The third installment of the Main Street Live summer concert series moves from R&B to Southern blues and rock when Freefall performs Friday night.
Freefall is a five-member band that has been playing together for 10 years. It consists of Jimmy Stephens on lead vocals and guitar, Brian Benedict on bass guitar, Christian Cudney on drums and percussion, and Jerry Farr on vocals and guitar.
“This is the first time we’ve played at Main Street Live,” said Farr. “We are really looking forward to it so keep your fingers crossed about the weather. We love to play and entertain the audience. These are the best band members I’ve been around. It will be fun.”
Farr says he and Stephens recently became co-writers on a new song with John Anderson that will be out on an album soon. The name of the song is “Back Home.”
“The song is really good,” he said. “It will make you cry. We’re very proud of it.”
Among the band’s extensive song list is “Drive Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals, “Spooky” by Classics IV, “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, “Too Blues” by Larry Garner, “Sweet Home Chicago” by Robert Johnson, “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, and “Blackbird” by the Beatles.
Band members biography:
• Stephens — His Southern blues voice has become a staple for the band and he has five CDs under his belt.
• Benedict — From Indiana, he comes from a musical family. He has toured across the United States as a bass player.
• Cudney — His musical skills on drums and percussion fit well with Freefall.
• Farr — Originally from Georgia, he came to Nashville in 1980 and worked as a studio musician and engineer for Soundtrack Studios. He worked with artists including Willie Nelson and Alabama.
• Bailey – A country blues player from Detroit, he currently lives in Smithville.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors. Parking and admission are free, so bring a chair and enjoy the music. Come early and stake out a good spot.
Freefall will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal downtown. Food and beverage vendors open at 6 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed in the crowd.
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. The events are free to the public due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, McMinnville Electric System, city of McMinnville, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.