Rector Community Museum Hosting Mini-Concert

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Chris and Crecia Claude
courtesy photo

The Rector Community Museum will host a mini-concert beginning at 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 14, featuring Chris and Ciera Claude. The public is invited to attend, as the Claudes perform duets and solos with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Event organizers note the offering provides music, refreshments, celebration and fun—all in one place, and on one night in Rector.

Joey Pruett, current museum board chairman, announced the event which his family decided to coordinate with his birthday celebration. “There’s no admission charge, but we’d really appreciate a $10 donation toward appreciation of Paragould-native performers Chris Claude and wife Ciera,” he explained.

Chris describes himself as “a car sellin’, steak grillin’, bass slayin’, Rock-n-Roll daddy and husband.” He has performed at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville, and gave an impromptu performance outside the Parthenon in Nashville to an appreciative audience. He and Ciera are known to belt-out some Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, and Martina McBride tunes.

In his biography, Chris identifies himself as a “true American songwriter.” He was born in Ravenden and at age 11, started playing professionally. After high school, he was offered a music scholarship by a regional college. In the fall of 1998, he began working with a three-piece band where he showcased his new songs. Lately, he and his wife have performed as a couple to outstanding reviews.

Building a solid reputation for providing monthly entertainment and featured programming, the Rector Community Museum is quickly developing into a hub of activity. With a mission for breathing life into history, patrons of the Rector Community Museum are finding activity to be ongoing.

No advance ticket or reservation is required. “Enjoy your supper but save room for dessert and music,” a spokesman added.

The Rector Community Museum is located at 310 Main Street, in Rector, in the former Underwood Furniture building.

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