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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bates'  'Me and Conway'  is worth listen

One of my favorite singers is Jeff Bates whom I've talked with since 1997 about how much he sounds like Conway Twitty.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Entertainers turn out for talk on music legends

"You've got to write about this!" said singer Flo Carter after my presentation last Thursday night about black entertainers who either came from North Augusta or performed in North Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Pioneer in Augusta broadcasting still making music

Today there are many women broadcasters, black and white, in radio and television locally. But in the 1960s you could count those pioneer women broadcasters on one hand with one of the earliest ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Then, as now, great acts stop here

There have been a lot of entertainment happenings in the first few months of this year with several major stars in town, and that also was true of the first few months 100 years ago in 1915.
By Don Rhodes

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Grammy winner Ray Stevens will meet fans, sign books at mall

Ray Stevens is heading back this way to sign copies of his new autobiography, Ray Stevens' Nashville, and copies of his CD Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Barnes & Noble ...
By Don Rhodes

Ramblin' Rhodes: Tributes, talks are focused on Elvis

The Morris Museum of Art has two Elvis-related events planned for Feb. 15.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bush is back, bringing Newgrass to Imperial Theatre

Bluegrass mandolin player Sam Bush has been coming to Augusta at least since 1987 when his progressive bluegrass group New Grass Revival performed at Miss Kitty's nightclub on Gordon Highway in ...
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
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