Nashville-based Mark Selby returns to his Kansas roots to be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in ceremonies at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas. Selby will be honored for the scope of his career as hit songwriter, musician and artist, as well as for for his years living and touring throughout Kansas. His much-loved backup band from Kansas days, The Sluggers, will also be inducted and will join Selby for a reunion performance at the event. Several 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will perform at the ceremonies; Selby will begin solo acoustic and then be joined by the Sluggers (Craig Balderston – bass, Mike Ward – drums, Dave ‘the Wave’ Wiggins – percussion) in a 30-minute set, which will feature songs from throughout Selby’s career. A few of Selby’s hit tunes are promised, along with ‘Wheatfield Boogie’, the title track from his 1990 album with the Sluggers.
The Kansas Music Hall of Fame Ceremony and concert is open to the public and promises to be an exciting night of music and memories. Tickets are $25 and are available from Ticketmaster or at the Liberty Hall box office on show day (cash only). Doors open at 6:30 for the 7pm event on Saturday, March 5.
FLASHBACK | My view from onstage of 50,000 fans, opening for the Eagles with Johnny Reid in Bishop’s Corner, Newfoundland. – Salmon Festival, July 13, 2013
Where does the guitar that Mark Selby used to write “There’s Your Trouble” now reside? Find out and hear Mark perform the song live in Part One of his March 20, 2013 appearance on the ASCAP Songwriters Show in Nashville, airing weekly on legendary country station 650 AM WSM. Special thanks to show hosts Joe Lombardi and Lisa Harless.
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Mark and Tia backstage at the Grand Ole Opry before a private engagement. The legendary Roy Acuff dressing room. 02/19/13