Delores & the Pickin’-Fretter
Saturday, June 9, 7 PM
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
1550 N. Chapel Hill Drive
(off 13th Street across from Warren Theatre East and K-96)
Wichita, KS 67206
a Music Sessions at Chapel Hill production
Free admission with goodwill donation
An evening of free, family friendly music with Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter, aka Jenny Stover-Brown and Jeffrey Faus, a multi-instrumental duo trading licks on mandolin, guitar and accordion. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.
Jenny Stover-Brown and Jeffrey Faus joined up musically in 2001 for some informal pickin’ and grinnin’ with friends. Jenny had been a piano player and singer since childhood. Jeffrey had also sung since childhood and taught himself guitar in high school. Both had performed in college and community choral groups. On a whim, Jenny bought her accordion at a garage sale in Minnesota for $50 and named it “Delores.” Soon afterward, Jeffrey suggested that they could play in public at a coffee shop, to which Jenny responded, “Are you serious?”
After their first performance, Jenny quickly became their main booking agent for new gigs — and “Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter” was born. One of their early gigs was opening for well-known bluegrass artist Robin Macy, a founding member of The Dixie Chicks. These days, they can be heard around the Wichita area at The Artichoke Sandwich Bar, Wild at Heart Clothing Boutique, Tanya’s Soup Kitchen and other venues including many private, house concerts around the area. Jenny and Jeffrey describe the genre of music they play as “stuff we like.” It includes a wide range of musical styles from gospels and folk to jazz standards and rock.