|Hello Live Music Fans:
Next Saturday, Jan 21st, I kick off 2017 with a show at The Cary Theater that will feature 2 bands that play a combination of some well known throwback songs and originals. It’s a double bill with The Taters out of Richmond Virginia and Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band from nearby Rocky Mount. I’ve known the Taters for about 15 years and they’ve been playing together for 20. They are lots of fun and do a really good job of covering songs by Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel and that era. They are also very good original song writers of their own.
I met Russ Varnell at the last Johnny Folsom 4 show I did and he almost stole the show. He’s a real showman and clearly channels folks like Buck Owens and Porter Wagoner. It’s a hoot of a show to see and hear.
The show overall is upbeat and each has a full band, with a lot of the classic music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Details of the bands are below.
Thanks again and I hope to see you there.
Bring your friends for a really fun night of entertainment.
Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana…
A sound that’s been described as “Country roots-pop with the genius songwriting of 60′s & 70′s power-pop. A curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles” (CDBaby).
Picture ELO gone Americana, and you’ll get the idea. When Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started singing together in the early 1980′s, neither could have guessed how long that partnership would last. With 7 CDs of music out – the most recent a Halloween project titled “DON’T SCREAM!” (Oct 2015), they continue to mine their collective experience to craft songs with unforgettable hooks and pop melodies, and to add classic tunes to their repertoire that reflect a wide range of interests and influences. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3 and 4 part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together into a very satisfying whole.
Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band
Russ Varnell was born and raised all his life in Black Creek NC. Russ says ” My parents raised me up listening to 100% hardcore traditional country music.” Russ says he grew up watching “HEE HAW”, “Porter Wagoner Show” on TV and listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio with his parents whenever they could get it to come in clear enough on their old home clock radio.
Russ makes several trips a year to Nashville Tenn. to perform Various Shows & Events. He has appeared as a Guest on the RFD TV Network Shows “Larry’s Country Diner” & “The Shotgun Red TV Show” as well as Performed at CMA Fest several times & also The World Famous Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree Show & performed showcases & at various Nashville Clubs such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Roberts Western World, The Stage, The Nashville Palace, Layla’s and many more in Nashville Tennessee.
Russ formed His Band “ Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band” in 2003. They have played just about everywhere possible except for the Grand Ole Opry which without a doubt is Russ life dream and Life’s Goal.
Michael Reno Harrell and Ben Bedford
Feb 4, 2017 – The Cary Theater
“The Stories Behind the Songs”
Gary Hannan & Julianne Ankley
Mar 10, 2017 – The Cary Theater
Ellis Paul featuring Dean Fields
Apr 8, 2017 – The Cary Theater
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Cary Theater Shows:
01/21/17: The Taters and Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band– 8pm – $20
02/04/17: Michael Reno Harrell & Ben Bedford – 8pm – $20+
03/10/17: “The Stories Behind the Songs“ – Gary Hannan & Julianne Ankley – 8pm – $20+
04/08/17: Ellis Paul featuring Dean Fields – 8pm – $20
Cary Art Center Shows:
The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511
The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511
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