Don Rhodes

Stories by Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 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

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Montgomery Gentry heads for Evans

Montgomery Gentry continues to make the best hard core/rock-tinged country music they can. They are sure to have a great turn out of fans when they perform Friday, Sept. 19, at Lady Antebellum ...
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Unstoppable Lawson to open Southern Soul & Song series

One of the world's greatest mandolin players and bluegrass music vocalists, Doyle Lawson, returns to Augusta this weekend with his band Quicksilver.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: New Wiseman CD is diary of country classics

Listening to bluegrass music star Mac Wiseman's new CD is like listening to the classic songs of country music's early history.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Jake Owen hit hole-in-one with country music career

Thursday, Aug. 28, is an important day for country music singer Jake Owen and his fraternal twin brother, Jarrod. The Florida-born brothers are turning 33.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

The third annual Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival is moving up the road apiece from Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam Park, according to festival co-founder Chipa Wolfe.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Malpass Brothers keeping tradition of country alive

The Malpass Brothers discovered a love of country music by playing their grandfather's records. Then, Merle Haggard kind of discovered The Malpass Brothers.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Country legend Loretta Lynn back at Bell again

The Bell Auditorium stage is familiar to country superstar Loretta Lynn, who has been singing on it for nearly 50 years. Now at 82, she will return to perform Saturday, Aug. 23.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a short drive to Newberry to see top music acts

The Newberry (S.C.) Opera House has revealed its 2014-2015 performances schedule, and it's another great line-up of entertainment within driving distance from Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Ed Turner and Number 9 create 'musical time machine'

It is a weeknight, and pianist/singer Ed Turner and his No. 9 musicians as usual are playing to a full house. Only this "full house" consists of Turner and his six other core band musicians, a new ...
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: Series bring pianists, singers, bluegrass artists to stage

The 2014-2015 lineups for the Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series and the Waynesboro-Burke County Concert Series have been announced.
By Don Rhodes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Most characters in 'Get On Up' played real role in James Brown's life

Movie-making folks often love to create characters that never existed or were compilations of real people when a biography film is made of someone famous. But in the case of "Get On Up," which ...
By Don Rhodes

Boseman captures essence of James Brown

When Chadwick Boseman was cast as the legendary entertainer and South Carolina native James Brown in this year's movie "Get On Up," music and movie fans everywhere asked, "Who?"
By Don Rhodes

James Brown's mother, Susie, wrongly depicted in movie

The movie "Get On Up" is based on a lie that James Brown's mother, Susie, abandoned the family when Brown was a boy and then just showed up years later at New York City's Apollo Theatre.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Get On Up' puts James Brown back in the spotlight

With the nationwide opening of "Get On Up" on Aug. 1, I thought I'd share excerpts from a 2008 radio interview for Al Sharpton's Keeping It Real program.
By Don Rhodes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rhodes: 'Get On Up' to see Brown biopic

Do not miss this one!! James Brown, for sure, is back on the good foot with an incredibly lifelike portrayal by South Carolina-born actor Chadwick Boseman.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brian Grazer made James Brown film possible

The real hero behind the reality of a feature film finally getting made about James Brown is producer Brian Grazer.
By Don Rhodes
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