November 14, 2011
LIBERTY - The 68 Jamboree in Marion County certainly sounds straight-laced. No drinking. No smoking. No dancing. But like an intoxicating drug, music imbues the air at each Saturday night performance, eliminating worries and elevating spirits. John McQueary, 58, admits no one indulges more fully than he. “I have people ask me this quite often, 'How do you feel so good all the time?'” he said. “It's kind of like the music makes you high.” As 68 Jamboree emcee, McQueary is master of the music - a euphonious exploration of classic country and southern rock and gospel.
September 17, 2009
Brantley Gilbert is the kind of person who lives for today and enjoys is to the fullest. It's no wonder, given his life almost was cut short five years ago by a near-fatal car accident. It was then Gilbert, a native of Jefferson, Ga., just outside of Athens, decided it was time to get serious about his love for music. Gilbert grew up "listening to anything I could get my hands on. " He characterizes the sound of his music as "new Southern rock. " "There's a little bit of everything in it," explained Gilbert in a recent telephone interview.
August 2, 2004
Eben David Henson calls the sound of Little South band "sorta chameleon-like. "We have musicians that can cover different styles," says Henson, drummer for the group. "(The sound) basically is country and Southern rock. "We do covers. Steve (Smothers, lead guitarist and pedal steel player) probably has written some songs. But we do, in fact, do music people have actually heard before. Most of the performances we play, people would rather hear something they know. " Other members of the band are Betty Smothers, vocalist; Mike Carrier, bassist; and Bryan Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist.
December 28, 2009
Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by noon Tuesday to be in the Thursday newspaper. Call (859) 236-2551, ext. 135, with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit to the online calendar, log on to www.amnews.com. VISUAL ART Sunday Painters Open Studio, 1-5 p.m. every Sunday, Grand Hall, Community Arts Center. Cost: $5; open to the community. Information: (859) 236-4054. Web site: www.communityartscenter.
November 18, 2010
Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by noon Tuesday to be in the Thursday newspaper. Call (859) 236-2551, ext. 135, with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail email@example.com. To submit to the online calendar, log on to www.amnews.com. VISUAL ART “Trees of Christmas,” through December, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.