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Red River Valley Fair Shaun Michaels and High Strung Bluegrass Paris Texas, TX 2012

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The 2012 Red River Valley Fair is celebrating its 101st year at the Lamar County Fairgrounds!  We have witnessed everything from live music to a monkey riding a dog. On Thursday September 28, 2012 the main stage was set for an evening of acoustic melody as both Shaun Michaels & High Strung Bluegrass were slated to perform.

Up first was Shaun Michaels. This original True Texas Troubadour has been writing, singing, and producing music for most of his life. He has an abundance of passion for his art and his live performance exposes his soul. Among the many vocal-driven tunes in his set were a handful of Johnny Cash numbers and “Luckenbach Texas” by Waylon Jennings. When it comes to the pen, Shaun Michaels is no stranger. original songs like “Southwest of Somewhere”, “Not a Bad Guy Anymore”, and current single on Paris Live Open Mic / “Ain’t Far Down” were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Shaun’s musical portfolio. Closing in on 200+ gigs this year, Mr. Michaels has been everywhere spreading the power of his melody.

Headlining the show was none other than our favorite local bluegrass band “High Strung Bluegrass”. As the rain began to pour down on the fair, the band still set up for the diehard fans.  Consisting of Hugh Jones on Banjo/Guitar, Pat Conrad playing upright Bass, Jack Marshall strumming Mandolin/Fiddle, and Bo Creighton plucking the 6-string, The High Strung Bluegrass band has that sweet sultry sound that is a testament to what the genre is all about. Playing many of the greats like “Cumberland River”, “Cowboy’s Sweetheart”, and “I’m Using my Bible for a Road-map” this harmonious 4 piece collaboration will put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

It was a very entertaining night despite the rain and you can bet if you make it out to the Red River Valley Fair, you are in for a good time!




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