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Battle Royal was a success




To the Editor:

Saturday, November 10, I heard some of the best live music I’ve ever heard at the Battle Royal in Whitesburg. Eight rock ‘n roll bands from across eastern Kentucky performed.

The audience was comprised of young ladies and gentlemen from Letcher County Central High School and others of all ages from eastern Kentucky, western West Virginia, southwestern Virginia and Nashville, Tenn. Everyone had a great time!

The eight bands performing in the Battle Royal – Wanted, Judgment Of Paris, Black Lung, Cherry Cluster, Kender, Legacy, Eleven-16, and Dark Horse – were a mixture of contemporary, Southern and classic rock performers. They were all exceptionally talented. The first-place winner of the musical battle was the hot-licked, three-piece group called Dark Horse.

I’d like to offer my special thanks to all of the band members. Some of them traveled quite a distance to give us a night to remember. I’d also like to thank Jody at WYZQ, ROCK 106.1, the “Killer Neace” and “Special K” at WKCB, 107.1, Ann Shertz from Southeast Community and Technical College, Letcher County Area Technology Center’s H.O.S.A. Club, Wave Fade Media, Hometown Music, the Shriners for the use of their building, Anthony Amburgey of Roxana and Mark Hogg of Blackey.

Our rock ‘n roll show was a great success! We all look forward to the next one. Thanks to everyone for supporting the American Cancer Society.

JONI DIXON Blackey


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