centers.
Redhead Express is currently in the Warner Brothers Studio
recording their first album with renowned producer Paul Worley, who
has produced albums for the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Sara
Evans, Collin Raye and Lady Antebellum.
The sister act will be joined on stage at First Night by their
parents and their three brothers, ages 11-15, who compose The
Walker Family band. The Walker family originally hails from Alaska
and now lives in Nashville, Tenn.
First Night guests will get to experience the Redhead
Express's original music before it is played on the radio next
spring, plus family favorites, including "Cups," "Proud Mary,"
"Stand by Your Man," and other pop, bluegrass and country favorites
"We hear from our fans that we perform a high-energy,
entertaining concert," said Apryll Walker, mother and musician.
"Plus, concert goers will be able to hear new, original music by
Redhead Express before it hits the air waves next year. This is
truly a great opportunity to see an up-and-coming band."
Redhead Express and The Walker Family will take the stage in
the Hatheway Cultural Center from 5-6:45 p.m. just before the large
firework show at 7 p.m.
First Night River Bend is an alcohol-free, family-oriented New
Year's Eve celebration of the arts, featuring live music, juggling,
magic and activities for people of all ages. First Night River Bend
2014 is a community project of Lewis and Clark Community College in
conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation,
the Village of Godfrey, WBGZ and The Telegraph.
First Night buttons are currently on sale at Party Magic and
all Liberty Bank locations. Buttons are $10. Children 5 and under
are admitted free.
For a complete schedule of entertainers and events, log on to
www.lc.edu/firstnight, and to learn more about Redhead Express,