Free concert Saturday night at WSCC

The Rain Crows will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College as part of the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series.

The concert is free and open to the public. Advance seat pass reservations can be made by contacting Tanya Wilder by phone at 374-8716 or at

The Rain Crows are musicians from across Ohio who fortuitously met at a “rustically quaint Lake Erie resort.”

Lead guitarist, Bill Thompson,III, the editor of “Bird Watcher’s Digest,” is joined by his wife, Julie Zickefoose, author and naturalist, and Wendy Clark Eller, a former sessions singer, on vocals. Local musicians Craig Gibbs and Cage Queen round out the group on bass and percussion.

The members of the group come from diverse backgrounds, but each made a point of including music as an active part of their lives. What started out as a jam session with like-minded performers evolved into a group that has recorded two full-length albums.

Their first album, “Looks Like Rain,” was recorded and produced in 2012 at Moviesound Studio in Parkersburg.

Not long thereafter, the group came together again at the Indigo Hill Sound Cave outside of Whipple, to collaborate on their new album “Dream of Flying Dream.” The tracks on the album are all tied together through the inspiration of nature and birds, but the tracks are made distinct by the different styles of music that are featured throughout the album.

The band has said that the tracks on their newest album feature styles “from country to classical to Celtic and from southern rock to 1930’s jazz.”

Additionally, the opening reception of the Spring Semester Art Exhibit sponsored by the Evergreen Arts & Humanities will also take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit features a variety of work of Beth Cox, art instructor at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and the pencil drawings of Anthony Wilson, a Marietta artist.