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

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

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 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

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 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

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

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

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