Country and bluegrass group Waycross will perform during Georgia Southern University’s Family Weekend Sat., Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Activity Center Band Shell.
Waycross is the distinct vocal and instrumental blend of Ben Stennis (Georgia Southern Class of 1999) and Ted Moxley. Stennis was raised in Augusta, Ga. and fell in love with country music at an early age. It was during his freshman year at Georgia Southern University where he realized that being a singer and songwriter was what he wanted to do. Within four months of picking up the guitar, he began writing songs and started a guitar/banjo harmony group with friends. They toured the college circuit for four years playing their brand of country, bluegrass and southern rock. Stennis moved to Nashville, Tenn., after earning his degree in Business Administration in 1999.
Moxley grew up in Oklahoma City, Okla., where his musical influence was drawn from artists such as Don Williams and The Highway Men. He began singing in talent shows at age 15 and at age 18 began writing his own music and lyrics. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and while off duty, he performed in local venues to packed houses. When his military service ended, Moxley relocated to Las Vegas and later to Nashville, Tenn. where he and Stennis met at a writer’s showcase. After hearing each other perform, they combined writing styles and discovered the unique blend their voices made when brought together.
The Family Weekend concert is free and open to the public. The performance is sponsored by the Vice President’s Office for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Eagle Entertainment. For more information, visit:http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/parent/FallFamilyWeekendSchedule.html.