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New faces to play Friday
Davey Smith and the Pearl Snap Preachers will be the sixth band of the Main Street Live summer concert series with classic country music.

A group that has dubbed itself “The Honkiest, Tonkiest Band” will be taking the Main Street Live summer concert stage this Friday night.
Davey Smith and the Pearl Snap Preachers come from the Chattanooga area and will be taking the stage at 7 p.m. This will be the band’s first appearance at Main Street Live.
“This is the first time we have played Main Street Live,” said Anthony Sims, who is lead guitarist and vocalist, as well as booking agent for the band. “We are always excited when we get to go to a new area or festival and meet new fans.”
The five-member band also includes: Davey Smith on lead vocals, who lives in Whitwell, Preston Parris on guitar and vocals, who lives in Cleveland, Dee Callihan on bass, who lives in Summerville, Ga.; and Brad Thompson on drums, who is out of Lafayette, Ga.
The band draws its influences from Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Jason Isbel, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Jerry Reed, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, and others.
According to Sims, the band also writes and performs original songs.
“Davey writes all the original songs,” Sims said. “He writes about real stories and experiences in his life or others’ lives that he encounters. He never simply makes up a song that doesn’t have a true backbone connected to real-life experiences.
Main Street Live is a family oriented event presented by Main Street McMinnville. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited and smoking is not allowed in the crowd. All animals need to be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets.
Davey Smith and the Pearl Snap Preachers will take the stage at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Opening for the band will be Tanner Hillis at 6 p.m.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors beginning at 6 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Bring a chair and enjoy the music.