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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pee Wee Moore

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Peewee Moore was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Rainforest just across the TN border in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, but these days he spends most of his time on the road logging more than 45,000 miles a year performing an endless string of one night stands, honky-tonks, dance halls, festivals, and theaters. Peewee has shared the stage ...

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G. T. Hurley

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The great cowboy state of Montana is home for G.T. Hurley. His music has been described as a blend of Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver, with a little Tex Ritter tossed in for good measure. GT himself calls his music “Outlaw Western Country.” G.T. has been playing music since he was twelve years old, and started writing songs not ...

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Ron Short

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South Western Virginia is home base for Country/Americana artist Ron Short. Ron and his band, The Possom Playboys, feature a vibrant sound reminiscent of bands that once traveled the two-lane highways of America, filling the dance floors of those iconic road side honky-tonks. Ron is a multi-instrumentalist, and his musical influences range from Old Regular Baptist “line-out” singing to the ...

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Artie Tobia

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New York is home for singer/songwriter Artie Tobia. The Hudson Valley press said Artie’s musical style “fuses stories of real people with the musical influences of rock, blues, folk, and country.” His latest song, “Aberdeen,” was recently named a Top 10 song for the week by Alternate Root Magazine. “Music is just in my DNA,” Artie told me. “My great, ...

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Mountain Music By The Sea

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By Greg Tutwiler Cory Hemilright was your typical bluegrass music fan. After college, he moved from Dare Country, North Carolina to Bristol, Tennessee to go to work for a local law firm. “I had a cabin on the river,” he told me recently, “And a lot of my bluegrass buddies would come out and play music. We often joked about ...

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Making Music After 50

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By Paul Livornese When, at age 50, you finally realize life is too short, what then? I found myself in that moment of epiphany three years ago when my father passed away. There I was, staring the “life is short” mantra square in the face … with more than half of my life in the rear view mirror. Where had ...

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Theaters Still Attract

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By Mark Whetzel The accolades continue for the restored State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia. “I can’t wait to go back”, “Acoustics and sight lines are superb”, “Comfy and super friendly staff”, and “Love the nostalgic feeling the minute you walk in the door,” are just some of the comments from recent visitors. Patrons unanimously agree that this renovation project successfully ...

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Della Mae

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By Greg Tutwiler Not many years ago, an all-girl bluegrass act was a rarity. The 70s gave us what some say was the first all-female act of the new-grass movement, The Buffalo Gal’s; but nevertheless, it was a heavily male dominated industry. That, of course, has changed in recent years, and not only have the ladies began taking center stage ...

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Red Wine Effect

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By Greg Tutwiler What happens when you get two friends together that just happen to be singer/songwriters? In the music world, that usually spells magic. And such is the case for Hollie Brogunier (Guitar/Vocals) and Kathy Redwine (Bass/Vocals). Hollie, originally from Maryland, and Kathy, hailing from Oregon, each moved to Nashville on their own accord to further their songwriting careers. ...

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Behind The Words

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By Donna Ulisse The Poor Mountain Boys and myself have been wearing out the tires on our White Dove rig as we fulfill a big tour schedule this summer. I am happy and sincerely tired and the weird thing is I have been on fire to write, write, write! It seems as though the more worn out my brain is, ...

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