Sunday promises live music, food, and camaraderie at the Greenville Community Picnic on Hot Springs Road in Greenville.
Held throughout the summer on the third Sunday of the month, the August 20 event will feature Hank & Shaidri Alrich performing their personal version of folk music at 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Plumas Arts, Indian Valley Community Services District and the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, at this month’s picnic Portola Rotary is donating and cooking hot dogs and hamburgers, free of charge to everyone who attends.
“Bring your appetite,” said Dan Kearns, Community Picnic spokesman.
“Bring your appetite.”Dan Kearns
Hank & Shaidri, a daughter and dad duo, have been singing and performing together since Shaidri was a little girl. Hank has been performing professionally since he was in high school, “back when folks rode their dinosaurs to the post office to pick up mail,” he said.
Their 2010 CD, Carry Me Home, on Armadillo Records out of Austin, Texas, continues to find new ears while seasoned fans to keep it in their playlists.
Hank & Shaidri demonstrate what one fellow musician describes as “blood harmony,” a blend of familial voices with a unique and compelling delivery. Their repertoire draws upon their own material as well as from a vast reservoir of traditional songs, and the work of many of their peers.
Their original material shows a knack for interesting lyrics and memorable melodies. One local long-time fan observed that after attending a Hank & Shaidri show he finds himself singing parts of songs he had never heard before.
Plumas Arts provided funding for the bands playing at this summer’s Greenville Community Picnics. Indian Valley Community Services District has offered the use of the park at no charge, and the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce has provided insurance for these events.
Portola Rotary has donated food to these picnics this and last year, said Kearns. He thanked Pumas Rural Services and the Emotional Spiritual and Wellness Committee of the Dixie Fire Collaborative for support in planning, organizing and advertising.
The Greenville Park is over the bridge at the end of Hot Springs Road in Greenville. Potluck contributions are welcome but not at all mandatory.