Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Track 29 To Host Benefit Featuring Cody McCarver, Jimmy Tawater, Others

Benefit for Loyd Foutz Wednesday, November 14

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - by Bob Payne
Loyd Foutz Benefit
Loyd Foutz Benefit

Cody McCarver, Jimmy Tawater, Michael Martin, Vicki Roberts, and the ChattaMusic Band will all come together to perform in a benefit at Track 29 for Loyd Foutz, a local music lover and promoter for more than 40 years.

Loyd Foutz has promoted countless music events over the years, and has proven to be one of the best promoters the area has ever produced. He has devoted much of his life to helping others by promoting and spearheading charity fund raisers and benefit shows, never asking for any reward in return.

After suffering from two heart attacks the year before, in July of this year, Loyd fell at his home, breaking his hip. He spent weeks in the hospital and now needs help to overcome the astronomical medical expenses.

Cody McCarver, star of both music and film, had a starring role in Cole Younger and the Black Train, released this past summer. He spent 12 years in Confederate Railroad before launching a solo career.

Jimmy Tawater, a member of the Chattanooga Music Hall Of Fame, has been staple in the local music scene for 40 years. His most recent project, the River City Showcase, most recently won the BandSlam event at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Michael Martin has appeared in concert with Kenny Chesney, Tracey Lawrence, Pam Tillis, John Berry, Mark Wills, Confederate Railroad, Lee Roy Parnell, Charlie Daniels and more. His more than two decades in the music business has brought the respect of nationally known acts.

Over the years, Vicki Roberts has opened for The Kool & The Gang and The Guess Who, and has performed on stage with Country Music Artists Lee Morris, The Great Mack Vickery, Billy Joe Burnette, Razzy Bailey, Jack Robertson, David Frizell, Bobby G.Rice and many more. She has also been a lead singer for The M&M Show Band, The Roberts and Young Jazz Band, and The Bill Hackler Jazz Band.

The ChattaMusic Band is lead by Dennis Massengale, another Chattanooga Music Hall of Fame member, and longtime leader of Big Deal Band and No Big Deal Band.

Tickets are available at http://www.track29.co/event/one-night-one-show-one-cause-cody-mccarver-and-friends-benefiting-loyd-foutz.

There is live music in every corner of this great city – tonight, tomorrow and every night! Your support is what keeps music alive in Chattanooga. Without your support, the silence will be deafening.

For local music info, try www.chattanoogaentertainers.com or www.chattanooganightscope.com. They both have great local music info and schedules. For local info on Country music, try Jim Boles’ site www.chattacountry.ning.com.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000.


PHOTOS: Permagroove At Riverbend

PHOTOS: Resource At Riverbend

The first public appearance of the band Resource on the Bud Light stage at Riverbend. The band consists of high school teens who met through their churches and school with an interest in music. Most had the same Resource Class at school all with an interest in making music. The members are all from the Pisgah, Alabama area. Riverbend Festival also had a group of young junior musicians ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)