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Jerry Run Summer Theater Presents: Carpenter Ants with special guest John Ellison
May 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10.00
The Carpenter Ants are a rhythm and blues group based in Charleston, WV, who’ve been making great music together for over 30 years. They play what they describe as “chicken-fried gospel soul with lots of feel good harmonies and a solid groove.” Members are Michael Lipton, Charlie Tee, Ted Harrison, and Jupie Little. If you’ve heard the Ants before, you’ll understand why this group is a WV classic. Special guest John Ellison joined the Soul Brothers Six in 1966 as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist. Their first single on Atlantic Records, “Some Kind of Wonderful” reached #91 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Since that time, more than 60 artists have recorded the song, notably Grand Funk Railroad who had a Top 10 hit with the song in 1974. Ellison has received five Lifetime Achievement awards for writing one of the most played songs in the world.