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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Straight Outta Cincy

I’ve released six albums—five studio and one double live. I’m all about entertaining people, helping them forget their problems for a while, and showing them a good time...
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Nikki Hedrick Catches up with Ex-Allmans Bassist

Soon, Goldflies joined a Cincinnati cover band and got word that Dickey Betts was looking for a bass player. Only Goldflies didn’t know Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band—he only had fleeting knowledge of Betts due to a mentor who would often play Allmans songs...
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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Playing Live in Pensacola Friday, June 30

We don’t get to tour as much as we’d like, because their (Buck and McCaughey's) schedules are pretty intense. We’re doing a July show in Marina Del Rey California, and then up to Portland, Oregon, to write the new record. It might be a more acoustic sounding album...
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Couple Talks Huck and Lilly, Kellie Picker's Reality Show and More

They offer to buy lunch at Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar, and I happily accept even though it’s way too early to take full advantage of the couple’s generosity by ordering several pricey cocktails. I’m grateful they don’t like any of that weird stuff on their pie...
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Nikki Hedrick Profiles LuLu's Bay Bash Headliners

Laster began performing together as an acoustic duo. The current lineup includes Laster (vocals and acoustic guitar), Sheridan, Drew Cyphers (keyboards and percussion), Justin Powell (bass), and Adam Mann (drums). Additional members...
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Monday, June 5th, 2017

*Inspired by the Late Great CREEM Magazine

I was in my mid-20s when I started to learn that I could sing. I had major stage fright, like really bad, but I have a pretty obsessive personality and if I want to do something, I will typically figure it out. I sang at church some to very gracious people—even when I would bomb, they would continue to encourage me...
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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

"Who has time for anything else when there is always new music to learn?"

When I was 13, I started taking lessons from Tom DeVoursney and loved every second of it I practiced constantly and couldn’t wait for my lessons every week. A few years later, I started playing in Faith Assembly’s early service band and sitting in with Tom at his local gigs...
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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Jeff Black Returns to Seaside May 19

“My grandmother played piano in church, and my great-granddad played a little guitar, and my mom’s cousin played guitar. But nobody was really playing music. They were playing during the Depression, and I think they were trying to get something to eat..."
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Performs with Her Band Tuesday Nights at AJ's in Destin

I never intended to turn music into a career, but I did always plan to have it as a hobby. When I was 19 and in my first year of college at Auburn, a musician friend led me to my first solo gig. It went so much better than I would have ever expected, and I had a choice to make...
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Big Lo - Dee Villain - ITz GileS - Micky Mouth - Strange Tang

“The stars truly aligned that evening,” he says of the gig, during which he sported a shirt with the word SOBER in big bold type. “I rocked the stage and had a wonderful chance to hear many people tell me they didn’t like hip-hop in the slightest bit and that they had a blast..."