Jill Jones and Three Hands High at Susanna's Kitchen in Wimberley, Texas

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Fellowship Hall, Wimberley United Methodist Church
7:30 PM

Jill Jones has been performing for 27 years in Wimberley.  She began playing cowboy music with The Hays County Gals, a trio of women who all happened to have small children at the time. They entertained at schools and churches all over Hays County. Now, you won't find many in the area who haven't heard her perform and entertain crowds with her famous yodel.

The Hays County Gals eventually evolved into The Lone Star Chorale and traveled the country performing at cowboy gatherings. The group was featured on Prairie Home Companion and Texas County Reporter and also won awards for Band of the Year and Yodeler of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists.

For the past four years, Jill has been featured in a play called "A Ride With Bob" with Ray Benson and Asleep At the Wheel. She's currently playing with the Rogers - Elliott and Janice - in a group they call Three Hands High. Their music is a blend of bluegrass, swing, western, gospel and otherwise, just plain good music. Their searing three part harmony will part your hair right down the middle.

Elliott Rogers plays guitar and sings vocals. He fell in love with bluegrass music at an early age by hearing local bands like the Big River Boys and the Clear Ditch Ramblers. His trio in High School opened for Doc Watson. "That was a mighty big deal for me and pointed me in the direction I took with music." That path led Elliott to Austin, Texas after a hitch in the Army at Fort Hood. There he worked for years with songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, George Ensle and Blaze Foley, and recorded with Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith and Robert Earl Keen on Roberts first album, No Kinda Dancer.

Janice Rogers plays bass and sings vocals. She began her musical career as a singer in the church in White Deer Texas. Rogers was a natural harmony singer and has become a rock solid bass player as well. She has performed at countless Bluegrass festivals, taught vocal workshops and emceed festivals.

Come and enjoy the group at Susanna's Kitchen, a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church. The performance happens on Thursday, March 17, 2010 in the WUMC fellowship hall and is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $15 for adults, $5 for children, childcare is available from 7 to 9. Also available is pie from Wimberley Pie Company, organic coffee from Hill Country Natural Foods, and hot tamales. Doors open at 7 PM, with music starting at 7:30. This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.