The dynamic country music outfit will take the stage Sunday at Heritage Green. It has earned the distinction as the final act in Heritage Sandy Springs’ 2013 Concerts by the Springs series.
The group is known to generate a palpable buzz in the days and weeks leading up to show night — a trait organizers covet.
“The Kinchafoonee Cowboys are one of the most treasured country acts to come out of Georgia,” said Rebekah Henry Murphy, special events director for Heritage Sandy Springs.
The band’s roster features no shortage of talent.
Glenn Tennyson shares vocals with Chad McGrath and Jason Fuller — with Tennyson also holding his own on acoustic guitar; McGrath on bass and Fuller on both piano and organ. Shane Cannon is on harmonica, rounding out the group along with drummer Adam Funk and lead guitarist Chris Scarborough.
“They mix the best of all country — new and old — and are loved by every age group, always putting on an exciting show,” Murphy said. “Their musicianship is superb.”
The band borrows its name from Kinchafoonee Creek, a tributary of the Flint River that flows through its Lee County and Albany stomping grounds.
The Cowboys have earned their fair share of notoriety during the band’s 20 years of existence. The group has performed on the same bill with big-time acts of their genre, including Alabama and Trisha Yearwood — as well as the likes of Widespread Panic and the Dave Matthews Band.
There is also an undeniable link to the Athens music scene and the University of Georgia, where several band members attended. “We continue to play music venues, festivals, weddings, county fairs, private parties and honky tonks throughout the state of Georgia … Thanks to the greatest fans in the world,” according to a statement released by the band, which was not available for an interview by press time.
Organizers called the act’s appearance at Heritage Green a fitting end to yet another summer of outdoor music shows.
“The Kinchafoonee Cowboys will be a great finale to the 2013 Concerts by the Springs series,” Murphy said.
“This summer series has become a treasured community tradition, and with nearly 9,000 attendees each year, it offers a wonderful opportunity for friends to enjoy neighborly camaraderie in the heart of Sandy Springs.”
Gates for the event are set to open at 5 p.m., with the main act scheduled to hit the stage at 7 p.m.