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Root Doctor was featured on a program called AfterHours.
It aired Saturday, March 31st on WKAR (East Lansingís public television
station) at 11:30 pm. Itís a 30-minute program with some Root Doctor favorites.
The program will also air in Flint on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:30 pm
on public television station WFUM.
GWRN extends its condolences to the members of Saje, as well
as those close to the band. John Robertson, the original Saje drummer,
passed away recently. Saje notes it plans to carry on words John lived
by... "Art as expression, not as market campaigns, will still capture our
imaginations..." There will be a memorial for John on the Saje web site
The Mike Farley Band won Best Rock Band and Best Singer/Songwriter
in the Cleveland Free Times Music Awards.
Eden Automatic has a new drummer -- Todd Dubuisson. Todd has played
with numerous Dallas-Fort Worth bands, including P4 and Hellafied Funk
Also, Eden Automatic has also signed a publishing deal with Bill
Shefte and Gold Leaf Productions (Charlotte, NC).
Bands: Read the "Hey Bands" section for
information on how to be included in the Music News section.
Featured Band News
(special section of the Country Music Industry Edition)
This section is devoted to new news (big gigs, contest achievements,
sales milestones, etc.) of bands covered in full-length feature stories
in past Country Music Industry Editions.
Terri Allard (Summer 1998 -- Reckless Abandon Music, P.O. Box
592, Crozet, VA 22932; http://www.terriallard.com) is expecting her first
child in May, so she played her last pre-baby gig on April 6th at the Starr
Hill Music Hall. Also, Terriís music was recently featured in the January/February
2001 Virginia Musicianís Anniversary issue of the Richmond, VA magazine
64. The issue came with a compilation CD that included Terriís song "I
Donít Want To Know."
Peter Britt (Summer 1998 -- http://www.peterbritt.com) recently
reached #1 on the country/rock charts at mp3.com/australia.
George Lee Jr. & the Crazed Cowboys (Fall 2000 -- Bright
Beginnings, 8530 White Ave., St. Louis, MO 63144; http://www.crazedcowboys.
com) have announced their second CD release, Damn! It Feels Good to
Be a Cowboy!.