TERRELL – The famous twin sons of Rock ‘n Roll legend Ricky Nelson, recording stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson – aka Nelson – will share their first-hand view of the life and music of their father in “Ricky Nelson Remembered” at the Terrell ISD Performing Arts Center, March 5, at 7:30 pm.
The Center is located at Terrell High School, 400 Poetry Rd. 75160.
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson achieved huge success and rose to the top of the popular music charts in the early 1990’s with three top-ten singles, four number-one MTV videos and five Top-40 Billboard hits, including (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection, After The Rain and More Than Ever. Their debut album After The Rain reached multi-platinum sales.
According to a news release from the E-Terrell Entertainment Series, the brothers will lend their soaring harmonies during the show to the songbook of their legendary rock ‘n roll father. While the duo performs the hit songs from the Ricky Nelson songbook, such as “Hello, Mary Lou” and “Garden Party,” the show is also intended as a deeply intimate experience. The production features stories and multi-media imagery of life inside three generations of stardom, including remembrances of TV stars and grandparents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.
The Nelson’s continue to write, perform worldwide – including collaborations with Yusuf (Cat Stevens) and Paul McCartney – and have produced seven albums on their own Stone Canyon Records label.
The E! Terrell Entertainment Series, the live performance branch of Terrell Alliance for Education and the Arts (TAEA), has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community since 2003. According to the all-volunteer nonprofit organization, it is committed to enriching the cultural life of Terrell through live, family-friendly performances at affordable prices.
Ticket packages for E! Terrell’s 2013 concert series may be purchased starting at $10 for students and $50 for adults. For more information, visit http://www.eterrell.org or call 972-563-5703.
By J.J. Smith, Publisher