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The Roadhouse Clams

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The name Road House Clams invokes visions of a Jimmy Buffet style rock band at a local sea side fish house, right? The Clams, fronted by vocalist/guitarist Rik Ferrell, have their roots along the fertile musical soil of Maryland’s eastern shore. Rik and the band feature that juke joint punch, riddled with clever lyrics, and tight harmonies. Original tunes like, ...

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The Judy Chops

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Harrisonburg, Virginia is home to The Judy Chops – an “original mountain swing” ensemble, seven members strong. They are a high energy group specializing is gipsy swing, roots Americana, and all around good sting fun. They’ve opened for folks like The Black Lillies, Miss Tess & The Tailbacks, and The David Mayfield Project. Front man Bill Howard told me that, ...

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John And Judy Rodman

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Nashville, TN is home for John and Judy Rodman. Judy is an award winning recording artist, stage and television performer, producer and songwriter – husband John is a classical percussionist, touring drummer, and was a session drummer for one of the world’s largest jingle companies. Both are longtime career entertainers who both got their professional start doing jingles in Memphis, ...

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Cary Morin

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Public talk radio host Richard Higgs had this to say; “A man and a guitar, a lot of soul, and an understanding of the history of soulful men with guitars in American music can sometimes achieve this kind of timelessness in their work.” Cary grew up in Montana – started playing piano, and around the age of 11, taught himself ...

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