Be there tonight
for Country Road
at the Trans Asia hotel comes alive today when the Country Music
(CMF) presents Country Road, the 11th in a series of country music
concerts held since 1988.
As in the past,
country music lovers will be provided with a wonderful range of
the best of American country and folk music with the Mavericks from
Germany making an appearance for the fourth occasion. Mariazelle
and Rienzie Perera from Flame Unplugged, performing today have also
been a part of the show since its inception.
singer Elena Ley, in Sri Lanka for the first time, will be backed
on stage by a group of experienced musicians put together for this
event. Her backing band would comprise Nilantha (bass), Primal (guitar),
Rohan (pedal steel guitar), Sudu (keyboards), Lal (drums) and also
Maverick on this tour is Steven Bohn, one of the best pedal steel
guitarists in Germany, who is playing bass at the concert while
the steel guitar work would be handled by Didi Waechtler, another
regular on the Mavericks Sri Lanka tour. Wolfgang Stoelzle has expertise
playing many instruments like drums, bass, piano and guitar in addition
to vocal harmony.
On his first
tour to Sri Lanka - with the Mavericks band - is Stefan Sperling
who plays in Germany with the Nashville Music Company band.
13 concert has drawn new sponsorships from Cargills and Emirates
who are flying down the musicians from Germany with The Sunday Times
being a media sponsor. Tickets for the show are available at the
hotel. The concert proceeds will be used by UNICEF for a children's
starting at 6.30 p.m. would be followed the next morning by a CMF-initiated
CEOs roundtable on children aimed at mobilising the business community
to help needy children.