The box office and doors open will open at 2 p.m., Sunday, Adult tickets are $20, students K- College $10; and season ticket holders admitted free with ticket.

This Sunday a musical trio featuring local musician Jamie Pauls will perform as part of the Chillicothe Area Arts Council’s Season. The performance will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 8 and features Fresh Cut Grass, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.

According to Mary Lou Vandeventer, administrator of the Chillicothe Area Arts Council,

Fresh Cut Grass is a popular trio that plays frequently in the Midwest.

“The group features Ann Brock on vocals and guitar, Terry Brock on fiddle and vocals, and Joe Payne on vocals, guitar and dobro,” Vandeventer said. “Ann, Terry and Joe founded the group, and for this performance are joined by pianist Jamie Pauls. They pack their performances with

Americana, folk, country, bluegrass and contemporary music and fill it out with some great songs of their own.

Ann grew up in a rural town near St. Joseph, where the Pony Express began and Jesse

James ended. Her grandmother urged her to audition for a nearby country music show. She began singing and traveling with the show when she was 14. But the music in her life began long before that. Her family had musicians in it; grandmother played piano, great uncles played guitar and fiddle and called square dances that went on until early morning. She spent time in Europe with her parents and was introduced to the folk music of many countries, including Spain, France, Italy and Greece, always coming home with an album of music from each place. Many years later, Ann and Terry would also make a tour of Russia.In college, she sang and danced in musicals like Kiss Me Kate, Side by Side by Sondheim, Unsung Cole and Nunsense. After college she began working in radio, ending up at heritage station WDAF 61 Country as a DJ. She, along with fiddler Terry Brock and guitarist Joe Payne, formed the trio Fresh Cut Grass and toured for several years and made one recording, “Fresh Cut Grass.” Ann and Terry have one recording, “One Heart, One Mind” a collection of original and cover tunes that range from bluegrass to folk to country. Ann has sung on many projects with other artists as well, lending her big, sweet voice to harmonies, duets, and lead vocals.

Fiddler Terry Brock began performing at 15 with a traveling country music show in Missouri. He also played in various bands in dance halls and other venues before joining the Worlds of Fun Theme Park musicians at the Country Junction Ampitheatre in Kansas City. While in Kansas City he also did session work for local ad agencies and performers, and for The Rep’s production of The Foreigner.

He published one book of old-time fiddle tunes. As a producer and studio musician, he can be heard on recordings by such artists as Pat and Debbie Boone and Steve Walsh of the group Kansas, and commercial works for Better Homes and Gardens and Hallmark Cards. He has arranged and produced several recordings for Kindermusik® International. Terry is known for his versatility on the fiddle - playing country, bluegrass, traditional, jazz, rock and classical music.

Joe Payne is a nationally recognized guitarist and Broadway musician/performer with a dedication, love and penchant for rock and roll, bluegrass, country and folk musical styles.

Joe has worked as musician, actor and musical director for numerous regional and national tour

theatrical companies. In October 2004, “Jersey Boys” premiered at LaJolla Playhouse and launched one of the biggest and most successful theatrical musical shows of all time. Vandeventer said when Jersey Boys opened on Broadway in the Fall of 2005 Joe was given the rare and unique opportunity to move to NYC and continue his guitar and stage actor contributions to Jersey Boys which after 12 years and countless awards including 2006 TONY Award for Best Musical, continues to entertain sellout audiences off-

Broadway. A major highlight for Joe is when he performed concert music from TOMMY live onstage at the prestigious NAC (National Arts Center) in Ottawa Canada with the legendary guitarist and Rock god, Pete Townsend. Joe has carved out a unique spot in the musical theatre and guitar world. Going back to his days as young guitar picker influenced by traditional bluegrass music of his mother and father it has somehow transformed into a body of musical work that is as unique as it is genuine and well respected among colleagues and fans.

Jamie Pauls has been playing keyboards professionally from a young age. He has played in various country and gospel groups in the area since the early 1980s. He has had the privilege of working with such artists as Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent, 2012 X Factor winner Tate Stevens and recording artists such as Mo Bandy and Lionel Cartwright. He has personally recorded one solo album in Nashville entitled Love Jamie, and has worked on various other recording projects in Nashville, Kansas City, and locally. Jamie has worked with Ann and Terry Brock since around the year 2000 and looks forward to working with them for many years to come.

The box office and doors open will open at 2 p.m., Sunday, Adult tickets are $20, students K- College $10; and season ticket holders admitted free with ticket.