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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Talking by phone, Sandford told me he and his new bride are looking to buy property on 30A and even set up a recording studio here in 2015. I’ve offered to keep an eye on the place for them while they’re back home in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville...
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Friday, December 5th, 2014

From Christian Rock to Army Bands to Funky Baytowne

It was forming a band through his church that put the Turner brothers on area radio and in front of crowds nearing 2,000 people strong. “I was traveling all over southern California at 17 as a guitarist in a Christian rock band. So many people start in church, and I did, too..."
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Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Voice of the American Middle Class

She is one of over 100 performers appearing at next January’s 30A Songwriters Festival, and we appreciate her taking the time to chat by phone from her Nashville home...
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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

FoWal Rock Trio Scores with New EP

Leathem also talks about the importance of “trying to convey our life stories.” For the band, that means pulling from the good and the bad. “We just try to capture a realistic feel of real life situations and try not to go for any cliché, usual things that you would normally hear..."
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Come Back and See Us Real Soon

Cody Copeland is many things - musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist and now a New Orleans resident. “It will be an adventure for sure,” he says of the relocation. “I’ll
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

30A Fest Veteran Performs at MKAF Festival of the Arts Oct. 25

That doesn’t mean he’s a Buffett copycat. “I call my music folk- Americana,” says Hoggatt. “Some of the stuff I do is kind of humorous— kind of country sounding, but my influences have come from John Prine to Ray Stevens to Jimmy Buffet to Steve Earle. When you put all those people together, that’s a little bit of what you get when you listen to me..."
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Performs at MKAF Festival of the Arts in Destin Oct. 25 & 26

The Tallahassee-based Tillman is no stranger to Beachcomberland. He has become a regular fixture at the annual event, as well as the 30A Songwriters Festival and various area venues like Vue on 30a...
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

They'll Be Joined by a Dozen More Greats Sept. 26-28

“I had a record deal for just a minute on RCA, but people started cutting my songs.” It began with “Right Where I Need to Be,” which climbed the charts for Gary Allan, and changed how Marvel approached his music career...
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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Reid Soria and Amid Montelongo

His love of singing was fed by a musical family, “Every time he goes to a family reunion they make him sing,” says Alvarez. At 11, Montelongo had written his first song. At 15, he was part of Anonima Quattro, a band that toured and recorded...