Despite extensive damage Sucarnochee Review will go on

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2005

LIVINGSTON-The scenery in Sumter County wasn’t pretty Tuesday, but spirits remained high for those organizing the Sucarnochee Revue. Jack White, who organizes the event, said despite Monday’s lashing from Hurricane Katrina, the Sucarnochee Review would go on as planned this Friday.

White said there was no way they were going to let a little wind spoil their good time.

“It looks like we are going to go ahead with it,” White said. “I think we would go ahead with the show even if I had to sit out there on the front porch with a guitar by myself!”

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The 8th edition of the nationally syndicated “Sucarnochee Revue” will be taped at 7 p.m., Sept. 2 at Bibb Graves Auditorium on the campus of the University of West Alabama in Livingston. This week’s addition will feature a very special and talented guest in Karen Staley.

Karen is one of the most successful songwriters in Country Music history. She has had songs recorded by Tracy Byrd; Neal McCoy; Conway Twitty; One Trick Pony; and many others. She won ACM song of the year for, “Keeper of the Stars. “Miss Staley’s connection to this area is her association with Faith Hill. Karen wrote Hill’s monster hits, “Hey, Baby, Let’s Go to Vegas,” and “Take Me As I Am.”

Mithral from Mobile, Alabama will also be showcased on this September performance. Mitral is a Celtic band featuring country star John Anderson’s former violinist, Tom Morley. Mithral promises anexciting and energetic live show that combines the best Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, and beyond with innovative world melodies and unique instrumentation.

The taping is open to the public with

$5.00 admission at the door. Eight other acts will perform. Including: Jacky Jack White; Kari Hobbs; J.Burton Fuller; Britt Gully; Mississippi Chris Sharp; Ms. Joyce Shearer; Hoppy Spinks; and Jason Gardner.