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Jake La Botz Special Concert
July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer.
In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the prewar era blues-men: David Honeyboy Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis.
La Botz has become known for his “Tattoo Across America Tour,” where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his original songs: Rambo Dir. Sylvester Stallone, Animal Factory Dir. Steve Buscemi, On the Road Dir. Walter Salles
Jake has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and has opened for Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Taj Mahal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tony Joe White, John Hammond, The Blasters and a host of other greats. He recently starred as “Jake Haynes” in the feature film The Grace of Jake, and as “The Shape” in the new stage musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp with musical direction by T Bone Burnett.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Hip Linkchain
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The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW) recognizes the fact that inclement weather can affect the organizations’s ability to be open for business, hold events, and the employees’ and volunteers’ abilities to get to and attend events. The safety of the AAGW’s employees and volunteers is paramount to the organization. If any of the following events occur, Gallery 50, Music Makers, and all events associated with the AAGW are considered cancelled for that day:
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(2) Waynesboro Area School District cancels school or after-school activities due to inclement weather
(3) Penn State Mont Alto cancels evening classes.
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