Originally Published: February 4, 2016 7:10 p.m.
Concerts can be fun, but usually when the performers start playing a popular song, people in the audience will shoot dirty looks to anyone who starts singing along. But now, the chance to sing along with the performers has finally come with Folk Sessions' 13th Anniversary Super Sing-Along Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. It features Lon Austin, Brad Newman, Meg Bohrman, Dennis Garvey, Andy Hurlburt, Dave Baumann, Barbara Heber, Christa Agostino and Folk Sessions' host Tom Agostino.
The concert makes everybody a part of the band, Tom Agostino said, and it's a way to get friends together who are good at group singing.
"They're all people who have kind of bigger personalities and are really good at getting other people involved," Agostino said. "They all have kind of the specific personality musically that they can then bring into that."
The concert is an opportunity not only to have 10 musicians on stage, but also to provide an outlet where singing along is encouraged, Agostino said. That's not something that usually happens at other concerts, where people only want to hear the band on stage singing, he said.
Tickets are $20 per adult and can be purchased online at www.pca-az.net.
The evening will feature songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, James Taylor and many more. All the songs are those that people have heard and know, Agostino said. When choosing the songs, he relies on enough people knowing it. Agostino is also planning on leading the audience in "Peaceful Easy Feeling," by The Eagles in honor of Glenn Frey.
Lyrics will be projected on a screen on stage so everyone can see them, Agostino said.
All the featured singers will be on stage all night, Agostino said. They'll move forward if they're leading the song, allowing the others to back them up if they so choose.
"It's an opportunity to sing along and revisit the songs you grew up with that meant something to you at some point in your life," Agostino said. "We're going to have a fairly nice house and the kind of musicians that will create a really warm feeling ... homespun tunes in your living room and everybody's in the band."
By Jason Wheeler. Follow reporter Jason Wheeler on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037 or at 928-642-5277.