Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music aim to please with musical duo Amy LeVere and Will Sexton, as well as hometown prodigy Sammy Brue.
The singer/songwriters will also offer a songwriting workshop before their concert at the Eden Community Center.
Jerald Simon is a musician, composer and piano instructor. He also created the company Music Motivation to publish songs and music books to help kids learn to play the piano.
Organizers of the 17th annual Gospel Music Festival at Weber State University say their goal is to share the African-American sacred music experience. Gospel music is based on traditions that came out of slavery, they said. They believe this tradition has influenced popular music culture.
Councilman Adam Hensley recently voted against an agreement to bring Ty Herndon, an openly gay country musician, to perform at South Ogden Days, saying he was worried that a city-sponsored, tax-paid event could be used as a political soapbox.
After a whirlwind six months that saw Brue move to an tour around East Nashville, Tenn., and then record an album in the famous music town of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Brue will return to the city that made him, performing at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Salty Creative Studio, 443 27th St., Ogden.