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Join the RBJ Trio for Some Mid-Winter “Comfort Music”

Posted December 12, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Perry

During the cool temperatures of mid-winter, come warm your souls for an afternoon of “comfort music.” Perry Fine Arts will be sponsoring the popular RBJ Trio at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 at the Perry Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1200 18th Street, Perry.

RBJ Trio ( from Des Moines consists of Rick McReynolds on vocal and guitar, Beth McReynolds on vocals, and Jack O’Leary on vocals on keyboard (the “R”, “B”, and “J”, respectively of the RBJ Trio). Since the trio plays along with digitally recorded drums and bass, they are able to create a full band sound to back their beautiful three-part harmony.

Rick and Beth have been married for 37 years, Pastors for 32, and singing together for 38. Over the years they have recorded seven Christian albums while Rick has written over 130 songs. The two are currently Pastors at Evangel Chapel in Des Moines (4019 E. 42nd Street).

Rick and Jack sang together over 40 years ago while they were both in the Air Force and stationed at Minot, North Dakota. They lost contact with each other until four years ago when Jack moved to Nevada, Iowa and googled Rick’s name. The Trio has been together since the summer of 2006 and have recorded five oldies CDs and one CD of original songs.

The Trio travels extensively throughout the year (120 concerts in 2012). You may have heard them at the Des Moines Farmers’ Market, the Valley Junction Farmers’ Market, our famous State Fair or numerous other venues, festivals, and events in Central Iowa.

Come, sit back, and listen to them singing those classic songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s that automatically make your feet tap. The performance is free and open to all (a free-will offering will be taken). The building is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The next Perry Fine Arts event is the student-run contemporary dance company Orchesis I from Iowa State University on Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m. at the PAC.

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