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Big Block BBQ Takes First Place Chicken! 176.5944
3 EYZ BBQ Takes Second Place Chicken! 174.2628 (Mom is proud, these guys were 2014 Hogging Up GC’s!)
Checkered Flag 500 BBQ Takes 3rd Place Chicken! 173.7028
Bohemian BBQ Takes 4th Place Chicken! 172.5944
Aporkalypse Now Takes 5th Place Chicken! 171.4172
We are happy to welcome talented performer Cosette Gobat, all the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania! Her eclectic mix of indie and country will keep you wanting more! This talented singer-songwriter began playing and writing music at age 7. In September 2012, she released her debut album, “Moving On”, now available on iTunes, Spotify, MySpace Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, and Google Music.
I first heard of Michael Palmer while he was organizing a benefit concert in his area. (Found: The Journal ) It isn’t every day that a guy from West Virginia assembles a group of bikers who come in support of raising money to end child abuse. That’s what Michael does, the impossible.
Michael Palmer gives cutting edge high energy performances. He spends most his life giving back for the gift he has, often playing many charity or benefit concerts each year. He’s well traveled, he’s sang on the Grand Old Opry stage, cut numerous demos in Nashville, had auditions on the Voice and America’s Got Talent, and opened for Todd Allen Herendeen.
He’s not yet thirty, but he’s been singing since five and bought his first guitar at age fifteen. He’s a military veteran! He promotes Freedom Water, of which a portion of every bottles helps our Active duty soldiers, veterans, their families and their children!
When I asked why he’s chosen family time over fame, he said, “Growing up poor in rural Winchester, Virginia I remember the days we didn’t have food, the thing that kept me going was music. I taught myself how to play Hawaii Five-0 by the Ventures and the rest was history. If God has given you a gift you use it, and that’s what I do. Even when I didn’t have a job, I entertained people with my music. Today, I live each day giving back when I can.”
I chose Michael to headline our Hogging Up BBQ Festival. I’m glad I did.He’s passionate about lots of things in life, his music and helping others is at the top of his list. Michael lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with lovely wife and three children.
We can’t wait for his high energy performance on Friday night, June 27th, he’ll be playing right after the BBQ tour.
Band Bio: We are pleased to announce Dangerous Mood as our Staff Pick. This amazing young duo comprised of Trevor Davis (guitar and vocals) and Jordan McWhorter (vocals and keyboard) and they will win any crowd over. Both live in Winchester, Virginia and are in the process of recording their first CD. Their original music consists of a soulsy-blues folk all it’s own and for this festival Dangerous Mood will be also bringing some of their favorite Pasty Cline and Alison Kraus covers. You can see more about them on their website , or Facebook page! Tweet to them @Dangerous_Mood Website
They have a sound that really infuses old school blues with the folk/indie sound that is popular today.
The staff says, “Jordan’s amazing vocals will blow you away. Here them here. This duo is going places. We are lucky to have them play at our festival. Once they sell out stadiums, we may not be so lucky.”