Meet the 12 semifinalists in AMPED Music Contest

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Julie Farris and The Farris-Owen Project
Country song "Delia Jones," by Julie Farris (left), is a semifinalist in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest. Farris, Laura Owen (center) and Debbie Owen make up The Farris-Owen Project. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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County Line
County Line, with Alex Hintz (from left), Malorie Brewer and Ray Fulcher, is a semifinalist in the 2012 Amped: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with their original song "Let Her Hair Down." (submitted photo)
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Craig Hendricks
Craig Hendricks, 40, of Sandersville, has been playing music since he was 14 years old. Hendricks plays gospel and bluegrass music but it was a love ballad to his wife that led him through the first round of voting in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Grizzly Harris
Grizzly Harris, 25, of Augusta, is a semifinalist in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with his song "Dancing the Shoreline." Harris, who has been playing music since his sophomore year in high school, describes his acoustic music as bluesy. "John Mayer is what I get compared to most often," Harris said. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Celia Gary
Celia Gary's original song "Leaving Me Hanging" is a semifinalist in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest. (Brandi Marie Brown/BMB Photography)
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Fayth Hope
Fayth Hope is a semifinalist in the 2012 Amped: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with her original song "Love Didn't Mean a Thing." (Chris Charles/Creative Silence Photography)
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Jesup Dolly
Jesup Dolly is among the 12 semifinalists in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with their song "Evangeline." Members are Brian Allen on drums and vocals (from left), Chris Livingston on guitar and vocals, Bill Quattlebaum on vocals and guitar, and Lance McAnly on bass. (submitted photo)
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Bethany Kathleen
Bethany Kathleen, 16, is a semifinalist in the 2012 Amped: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with her original song "Stuck in Time." A guitarist and pianist, Kathleen writes music for both instruments. (Parish Howard/Special)
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Mama Says
Mama Says, with James Heath on bass (from left), Chris Powers on electric guitar, Chris Ndeti on acoustic guitar and vocals and Craig Snow on drums, are in the semifinals in the 2012 Amped: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with their original song "Homegrown." (submitted photo)
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Results May Vary
Results May Vary is a semifinalist in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with their song "Best Shot." (submitted photo)
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Wade Teston
Wade Teston, 59, of Martinez, is a semifinalist in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest with his original song "Gene & Roy." Teston has been playing music for 14 years. "I never set out to do any performance," Teston said. "I just really love writing songs." (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Editor’s Note: A photo of semifinalist Volume was unavailable.

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The semifinal round of voting is now closed in AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest. Six acts – three selected by popular vote and three critic’s picks, will go on to the finals at the Arts In the Heart of Augusta festival on Sept. 15.

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