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Okay, this is for those of you looking for something fabulous to do in our hometown over the next few weeks. Two outstanding and world class bands/artists are holding their debut release concerts in Macon and it is going to be amazing!

These are must attend events if you love good music.

First, long time middle Georgia favorites The Vineyard Band are releasing their first official recording called “Cheap Motel Rooms”.

This is real country folks--the kind that focuses on honest and real story telling. The recording is deceptively simple but extremely compelling, much like the last few albums made by Johnny Cash.

I want to take a moment like a proud father to say that Amber of The Vineyard has always been a great singer, but I have had the privilege  over the last six months of hearing her really grow into her voice as her vocal coach and I am so excited for you to hear her now more than ever.

The Vineyard Band album release show will be at Grant's Lounge on March 11th at 8:30pm.  There will be albums, T-shirts, coozies and stickers for sale.  They will be performing the songs from the album in order plus other Vineyard Band music.  The art of Thomas Sanders will be on display and prints of his work will be for sale.

After The Vineyard Band performance, there will be an all star jam session with several well known local musicians.

This 3/11 show is the kind of event you want to go to and is worth your pocket change to get in on the great music, but  if one release concert isn’t enough I’ve got another one for you.

After her inclusion on “Macon Music CD Volume 1”, Kim Meeks has amped up her musical career and recorded a remarkable EP--her first, called “Forget Me Not”.

This is in the style of singer songwriter with a jazz flavor and truly some of the best work from any artist I know of from Macon.

Kim’s voice is at the height of her power to spellbind you and make you forget where you are, because you are so focused on listening to her cast her spell!

The release party will be from 7 - 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1st at Main Street Pizza, 344 2nd street.  I am honored that I have been asked to continue my role of backing Kim up as a special guest musician the night of the show. I took this role on the EP as her producer and it was lots of fun and she let me play lots of guitar—so it’s especially close  to my heart! So, don’t tell me there ain't nothing to do in Macon on a Friday night, see you around!

                                                                                                                                                                                -Joey Stuckey