Rusty Wier contest Rd 2 Wk 2, 2.17.19

| February 21, 2019 | Reply

Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”

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Round Two, Week Two of this 2019 Rusty Weir singer/songwriter contest has come and gone, leaving in its wake lots of good music, smiles, and memories.

Kevin Edwards

The contest is held at and sponsored by Love & War in Texas, with KHYI on-air personality Brett Dillon coordinating it this year, and each previous year’s, details since its inception in 2011. Each singer/songwriter is rated on lyrics, musicianship, fan base, and the Rusty factor. Rusty Wier was well known for his love not only for music, but for each and every person listening to his music, and that quite often translated into considerable and direct

Stacey Shope

interaction with the crowds.

This Round 2 Week 2 Sunday, February 17, had Stacy Shope song-swapping with Town Walsh, followed by Kevin Edwards, Parker Twomey, and Zach Pohl in a 3-man song-swap. Each delivered four original songs. The sixth person to have performed, Harley Dale Brown, will be in the contest this coming Sunday instead, as he had a bout of the crud that has struck so many people this past Sunday.

Town Walsh

Another sickie this week was Aubrey Lynn, who is both a musician and a contest judge. She and her guitar-pickin’ husband, Dustin Hendricks, usually add a few songs after the competition portion is over. So, in their stead, Dillon talked the contestants and all other musicians — and

Zach Pohl

there were many — in the crowd to join each other on stage for a rendition of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” Rousing rendition it was, with everyone singing along on the chorus, but no one really knowing the verses after the first one. Someone was heard on stage laughing and saying,  “We need someone to save us up here.” Afterward, Nick Flint sang a couple of his songs.

These five songwriters were not just vying against each other, but against the other 13 still playing in this round.

Parker Twomey

Next Sunday, February 24, will have Harley Dale Brown, James Lann, Saille Branch, Nick Flint, Jared Thomas, Larry Martin, and Mitchell Ferguson on the Love & War in Texas stage, also in songswap style.These start at 4 pm, and there’s no cover charge to attend.

After this following Sunday, all the songwriters’ scores will be tallied up to determine who will move into Round 3, aka The Semi-Finals.

And just another announcement, but worthy of mention — Shiner Sunday 4 pm concerts at Love & War in Texas begin on April 28. Who is playing that date is only described now as a “biggie” and promises to be just that — a biggie…

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