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Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Nikki Hedrick

Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Pressley and KISS made up the five contrasting albums— and the foundation of Walkup’s love for music. “I remember just playing them and knowing every word by heart. I can remember being maybe a little over the top..."
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Friday, September 7th, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Profiles Rockers Gone With the Flesh

“I’ve always listened to heavy metal since the earliest I can remember. I was trying to come up with a name, something that kinda symbolized metal. I was shaving one day and I ended up cutting my face, and I was like..."
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Friday, August 24th, 2018

"I wanted to learn every Blink-182 song that was ever written..."

“I grew up in churches playing church music,” says Hastings. “My dad was a preacher. I grew up playing at church, but I originally picked up a guitar because I wanted to..."
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

"You've Got to Lose a Lot of Fairs Before You Win a Grammy..."

“My town’s about three hours from Memphis, and about three hours from Nashville,” Ritter says of Cape Gerado, Missouri. “So we’re kind of in this whole little triangle.” That location worked to her advantage— she often performed at fairs and community events once the music bug took hold...
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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Up Close and Personal with the Beachcomber Music Award Winning Percussionist *Among Other Things*

Notably, he is part of Season Ammons’ regular backing band and was a featured player on The Wide Open’s album. “I think it was almost two years ago, I went to Wimberley, Texas, and recorded The Wide Open, which was Allen Rayfield and Season Ammons...
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Friday, July 13th, 2018

By Nikki Hedrick

Ten albums in around 20 years is nothing to sneeze at, but Badwater downplays the importance. “I mean, I just learned how to play guitar 15 years ago, but I was still doing music before that. I went to Florida State. I partied. I had a band. But it’s number 10, and this one took me three years to make..."
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Friday, June 29th, 2018

Playing Live at AJ's Destin Tuesday, July 3

“I always say it’s immaculate conception, ‘cause it just came to me one time—the idea for the Cleverlys faux family band from the Ozarks. To be traditionalists in the bluegrass industry, but they play pop and hiphop music..."
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Monday, June 4th, 2018

New Orleans Legend Performs in Destin Thursday, June 7

Washington got his musical start in a neighborhood spiritual group in New Orleans, The True Love and Gospel Singers. The group visited a local radio station, where young Walter watched a guitar player and was fascinated with his finger work...
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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

This Year's Fab Beachcomber Music Award Winning Tribute Band

He has played solo gigs over the years in many other area venues and can currently be seen Friday through Tuesday nights at the Swizzle Stick Lounge in the Best Western Beach Resort on Okaloosa Island. Hayes also performs at AJ’s on the Bayou in Fort Walton Beach Thursdays from 5 to 9 PM...