The Highfalutin Hitchhikers

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Brad Burke and Mark Hanson make up the country music duo, The Highfalutin Hitchhikers. “What we’re all about is more of a classic country sound,” Hanson explains. “We’re kind of for that crowd that’s looking for what they call ‘real country’.” Burke and Hanson were introduced by a mutual friend and have been playing together […]

EX’S and OH’S

Ex's and Oh's

by Kelsey Butler Local cover band Ex’s and Oh’s is best described as a family that rocks. “These guys are like my brothers,” explains lead vocalist Christina Mangham. “We’re like family.”  Ric Turner, backup vocals and guitar; Christina Mangham, vocals; Maxx FX Vanover, lead guitar; Andy Decker, bass; and Jamin Hoover, drums make up the […]

Wes Walters Music – Husband, Father, Preacher, Musician

Wes Walters Music

by Kelsey Butler Wes Walters has performed in choirs, operas, and touring rock bands. He’s produced two albums in his career and traveled the country to find his home.  Walters and his wife live in Southside with their two children. He performs two or three times a month, calling music his “third job”.  Walters and […]

StoneRollers – Living the dream on the weekend

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by Kelsey Butler Local band StoneRollers bings a fresh soulful southern rock sound to the Anniston music scene. Nick Preston, vocals, bass, and keys; John Flannagan, vocals and lead guitar; Justin Ridley, drums; and Jagadeesh Owens, vocals and keys make up the four-piece band.  StoneRollers committed to creating music in 2014. The band’s members grew […]

Tony Irby

Tony Irby

by Kelsey Butler “It’s amazing how music touches the soul and the mind and the heart. And how it can change and inspire people.” Local musician Tony Irby explains why he’s spent so much of his life behind a guitar. “That’s why I keep pushing forward and keep doing what I’m doing.” Irby is a […]

Author Stephanie Bain

Stephanie Bain author

by Stephen Hartsfield The sun was near its noon day high on a Sunday when I sat down with local author Stephanie Bain. It was hot and humid on the front porch so we stepped inside to soak up some air conditioning as we spoke. Hailing from Oxford, Alabama in southern Calhoun County, Ms. Bain […]

Tony Yardley

Tony Yardley

Tony Yardley says he fell in love with music the same as everyone his age, “I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and it just blew me away.” Yardley, 67, remembers being fascinated by The Beatles, “The next thing that came to my mind was, ‘I need to be able to do that’ […]

Caldonia

Caldonia Music Band

Caldonia brings a fresh take on Southern soul with the new EP, “Caldonia …Is Hurtin’ For You”. “This album paints a hot and humid picture where dance-able rhythms combine with polished vocals, invoking pure soul.” Get your copy of the album recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL today for just $10. BUY NOW […]

Elijah Borders

Elijah Borders

Elijah Borders brings new, original “red dirt” country music in 2020. Borders, 21, hopes to release two singles before summer and an EP later this year.  “I’m really trying to put out as much music as possible,” he says. “Hopefully this year will be fun!” The Jacksonville native has been working the college bar circuit […]

The Jacob Darrow Band

Jacob Darrow Band

A new year will bring new music from The Jacob Darrow Band. “My main goal for 2020 is to release an EP,” says Darrow, guitarist and vocalist. “I’ve got the first single recorded… So that will probably be out very early 2020 and then some other music to follow.” The EP will be the first […]