A hit with listeners

By Charlene Hoeflich

July 9, 2014

POMEROY — Community Fourth of July celebrations had nothing on the Rhythm on the River concert Friday night featuring the Todd Wolfe Band in Pomeroy’s Riverside Amphitheater. There were crowds of people everywhere.

Blues and jazz enthusiasts seated on the stage, perched on the parking lot wall, and relaxing in the amphitheater or thereabouts on lawn chairs, enjoyed the concert in the comfortable cool of the evening. A number of boats pulled in toward the performance area to listen to the music.

Wolfe started on the New York blues scene in the early 1990s and quickly worked his way up the music ladder. From 1993-98 he played in Sheryl Crow’s band before heading out on his own.

This Friday night, the third Rhythm on the River concert will feature Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer. Kimbrough has had his music played by a large number of top name acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and many more.

In 2004, Kimbrough was awarded the Instrumentalist of the Year award by the American Music Association.

The free concert will start at 8 pm at the Pomeroy parking lot.