A newcomer to the Main Street Live summer concert series will take the stage Friday night at 7 p.m. A local band with a unique sound will be the third group to play during the seven-week series.
MidDay Farm Report is made up of father and son multi-instrumentalists Tim and Griffin Winton, who provide lead vocals and genetically driven harmonies. There is also Daniel Sheets on upright bass and Chuck Haston on drums and percussion.
“We are ridiculously excited to be able to play Main Street Live. That’s probably an understatement,” said Tim. “We have played around town quite a bit, but this is our first time in the summer concert series. We hear it’s a large crowd and we can’t wait.”
With one foot squarely in the present and the other on the broken ground of the past, MidDay Farm Report has crafted a sound that’s all its own called “Rural Route Rock ’n Roll.”
“We blended all the music we like together and wrote songs about our life experience here and the people that we know,” said Tim. “We play mostly original songs, but we sprinkle in cover songs that people will recognize.”
The band describes itself as cornbread — “That Southern alchemy that’s one part recipe and equal parts history, influence, taste, and style. Then there’s always the ubiquitous secret ingredient, passed down through generations from mouth to ear. Add a dollop of rural Middle Tennessee ladled into a hot skillet of wide-eye Americana, and the result is authentic, honest music that satisfies, served up by four accomplished musicians.”
Spring of 2012 was the release of their self-titled debut disc MidDay Farm Report. The band will have CDs and T-shirts on sale during the concert.
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.
MidDay Farm Report will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. 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. Events are free due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper Bottling Company, 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.