Local duo to perform Friday night in Brownstown


Lonesome Crow is no stranger to Brownstown.

The duo of Brian York and Corey Lawles, both of Seymour, have played during the Sertoma Benefit Concert at Pewter Hall over the years, and they used to play at the watermelon festival in town.

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On Friday night, they will play at a new location in the county seat as the third act of the Brownstown Summer Concert Series.

The show goes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 121 E. Walnut St., Brownstown.

“We are excited to play because it is a new facility,” York said. “We already did a benefit there with James Dupré for Kinley Tormoehlen, and it was an awesome turnout. Looking forward to getting back on that stage again.”

Jordan Richart of Seymour will be the opening act at 6 p.m.

The concert is free, but Pewter Hall and On Target BBQ will have food and drinks available for purchase. People may bring lawn chairs and blankets for the family-friendly event.

The inaugural concert series is organized by Brownstown/Ewing Main Street, and Friday’s show is sponsored by Schneck Medical Center.

York said he and Lawles played in a band together for eight years before Lonesome Crow was formed about six years ago.

“We do a large genre of music,” York said. “You’ll be able to hear anything new and old from many aspects of music. We will also throw in probably two or three of our original songs.”

He said the duo surprise listeners with a big sound.

“What most people think is cool is that we are only two guys and we sound like a full band with all the electronics gadgets we use,” York said.

Lawles plays guitar, harmonica and bass drum, York plays the drums, tambourine and shaker and both do vocals.

“Plus, we have pedals that put bass guitar vocal effects and harmonies behind us to make us sound like a band,” York said.

Lonesome Crow also is known in other parts of Jackson County, having played this year at Brewskies Grub & Pub, On the Rox and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 in Seymour and Bluebird Cafe in Vallonia.

They also have performed at places in surrounding counties and done several private shows.

“We are booked completely for 2018 and taking shows for 2019,” York said.

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What: Third show of the Brownstown Summer Concert Series

When: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Heritage Park, 121 E. Walnut St., Brownstown

Who: Opening act Jordan Richart (6 p.m.), followed by Lonesome Crow (7 to 9:30 p.m.)

Cost: Free; Pewter Hall and On Target BBQ will have food and drinks available for purchase

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The final act of the year is U4IA Band on July 3.

It also will include kid-friendly activities and fireworks.

Individuals, businesses, organizations or industries interested in being a sponsor for a show may contact a Brownstown/Ewing Main Street board member via facebook.com/btownewingmain.