Concert benefits Weches VFD Kingsmen Quartet coming to Grapeland
Houston County Courier
By Lynda Jones
There is a family connection within the Kingsmen Quartet, who will perform at the Grapeland High School auditorium on Friday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Ray Reese, whose nickname is “Cuzin”, joined the Kingsmen in the early 1960s. His singing career can be traced back to the monthly singing lessons he attended as a teen in North Carolina. Reese is the Kingsmen’s bass. Reese’ favorite musician is also a Kingsman, his son, Brandon Reese. Brandon, whose nickname is Jim, received his first drum set at the early age of three. The younger Reese learned to read music while playing piano and saxophone in high school. He joined the Kingsmen in 1997 as a part-time drummer, and has been a full-time member since 1999. Who is the younger Reese’s favorite singer? His dad. Other members of the Kingsmen Quartet include Phillip Hughes, lead; Bryan Hutson, baritone; and Harold Reed, tenor. Adult tickets (advance, slightly higher at the door) are $10, and tickets for children under 12 years of age are $5. They may be purchased from any Weches Volunteer Firefighter. Tickets are also available at the Houston County Courier office in Crockett. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Weches Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, call Ruth Bobbitt at 936-687-4560.