Mick Jagger didn’t appear on Wednesday’s “Mornings unPHILtered” show, but the lead singer of a Rolling Stones tribute band came on to discuss his concert in Statesboro this weekend.
Filling the role of Jagger, Ron LeGrand and his band will perform “Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside the Averitt Center.
LeGrand told guest host Tommy Palmer the band will play about 15 songs that are well known Rolling Stones favorites. He said band members then work with acoustics expanding some of the songs in unusual ways.
LeGrand said he grew up in northeast Texas. After looking at all the Beatles tribute bands, LeGrand said he began recruiting something similar that focused on the music of the Rolling Stones. He began the band with local talent in 2001.
LeGrand said he has seen the Stones perform four times, and said the rock super group is preparing a golden anniversary show to mark 50 years of performing.
LeGrand acts as the executive producer of the show, as well as playing the Mick Jagger part on stage. LeGrand developed the show into what has become a 150-show tour with performances all across the country.
LeGrand said the band is preparing an international part of the tour, and will play in Russia in November.
Tickets for the concert are $22 for adults, and youth tickets for $10. You can contact the Averitt Center at 212-2787 to purchase tickets in advance.
Palmer next welcomed Jeremy Foreman, who works with Hands Across Southeast Georgia, to the show. Foreman is in charge of the group that serves as the volunteer center for the region. Foreman said he started with Hands Across Atlanta.
He said that the National Day of Service is Saturday. As a part of the recognition of the terrorist attack on America, the Hands On network will arrange for volunteers to come help at service events across the region.
This year is the ninth anniversary of the attacks, and Foreman said he hopes for a huge response of volunteerism. The first officially-designated actual “National Day of Service and Remembrance” occurred in 2009.
Foreman said Hands On Southeast Georgia can be contacted at (912) 225-9789 to find out what events people can get involved in on the “National Day of Service.” Foreman said people can also find out about more volunteer opportunities by emailing his group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on statesboroherald.com and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at BoroLive.com on statesboroherald.com