Winnsboro Art Center to Honor Adler, Hearne



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Winnsboro’s best known singer-songwriter duo, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne, will be presented the Trails Country Treasure Award on September 23 at Winnsboro Center for the Arts. The reception is at 2 p.m.

Lynn and Lindy founded Crossroads Coffeehouse and Music Company in Winnsboro, turning it into a one of the best acoustic venues in the Upper East Side of Texas before passing it along to other folks because they wanted to spend more time traveling around the country singing their own songs and a few covers for more people.

They call their music a spirited blend of organic folk-jazz blues-grass.

“We write in a variety of styles and genres, and are comfortable as performers in crisscrossing back and forth across those lines,” Lynn said.

Both have been influenced by their time in Winnsboro, and by their parents.

For Lindy, it was primarily his father “because of his musical ability, his kindness, his accepting ways, and just how he encouraged me musically my entire life. He was always fine with whatever I chose to do musically. He knew that music was first with me, and he was encouraging and accepting of that always. He wasn’t so verbal about it, but I always felt he approved of what I was doing.”

For Lynn, it was both of her parents “because of their musical ability, too. But also there are the effects of their diverse personality and character traits that are like threads I see running through my own ways of doing things. My dad has and continues to be a huge influence – muse even – to my music making. And my mom influences my life in the day-to-day moments, in ways big and small.”

Crossroads, the venue that Lynn and Lindy founded, will host Rhett Butler in an encore performance at 7:30 p.m. on September 8 at the art center, which also hosts an exhibit and sale by the In Focus Photography Club.

On October 30, the center will present its own production of “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast originally aired on radio in 1938 as a dramatization of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, unintentionally sparking panic and hysteria across America.

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is at 200 Market and Hwy 11. For more information, call 903.342.0686 or go to www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com.

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