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The Solid Rock’it Boosters at The Carson Center in Paducah

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It’s gonna be a Honky Tonk Hootenanny! Grab your moonshine jug and enjoy Hott Rodd Todd Anderson and Low Down Nathan Brown in a rare-yet-rockin’ performance as the Solid Rock’it Boosters. These locally legendary musicians are famous for their wild Honky Tonk & Hillbilly Stomp — a mix of hillbilly boogie, rockabilly and honky tonk. This time the ‘Booster Club’ will include West Kentucky finger-picking guitar legend J.T. Oglesby, as well as the unbelievable talents of Josh Coffey and Tommy Oliverio of Bawn in the Mash fame. Long live American Music!

Hear some of their songs:

“Blue Moon of Kentucky”

“Tear It Up”

“Ubangi Stomp”

“Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!”

WKMS On-Air Hosts and Staff look forward to meeting you Friday, August 20, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah.

Enjoy live music with the Solid Rock’it Boosters, sweet morsels from Laura Duff’s A Pampered Palate, the magic of Todd Duff, a silent auction, audio keepsake recordings and a cash bar.

Click here for details and ticket information.

Written by Matt Markgraf

August 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

Good Read – Love All The People

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Love all the People
by Bill Hicks

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Product Description:
Bill Hicks was arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of the last 30 years. He was funny, out of hand, impossible to ignore and genuinely disturbing. His work has inspired Michael Moore, Mark Thomas and Robert Newman among others. The trade paperback published in February 2003 was the first collected work and included major stand-up routines, diary, notebook and letters extracts, plus his final writings, most previously unpublished. This smaller format paperback has extra material discovered subsequently.

Chris Taylor says:

“Almost as good as hearing his comedy albums. Though, Hicks’ social commentary is nearing two decades old, it’s still strikingly poignant today.”

Check out our Good Reads page for more recommended books.

Written by Matt Markgraf

August 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

morning cram [funding flood edition]

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“Special interests are flooding state Supreme Court races with millions of dollars to try to tip the courts in their direction.”

~NPR reads a report and finds it may be undermining public confidence in the courts.

KENTUCKY~ What the proposed McCracken County/Paducah merger may look like, as outlined in a committee’s first-draft report. Marshall County search and rescue teams recover the body of a drowned boater. A planned coal-2-liquid plant eyes building on a 3k-acre Carlisle County plot. Beshear and education leaders will host a (live) KET forum tomorrow. The state workers’ lawsuit against upcoming furloughs will be heard this afternoon. You can design the state’s next business license plate.

TENNESSEE~ TVA warns higher electric bills are incoming (again). Study: bad time to be a tiny hospitalized baby.