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Country & Bluegrass Band to perform March 23

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018

Blending a variety of genres including Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Americanna & Irish music, the newly formed Jen & the Foggy Creek Band will perform at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, March 23. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department.

Fronting the new group is singer, guitarist and songwriter Jen Fisher. Until recently Fisher was lead singer with popular Fort Wayne Country Rock band Sugar Shot, which performed several times at the Roanoke venue. Other members of the band include John Warner, banjo; Tommy Myers, bass, mandolin and accordion; John Foxworthy, drums and percussion; Celia Price, keyboards; Colleen Phillips, fiddle; Dave Nelson, bass and Jonah Leatherman, lead guitar.

The group’s repertoire runs the gamut from Old Time Country like Orange Blossom Special, Dueling Banjos and Foggy Mountain Breakdown to classic Nashville hits like Folsom Prison Blues and Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms. In addition, there will be more modern Country tunes like Wagon Wheel and Tennessee Whiskey, and contemporary pop hits like Uptown Funk and All about the Bass will get a Foggy Creek Band Country/Bluegrass style twist. Finally, the band will perform a number of original compositions written by lead singer Jen Fisher.

The event also marks the six-year anniversary of the Cottage Event Center, which opened in 2012. The venue is located at U.S.-24 and Locust Drive in Roanoke and is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group LLC. Food including hot dogs and chili will be offered for purchase by the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department. A cash bar will also be available. Sponsor is Dennis Grain of Roanoke.

Tickets for Jen & the Foggy Creek Band are $12 and can be purchased by calling (260) 483-3508, from Ryan Carroll at the Roanoke branch of Bippus State Bank, at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke or online with PayPal at cottageeventcenter.com.

Shown in the photo from left are John Foxworthy, drums and percussion; John Warner, banjo; Jen Fisher, lead vocals and rhythm acoustic guitar; Tommy Myers, bass, mandolin and accordion and Celia Price, keyboards. Not pictured are Colleen Phillips, fiddle; Dave Nelson, bass and Jonah Leatherman, lead guitar.