Somerset’s own rock ‘n’ roll band, One Way, has been making a name for themselves on the local music scene and will represent the next generation of young musicians at a benefit concert featuring Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.
These four young artists, ranging in age from 13 to 16, will introduce three new original songs at the Rogers Scholars Benefit Concert on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. One Way will open for rising country music duo David Tolliver and Chad Warrix of the acclaimed group Halfway to Hazard.
“One Way is excited about opening for Halfway to Hazard and representing youth in music,” said Allen Brimer, the father of 13-year-old band member Ben Brimer, a seventh-grade student at Meece Middle School. “It is an honor to be asked to perform and represent the youth of Southern and Eastern Kentucky.”
Other band members include John Parker Waddle, 14, an eighth-grade student at Southern Middle School; Andrew Baugh, 15, a freshman at Pulaski County High School; and Dylan Underwood, 16, a sophomore at Somerset High School.
John Parker, lead singer and rhythm guitar player, and Ben, lead guitar player, started playing music together six years ago. They are original members of One Way. Other band members have been added over the years, including Dylan, who plays bass, and Andrew, the drummer.
For tickets to the Halfway to Hazard Rogers Scholars Benefit Concert, order online or call The Center’s Box Office at 606-677-6000. General admission tickets are $10 per person.
Visit www.centeryouthprograms.com to learn more about the Rogers Scholars program.