Riverside Sounds - Tami Neilson
From being cradled as a baby in the arms of Roy Orbison, to performing a duet with Willie Nelson, you would think that Tami Neilson lived a country music fantasy life. However, in between these monumental occurrences, The Neilson Family Band, with Tami’s parents, and two brothers, had to busk in the streets of small-town Ontario in order to put food on the table. They performed gospel concerts to prisoners and roared down the Trans-Canada Highway in an exploding RV on her way to open for Johnny Cash, which she managed to do, at 18 years old, in her pajamas. Tami’s story is at the centre of this feminist tapestry. “King of Country Music” reveals her country music lineage: singing with Queen of Country music Kitty Wells at the age of 10, touring with her family, slipping demo tapes in laundry bags of stars. The story of Tami Neilson is just taking shape, from her humble beginnings and tireless work ethic, and success, on her own terms. Tami Neilson is now using her voice to be a game changer, a cage shaker, a Kingmaker.
Riverside Sounds is Roswell’s longest running, free outdoor concert series held at Roswell Riverside Park (575 Riverside Rd.). Concerts are held every fourth Saturday of the month from April through September from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Riverside Sounds features original music from nationally known, lyric driven artists. Join us this season for various blends of Indie Rock, Blues, Americana, Big Easy, Country Western, R&B, Soul and more! Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and friends for a fun night along the banks of the Chattahoochee River filled with extraordinary music and the sounds of unique genres. Guests are invited to bring their own food and beverages, but there will also be food and drink vendors onsite, while supplies last. All ages are invited to attend this free, family and pup-friendly concert series as we celebrate its 23rd year in Roswell.