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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...
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

By Nikki Hedrick

When it comes to the changes Becton has witnessed in the area’s music scene, he mostly focuses on how things that were once taboo are now accepted by the mainstream. “When I started out with my first band Myth, we were a garage band that played Ozzy, Dio, Whitesnake and Ratt,” he says...
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Monday, April 9th, 2018

Hip-Hop Collective Drops Tribute to The World's Luckiest Fishing Village

“...I have long had aspirations of winning a Grammy, but I knew that I didn’t deserve that award without first winning a Beachcomber..."
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

"We definitely feel like a rock band at heart, like we put on a rock show.”

Hendrickson chats with me on his way to the band’s next gig. “We’re actually driving through a snowstorm in upstate New York, close to Buffalo,” he says...
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Monday, March 12th, 2018

Performs at Vinyl Music Hall March 15

“It’s actually about much more of a sort of… I don’t want to say too simplistic manner, but most of my fans aren’t really accustomed to me talking about love songs. Yeah, there’s been some love songs but it hasn’t been focused on that. It’s been focused on a much different version of storytelling, right?”
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Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Doo-Wop, Reggae and More with One-Man Band Shane

Shane’s a composer, self-taught in bass, drums, and, most of all, classic rhythm-and-blues piano. In addition to his own compositions, Shane’s repertoire is broad and deep, an hour and a half ranging from ‘50s doo-wop and Bill Withers to reggae countryman Gregory Isaacs and Shaggy...