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Music on the Home Front

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011, at 5:39 PM

As the music world for most musicians has its wicked way and the travesty comes to pass, most performing artists and bands eventually tour or travel to gig. It's an exciting time when a band gets to go on tour but sometimes it winds up becoming no fun if your band ends up stranded on the side of the road. My last weekend was spent on the road, and on the side while doing some traveling with the Marci Mitchell band. We traveled to Burke South Dakota to perform at the Burke Stamped. The annual rodeo and dance event is historically scheduled for the second or third week of July, and has close to seven hundred attendees and participants hailing from over seventeen states. Set out in the middle of a small cow town county the Burke Stampede is the premier event all year for the locals there. The event went great, but the trip home was a bust when the van broke down somewhere in Nebraska, and then was able to crawl on its last leg to get us to Alma Kansas where, after a few hours of being stranded, family members then rushed to the rescue and saved the day! It is always fun to "Road Trip" to an adventure, but these trying trips make me even more excited about our own hometown music scene that is right in our back yard where you don't have to travel much to get to the music and excitement!

This weekend on July 29, not only is the event that I spoke about last time going on at Aaron's featuring a live performance from the Curse of Shane Moses from 5 until 8 pm on the Austin Marketplace parking lot in front of thier store, but also a fundraiser at the Eagles with the Charlie Horse Band! The band features Joe Willis on bass guitar and vocals, Jason Richardson on Vocals and the "Magic" guitar, Doug Hudson on the steel guitar, and Rick Bevenue on the drums. It will be a great night of good old country music that you can dance to with a fun bunch of musicians!

In closing today I would like to remind everyone to make sure and tip the wait staff, never hesitate to pay the cover charge, and don't forget the free musicians swap meet at Butler Music on July 30, from 10am till 6pm. Coming up in August Stir Crazy will be performing at the American Legion in Nevada on August 6, and it will be Acoustic in August at the Armadillo Sound Studio.


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Blog Update:

I have to start this week out with an apology. I have had to miss a couple events as of late because of being under the weather, and with just too many tasks on the slate it really bogged me down. I will be bouncing back and just wanted to let you know what was up if you missed me at an event as of late. Thanks for reading and don't worry it is going to be a great fall season coming up, though the summer is not over just yet, and we still have plenty of time to get rid of the summer blues by catching a live show in the area!

Here is a quick overview of some of the highlight events coming up in August and September this year. Make sure to mark your calendar now so you don't miss out on of the musical excitement. All of the events are in Nevada except for those with the *Asterisk before the date. Have a happy concert day!

Saturday August 6, Stir Crazy at the American Legion

Friday August 12, Songwriter Night at the Armadillo Sound Studio

*Saturday August 20, Marci Mitchell at the Sheldon Picnic, in Sheldon Missouri

Friday August 26, Songwriter Night at the Armadillo Sound Studio

*Saturday August 27, Muddy Creek Band at Emporia Kansas

*Friday September 9, Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance at Sandstone Amphitheater in Kansas City, MO

Saturday September 10, Dangerous Doug Harper at the Armadillo Sound Studio

Last but not least, folks are gearing up for the three-day event titled City Wide Shopping Days and Music Fest coming next month as well, Thursday through Saturday the 15, 16, and 17th of September. Nearly forty area businesses and venues are predicted to participate with shopping, dining, live music, arts, and more!

-- Posted by localear on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 7:24 PM


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