Don Rhodes

Stories by Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Family blends faith and music as Annie Moses Band

Augusta-area music fans will get another chance to see the Annie Moses Band when it performs Friday, Feb. 6, in Evans, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Music opportunities include Haggard, Jaimee Paul

Saturday, music fans can choose from country hits from Merle Haggard or a tribute to great female singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Etta James, performed by Jaimee Paul.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Paths crossed with stars now gone

The deaths this month of Little Jimmy Dickens, Donna Douglas and Andraé Crouch brought back warm memories of crossing paths with all three entertainers.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Sharon Jones has liver surgery

Augusta area resident and music star Sharon Jones underwent surgery Thursday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City to remove a small tumor on her liver.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Singer-songwriter Jarosz gains inspiration from change

Three-time Grammy-nominated artist Sarah Jarosz kicks off her 2015 touring year with a performance Jan. 9 at the Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Year brings end to some tours, resurgence of others

My first column in the new year for several decades has been to look back at the old year in regard to the worlds of bluegrass, country, Southern gospel, classic rock and Americana music. So here ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Interviews touched on numerous topics

In keeping with tradition, my last column of 2014 is devoted to my favorite quotes obtained through my interviews during the year.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Mark your calendars now, later

The calendar not only turns another page in a few days but also begins a new year with lots of great country, bluegrass and classic rock shows scheduled for your enjoyment.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bogguss to celebrate season with show at Imperial

The multi-talented performer Suzy Bogguss is bringing her Christmas-theme show back to the Imperial Theater next week for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser Southern Soul & Song series.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Concert tickets sound like the perfect holiday gift

The Augusta Amusements entertainment company led by its president Mike Deas has posted some very good reasons why you should consider giving concert tickets as a holiday gift.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sanders was gentleman who made Augusta better

Just as I was about to hang up the phone after talking with former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders in 1999 he wanted to say one more thing: "Tell everyone," Sanders stressed, "that if I was not born and ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jones sings holiday tune

Augusta-area resident Sharon Jones, who just concluded her latest tour of European capital cities, has teamed up with shoe store Cole Haan to release her own video version of Irving Berlin's ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: With five concerts, you'll be pickin' and grinnin'

If you love country and bluegrass music there are five great shows taking place over the next few days.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival in new spot, at new price

The good news about the third annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow this weekend is that you don't need a coupon to get discounted admission at the gate.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ghost stories begin with cemetery

Walker Posey, managing director of Posey's funeral home in North Augusta, will be telling ghost stories in Lookaway Inn mansion Thursday, Oct. 30, the night before Halloween.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Ann Landers show reminder of her trip to Augusta

Seeing that the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House next week is presenting the touring play Ann Landers: Lady With All The Answers made me think about when the real advice columnist came to Augusta in 1975.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sounds at Riverwalk will be from Yonder Mountain

The Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on the Riverwalk with the Larry Keel Experience bluegrass music group.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Fate plays role in success of Robin and Linda Williams

Fate has changed the lives of Robin and Linda Williams more than once including affecting their chosen business careers and personal relationships. They will perform at Imperial Theatre on Oct. 10 ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Daughter's book reveals private life of James Brown

The legendary life of James Brown continues to grow. To me, one of the best books to emerge since his death in 2006 is the recently released Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me by his ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Grand Ole Opry' music star Hamilton was a class act

The Grand Ole Opry lost another of its legendary singers with the death of George Hamilton IV on Sept. 17 at age 77 of a heart attack.
By Don Rhodes
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