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Best Local Country Bands

September 28, 2011 6:53 PM

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As we begin the month of October, we celebrate “Country Music Month”. So now is the time to pay homage to the best in country music! When you think of great country music here in Charlotte, NC, you perhaps think of great local bands! Here are a few that we think provide great toe-tapping and foot-stomping music for the country music lover in you!

Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave

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Winner of “Best Country Music Artist” at the 2011 Charlotte Music Awards and the Texaco Music Showdown in Lancaster, SC, Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave provides authentic and genuine country music with a signature sound! Toted as a “country band with a coconut rum twist”, Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave always bring the crowd to their feet with their music and energy! The band has musical influences such as Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney and Lynyrd Skynyrd; the sound you hear from these musicians, however is truly their own! Whether it be a backyard BBQ, a beach party or just some down-home fun at a restaurant, keep an ear out for Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave and know that great music is always around the bend!

Group Members:
Jeff Luckadoo – Acoustic Guitar
Ronnie Tsunami – Keyboards
Nate Andrews – Bass
Arda Bagcioglu – Electric Guitar
Lucas Ray – Mandolin/Banjo
Tom Genovas – Drums

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Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave

The Chris Marks Band

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Powerful lead vocals coupled with enchanting harmonies make for a memorable night of country favorites courtesy of the The Chris Marks Band! The band has performed at such venues as venues as Carowinds theme park and corporations such as Dale Earnhardt Inc. The band prides itself on being a band that can perform within the realms of a huge stadium to more intimate and personal performances. Their musical influences include the likes of: Keith Urban, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Johnny Cash! So for that wonderful event that calls for memorable live music, consider the Chris Marks Band!

Group Members:
Chris Marks – Guitar / Vocals
Julius Kucsma – B3, Keys, Piano
Ken Upright – Drums
Reid Atwood – Lead / Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
Ronnie Caudle – Bass / Vocals
Steele Vaught – Lead Guitar

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The Chris Marks Band

Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists

The Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists offer the best in live music that is upbeat, fun, festive and entertaining! The duo boasts a personalized song list of over 200 songs and are the winners of such accolades as the “2008 Rising Star Award Winner” award! No matter the size of your event the Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists promise to pack energy, fun and wonderful music within it! When on stage, they channel the likes of Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban and The Rolling Stones to provide signature sound and memorable music! Enchanting guitar, harmonica and percussion are all played with skill and are played for the size of the venue; so no need to yell while the music is being played by this great duo! So for delightful music for that wedding, that reception or that company gathering, choose the Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists; they always strike the right chord with their sound!

Group Members:
Burke Long – Guitar and Vocals
Clifton Castelloe – Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica

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Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists

Wayward Reason

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The band Wayward Reason gives you plenty of reason to have them perform at your next function! The band is the is the newest, hottest country group in the Southeast and they are looking to perform at a venue near you! Though formed in 2011, technically the Wayward Reason band has been around for many years.Band mates have opened for the likes of Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings, Jamey Johnson and other national bands. With a mixture of veteran musicians coupled with fresh and innovative talent, Wayward Reason seems to stand in a musical class all by themselves! But just be warned… with the amount of talent, skill, fun and musical forethought and sound, you will not want your night of live music from these fellas to end!

Group Members:
Canaan Cox – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Songwriter.
Danny Billings – Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals.
Marty E. Lefler – Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion, Songwriter.
Darrin Matney – Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Songwriter.
B.D. Wise – Percussion.
John Furr – Sound Technician

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Wayward Reason

Cicely C. Mitchell

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