Courtesy Bryan Kidder
ASTORIA — The Nashville husband-and-wife singing duo of John and Michaela Lemonis, performing as Crosby Lane, will provide music and stories from the Mississippi Delta during a concert Saturday, July 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Astoria.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 1103 Grand Ave. Admission is free, with a love offering taken for the artists.
The duo has taken the name of Crosby Lane to honor hymn writer Fanny Crosby.
The duo has crafted the laid-back sensibilities of a “Nashville songwriters night”-style presentation. They share the stories behind the songs and play fresh renditions of old favorites, including church hymns, classic folk and pop songs, along with originals by John and Michaela that feature unforgettable characters and stories.
Originally from Greenville, Miss., John Lemonis grew up steeped in the music and stories of the Mississippi Delta. After moving to Nashville, John would become a multi-Dove Award, SGMA and Diamond award-nominated songwriter, arranger and artist.
Michaela Lemonis is originally from Anchorage, Ala., and has played multiple instruments since she was a child. Her great uncle, Fluke Holland, played drums with Johnny Cash for 40 years. He was also the drummer for the Million Dollar Quartet recording, which featured Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.