One-A-Chord A Cappella Quartet to perform Thursday
The Artsbridge Summer Music Series featuring One-A-Chord A Cappella Quartet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the band shell at City Park in Parkersburg.
One-A-Chord A Capella Quartet, sponsored by DeBarr Trucking Co., is a blend of talent from Barnesville, Ohio, performing music from the 1950s and 1960s. It has opened shows for little Big Town, the Vogues, the VanDells, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, the Fabulous Hubcaps and Rick Kay and the Allnighters. It has sung the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park and was featured at the stadium on Turn Back the Clock Night in 2003.
Festival appearances include the Oglebay Festival of Lights, sternwheel festivals in Wheeling and Marietta and others around the tri-state area and county fairs in West Virginia and Ohio.
Bartitone Tony Huntsman was raised in Quaker City, Ohio, where his parents made him to listen to oldies and doo wop. He is a preacher at Cedar Avenue Church of Christ in Moundsville where le lives with his wife Alana and children Brayden, Peyton and Paige.
Terry McCourt, the high tenor, is the most experienced singer in the group and a veteran of several country and classic rock bands in his younger days. A long-time fan of Gladys Knight and the Pips, he has always wanted to be a Pip.
A businessman and father of four in Barnesville with his wife, Julie, he is financial investments adviser and a deacon at East Main Church of Christ.
Wes Wilson is the lead singer and youngest member of the group who has been mistaken for Dale Earnhardt Jr., but has never driven in a NASCAR race. Wilson is the director of financial aid at Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine at Athens, but lives in Parkersburg with wife Roxanne and children Annistyn, Thatcher and Sawyer.
He is a active in the Marietta-Reno Church of Christ.
Brad Wilson sings bass and is Wes’ father. He has worked for CVS Pharmacy after having spent more than 40 years in teaching, coaching and college recruiting). He also is an elder at East Main Church of Christ in Barnesville where he lives with wife Nancy.
Lawn chairs are recommended for the concert.
Several changes related to the pandemic have been made this year to provide for a safer environment. People are asked to maintain a 6 foot distance, but that is not a problem with the size of the area.
Also, Artsbridge will not walk around collecting donations. Instead, a box will be near the band for donations to continue the free Summer Music Series.
If a concert is rained out, an attempt will be made to reschedule for 2 p.m. the following Sunday. This is a change from moving the concert to the horseshoe pit.
Go to the Artsbridge Facebook page for updates and schedules of concerts. Information about cancelled concerts will be posted on the Facebook page by 5:30 p.m. the day of the concert.