The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature an old-time 4th of July watermelon cutting.
“Just Us immediately captures you with their incredible talent and then keeps you with their fun-loving personalities,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly music event.
Comprised of Stacy and Teresa Wilson, Blake Atkins and Bj Taylor, Just Us features a unique blend of Bluegrass, Country and contemporary sounds, strong vocals, tight harmonies and solid picking. Each member of the band is a skilled musician and much of their show is built around the lead guitar and vocals.
“Besides being one of the finest guitarists around, Stacy Wilson’s voice is as pure as country air,” continued Nichols. “His sound is reminiscent of the all-time greats like Keith Whitley. He plays banjo, mandolin and bass, and in addition to teaching music, he often performs as a fill in musician in the Carriage Room at The Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge.”
But it’s definitely not a one man show, Nichols is quick to add. Every member of the band merits the spotlight.
“Stacy’s wife, Teresa, plays bass and sings tenor,” said Nichols. “Besides being Stacy’s finest accomplished Bluegrass student, she handles booking, scheduling and the day-to-day functions of the band.”
Playing banjo and singing harmony is Stacy and Teresa’s son, Blake who was formerly with a contemporary Christian band called Salvation 81. Originally on rhythm guitar, Blake developed a talent and appreciation for the banjo. He started singing with the band in 2009.
On the mandolin, singing harmony and sharing the lead, is Bj Taylor who is not only a gifted musician but handcrafted his own mandolin as well. Taylor starting playing mandolin around the age of 14 and was formerly with Cornerstone Bluegrass Band, Mountain Faith and Barry Scott.
Also appearing on the Jubilee are regulars, Southern Gospel singer Amy McAlister, singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, “The Wild Man” Danny O’Boyle,and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Known as “The Gospel Gun,” Nichols is the announcer and a crowd favorite.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. Admission is free and a love offering is taken for the band.
For directions or more information about the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee visit ClevelandCowboyChurch.com. For more information about Just Us, visit JustUsBluegrass.com.