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Ryan Cain and the Ables

One of the earliest forms of rock and roll music came out of Memphis in the early 50s on labels like Sun Records. This hyped up, rhythmic music became know as hillbilly, or rockabilly music, and took the nation by storm. Like all forms of music, rock and roll changed over the years, and rockabilly slid into the ranks of ...

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Scott Parmer

By Greg Tutwiler Singer/songwriter Scott Parmer hails from Lancaster, PA. While this lead vocalist/front man is also an established drummer and guitar player, his current pursuit is “becoming a top shelf lyricist and songwriter.” Scott’s original material has been gaining high marks from listeners all across the folk/Americana scene as well as all age ranges. And his opening act credits ...

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Carolina Story

By Greg Tutwiler Carolina Story is Ben and Emily Roberts; Ben from Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Emily from Lennox, South Dakota. They met in Memphis, and now hail from East Nashville. So, you may wonder, where did the Carolina part come from? I did too. “When we first started dating, I took Emily on a week long camping trip in ...

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Making It …

What Does That Mean Anyway By Matt Hoggatt – You might recall a ReverbNation feature we did with Matt Hoggatt in our October, 2014 issue (#53). Matt’s story is a bit of a fairy tale story, with a crescendo of sorts, and back down to earth again. Matt recently shared the follow letter with his Facebook followers. We share it ...

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Steph Stewart And The Boys

By Greg Tutwiler – Before Stephanie Stewart formed Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, she grew up on a steady diet of classic country and traditional Christian hymns in the foothills of North Carolina. “I grew up listening to my Grandfather’s classic country records and singing traditional hymns with my Grandma in church,” Stephanie recalled. The voices of Patsy Cline, Johnny ...

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Riyen Roots

Born in Atlantic City New Jersey, Riyen Roots family moved to Philadelphia when he just three years old.  It wasn’t long after when his mom noticed his strong interest in music and an ability to sing. She sought out public events for him to perform, where he sang everything from old standards like Woddy Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”, ...

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