JASON FAWKS AND FAMILY TO PERFORM ST. PATRICK'S DAY
By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer Daily Record Published March 9, 2017
MILLERSBURG -- Holmes County District Public Library is again sponsoring the versatile sounds of musician Jason Fawks on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, as he celebrates Erin go Brah, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jitters Coffee House.
The multi-talented musician will bring his assortment of instruments to perform an assortment of Irish music.
"This year it is exciting because it is on St. Patrick's Day," Fawks said. "The show will be similar in scope to that of last year. I'll probably be doing more harp music, but I'll also have a penny whistle, my accordion, my dulcimer and a harmonica, and piano.
"We'll also be performing as a family," he continued. His daughters, Joy and Faith, will sing, along with his wife. Jason is a regular performer on weekends at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot, playing piano from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays to the delight of the diners there. Fawks plays at various venues, as well as offering private lessons.
He has recently performed at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron and Orrvilla Retirement Center.
"It is like a vision that God has enabled us to perform like this as a family," Fawks said. "It's very fulfilling to be able to use the gifts God's given us to bless others with music. It's our element." "We did three concerts at Jitters last year," Fawks said. "This is the only one sponsored by the library." Christina Thurairatnam, head of reference and adult services at Holmes County District Public Library, said Jitters is a better place to host a concert than the library. "People can come and grab supper, a cup of coffee and sit comfortably and enjoy the music," Thurairatnam said. Thurairatnam hopes to have more programs like this in the future. "As long as they continue to be successful, we'll sponsor these types of shows," she said. "People really seem to enjoy them." Thurairatnam said there are no tickets or preregistration required this year. It's first come, first served as far as seating goes at Jitters.
"People can just stop in and enjoy the show without worrying about running around to get a ticket," she added. Fawks offers lessons in piano, guitar and harp. For more information, check out his website at jasonfawks.com. He also has a Facebook page.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.