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For the Billy Ray Hatley tribute show at The National, among the performers onstage Sun., Dec. 8, (7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.) will be: Rico Antonelli, Charles Arthur, Steve Bassett, Bill Blue, Craig Evans, Chris Fuller, Susan Greenbaum, Janet Martin, Mike McAdam, Gayle McGehee, Mic Muller, Bruce Olsen, Li’l Ronnie Owens, Velpo Robertson, Robbin Thompson, Brad Tucker, Jim Wark and Chuck Wrenn.
You can't go to the real High on the Hog, anymore. It's history. Same with the Changing of the Seasons party the Usry brothers used to stage every fall. But at the National on Sunday night you can get a nice dose of the spirit and the music that animated those fondly remembered annual get-togethers.
For some background on why this show has been eight months in the planning and rehearsing click here to read Brent Baldwin's "For the Sake of the Song."
Rain or shine, the movie cameras (six of them) in the theater will document what unfolds. And, yes, although it's billed as a concert, there will be an area for dancing.
For more information about this one-of-a-kind gathering of a generation of Richmond-connected musicians and their friends click here to visit the Facebook page for the event.
For more info and to buy tickets go here.