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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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MKOC News

August 2, 2007


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Hi All,

There's just so much going on that it's taken me a few days just to get the news together. It would help if I could get my act together as well.. then maybe I could finish all my work faster and easier! Ahhh.. y'all know me by now.. who am I tryin' to kid? I'll never really get it together.. I'm doin' good if my flag waves at half mast!

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I've created a special page so you can learn all about the brand new DivX Author software. If you think this is something you'd like to try out, then download the free version and work with it. I've been working with the sales representative and he's allowing me to give MKOC subscribers a special offer... FREE Software! And yes.. there's a catch to it but it's an easy one.

Here's the deal. I have already obtained 5 key codes to unlock the trial versions of the product which makes them the full version. Now these keys are set for Windows 2000/XP. The first 5 users who send me their rave reviews of DivX Author will receive the key code which would normally cost you nearly $40 and you keep the software.. All FREE! And just so y'all know I'm playin' fair here.. I don't get paid any commission for the free software. This is my gift to you just for trying it and letting me know how you like it. I prefer to advertise products that I know are tried and true.. by me and you! :)

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MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.

 

MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
WWW.Gone
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.


Narvel-wave.jpg (2479 bytes)Narvel Felts

New show dates have been added to Narvel's site for August.Check the schedule so you won't miss the next show nearest you!


 

 



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CRACKER BARREL'S JOSH TURNER RELEASE GARNERING RAVE REVIEWS

CB-JoshTurner.jpg (10310 bytes)Nashville, TN – Since releasing "Live at the Ryman" exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on July 3, 2007, Josh Turner has received rave reviews for the live album.

About.com says of the album and Josh, "the way he wraps that deep voice around the notes sends shivers right down your spine." And Music News Nashville says, "…hear real honest country music brought forth to you in creative ways that makes anyone who loves country music beg for more."

The Albany Herald says, "You pop in the CD and as soon as you hear the first baritone note ooze from the speakers to your ears, you have to do a double take."

The Ryman, with all of its history and glory, might make some artists tremble when thinking about where they're performing, but Josh's voice shows no sign of edge. The Tennessean writes, "While it's been said that spirits of past Opry performers haunt country music's mother church, Josh didn't sense any of them while singing."

Paul Davis with New Christian Music writes, "Great musicianship combined with Josh's quality voice makes for an album where the personality is forefront resplendent with rough edges."

The album, which contains thirteen songs including legendary hits such as George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Hank Williams' "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," will soon be featured in the July 30 edition of Country Weekly.

On the album, Josh performs one of Merle Haggard's most recognizable songs, "Silver Wings." "Every time we start that song off, everybody knows what we're about to play," says Josh. "It's very recognizable and it's one of those classic Merle Haggard songs."

The album also contains some of Josh's own songs including, "Backwoods Boy," a song Josh wrote in his apartment after graduating from college. "I basically just sat down and was trying to write a song about my growing up, spending a lot of time outdoors, hunting and fishing and just being outdoors," says Josh. "I wrote quite a few songs there and that was one of them."

Josh's 2003 debut, "Long Black Train," is certified platinum. His success continued when his sophomore release, "Your Man," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Top Country Albums chart and has since been certified double platinum.

Josh Turner: Live At the Ryman is Turner's third CD and is available only in Cracker Barrel stores or online at www.crackerbarrel.com
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NASCAR welcomes Rhonda, Racing, and Bluegrass to Indy

RhondaVincent-NASCAR2007July406lr.jpg (9540 bytes)Indianapolis, IN ----The All American Bluegrass Girl - Rhonda Vincent, and NASCAR Racing, paired together for a night of bluegrass at the track, on Saturday, July 28, 2007, at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

The 7-consecutive IBMA "Female Vocalist of the Year", treated the race fans to her high-octane brand of bluegrass, with a performance before the race, sponsored by Martha White and Kroger.

After the hour long concert, Rhonda sang the National Anthem, before they revved their engines to begin the Kroger 200, originally broadcast on ESPN2.

Rhonda is from Missouri, the Show-Me state, as is the NASCAR Busch Series point leader Carl Edwards. Carl and Rhonda had a moment to visit (see photo), before she traded the track for the pits, when she was invited by the FreeCreditReport team to assist pit side. Moments after the bluegrass star joined the pit crew, a crew member of a neighboring pit was struck by an incoming car, just a few feet away. He was able to walk to first aide with abrasions to his nose, and later taken to the hospital.

This kind of excitement has followed the New Queen of Bluegrass throughout 2007. She enjoyed a double Grammy nomination for her project "All American Bluegrass Girl", and that title song was recently chosen for a scene in the popular CBS soap opera "As The World Turns".

She and her band "The Rage" just received 18 second round ballot nominations for the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Awards, held in Nashville, TN on October 4, 2007. www.ibma.org

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will join NASCAR again on August 23, 2007 in Bristol, TN, when they perform for the Food City Family Race Night.

Watch a repeat of Rhonda's anthem performance at the Kroger 200 on Thursday, August 2, at 12:00PM EST. http://www.speedtv.com/programs/150/

Official Rhonda Vincent site: www.rhondavincent.com

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Joe Nichols

PRE-ORDER REAL THINGS NOW!

Anticipation is growing for Joe's  new album Real Things! Don't miss your chance to be one of the first to get this album!! You can now pre-order  at BestBuy.com (which includes an exclusive package with 3 bonus tracks – acoustic versions of “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”, “Brokenheartsville” and
“I’ll Wait For You”), and Walmart.com (which includes a digital download of his new single "Another Side Of You" at time of purchase. Remember you can also order #1's & More only at Wal-Mart. ORDER NOW!

Once the album hits stores August 21st, Target
? will have an exclusive bonus track called "When I'm Hurtin". Don't miss out on all of these Joe Nichols' extras. more!
 

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 FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK *ONLY AT WAL-MART*

Pre-Order Joe's CD, "Real Things" at Amazon Now

DON'T MISS JOE ON TV IN AUGUST

Your TV will be full of Joe this month! Joe will be featured on the following shows in the month of August! Check the TV page or local listings for repeat airtimes. more


GAC On The Streets - August 4th - 2PM ET
GAC Master Series - August 5th, 11AM ET
GAC Nights - August 17th, 8PM ET
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LEROY POWELL’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
SET FOR DIGITAL RELEASE ON JULY 31

LeroyPowell_1.jpg (5804 bytes)California native, Leroy Powell will bring his old-time-country-and-blues-with-a-little-bit-of-old-school-rock-thrown-in-for-good-measure sound, to a digital player near you with the release of his self-titled solo debut album LEROY POWELL on July 31 on all major digital music service providers.

Best known as lead guitarist for the SHOOTER JENNINGS’ BAND, the .357’s, Leroy finally made the time to record his own album in 2006. The 11 song album features the single “Keep the Diamond”, “I Go To Extremes” and “Vacation.” Notably, the video for “Keep the Diamond” was co-directed by actress GINA GERSHON and ROBIN DAVEY of the band The Bastard Fairies.

Described in a recent interview by Guitar Player Magazine as having, "half his riffs smell like beer and honky-tonks, while the other half sound like redneck cousins of Led Zeppelin," Powell combined the many musical influences he's been surrounded by over the years to create an, "honest, tell it like it is" album that will appeal to both his fans from Shooter as well as new ones.

Originally a tenor saxophone player, Leroy started playing guitar at the age of 10. He started his first band at the age of 12 with his brother Chris (with whom he still plays). He started playing guitar, harmonica, pedal steel, and vocals with SHOOTER JENNINGS in 2003. He went on to record four SHOOTER JENNINGS albums, as well as touring regularly with the band. He also has several original cuts on those records, including "Lonesome Blues," "Hair of the Dog," "The Alligator Chomp" (performed by TONY JOE WHITE), "Slow Train" (on the new record, sung with THE OAKRIDGE BOYS). His song, "Busted in Baylor County," was featured in the movie "The Dukes of Hazzard." His touring with Shooter has allowed him to share the stage with the likes of WILLIE NELSON, HANK JR, DAVID ALLANCOE and LYNYRD SKYNRD. And he wrote the single, "Dream," for R&B artist, ALICE SMITH. Leroy played all of the guitars on the upcoming posthumous WAYLON JENNINGS album. In addition, LEROY produced, co-wrote, and played for GINA GERSHON's upcoming album In Search of Cleo set for release on August 28.

"It's about time I started singing my own songs" - Leroy

http://www.leroypowell.com/

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ARTIST: Leroy Powell
ALBUM TITLE: Leroy Powell
RELEASE DATE: Digital release July 31, 2007
CURRENT SINGLE: ‘Keep the Diamond”
LABEL: LP Records/Takes The Biscuit
ARTIST SITE: http://www.leroypowell.com/

 

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Trisha Yearwood

TRISHA YEARWOOD TO PERFORM AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY

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TRISHA IS BILLBOARD'S HOT SHOT DEBUT

Trisha Yearwood, whose new single, “Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love” is Billboard’s Hot Shot Debut song this week, knew the track was special from the moment she recorded it: “This song came to my producer Garth Fundis from writers Tia Sillers and Clay Mills,” recalls Trisha. “And the thing is, with any song, you never know if it’s going to end up like you think it will until you go into the studio and record it. Sometimes you think a song is going to sound incredible and it just doesn’t work out, and then other times songs you aren’t so sure about end up being your favorite things. more!

DON'T MISS TRISHA LIVE THIS SUMMER!

Tickets are still available to see Trisha LIVE in concert this summer! Check Trisha's Tour page to see when she is coming to a town near you!  more!

TEAM TRISHA READY FOR DUTY

I-squad members! Log in for new activities as we begin to promote Trisha's new single! Find out how you can put a countdown to Trisha's new song on your website or myspace page. Not a member yet? Why miss out on all the fun! Join Now! 

TRISHA ON TV

Date

Program & Time

Channel

08/01

CMT Giants @ 9:30 AM ET

MHD

08/02

Country Music Across America@ 10:00 PM ET

GAC

08/03

Country Music Across America@ 2:00 AM ET

GAC

08/04

Country Music Across America@ 12:30 PM ET

GAC

08/05

Country Music Across America@ 3:30 PM ET

GAC

Click here for more Trisha on TV.


TOUR DATES 2007

Date

City/State

Venue

08/04

Sweet Home, OR

Oregon Jamboree

08/18

Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry

09/08

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center

09/09

Meridian, MS

Riley Ctr for the Perf Arts

09/10

Fort Worth, TX

Bass Performance Hall

09/12

Albuquerque, NM

Sandia Casino Amphitheater

09/14

Park City, UT

Eccles Ctr for the Perf Arts

09/15

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Casino

09/16

Santa Rosa, CA

Wells Fargo Center of the Arts

09/18

Bakersfield, CA

Fox Theater

Click here for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!


Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

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COWS

I like cows, I think they're cute...
Walkin' in their big cow suit.
They give me milk, they give me cheese.
They give me hoof and mouth disease.

My friend the cow and that's no bull.
Around the cowhouse I got pull.
If cream and butter ain't enough,
She's got lots of udder stuff.

(Chorus)
Who gives me milk? Who gives me cheese?
Who gives me hoof and mouth disease?
I like to have my friends around,
(But) I'll take cows when the chips are down.

I dig the ducks down on the lake. (quack quack quack)
They're fun to pet or roast or bake.
Short on ears and short on teeth
Damp and fuzzy underneath.

I think that worms are hard to beat...
Got no hair and they got no feet.
Pop 'em in the ice cube tray...
Drop 'em and they ricochet.

(Chorus)

Who gives me milk? Who gives me cheese?
Who gives me hoof and mouth disease?
I like to have my friends around,
(But) I'll take cows when the chips are down.

Listen to the song here:
http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/cows.htm
Jack Blanchard
2007.

THE JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN HOME PAGE:
http://jackandmisty.com

 


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Corbin/Hanner

Saturday, August 4 - 7:00pm

The Corbin Hanner Band

Saint Joan of Arc Parish Festival
with special guest Vanessa Campagna!

Come to the South Hills for a night of family fun including games, food, rides, raffles, and a great concert!

visit www.mystjoan.org for directions and more information

Other Upcoming Shows:

August 18 - 7:30: Northside Summer Spectacular
Holy Wisdom Parish, Pittsburgh PA

September 8 - 8:30: Hempfield Fall Festival
Hempfield Park, Hempfield Twp, PA

http://www.corbinhanner.com

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CD, "Just Another Hill To Climb"

Corbin/Hanner CDs Available Here

Song Clips

Just Another Hill To Climb

These Walls Are Fallin' Down

If Wishes Were Horses

I Could Be The One

I Will Stand By You


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Randy Mcallister

RandyMcAllister.jpg (3794 bytes)Randy to Appear at HOB - Dallas in September

Watch for Randy every Tuesday in September at the House of Blues - Dallas in the restaurant area. Not the first time Randy has played the House of Blues but a great opportunity for Dallas area fans to take in a series of appearances and hear a greater musical variety from Randy. Make plans to catch all Randy's concerts in September. Reserve the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
Visit RandyMcAllister.com

"Dope Slap Soup" Released

It's the 8th album released by Randy McAllister. "Dope Slap Soup" broadens the recorded library to include "Clear My Head", and the soulful "When I get Back Home" among others. The CD is currently available on Randy's web site http://www.RandyMcallister.com where you can sample some of the tracks. CD's are also available on Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

Visit Dope Slap, Texas
Listen to "Dope Slap Soup" Online

"Fans Are Critical - Thanks!"

Randy's fans are critically important to the band's continued success. Your radio requests, mean more than you can imagine. Every time a song gets played more fans discover Randy's music. Fan support and your requests give us what the big record labels have, a voice with the radio stations. Only you can make Randy's music important to them. Every night, every town Randy plays for his fans. We need your support and greatly appreciate every friend you bring to a concerts. See you there. "Randy A Great Choice for Corporate Events"
Randy takes a few dates every month playing for corporate events, parties and conventions. If your company has an event that includes live music, you already know about the kinds of performances you can expect from Randy and the band. Give us a call at 214-453-2503 ex 101 Randy's staff is always looking to add dates to his schedule and Randy enjoys the variety.

"Dope Slap Soup" CD Release Party

"It was the Dallas CD Release Party at the Sons of Hermann Hall in downtown Dallas. The parking lot was packed. Randy and the band rattled the timbers of the legendary venue with thunderous renditions of the "Dope Slap Soup" material. Randy drove the band on drums, harp and with his vocals while Matt Woodburn's guitar solos were show stoppers. Billy Acord played an inspired bass. The band took at least two full standing ovations by the awestruck audience." - Music Critic - World Entertainment Newswire

Booking Contact: Chris Ownbey - Busthead Management - 214-453-2503
Record Label: Reaction Records
Entertainment Promotion: Crowsfeet Productions
Entertainment Marketing: Lokke Advertising

Send your editorial contributions to: Newsletter@RandyMcAllister.com

Get Randy McAllister CDs Here

 


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Rusty Blue

RustieBlue.jpg (4668 bytes)Rustie has just returned from Austin, TX where she competed on the country stage for the Fenomenon competition at Famecast for a chance at the Grandprize of $10,000 and national exposure!

The final round of voting has begun for the COUNTRY STAGE and ends this Thursday, August 2, at 12:00 PM EST. The WINNER will be announced the same day at 9:00PM EST. Rustie really needs your vote and help in letting your friends and family know about the contest and voting! Rustie is currently in 2nd place. With your help, we can get Rustie to #1

Don't forget to also leave me a comment, if you like, so that Rustie can make sure and thank you personally!!

You can watch the LIVE Webcast of Rustie & (The Stallions) in Austin via Famecast.com at
http://www.famecast.com/contest/webcast.php?stage_id=4&round_id=50
Visit Rustie Backstage at:http://www.famecast.com/backstage/artist.php?artist_id=2481&backstage=1

If you have never voted, you will need to register first. Voting instructions below.

If you haven't registered yet, this is how it works!

1. Create a Fan Account by going to: http://famecast.com/registerfan.php
2. Verify your email address after you register, and log in.
3. If you've already registered, log in by going to: http://famecast.com/login.php?login=1
4. Visit the Country Stage 4 by going to: http://www.famecast.com/contest/livestage.php?stage_id=4&round_id=50
5. Scroll through the Top 5 Artists and select Rustie's video.
6. Once Rustie's video is playing, click on the "Vote for this Artist" icon below the video.
7. WISH RUSTIE LUCK!! :o) There has to be a 7 as it's Rustie's lucky number! [grin] luckey number!!

Thanks so much for your continued support to Rustie!!

Bob Keister
Center Stage Productions,
Robert D. Keister
512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
740.653.1916
www.rustieblue.com
Rustie Blue on Famecast

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Jokers Wild Band to Perform for Soldier's Angels

JokersWildBand2.jpg (14782 bytes)The Jokers Wild Band will be headlining a Soldiers' Angels benefit concert this Thursday, August 2, from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM, for over 500 wounded US Soldiers, to be held at Brooke Army Medical Center (Fisher House), in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Soldier's Angels mission is to provide aide and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard and their amazing families. Their slogan describes the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. By working together and sharing a common vision of service, the volunteers of Soldiers' Angels send care to deployed soldiers and their loved ones at home.

To date, the volunteers of Soldiers Angels have sent tens of thousands of care packages and hundreds of thousands of letters to our deployed heroes; they have helped those who have been wounded with their First Response Packs directly at the Combat and Support Hospitals (CASH) and at the major hospital in Germany, as well as providing care and comfort to those who are now in our military hospitals here at home; they have provided aid to military families in need; they have provided flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations and to their families to be with their loved ones upon return from Iraq and Afghanistan; they have provided level III KEVLAR Armor blankets to provide our heroes with some protection in their vehicles when it was needed; they help to honor the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and safety. This and much, much more has been accomplished by the many volunteers of this organization with the assistance of their generous supporters on behalf of the grateful citizens of the United States of America.

From its very inception, the focus of Soldiers' Angels has been: Helping to bring home healthy soldiers. Their motto is "May No Soldier Go Unloved."

Jokers Wild will donate a portion of all proceeds it receives from the downloading of its original songs, current single "Please Catch Me" and "And The Rain," to the Soldiers Angels Organization. Jokers Wild's music is available on iTunes.

"This show is going to be quite an honor for us," says Buck Thomas, "as several of the people associated with our band have prior or current military attachments. I myself am an Army Brat who was born in Tague, Korea, while my Father was stationed overseas. Our male lead singer, Mario Flores, lost an Uncle in Vietnam. Our bass player, Dave Clayton, has a Father that served his entire career with honor in the US military. Our lead guitarist, Dale Burch, currently has a Brother stationed in Iraq, and our Producer, Frank Lisenbee, is an active Chief Master Sergeant stationed at Lackland AFB. All of this to say "Jokers Wild supports our troops!" We hope to bless these soldiers with the love we express through our music! May God bless the USA."
For Additional Information:

To request a copy of "Please Catch Me" as an MP3, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net. "Please Catch Me" is also available on the Media page by going to the Wildire Publicity website. Radio is encouraged to also contact Jerry Duncan Promotions.

 

Laura Claffey
Wildfire Publicity
www.WildfirePublicity.net
Jokers Wild Band Official Website
Soldier's Angels
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Fox Mountain Newsletter Sent July 29th 2007

July 29th, 2007

RE: 4th Annual Fox Mountain Country Music Festival, Aug. 2-5, 2007
6128 Aylesford Road, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1C0
Phone: 902 847 3747
(Near Berwick, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada)

Hello Friends:

The weather is warm & there is something in the air. For those of you who will attend the festival, it is your license to let go, slow down and enjoy the atmosphere. For the rest of you, what can I say! Perhaps another time you will make it. As you pull up to the gatehouse you will be met by friendly staff to welcome you and to answer all your questions. >From the moment you arrive you should leave all your worries and cares behind you. Instead, feel like you are welcomed into one big party where the objective is to have nothing more than happy memories and where your biggest goal is to have fun. If you are not as mobile as some, we have an on grounds shuttle wagon to help make your stay easier for you. I highly recommend to everyone, at some point before you leave, to hop on board and take a scoot around the perimeter of the festival site. There really is more to the camping area than just the stage area.

Too often people say “I like all kinds of music…..except country”. What many don’t realize is that the country genre is as varied as any other style and appeals to a wide audience. I have tried to make the 4th Annual something for everyone. The line up includes the L & A Cloggers Dance Team, comedian Laurent d’Entremont, Rough Edges, the family bands of both the Bowes Brothers from Ontario and the Berard family Band from Louisiana, USA, Har-Money Made, Hardcore Troubadours from NB (who do a step back in time to the outlaw era, but with their own twist), Triple Time, Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres,Valley Gospel Ramblers, Tumbleweed, Chelsea Nesbitt Band, Mark Cameron, Kevin Davison, Audra Raulyns, Gary Halliday, Rachel Mattie, Matthew Stanton, John Cyr, Graham Moorehead, Joyce & Keith Delong, and Floyd & Jo-Ann Spicer. Over all, I have had over 70 musicians to keep in touch with for this year alone, with lots of emails and phone calls back and forth, but well worth the effort, I may add.

It wouldn’t be possible without my right-arm, so to speak- my own band Total Country. Gordie Giles, Neil Brown, George Daine, Dale Boutilier and Bob McDonald work hard to make things run smoothly for me. They have been with me 19, 15, 11, 9, and 3 years respectively. That says a lot!

As I put this last newsletter together before the festival, one week from now it will be all over but the memories. Plans have already started for our 5th Anniversary, July 31st, Aug 1-2-3, 2008.

Until next time, my personal thought for today is: Some treasures are meant to be kept, but other treasures should be shared.

Keeping It Country: Joyce Seamone, Music Coordinator
joyceseamone@bwr.eastlink.ca
www.joyceseamone.com
www.foxmountaincampingpark.com/countrymusic.htm

 


Walt Hollis

WaltHollis.com Update: Walt Around the Web

We've added a new page on the official Walt Hollis web site - links
to... http://www.walthollis.com/news/latest/2007/07/30/new_links.shtml

 

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