Saturday, November 8, 2008

Southgate House Last Night

There was too much to see at the crowded Southgate House last night. The third annual Cash Bash. A StarDevils CD release party. In the lounge, there was the One More Girl On A Stage showcase, featuring some of the area's best female musicians.

The Johnny Cash tribute show featured The StarDevils, who started off the night with some older Cash songs, and later went into their own material for their new album. They were followed by Ryan Malott (who played the part of the man in black) and Kelly Thomas (who played June) for a bunch of popular and not-so popular Cash songs including, as Ryan said, Cash's only metal song "Flesh and Blood", "It Ain't Me Babe" with Ryan even playing the harmonica and "Jackson". They also played a 500 Miles to Memphis Johnny Cash inspired song, "Darlin". Rumble Club ended the night in the ballroom with songs like "Ring of Fire" and my personal favorite of the night, "Long Black Veil". I didn't catch all of Rumble Club's set because I was going back and forth all night long from the ballroom to the lounge.

The beautiful women who graced us with their musical gifts in the lounge included Beth Harris of The Hiders, Sharon Udoh of The Newbees, Kristen Kreft, Wendy Oakley, Whitney Barricklow and Veronica Grim. The event was free, however, donations and tips were encouraged, with all proceeds going to the Dramakinetics organization, which fosters a performing arts program for children.

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