Johnson City, TN -- Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk will perform live on WJHL TV (CBS) Daytime Tri-Cities in Johnson City on Thursday, June 12 at 10:00 AM and again on the station’s News at Noon show at 12:00 pm. Later that evening, Adkins & Loudermilk will perform at the Covered Bridge Celebration in downtown Elizabethton, Tenn. where they are set to take the stage at 7:15 PM.
The 48th Annual Covered Bridge Celebration takes place from June 11-14, 2014 celebrating the Queen of the Doe. There will be live entertainment each evening, arts and crafts and fabulous festival food. Thursday will is Bluegrass Night with the Dennis Cove Band at 4:00; Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome at 5:00, Carson Peters Band at 6:15; Adkins & Loudermilk at 7:15; and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at 8:45 PM. For more information including a complete Schedule of Events, please contact the Elizabethton Chamber at 423.547.3850 or visit http://ElizabethtonChamber.com/
Adkins & Loudermilk are busy on tour and also celebrating two albums on Mountain Fever Records. Dave Adkins’ NOTHING TO LOSE” album features the hot single “Pike County Jail” that is the current #1 song on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly song chart. The song has been on the chart for 9 consecutive weeks and in the Top 5 five times. Edgar Loudermilk's solo album, MY BIG CHANCE TOMORROW, was released to rave reviews last October and he has had numerous tracks appear on Bluegrass Today’s Monthly and Weekly charts as well.
Edgar Loudermilk has been playing bluegrass and writing songs for as long as he can remember. His first big chance came when he was hired to tour with none other than Rhonda Vincent. He gave up that job at the request of Marty Raybon, and from there he went on to sing and play bass almost every day for 6 1/2 years with none other than the great Russell Moore. So it shouldn't come as a big surprise when the opportunity came for Edgar to Sing and perform with the next great singer in bluegrass. Enter Dave Adkins.
Dave Adkins started out singing country music but later landed where his heart is... bluegrass. Along with a picking pal he formed Dave Adkins and Republik Steele. It didn't take long for Dave to become the center of attention. He can weave in and out of a melody and get emotion to pour out of an audience. He's been labeled "The Voice" of bluegrass.
All the talk got the attention of Edgar last year. They had met a couple of festivals and struck up a friendship which spawned song writing sessions which got them thinking.......... what if...
Those who have heard these boys perform together have commented on how well they sing together. Others have compared them already to Dailey and Vincent. No matter what you say about them, it's going to be good. The business model they have laid out before them is full of hard work and some sacrifice but as seasoned veterans they know you have to earn it for it to happen.
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