Don Rhodes

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Seasons will feature tribute artists, bluegrass groups

It's that time of the year when artistic groups are formulating and announcing their new season lineups, and both Augusta Amusements Inc. and the Morris Museum of Art each have some great offerings.
By Don Rhodes

Monday, July 11, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Year of Georgia Music' recordings capture Augusta's musical ties

Once again Augusta's music scene finally is getting its due recognition thanks to the good people at the Georgia Public Broadcasting System headquarters in Atlanta.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Musician finding new fame without forgetting roots

Augusta-reared musician and songwriter Daniel Antopolsky, who now lives in France, had ordered a meal in the front courtyard of the Pizza Joint on Broad Street last March when he needed to wash ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Stanley shared music with admirers on stage and off

It seemed as if just about everybody wanted to record with bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, who died on June 23 at age 89.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: McKinnon was everyday man who wrote country hits

The funeral and life celebration service for 82-year-old Don McKinnon in the historic Beech Island, S.C., Baptist Church reminded me once again that you don't have to become famous to make a ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Relive thrill of hearing Elvis in 1956

Cody Ray Slaughter, an Elvis Presley tribute artist, has been barnstorming the nation since June 2015 with his Elvis '56 show. The production will wrap up at Augusta's Imperial Theater at 7:30 ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Awards recognize contributions to community arts

Since 1985, outstanding members of the Augusta-area arts community have been recognized annually by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Band director to join Fabulous Equinox Orchestra full time

After 11 years of teaching band music in public schools, Tommy Brinson is "taking the A Train," so to speak, and going full time on the road with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear songs from Jarosz's most intimate album at Banjo-B-Que

Just five days after turning 25 on May 23, bluegrass and Americana artist Sarah Jarosz will be performing on Saturday, May 28, at the Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival in Evans, Ga. Admission ...
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sara Evans leads two lives: the normal one, the singer one

Sara Evans will perform her many hit singles at the Imperial Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Aiken Bluegrass Festival faves returning, bringing friends

The 12th annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival this weekend promises to be the best yet, according to organizer Christian Schaumann. "We are not only having several of the best bands touring today," he ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bluegrass, gospel fans should head to Lewis Family's

Lovers of great bluegrass and Southern gospel music will want to be at the eighth annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming Mother's Day Weekend Festival.
By Don Rhodes

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival is back this Saturday

On May 7, the 23rd edition of the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, which honors the blues legend and Georgia Music Hall of Famer, takes place.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jones pays tribute to Prince; next, Brown

Augusta native Sharon Jones will perform at the James Brown Birthday Bash at Augusta Common on May 3 on Brown's actual birthday, and then she turns 60 the next day.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Marty Raybon, with Shenandoah, to play at music festival

Bluegrass and country music star Marty Raybon as the lead vocalist of the reunited country superstar group Shenandoah will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, during the Little Roy & ...
By Don Rhodes

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is filled with music festivals

Spring is here, and there are a bunch of great music festivals coming up. Here is an overview.
By Don Rhodes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hear bluegrass, gospel stars at Little Roy & Lizzy festival

The fourth annual Little Roy & Lizzy Festival returns April 28-30 near Lincolnton, Ga.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Patty says tour stop in Aiken is way to say 'thank you'

Since Feb. 11, Sandi Patty has been on her "Forever Grateful - The Farewell Tour" that should reach more than 100 cities around the globe. One of the stops will be April 17 in Aiken.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ramblin' Rhodes: Illusionist Adam Trent brings audience into the show

You won't be seeing illusionist Adam Trent this week in a tuxedo waving a magic wand over a top hat, saying "abracadabra" and pulling a rabbit out of the hat during his Augusta-area visit. That's ...
By Don Rhodes

Chipa Wolfe, organizer of Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival, dies at 62

Chipa Lone Eagle Wolfe, 62, of Jasper, Ga., died Saturday, April 10, at his residence. For the past four years, Wolfe organized and hosted the annual Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival & Pow Wow in ...
By Don Rhodes
 
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