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The Bodarks-Thunder and Lightning

The Bodarks-Thunder and Lightning

| August 20, 2018 | Reply

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer The Bodarks set up — twice — for their following at Wales Manor Saturday night (Aug. 18, 2018), the first time on the outdoor stage, as per normal at this amphitheater-style venue in New Hope/McKinney. The second time was just in the nick of time, as thunder and […]

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Woody Fest 2018 — Lived up to Woody’s life completely

Woody Fest 2018 — Lived up to Woody’s life completely

| July 29, 2018 | Reply

This first appeared in the Friday, July 27, 2018, edition of Paris News.  Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer, who still has about 2,000 more photos to process. Okemah, Oklahoma, celebrates one of its own every year, mid-July, with a music festival in his honor, and two other regional favorites, also Okemah natives, play […]

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Ely Young Band playing Friday night

Ely Young Band playing Friday night

| July 1, 2018 | Reply

Story by Mary Jane Farmer, Courtesy photos. Originally appeared in the Friday, June 28, issue of Paris News. Photos from the concert will be posted later. The Eli Young Band is unique in today’s country music. The band of brothers play their own instruments, write many of their own songs, share in harmonies, and so far, no matter […]

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Tony Ramey and family

Tony Ramey and family

| June 24, 2018 | Reply

Photos and short story by Mary Jane Farmer — Click on link below for more photos. Tony Ramey is a singer/songwriter to be heard, and heard often.  And so are his wife, Debbie Money-Ramey, and their daughter, Savannah. And heard all three were heard in solo, in duo, and in trio style at The Texan Theater Saturday night, […]

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Casey Donahew partners with Ariat western wear

Casey Donahew partners with Ariat western wear

| June 23, 2018 | Reply

Press release Ariat, the leader in innovative Western, Work and English footwear and apparel, announced Saturday its partnership with Texas and Country music artist Casey Donahew. Over the last 15 years, Casey Donahew has risen from a favorite on the local Texas music scene, racking up 16 No. 1 singles, to a nationally hot touring […]

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