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AETN announces free Shannon Boshears performance

Posted 26 May 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 May 28.

Boshears has been performing gritty, guitar-driven blues rock in Arkansas since the late ’80s. With their unique blend of blues and rock, Boshears’ band has played music festivals such as the Arkansas River Blues Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival.

In 2001, Boshears released her debut CD “Chicksinger,” which featured a song used on the soundtrack for “Come Early Morning,” starring Ashley Judd. In 2008, Boshears blended blues, gospel and alternative country with the release of “Black Mascara.”

Boshears will perform with her longtime backing band, which includes Lori Stidham on bass, Keith Smith on guitar and Charlie Macon on drums.

“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. AETN’s digital and analog transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.