New Coon Creek Girls And Beacon In The Valley Play At WoodSongs Coffeehouse Feb. 22

Friday, February 14, 2014
New Coon Creek Girls
New Coon Creek Girls

The WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter will host the New Coon Creek Girls, a Kentucky based bluegrass band and Robinson Renard  - "The Beacon in the Valley" on Saturday, Feb. 22.  

Review for New Coon Creek Girls:

The New Coon Creek Girls were formed in 1979 by John Lair, the founder of Renfro Valley, with the intention of carrying on the traditional music that was played by the original "Coon Creek Girls" on his famous Barn Dance from 1930's-1960's; but it didn't take long for Mr. Lair to see that the New Coon Creek Girls talents would take them far beyond the walls of Renfro Valley.

After leaving the Valley they traveled extensively playing and singing their own brand of acoustic music throughout the United States and Abroad. For almost 20 years the NCCG's were a main stay at bluegrass festivals, fairs, concerts and college venues. There  have been several personnel changes over the years, but never has there been a combination of which found more popularity as a group, than that of which was together in the mid 80s. It is that lineup of women that has come together after a 27 year hiatus; Pam Gadd on vocals, banjo and guitar, Wanda Barnett on vocals, guitar and fiddle, Vicki Simmons on vocals, bass and claw hammer banjo, and Pam Perry Combs on vocals, mandolin and guitar.  

Tom Brown, WoodSongs Dalton director says of the upcoming concert, "The girls are playing just a few select dates this year, and I am thrilled that we were able to get them.  They're seasoned performers who will bring a broad repertoire of songs and a whole lot of talent to the Freight Depot."

Review for Robinson Renard - Beacon in the Valley:

Opening for the New Coon Creek Girls will be singer songwriter Robinson Renard, who performs under the name "Beacon in the Valley". A southern transplant from the Northeast, the "beacon" gains fans wherever he performs with his unforgettable voice and soulful lyrics.  

This regionally acclaimed concert series features emerging and established performers and will be held at the historic Dalton Freight Depot at 305 S. Depot Street in downtown Dalton Georgia.  The concert series is sponsored in part by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority and the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information call 706.260-5394, email woodsongsdalton@yahoo.com, or visit http://WoodsongsDalton.com

Robinson Renard  - "The Beacon in the Valley"
Robinson Renard - "The Beacon in the Valley"

WTVC Anchor Sarah Jennings To Leave NewsChannel 9

WTVC morning anchor Sarah Jennings has announced her resignation effective Dec. 31.  “Leaving my wonderful co-workers at the end of the year to spend more time with my family is a bittersweet decision, but one which I'm so grateful God has given me,” Ms. Jennings said. A native of Cleveland, Ms. Jennings began her TV career in 2003 as a traffic reporter for WTVC. She ... (click for more)

Closed Door Entertainment's I Wish Talent Showcase Is Dec. 17

Closed Door Entertainment will present the I Wish... Talent Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 17.  The event includes dinner. There will be performances from various members of the CDE family, as they perform songs or dances from shows or roles they've dreamed of doing, alongside performers who have talents they want to share with audience. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the ... (click for more)

Curtis Coleman Sentenced To 144 Months For Dealing Heroin

Curtis Allen Coleman, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough for heroin distribution in Chattanooga. Coleman pleaded guilty in August to a federal indictment charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute heroin.  According to information on file with the United States District ... (click for more)

Red Cross Continues Tornado Relief In Southeast Tennessee

After tornadoes and strong straight-line winds moved through Southeast Tennessee on Tuesday evening, Red Cross mobilized more than 70 volunteers, provided shelter for displaced residents, and is working to ensure that emergency needs are being met for everyone who was affected.   “We are working very closely with our local Emergency Management Agencies and community partners ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our Schools Stink

Cheryl Roddy has spent her lifetime, for the biggest part, as a teacher for the Hamilton County Department of Education and, more specifically, at East Ridge High School. She has loved teaching there for nearly 40 years and is hardly “average;” she has her master's degree in education, was twice East Ridge’s teacher of the year, was the first teacher at East Ridge to reach the first ... (click for more)