Former Virgin Records recording artist returns to his hometown of Monticello, IN that he calls the “backbone of America” to throw a party of epic proportion with his band of brothers, down on Main Street, in true grit, Southern rock style.
New Haven, CT, July 27, 2015 –(PR.com)– Gary Lee Jeffries, known for his down-to-earth honesty, emblazoned in his songs of true American grit with Southern rock and Cajun flavor, is six-time headliner at the annual Main Street Tour, held in downtown Monticello, IN. Fueled by passion and pride for his hometown, he and his outlaw band of brothers are ready “to throw another party of epic proportion down on Main Street.” “There is no one finer than Gary Lee Jeffries. This man puts his heart and soul into his music and is all about pleasing the crowd,” affirms Ingrid Landis, Monticello Business Alliance.
Jeffries’ band-of-outlaws will feature Bloomington, Indiana son, Duane Connaughton on bass, and Ohio sons, Chris Lester on lead guitar and Randy Trent on drums. Jeffries boasts his band will deliver a “tighter sound” as well as premier original songs that are sure to “smoke and raise the spirit of this American backbone community to its dancin’ feet. If Monticello likes them, I believe the rest of the world will too,” says Jeffries.
Jeffries is best known for his hard-hitting vocals with former bands, Asphalt Ballet (Virgin Records) and Alligator Stew and their award-winning music videos, “Soul Survive” (MTV & Headbangers’ Ball) and “Blood Money” (CMT, GAC-TV), along with songs featured in TV (HBO’s “True Blood” and “Weeds,”; Hallmark’s “A Time to Remember”) and feature film (K.C. Amos’, “Mercy for Angels”; Charlie Sheen’s, “Beyond the Law”). He is reputed as a “… singer of the first rank,” by Luc Brunot, writer for French rock magazine, Bands of Dixie that won Jeffries Best Artist, Album (Middle Class Man) and Vocalist of 2011 (Reader’s Poll, http://www.garyleejeffries.com/news-5.htm), outranking the likes of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes and the Allman Brothers.
Also performing at this year’s event and back by popular demand are The Brass Doorknobs and the Pink Floyd tribute band, Forever Floyd that “wowed us last year” says Monticello resident, Jeannette Widner. The popular Kentucky band OTIS heads up from the South to join the party and add to the mix their Southern rock, heavy blues delight.
Join the downtown blockbuster party on Main Street Monticello from 5:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. that is free for all ages. Come hungry to enjoy the taste of White County’s mouthwatering foods, prepared by Monticello’s favorite restaurant chefs. Go hog wild at the Kerstings Bike Show. Make sure to arrive early with fold out chairs so that you can sit and enjoy the evening event.
For more information please contact the Monticello Main Street Tour event promoter, Ingrid Landis, at (574) 583-3668(574) 583-3668.
N. Shemrah Fallon
Monticello Main Street Tour 2015