Saturday, June 15-Robin Lynn Macy & Little Big Twang


Robin Lynn Macy & Little Big Twang album release show!

Featuring Kentucky White, Darren Wilcox & Shelby Eicher with special guests Monica Taylor & Jennifer Melcher

Potluck at 6 pm, Concert at 7 pm

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Robin Lynn Macy & Little Big Twang album release show!

In the late nineteen hundreds, five seasoned musicians serendipitously found themselves swapping licks and shared tunes under a tarp in the fabled Walnut Grove. It was there, at the Walnut Valley Festival that Big Twang was born.

They made only one acclaimed recording, but for a short time toured nationally and cinched 1999 Rockygrass Band Contest.

A quarter century later, three of the original members – Robin Macy, Kentucky White, and Darren Wilcox, flanked by fiddling virtuoso, Shelby Eicher—make up the current iteration and call themselves Little Big Twang.

No stranger to the Winfield grandstand, each member has performed, many times in different configurations:

Darren Wilcox (singer/songwriter and bassist) with Special Consensus.

Kentucky White (guitarist and notably the current IBMA Executive Director) with New Tradition and Driven.

Shelby Eicher (National Fiddler Hall of Fame honoree) with Mischievous Swing.

Robin Macy (singer/songwriter and guitarist) with various girl groups, some more famous than others.

Through the years Macy has continued to hone her songwriting skill set, inspired by the Kansas heartland and her ongoing work at the historic Bartlett Arboretum, the century-old bountiful patch of nature she calls home with guitar-slinger husband, Kentucky White. Their roots music harkens back to an earlier time with anthems that celebrate the Agrarian life and pay homage to the Good Earth.

Robin and Monica Taylor- the hostess of our concert series – began the regional Western swing band The Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing.  During their 10 years of performing they put out 3 albums with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys songs, jazz, and many of Macy & Taylor’s songs they wrote together.  A few of them were nominated for song of the year by the Western Music Association.

The other bands of note that Macy began and took to great heights in world of music are: The Dixie Chicks (yes, that Dixie Chicks Band 😃) and the Domestic Science Club, with Sara Hickman.

At her Saturday, June 15 performance there will be a revival of a few Cherokee Maidens tunes, when Jennifer Pettersen (the 3rd original Cherokee Maiden) and Monica Taylor join Macy on stage to back her up on some of her originals.

Potluck at 6 pm, Concert at 7 pm