Memorial hosts seven-piece US Navy Country band
The United States Navy is sending country-bluegrass ensemble Country Current to Chattanooga on Sept. 13. The band plays at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.
Country Current is composed of seven highly skilled musicians playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, dobro, steel guitar, and drum set. Rarely will you see the high-caliber musicianship that Country Current demonstrates in their performances.
Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, a banjo player from Maryland, has taught banjo since 1981. Chief Musician Patrick J. White plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and also sings.
From Rocky Comfort, Missouri, is guitarist and lead vocalist Musician 1st Class Kenny Ray Horton.
Also from Missouri (St. Louis) is guitarist Musician 1st Class Joseph M. Friedman. Friedman has recorded and performed on Broadway in “The Lion King” and “Grease.” He’s also collaborated on releases for Justin Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, and Celine Dion.
Musician 1st Class Christina M. Catalanotto, a native of Slidell, Louisiana, has drummed for the Navy Band since January 2007.
Steel guitarist Musician 1st Class Patrick K. Gulley is a local from Nashville, Tennessee, and studied music and entrepreneurship at MTSU.
Finishing up the lineup is Musician 1st Class Daniel Stewart. Stewart plays upright and electric bass for Country Current and is the newest member of the ensemble.
Head to the Memorial for some full-steam-ahead bluegrass!