Musical Spotlight: Blues Deluxe

Blues Deluxe

Anniston, Alabama has seen its share of seasoned local musicians take to its venues and stages to entertain Calhoun County residents and transplants alike. You’re probably familiar with some of these performers and have seen them form bands, duos, or trios, or entertain solo. What’s fun is when a group of seasoned pros come together […]

Musical Spotlight: Reese Burke Releases EP

Reese Burke

Calhoun County’s best-loved rising star, Reese Burke, has released a new 3-song EP titled Half-Wasted Summers. While her CD release party has already occurred–March 29 to be exact–we wanted to catch up with her since our last spotlight on this talented singer-songwriter to chat about her new release and where her music career is headed. […]

Dave Mason of Traffic Comes to OPAC – An Interview

Dave Mason

Dave Mason is not only one of the founding members of the heralded 60s psychedelic rock band Traffic (along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood), all of whom were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. His illustrious music career has brought him into recording and performing […]

Music Spotlight: Birkenhëd

Birkenhëd

A new band in Calhoun County is staking its claim on the Anniston music scene with hopes to branch out to area cities and eventually the greater Southeast region. Birkenhëd is made up of six multi-talented musicians: Steven Henderson on lead vocals, Logan Magouirk on guitar/vocals, Caleb Burt on guitar/vocals, Matt Neighbors on bass/vocals, Eric […]

Smallcakes Cupcakery Shakes Things Up

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Ever go into one of your regular “spots”, a place you are familiar with, and notice something new on the menu? At least, it’s new to you because you didn’t spot it previously. This happened to me on my last visit to Smallcakes in Oxford, AL. Pretty much what we call a pleasant surprise. After […]

Musical Spotlight: The Storydwellers

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Since the Anniston band The Storydwellers hit the Calhoun and Etowah County music scenes in December of 2017, they’ve racked up an ever-growing list of fans and venues that continuously welcome them back with open arms. They’ve taken the stages of The Peerless Saloon, Coldwater Mountain Brewpub, Rack and Roll Billiards, Darkhorse Saloon, Nola on […]

Musical Spotlight: A Q&A with Reese Burke

I had the opportunity to chat with Reese Burke, a local singer-songwriter who is charming the ears off of folks in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties with her silky, soulish voice and heartfelt lyrics. Whether it’s a cover song by Taylor Swift or Harry Styles, or an original tune such as her stirring “Searching,” Reese Burke […]

Music Spotlight: Highland Groove

Highland Grove music band playing

Local talent abounds in Calhoun County, but there’s a certain standout act that deserves a shout-out.  Highland Groove has been a prominent musical fixture around Anniston, Oxford, and surrounding cities of Calhoun County for the past two years, but their evolution dates back much further.  Two key members of the band, Nick Preston (bass, vocals) […]

In the Spotlight: Steve’s Rare and Vintage Guitars

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Article by Abby Parks Like the Eagles, who famously crooned, “There’s a new kid in town,” we at Calhoun County Insight would like to spread the word about a unique new business opening its doors Friday, July 1 on Noble Street in the heart of historic downtown Anniston.  Steve’s Rare and Vintage Guitars is much […]

Some of the Best Live Music Shows in Oxford, AL

Sometimes we want to go to a relaxing event where slow music is playing, wine is in plenty, and we can forget ourselves for a while. At other times, we want to go to a concert where we will dance our frustrations away as we gyrate to our favorite music and let our inhibitions go. […]