Henry Everette & Friends at studio 116 Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012

Eclectic art pieces found inside studio 116 provide an interesting setting for nights filled with music and friends.

Henry Everette and his friends play just about any kind of music – jazz, gospel, R&B and country and all “for your listening pleasure.”

“And, if the music moves you, get up and move,” Everette said, laughing. “I think there will be enough room for moving Saturday night at studio 116.”

Henry Everette and Friends will be the featured entertainment at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge Saturday night.

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“I could never have imagined that I would be playing music at a place like studio 116 in my hometown,” said Everette. “I was born and raised in Brundidge and attended Pike County High School and I never thought that we’d have a place to play music.”

Everette said studio 116 is an opportunity for musicians and singers to share their talents.

“This is a great opportunity for those who love music,” he said. “The arts are very important and there are a lot of talented people around. Now they have a place to showcase their talents. Art is what it is and it brings out the best in people.”

Everette said he and his friends will put forth their best efforts when they take the stage of studio 116 Saturday night.

“We’ll play something for everybody,” he said. “We’ll give it our very best.”

The “friends” that make up Everette’s band are Larry Thomas on saxophone, David Everette on bass and Mike Tyler on guitar. Everette is on keyboard.

“We’re a band and play instrumentals but, at times, we have a vocalist join us,” he said. “Saturday night, Dorsey Fayson, who has a tremendous voice, will be our soloist. A lot of people will know Dorsey from Shelia Jackson’s Christmas concerts at the Claudia Crosby Theater. She sings all the music that we play. And we’ll have a good show. We invite everyone to join us.”

Saturday night will be opening night at studio116 for Henry Everette and Friends. Showtime is 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $8 for individuals and $15 for couples.

Tables are available for those who would like to bring an indoor picnic to enjoy during the performance.