Tuesday Round up
Alt title: A bunch of stuff that longtime avfl reader NG sent me and I thought was worth passing along, plus this first thing that reader DA sent to me and then later I saw on Musicscribe too:
That didn’t last long: as many probably saw already, the Smoky Mountain Showcase where the Fake Florida Boys had just started appearing was unexpectedly shuttered recently.
Brutal: the New England Daily Collegian absolutely destroys the new project by Mike Walker, who is – if I’m not mistaken –the act that the FFB replaced at the now-defunct Smoky Mountain Showcase. The review probably won’t help the Boys pay their bills, but it’s good for a little schaudenfruede to while away the time the group will now have to spend on the bus to make up for those lost theater dates.
Meanwhile, in Silver Dollar City: Reader NG drew my attention to the SDC weeklong sg and bluegrass festival back in August and September. Did anybody attend this and wanna let us know how big of a draw it was?
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Peoria Ada, OK: Not so good, evidently. After 43-year run of featuring southern gospel, the Konawa All-Night sing ditched sg this year for a two-year old “blues and Southern rock style Christian group,” whose music the local paper describes as “innovative and unmistakabley [sic] about the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a whole new genre in Christian music.” Cause you know, southern gospel is often mistaken for all kinds of other music. And it’s really, really not new.