Park concert bands named

Organizers have announced the next three acts that will be performing at the "Concert in the Park" series in Pulaski.
On July 23, the first of those concerts will take place when the Flat-Kar Ryders takes the stage. They are comprised of Danny Lawson and Tony Bradshaw, who are vocalists and life-long musicians. Lawson plays lead and rhythm guitar, while Bradshaw plays bass and harmonica.
Flat-Kar Ryders started as a club and dance band, but also performs at festivals, private parties and special events.
Another concert scheduled for Aug. 6 will feature Joy Cox and the Upland Express. Their band is based out of Floyd.
They perform a variety of genres, including folk, bluegrass, blues, country and rock and roll. The band is comprised of brothers Garry and Berry Collins, as well as father-son tandem Barry and Dara James.
All of these members play guitar and sing. Barry James and the Collinses all play bass. Berry also plays banjo and Dara can play the keyboard and harmonica.
The third of these concerts will feature the old school blues band Steve Smith and the Meteors on Aug. 27.
The group features a variety of music, including swinging jump blues, funk, rockabilly and 50’s rock and roll.
Smith and the Meteors have won several awards, including the Michelob/National Park Service Talent Search in 1988, the Tornado Alley/DC Blues Contest in 1995, and the NBC/Tower Records/Fleetwood’s/Taste of DC event in 1995.
The band will also be announcing their "I’m So Glad to be On the Road" tour. For more information about Steve Smith and the Meteors, visit



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