Well, dear and faithful readers, this week marks a milestone that I surely never expected to see: the 45th anniversary of my weekly Ramblin' Rhodes column.
Something really special is coming Augusta's way for the very first time. It's a band from Toronto called Blue Rodeo.
Georgia native Jason Aldean is the only repeat artist scheduled next week for the 12th annual WKXC-FM Guitar Pull, which is appropriate because he also is the hottest act on the line-up.
I do love it when people agree to play my reindeer games.
Have your say in The Augusta Chronicle's Singer-Songwriter contest.
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...MISSION: 1157 Broad St.; Bob Marley tribute tonight; Old Union Friday; Livingroom Legends covering The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Saturday; 722-1233. l MODJESKA: 813 Broad St.; Lyka Champ and Challenge Theory tonight; VICE with DJs...
Blame it on Clint Eastwood. Although excellent as a cowboy or rebellious cop, Mr. Eastwood proved to be a spoiler for Augusta Chronicle critic Steven Uhles this year. Mr. Uhles, who had banked heavily on Aviator gold, was beaten by 83 of the 191 entries in this year's Oscar Pick contest. One of the 12 perfect entries was chosen as the winner in a blind draw.
So it's Friday night, lights low, beer cold, jukebox pumping, and your buddy cooks up a challenge.
...Texas, as is another classic country rock song, You're Still On My Mind, which The Byrds recorded for their Sweethearts of the Rodeo album. "Heart of Gold is a fun, old-school country song," Ms. Musgraves said, "and it's fun to play...