While each of these artists has his own unique story, Herbert Wiley's resurgence is perhaps the most unlikely. Forming Wiley & The Checkmates in Mississippi 1960, Wiley led his band through the "Chitlin Circuit" and backed Soul legends including Percy Sledge and Otis Clay. But Wiley quit music to run a business and raise a family before finding the inspiration to perform again. In 2002, Wiley re-formed The Checkmates and the band released the CD Introducing... in 2004. The band's latest release - We Call It Soul - is currently available on the Rabbit Factory label.
Tickets are $10 - $12 day of the show - and can be purchased at www.thebottletree.com or by calling 533-6288.