AFT Benefit Concert Features Lewis & Burroughs

Award-winning Memphis musicians Eric Lewis and Tommy Burroughs will present a Benefit Concert for American Folklore Theatre at 7:30 pm on Sunday, July 12 at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

Lewis is a popular veteran of many American Folklore Theatre shows including Fish and Whistle:  The Songs of John Prine, Good Night Irene:  The Music of the Weavers, and Eric and Andy:  Live in Fish Creek. Lewis is well known for his musical versatility, including acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, lap steel and pedal steel guitars.

Burroughs ranks among the top multi-instrumentalists in the highly competitive world of professional music in Memphis, and has earned the Premier String Player Award in Memphis a remarkable seven times. He has recorded and/or played with musicians such as John Prine, Greg Brown and John Cowan. Also a successful songwriter, Burroughs co-wrote “Keeping My Distance” that Martina McBride recorded on her Triple Platinum album, Evolution.

The July 12 benefit will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes, from bluegrass and gospel to contemporary folk to rock and roll. It will include some favorites from past AFT shows as well as some original songs from Lewis and Burroughs.

Doors will open at 7 pm for general admission seating, with ice cream sundaes being served at intermission. Tickets are $30/adults and $15/children 12 and under. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

For reservations or more information, please call the AFT Office at 920.854.6117 or visit the AFT web site at