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AETN announces free performance by 3 Penny Acre

Posted 03 Sep 2009

The public is invited to this free performance, which will be taped for broadcast at a later date. Anyone interested in being part of the audience is asked to R.S.V.P. at or weekdays at 1-800-662-2386 and arrive at the studio by 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

3 Penny Acre is a musical collaboration between four up-and-coming songwriters: Shannon Wurst, guitar, banjo and vocals; Bayard Blain, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and vocals; Bernice Hembree, acoustic bass and vocals; and Bryan Hembree, guitar, mandolin, brush bucket and vocals. Each member brings experience and successes from prior musical endeavors resulting in a unique blend of songwriting and vocals that form the foundation of this bands Ozark-inspired bluegrass/folk music.

3 Penny Acre won the 2008 Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kans., in two categories. Two songs, Dig A Little Deeper and Concrete and Clay, from their debut album were selected from over 680 entries. They have also played the famed Good Folk House in Fayetteville, Little Rocks Riverfest, the Mulberry Mountain Festival, and the 61st Ozark Folk Festival.

AETN Presents features a variety of arts and cultural subjects. Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; performances by the Cate Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, Dale Hawkins, The Claudia Burson Trio, The Salty Dogs and Epiphany; and On the Same Page with authors Buzz Bissinger, Billy Collins, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network ( provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETNs digital transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.