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Route 60 Saturday Night
November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5
At the mid-point of the 2019 fall season, our Saturday, Nov. 16, show features three veteran singer/songwriters — Tim Browning, Maggie Moore and Ricky G. Fox — who are coming to our stage for the first time. The monthly 90-minute music variety show begins at 7 p.m. at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville. Hosted by Michelle Lewis, the show, which takes the stage on the third Saturday night of each month, features The 1937 Flood, The Band, Not the Natural Disaster, as the house band. In addition, each month’s show offers new and established musical acts as guest artists. Here is more about the headliners for this month’s show:
Maggie Moore & Ricky G. Fox have been singing together for the past 10 years, writing and recording songs inspired by people, places, trials, and tribulations of American life. They began performing together as a duo and part of a bluegrass-gospel trio at churches, farmers markets, coffee houses, and pubs in and around Lafayette, Colorado. Their music is a mix of folk, classic country, bluegrass, gospel, and roots rock. They’ve recently relocated to Moore’s native West Virginia to grow their fan base in the region nearer to the origins of the music they love, and they now call Huntington home. Maggie and Ricky met in 2009 through mutual friends and began playing in a couple of different bands together. Back then they mostly covered classic rock and country songs, Maggie playing keyboard, Ricky strumming guitar. Since then, the two have written and recorded a whole suite of gospel/folk/bluegrass tunes, songs they’ve composed individually and as a team. In 2016 they released their second album as a songwriting duo, called “By My Side, Never Alone,” launched at a CD release party in Boulder. Now that they’re truly getting settled in Huntington, they’re teaching bluegrass jamming classes, performing locally and regionally and working out new songs for their next album.
— Tim Browning is a singer-songwriter who hails from the small coal-mining town of Holden, WV. Born and raised in Logan County but seasoned by his world travels, he sings songs about hardships and the scars they leave behind. Mixing elements of rock, folk and country, Tim weaves tales full of heart both brutal and honest. Talking not long ago to Derek Halsey of The Herald-Dispatch, Tim discussed his military service, which included multiple tours in Iraq, telling the journalist, “For me, music and the songs that I write are a matter of taking things into your own hands. When you’ve been a soldier and you’ve fought in wars and you’ve had to get into the nitty gritty, dirty and bloody parts of life, it changes you. I don’t think it has to change you to the point where you’ll never be soft and gentle. I have children and they keep me balanced out. But my songs are about survival against the odds, which is something we all go through.” These days Tim also fronts his alt rock/alt country band The Widowmakers — “Johnny Cash-meets-Thin Lizzy,” he likes to say — “I don’t really sing country music,” he says, “but it has a lot of the same ingredients, a lot of rough-neck, back alley thoughts and ideas, being in those hills and hollers, taking life as it comes.”
And as a special guest, we’ll have Branson Tolliver doing a couple of tunes with The Flood. We feel a Johnny Cash vibe in the air!
Admission to the show is $5 and this all proceeds will be donated to support the good work of the United Way of the River Cities.