KHS hosts annual Murdock concert
By Elburn Herald
on December 28, 2009
Kanelandâ€”Lee Murdock welcomes this year’s special guest, Bob Zentz, traveling all the way from Norfolk, Va., to share an evening of songs and jolly-good tales at Murdock’s Annual Hometown Concert on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Always the first Saturday of the new year, the concert begins at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Kaneland High School auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road in Maple Park. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
Lee Murdock is known internationally as “North America’s Great Lakes Balladeer,” and also as a fluent instrumentalist on six- and 12-string guitars. In addition to the songs of Illinois history and maritime music, Murdock has a strong affinity for Irish music and Illinois history, as well as blues, ragtime and a bit of classical guitar. Murdock and his wife, Joann, have been Kaneville residents since 1982.
Audiences at the Hometown Concert can expect a round of impromptu jamming between Murdock and Zentz in the second set. Each year, the concert opens with a short set by Lee and by the guest artist, followed by an intimate on-stage “song swap” with both artists on stage for the second set.
The Hometown Concert continues its second season in collaboration with the Kaneland District’s Fine Arts Festival.
Lee Murdock’s Hometown Concert is an annual event which now draws people from all across the Chicagoland area. Tickets for the annual Hometown Concert are $10 at the door. Advance reservations are not needed, but call (630) 557-2329 for directions or further information.
Photo: Musician Lee Murdock of Kaneville will perform an evening of songs and jolly-good tales at the Annual Hometown Concert on Saturday, Jan. 2. at 7 p.m. at the Kaneland High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Courtesy Photo