BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The incredibly talented teenage fiddler, James Linden Hogg, performed in honor of WAFB’s Donna Britt.
The young wonder played for the Salvation Army on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Perkins Rowe from 10 a.m. until noon.
The event was a tribute to Donna Britt and her timeless commitment to the Salvation Army. Britt served for several years as a seasonal bell ringer for the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign.
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Britt and Hogg had a very close relationship. He was the subject of several of her stories while he was growing up.
The Florida Street Blowhards and Kitchen Session and the Louisiana Vintage Dancers served as celebrity bell ringers.
Hogg was featured at WAFB’s Road Trip to Denham Springs in May.
Hogg, 19, an LSU student, performs at concert halls, churches, festivals and has released three CDs. The music genre is a blend of Folk, Americana, Celtic, and Spiritual.
“Today, we were blessed to be able to perform and honor of Mrs. Donna Britt and her tireless support of the Salvation Army. She’s an inspiration to us all we just wanted to say thank you for all of her hard work and all of her love,” said Hogg.
“She was mandated to make Baton Rouge a happy and healthier and more beautiful place where people can have the resources that they need to be successful and thrive and give people hope,” said Miriam Overton, Director of Development for the Salvation Army.