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Who is Rich O’Toole? Rich cannot be defined or put into a box. Is he a country artist? Yes. Is he an independent artist? Yes. Does he make music for everyone? Yes. Rich has a passion to make music for the masses whether a person loves country, rock or rap. He wants to appeal to all. Make no mistake, Rich O’Toole is an artist that draws you in with his dynamic, sultry voice, every guitar lick and the rich, passion of his voice, not to mention the daring lyrics that ring so true, that leave the listener in awe.
Some might say the four-piece JB and the Moonshine Band was born the day JB Patterson looked up to see that only three musicians had shown up at his open- call audition in his Tyler, Texas, hometown. Fortunately, Gabe Guevara (drums), Hayden McMullen (lead guitar) and Chris Flores (bass guitar) turned out to be the right three and, after a brief musical and personal get-to-know-you session, everyone realized the stars had aligned to bring them together.
But if you ask JB when the band really started, he’ll reflect back to a time rooted less in music and more in his unfulfilled dreams.
“The two things that drive me are love and hate”
- Cody Canada, March 2014
The latest, tight incarnation of the Cody Canada-led group The Departed isn’t a reinvention of the group’s sound, or a reimagining of Canada’s musical perspective – it’s a reunion. As with any reunion, the passing years have provided the involved parties with new and unique perspectives, breathing vibrant excitement into their streamlined new environment.
Canada, Jeremy Plato, Chris Doege and Steve Littleton are reopening the doors to a sonic garage where sounds and stories some thought were gone for good are now being unleashed onto an eager public after a few years of fruitful – even risky – artistic diversion. Being guided by raw emotion and nerves that are often unguarded, Canada hasn’t begun to pluck the opening notes to an increasing number of Cross Canadian Ragweed favorites without some reluctance or painful reminiscence, mind you. But the powerful nature of such visceral connections is what makes his stories stunning while rightfully placing him in a prominent class of modern songwriters occupied by the influential likes of Robert Earl Keen, Bruce and Charlie Robison, Todd Snider, Mike McClure and the men of Reckless Kelly, among only a strict few others.
He’s a new voice… an honest new voice. That would be Heartland Country-Rocker, Logan Mize.
Just listen to his no-nonsense single “Used Up,” a hit-the-road anthem for every guy who’s endured a crushing breakup. Mize delivers it with raw candor, and gritty passion. It’s no wonder the song was recently a “Highway Find” on Sirius XM’s The Highway. You can catch the lyric video on his website, loganmize.com.
Mize spent a good part of 2013 behind the camera in a couple of high profile turns on the small screen. The Kansas native found himself guest starring in two nationally-watched TV appearances that undoubtedly introduced him to new audiences.
He ended up in a widely viewed “Fabric Of Our Life” cotton commercial with Hayden Panettiere of ABC-TV’s lauded Nashville. Mize and his band are shown performing on stage at Music City’s legendary Station Inn. But there’s more: Mize played himself and sang, also with his band, in a recent episode of The CW’s hit drama Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson.
In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson’s unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.
Starting in 2012, the Waterville Volunteer Fire Department has been hosting a Smoke Off & Car Show as a fundraiser to help support the construction of the new firehouse. The Fire Department appreciates the fantastic support and great attendance this event has had the past two years. This year the Smoke Off is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th, starting at 10:00 a.m.. The schedule for the day includes:
• Car, Bike, & Truck Show — $20 entry fee, register day of show, Trophies awarded
• Iron Person Tournament – Team of 2, $20 entry fee, games include horseshoes, washers, and ladder ball, top 3 teams will be awarded
• Smoke Off — Boston Butts and Ribs,1 grand champion,1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division, Prepay and register is $40 per meat or $75 for both, Register day of competition $50 per meat, Contact Brent Martin 785-268-0724 to register
• Beer Garden
• Children Activities
• Live band/street dance
• Afternoon entertainment provided by Mobile Beatz DJ Service
Any and all donations are appreciated.Maybe you can donate a service, i.e. portable toilets. Anything would be fantastic. If you donate a service or item, we will consider the retail value for your level of sponsorship. All donors will be recognized on the back of t-shirts that will be for sale that
day. To be included on the t-shirt, they ask that you have your donation submitted by August 1st.
Sponsorship has been divided into the following levels:
• Bronze Division – up to $200
• Silver Division – $200-$399
• Gold Division – $400 or more
Donations can be sent to the following address:
City of Waterville
C/O Fire Department
PO BOX 387
Waterville, KS 66548
Daniel Gleason 785 313 3233 and we can arrange pickup of items.
We are excited to once again be a part of the annual Medicine Stone Music Festival! Get your tickets before they sell out!
Last year the Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, Oklahoma set the stage for the inaugural three-day music event known simply as Medicine Stone. An admirable turnout was expected for this first annual event due to the caliber of artists who were set to perform there, yet the response from diehard music fans raised the status to a premier level when thousands gathered on the majestic banks of the Illinois River to celebrate the renowned music scene named after that rich native soil. September 11th through September 13th will see the much anticipated sequel to an event that is quickly becoming the top name in Oklahoma festivals. This year’s music lineup includes acclaimed artists and event creators Jason Boland and The Stragglers and Turnpike Troubadours as well as Cody Canada and The Departed, Shinyribs, American Aquarium, Reckless Kelly, Micky & The Motorcars, The Great Divide, Jason Eady, Corb Lund, Dirty River Boys, Brandon Jenkins, Randy Crouch, Red Dirt Rangers, Jonny Burke, Thomas Trapp and Brandon Clark.
Your chance to win Tickets & Camping Passes with Artist Meet & Greets, as well as our Grand Prize 4-Person Motel Package with Festival Shuttle and Artist Goodie Bags coming soon!
Register below for your chance to win!