Archive for May, 2013

Former Syfy Channel Star Grant Wilson of “Ghost Hunters” fame to appear at 2013 Scarefest convention.

Grant Wilson photo copyright Syfy

Grant Wilson photo copyright Syfy

The 2013 Scarefest convention in Lexington, Kentucky is gearing up to be one heck of an event for fans of Horror and the Paranormal.  In addition to guests such as “Ghost Adventures” Star Aaron Goodwin and “Destination Truth”‘s Josh Gates, organizers have just announced that TAPS Co-founder Grant Wilson will appear at this year’s event.

Grant Wilson is the co-founder of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also a writer and illustrator of fantasy characters in role-playing games. Aside from this, he is also a composer who previously launched a “Music Myspace” account with some of his piano compositions. In the future, he aspires to work on an album. Grant was also Lead Investigator on the popular Syfy show “Ghost Adventures”. Wilson will be joining fellow “Ghost Hunters” Co-stars Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango at the 2013 Scarefest.

To get more information on how to get your tickets for the 2013 Scarefest convention, visit http://scarefestcon.com/.

 

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Patrick Stewart talks about his parents experience with domestic violence.

Patrick Stewart talks about his parents experience with domestic violence.

Posted on YouTube by: Heather Skye

This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.

When he embraced me he told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now”. I just kept thanking him.

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you.

Posted on YouTube by:  Heather Skye

This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.

When he embraced me he told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now”. I just kept thanking him.

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you.

 

This video is owned by Oswald Vinueza and full recording can be found here

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Cars from Film and Television line Downtown Las Vegas’ Historic Fremont Street for Charity event.

 

James Bond Aston Martin Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

James Bond Aston Martin Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

This past weekend in Las Vegas, well-known cars from famous films and tv shows gathered on downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street for the 2013 Las Vegas Car Stars event.  Paul Casey Productions put on the event which raised money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

"Back To The Future" DeLorean car with owner Andy Strano Photo Copyright Andy Strano

“Back To The Future” DeLorean car with owner Andy Strano Photo Copyright Andy Strano

 

Celebrities including the “King of Kustoms” George Barris, Elvis’ Tour Manager Joe Esposito, “James Bond” Star George Lazenby and “Sons of Anarchy” star Emilio Rivera mingled with fans over the 2-day event which included a parade of cars down the famous Las Vegas Strip.

 

"The Munsters" car Photograph Copyright Larry Cunningham

“The Munsters” car Photograph Copyright Larry Cunningham

 

For more information on next year’s event visit www.lasvegascarstars.com

Marla Mase has booked SPEAK (the live show, an ambitious multi-media performance concert) for Summerstage NYC 2013.

Marla Mase has booked SPEAK (the live show, an ambitious multi-media performance
concert) for Summerstage NYC 2013.

New York rock/crossover artist Marla Mase has confirmed that she and guitarist Tomás Doncker will be bringing her “Speak” show to Summerstage 2013, joining a lineup that includes The Zombies, Django Django, Dead Prez, Lianne la Havas and Rakim. The CD “Speak Deluxe” found Marla touring both China and Europe, being honored by Friends of the UN, and receiving top reviews from publications such as The Huffington Post, who said “her feisty message of peace will perhaps wake up the beast in all of us”.

Marla Mase at the Knitting Factory.

Marla Mase at the Knitting Factory.

“Speak” is a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of Marla Mase?s acclaimed 2013 album, “Speak Deluxe”. Combining live music, spoken word, dance and visual imagery, Marla has teamed up with choreographer Adrienne Hurd, filmmaker James Jankiewicz, and director/producer Sara Berg (who directed A Brief Night Out, Marla’s rock opera about a women going through a mid-life rock-n-roll crisis in 2012) for one of a kind show. “Speak” presents a powerful portrayal of “the universal woman’s” confinement, sexuality, body image, trauma, oppression and freedom, celebrating the raw reality of the human condition as expressed through the eyes, bodies, and voices of women. Through the expressive movements of a troupe of seven dancers, each of whom has a distinct voice and tale in the mini-stories, the dancers will explore the archetypes that make up the idea of what it means to be a modern woman.

The music, co-written by Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker is an integral part of “Speak” and features elements of Rock-n-Roll with World Beat, Punk, Funk, Electronica, Reggae and Soul and will be performed live at each performance with both Mase and The Tomás Doncker Band.

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Members/Instruments:
Marla Mase – Lead Vocals
Tomás Doncker:  guitars, vocals
Josh David :  bass, vocals
James Dellatacoma:  guitars, computer (sounds, etc)
Damon DueWhite:  drums
Alan Grubner:  violin
Heather Powell:  back-up vocals
Manu Koch:  keyboards
Daniel Sadownick:  percussion

Marla Mase’s “Speak” performance takes place on June 15th, 2013 in Herbert Von King Park and August 17 at The East River Park. Both performances are free to the public. Event information can be found here: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-tomas-doncker-2/ and here: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-tomas-doncker/

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CBS not be airing the scheduled May 20 third season finale of comedy Mike & Molly because of the tornado that tore through Oklahoma on today.

CBS not be airing the scheduled May 20 third season finale of comedy Mike & Molly because of the tornado that tore through Oklahoma on today.

CBS will replace Monday night’s season finale of Mike & Molly, which contained a tornado plot, with a rerun.

A mile-wide tornado caused widespread damage in Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday afternoon.

“Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related storyline,” the network said Monday in a statement. “A repeat broadcast of Mike & Molly will run in the time period. The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date.”

The episode is set in Chicago, is called “Windy City.”

The finale episode description : “Mike and Carl get stuck working at the Renaissance Faire after their boss, Patrick, gets dumped by Mike’s mother. Later, as a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly each confess important news to each other.”

Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere at Dolby Theatre  Hollywood, photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere at Dolby Theatre Hollywood, photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Second Installment in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” Franchise, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, wraps up weeks of Premieres across the world with star-studded premiere at Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex.

Leonard Nimoy copyright Suzanne Philips

Leonard Nimoy copyright Suzanne Philips

Chris Pine, copyright image.net

Chris Pine, copyright image.net

 

“Star Trek Into Darkness” opens in the U.S. tomorrow and the cast and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise wrapped up weeks of premieres all over the globe on Tuesday with a celebrity-filled premiere on Hollywood Blvd.

J.J. Abrams copyright Image.net

J.J. Abrams copyright Image.net

 

Writer Damon Lindelof coy

Writer Damon Lindelof coy

 

Director J.J. Abrams joined writer Damon Lindelof and producers Bryan Burk and Jeffrey Chernov in welcoming celebrities from the cast and the world of TV and Film to the Dolby Theatre at Holllywood and Highland for the final screening before the film opens in the U.S.

Karl Urban copyright Suzanne Philips

Karl Urban copyright Suzanne Philips

Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Bones), John Cho (Sulu), Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus)  and Bruce Greenwood (Pike) all turned out to greet fans and members of the press to talk about “Star Trek Into Darkness” and what surprises are in store for audiences.

Alice Eve copyright Suzanne Philips

Alice Eve copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Zachary Quinto copyright Image.net

Zachary Quinto copyright Image.net

 

After an attack on a Starfleet subdivision in London, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise track fugitive John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) into enemy territory.  Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew must determine who to trust and what the truth might actually be while trying to save themselves and their world.

The film is an action-packed ride from start to finish.  The dialogue is witty and fast-moving and the actors have settled into the characters in this second film.  Benedict Cumberbatch is outstanding as Harrison and Chris Pine proves a worthy adversary as Kirk and Karl Urban and Simon Pegg provide fantastic comic relief as Bones and Scotty respectively.

Karl Urban copyright Suzanne Philips

Karl Urban copyright Suzanne Philips

 

John Cho copyright Suzanne Philips

John Cho copyright Suzanne Philips

 

The film clocks in at just over 2 hours which is a perfect running time to allow that no part of the film drags.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” opens in the U.S. May 17th.

 

Bruce Greenwood copyright Suzanne Philips

Bruce Greenwood copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Kate Beckinsale copyright Suzanne Philips

Kate Beckinsale copyright Suzanne Philips

 

LeVar Burton copyright Suzanne Philips

LeVar Burton copyright Suzanne Philips

 

Lea Thompson copyright Suzanne Philips

Lea Thompson copyright Suzanne Philips

 

 

 

 

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – MAY 7: Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams, Alice Eve and Chris Pine attends the red carpet of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ movie at Carso Mall on May 7, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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radiosepia band members left to right may or may not be:  Adam Rugnetta, Marta Torres,Manu López.  Matt Monaghan

radiosepia band members left to right may or may not be: Adam Rugnetta, Marta Torres, Manu López, Matt Monaghan.

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Radiosepia

Por favor, haga clic en la bandera española en la esquina superior derecha de esta página para obtener una traducción correcta.

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.~Ed Howe

Radiosepia has come across my desk twice, not literally, but in recommendations from friends. To be honest, I ignored the band.

There was a huge problem with this band. If you read my best-selling autobiography, “You Ain’t A REAL Band Slut If You Have Never Supported A Guitar Player That Gave You Crabs” you know I usually lie and say I had amazing sex with one or more band member.

They…are…in….Spain.  I suppose I could say I had phone sex but I was afraid people wouldn’t believe me. Castilian Spanish is quite beautiful but my Spanish is dreadful. *thinking about dirty talk in Spanish*

I have other reviews I need to do so I decided I might as well listen to them. They would be able to pronounce my name, Rosalita correctly.

The first song I listen to by radiosepia was “Slipping Under” (Vocals: Manu López). What I heard was deep, rich, full music that pulled me right into a beautiful voice. It never ceases to amaze me when I hear a voice and think, “I want to have sex with that voice.” Turn your speakers up to hearing damage range, it is worth it.

Thankfully, he sings in English. There is hint of retro ’60’s British music with a bit of George Harrison thrown in. George Harrison was quite fuckable but not the best singer in the group, radiosepia has built on, not copied.

I didn’t see a record label. That can be a problem when listening to a recording instead of the actual band. Indie bands don’t always have the production quality that allows you to fully appreciate their music. Budget and ego can also get in the way of a good mix. Their vocals will either sit on top of the music or be completely obscured.

“Slipping Under” is pretty much flawless. If I were still working with bands this song would be on the radio very soon!

The band’s name, radiosepia, intrigued me and made me think of an old photo of an old radio.  In an interview with The Outsider Argentina, guitarist Matt Monaghan mentioned the true origin of the name, “radiosepia comes from one of my favourite animals – the cuttlefish, or ‘sepia’ in Spanish. One day I saw a sepia while snorkeling in Nicaragua and it looked like an alien sending out signals, radio signals. The image stuck in my head for years.”

Having grown up in Florida, I have seen cuttlefish and none of them were awe-inspiring. They look like a floppy hand. Since I have a tendency to chase squirrels instead of actually writing I spent 20 min. looking at images of cuttlefish on Google. My mental image was rehabilitated, there are some beautiful cuttlefish.

God bless their little musical hearts, the band had the lyrics posted. I have never understood why it is so difficult to get bands to add the lyrics to their website.

The “Laser Guided Bombs” (Vocals: Matt Monaghan) intro touches that elusive plane where sound and movement comes together. Close your eyes and you have the “feeling” of flight through sound.  Perhaps it is my crappy headset but they seemed to have miss a perfect opportunity to zap the music through my head. After experiencing the music and voice, the lyrics started fucking with my head, “Since I fell from that military plane, I hover over ponds and watch birds fly”. What? I really liked that!

radiosepia makes me want to beg them to let me send their songs out to radio stations here.

This is turning into a novel but I have to say Dave Noakes! A good drummer is the bones and structure of music. I do like drummers.

From a practical stand point some of the tracks on Digital Scars are not good for radio. The songs have very long musical intros, we have found that listeners tend to station hop rather than wait for the vocals.  After I wrote this I found excellent radio edits on their website.

Download a couple of free radiosepia singles for your ipod:
Time (Will Take Our Love Away) – radio edit
Laser Guided Bombs – radio edit
Slipping Under – early studio mix

One of my favorite things about the band is this quote from their website. “For more information, concert photos and direct chit-chat with the band join us on FB and walk along-side us (we don’t like the idea crowds of people following us) on twitter.”

Purchase CD for approximately $9.50 USD  buy here. PayPal is not required.
Tracks approximately $1.50 USD

Digital Scars

Voices: Matt Monaghan sings main vocals on all songs apart from tracks 4,8,11 – main vocals on these songs sung by Manu López.
Backing Vocals: Manu López sings backing vocals on all songs apart from tracks 4,8,11. Backing vocals on these songs are sung by Matt Monaghan. Mark Fea & Matt Butler helped out with some backing vocals on ‘The Quantum Monkey’ and ‘Better’.
Guitar: Matt Monaghan plays acoustic and electric guitar on all songs. Manu López plays acoustic guitar on ‘Better’ and additional electric guitars to tracks 1,3,5 & 9. Mark Fea laid down the moody guitar solos on ‘The Desert Rain’.
Bass: Manu López.
Violin: Marta Torres.
Drums/Percussion: Dave Noakes.
Mandolin/Glockenspiel: Adam Rugnetta.
Harmonica: Matt Butler.
Ukelele: Matt Monaghan.
Keyboards: Mark Fea & Manu López.

A glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl], glocken:bells and spiel:play) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel's are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch

A glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl], glocken:bells and spiel:play) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone’s bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel’s are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch. Wikipedia

Paranormal Researcher John Zaffis joins The Scarefest 2013 as a featured guest.

"Haunted Collector" Star John Zaffis  - Photo by: David Welker/Syfy

“Haunted Collector” Star John Zaffis – Photo by: David Welker/Syfy

John Zaffis is a legend in the Paranormal world.  With nearly forty years of Paranormal experience, Zaffis is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

Zaffis’ early training came at the hands of his uncle and aunt, Ed and Lorraine Warren, both respected demonologists,  well-known for their work on the Amityville Horror case.

Zaffis is a respected lecturer and conference guest and runs the Museum of the Paranormal, located in Stratford, Connecticut.  A veteran of numerous television programs, Zaffis is currently starring in Syfy’s “Haunted Collector” with his daughter Aimee, son Chris and team members Brian J. Cano, Jason Gates and Jesslyn Brown. The show follows the team as they travel around the country to help people experiencing Paranormal activity.

John Zaffis Photo by Suzanne Philips/CFM

John Zaffis Photo by Suzanne Philips/CFM

John Zaffis is a great addition to the 2013 Scarefest’s Paranormal lineup which includes “Ghost Adventures” Star Aaron Goodwin, Josh Gates of “Destination Truth”  and “Ghost Hunters” stars Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango.

The 2013 Scarefest will be held September 13-15th at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://thescarefest.com/.

It was a carnival like atmosphere when 20,000 showed up to watch the execution of 22-year-old Rainey Bethea.

On a beautiful stretch of land along the Ohio River, there was a carnival like atmosphere when 20,000 Gallows Ghouls showed up to watch the execution of 22-year-old Rainey Bethea.

If Travis Alexander was my son I would want revenge, make no mistake about that.

The Jodi Arias trial came to my attention when I mistakenly turned to HLN looking for the morning news. As the trial turned into the Juan Martinez Show, I stopped watching.

When I did go to HLN, I was appalled by what I saw. HLN has turned this trial into a rally for The Gallows Ghouls. The crowd outside the courthouse last Friday and again today were in a festive mood.  Has everyone forgotten this is a murder case? This man was savagely murdered. This is about someone’s life and about justice for the accused and the victim.

Today the Gallows Ghouls were laughing, joking and enjoying the blood chumming by Jane Velez-Mitchell. HLN. The party atmosphere cheapened Travis Alexander’s life.

The Gallows Ghouls are happy to chat with JV-M, each Ghoul hoping for validation of their point of view or opinion on national TV.

This group of Gallows Ghouls has spent months competing for seats and bragging rights to tout their participation at the trial. HLN workers point to Arias’ craving for attention and the spotlight meanwhile encouraging the same behavior in The Gallows Ghouls, they’re hoping for some glory or reflected celebrity.

This article about the hanging of Rainey Bethea sounds uncomfortably close to what is happening in Arizona, “From Chicago — “Death Makes a Holiday: 20,000 Revel Over Hanging.” From Evansville, Ind. — “Ghostly Carnival Precedes Hanging.” From Louisville — “‘Did You Ever See a Hanging?’ ‘I Did,’ Everyone in this Kentucky Throng can now Boast. “Newspapers described vendors selling hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. “Every bar was packed to the doors. Down the main street tipsy merrymakers rollicked all night. ‘Hanging parties’ were held in many a home,” Time magazine reported in an Aug. 24, 1936, article. Pictures taken the morning of the hanging show a large crowd — men and women, some holding children — standing in downtown Owensboro, some on the rooftops of brick buildings. More of this article can be found here.

The best part of tonight's episode of  "The Mentalist".

One of the best parts of tonight’s episode of “The Mentalist”.

Why don’t they take some of the money they are saving recycling storylines and buy a descent wardrobe for Lisbon (Robin Tunney)? Where on earth does a supervisor wear skintight, painted on, low cut jeans and the men that work for her wear suits and ties? Her crotch has to hurt by the end of the day and most of the time she dresses like she is going to a rodeo. She does not look like a person in charge or anyone to be taken seriously. The top she was wearing tonight did look like something one would wear to an office but why jeans and boots?

The writers for The Mentalist (Simon Baker) are getting so predictable that sometimes it isn’t even worth the occasional Janism to watch the show.  They have pulled out the same storyline so many times that it is shameful.  It was painfully obvious who was killing for Red John.

LO AND BEHOLD!  She dies before they get a chance to question her, now there is a shocker!

The Mentalist comes from the  “Don’t Write Anything Original” book for TV shows  and mandates that:

  • the person has Sherlock Holmes/psychic/mental/powers of observation
  • working with the cops/CBI/FBI is only there (and hates it) because
  • their husband/wife/child/dog was killed by
  • a serial killer with an unlimited amount of money and access to EVERYTHING
  • with a stupid name like Jack of all Trades or Red John.

Spoilers kind of…

Tunney and Baker are excellent at playing off of each other.  Everyone that had an older brother understands how much Lisbon wants to get even when he teases her.  First he tells Lisbon that he has narrowed his list down to seven people, then refuses to tell her who they are.  She insists that she can be deceitful  and his impression of her “putting up a front” is perfect. You can almost hear mom saying, “Leave your sister alone!”

We were given 7 possible names for Red John. If anyone cares. I don’t care any more and I am not sure I cared in the first place.

Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell): The leader of Visualize Self-Realization Center

Gale Betram (Michael Gaston): The director of the CBI

Raymond Haffner (Reed Diamond): A CBI agent, Jane’s former boss

Reede Smith (Drew Powell): An FBI agent

Bob Kirkland (Kevin Corrigan): A homeland security agent

Sheriff Thomas McAllister (Xander Berkeley): A sheriff who helped Jane and the CBI solve a murder way back in the second episode of the series.

Brett Partridge (Jack Plotnick): A forensic analysis for the CBI

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The story of a dog and his man.

The story of a dog and his man.

Elijah Wood as Ryan (the man). Jason Gann as Wilfred (the dog).  Everyone else sees Wilfred as a dog, but Ryan sees a crude, surly, irrepressibly brave and honest man in a dog suit. Season Premiere Thursday June 20 on FX.
Funniest Promo Ever!
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Suwannee River Jam Photo by: George Peavey

The Suwannee River Jam is underway in full force with country music being heard everywhere at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla this weekend! Rain has not deterred Jam fans who turned out Thursday evening to enjoy Rion Paige, Jared Ashley, Randy Houser and Eli Young Band (EYB). Enjoying their meet and greet with EYB are, center left The Big 98 DJ Stevie D; right center Dr. Harold Author and wife Suzanne of Live Oak. The Jam runs through Saturday night with Friday evening’s artists Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin and Rodney Atkins and Saturday evening’s artists Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Florida Georgia Line (#1 country song in the nation “Cruise” this week) and Sheryl Crow. Entertainment each afternoon in the Amphitheater at the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage with audition winners and others. Tickets still available at the gate!

Rion Paige

Rion Paige 2013 he Suwannee River Jam

Jacksonville’s country music star Rion Paige, who celebrates her 13th birthday May 3 at The Suwannee River Jam being held at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, opens the Jam on the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage May 2. This teenager has a huge number of adoring fans who love to hear her perform as she opens for many bands and also performs at the SOSMP often. Rion opened the Jam Wednesday night in the Music Hall for Justin Case Band and Tobacco Rd Band. Photo: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Jared Ashley

Jared Ashley

Nashville country music artist Jared Ashley takes the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage Thursday evening, May 2, at The Suwannee River Jam in Live Oak, Fla and wowed the crowd of determined fans who sat or stood in the rain to hear this up and coming country star. The Suwannee River Jam continues through Saturday, May 4 with Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin and Rodney Atkins Friday evening and Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Florida Georgia Line with the #1 country song in America this week “Cruise,” and Grammy winner Sheryl Crow Saturday evening. Entertainment each afternoon on the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage. Photo: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, and Steve Briscoe, right. Photo By George Peavey

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, and Steve Briscoe, right. Photo By George Peavey

Nashville country star Jared Ashley, left, poses for a meet and greet photo with 1st Street Music & Sound Company’s Steve Briscoe, who oversees the production at the 1st Street Music/Budweiser Party Zone Stage during Suwannee River Jam week at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. Jared performed for an avid audience of country fans who stood in rain during his great performance at the Jam May 2 on Briscoe’s stage. Also performing May 2 was Rion Paige, Randy Houser and Eli Young Band. The fun continues through May 4 with tickets still available for the Friday, May 3 performance of Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins on the main stage and Justin Case Band taking the Music Hall Stage at midnight! Saturday night’s artists are Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line (#1 country song this week “Cruise”) and Grammy winner Sheryl Crow! LoCash will close the Jam beginning at midnight Saturday night. Don’t miss the biggest country Jam in the South! Tickets still available!

Country artist Randy Houser, left, and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey right. Photo by - George Peavey

Country artist Randy Houser, left, and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey right. Photo by – George Peavey

Country music fans attending The Suwannee River Jam at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla this week enjoyed country star Randy Houser’s performance May 2. Pictured with Houser is Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Marketing Director Teena Peavey during a meet and greet backstage. The Jam continues through Saturday night, May 4 with LoCash Cowboys holding a midnight party after Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash Cowboys’ early performance and Aaron Tippin rock the Jam! Go to www.suwanneeriverjam.com for schedule of performers.