Jimmy Hall

Jimmy Hall

The Sewanee Business Alliance and its sponsors invite everyone to a concert on Saturday in Sewanee featuring Grammy Award-winner Jimmy Hall.

Hall will play from 7-9 p.m. in the Angel Park Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.

Aptly named Safe-N-Sound, the concert sponsors are encouraging all necessary safeguards to avoid spreading any sickness.

Masks are encouraged. Sewanee has been a leader during this pandemic and would like to continue to be cautious.

University Avenue will close to local traffice at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be behind the merchants on both sides of University Avenue.

Bring blankets or chairs and dress warm as it appears there will be true fall weather Friday night. Food and beer will be served.

About Jimmy Hall

Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama, in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974.

After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40.

As a solo artist, Hall appeared in the Top 40 yet again with “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” in 1980.

Hall’s songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Blackberry Smoke, Johnny Russell and others.

Additionally, Hall has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams Jr. since the 1980s.

Hall is an inductee of both the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

A 2017 Alabama Media Group article dubbed Hall “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker.”

This year, Hall and the Fisk Jubilee Singers won a Grammy for the Best Roots Gospel Album.

This year will also see a brand new album release of mostly new original material by Hall that is co-produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.