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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken,’ as well as the TV series ‘24.’

But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that timeframe, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out…

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Delbert McClinton, Jackson Capps

Delbert McClinton

Multi-Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton is “One of the Fortunate Few,” who has managed to live his dreams for more than six decades. The stars have aligned for Delbert. Those stars may have leaned toward the blues, but Delbert has managed to keep them on the bright side. more >>>

Jackson Capps

Jackson Capps was born to be an country music entertainer. As a very young boy, he and his mother would visit Nashville regularly. Long before he was a teen, Jackson knew that country music was in his blood, and that’s when he taught himself how to play guitar listening to his early influences such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Jackson made his live performance debut at Nashville’s World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in 2011. He has been honing his talents as a singer/songwriter ever since.

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HardDRIVE Live 2016: Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies

You hear it again and again.

When one door closes, another one opens. However, it‟s true – especially in the case of Sick Puppies. In the Fall of 2014, Emma Anzai parted ways with their guitarist and vocalist. Weathering and persevering through this potentially life-changing event, the gold-selling, chart-topping Los Angeles- based and Australian-bred hard rock outfit knew one thing.

They were going to make more music as Sick Puppies.

“There was no question” affirms Emma. “We had no doubt that we wanted to continue. Mark and I got together and basically said, „first and foremost, we love music. We love this band and our fans, and we have put so much into it, and we are not done and want to take it further.‟ In order to do that, we needed to find the right member.”

Instead, the “right member” found them. With stints in several bands under his belt, Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott reached out to Emma via Facebook within days of the announcement. He sent her a video of himself performing, and she swiftly replied.

“Both Mark and I knew he was the guy…

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The Legendary Muscle Shoals Revue, Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

The Legendary Muscle Shoals Revue

Muscle Shoals, AL has long been known for producing some of the finest R&B, soul, and southern rock music that has ever been put on tape. Great names such as Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding have all recorded some of their biggest hits at FAME or Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, and the area continues to deliver top-notch talent today like Jason Isbell, The Drive-By Truckers, and the Alabama Shakes, all who have members that either are natives or current residents of the Shoals.

In the spirit of our esteemed history, we have assembled one of the finest musical ensembles in the land to represent our area and perform a dazzling array of chart-topping singles that were recorded in Muscle Shoals, all of which are very recognizable. This 15 piece band includes several members of the original ‘Swampers’ rhythm section (pictured: Spooner Oldham, Jimmy Johnson, Clayton Ivey, and Will McFarlane) as well as backup vocals by the ‘Shoals Sisters’, Marie Lewey and Cindy Walker, and also a wonderful four piece horn section headed up by Charles Rose & Harvey Thompson (Lyle Lovett’s Large Band). The group is rounded out by guitarist…

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The Brothers Osborne

Years before they climbed the country charts with songs like “Stay a Little Longer” and “Rum,” the Brothers Osborne grew up in Deale, Maryland, a small fishing town on the Atlantic seaboard. It was a cozy place, filled with blue-collar workers who made their living on the water. During the weekends, many of those workers would head over to the Osborne household, where a series of loose, all-night jam sessions filled the Maryland air with the sounds of Bob Seger, Hank Williams, Tom Petty and George Jones.

The Osborne siblings strummed their first chords during those jam sessions. From the very start, TJ Osborne was the brother with the voice. He sang in a thick, low baritone, crooning like Johnny Cash long before he was even old enough to drive. Older brother John, on the other hand, was the family’s guitar shredder, his fingers capable of down-home bluegrass licks, arena-worthy rock riffs, country twang, and everything in between. Combined, the two Osbornes could play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound that would eventually fill the 11 songs on their major-label debut, Pawn Shop.

Like its title suggests, Pawn Shop offers a little bit of everything. There’s…

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