Meet Andy Timko here, then see him at Barley & Hops

by Sue Guynn. 0 Comments

Andy Timko is living on the edge. The McDonald, Ohio, singer-songwriter is working hard to expand his fan base in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and into Maryland and Delaware. He's been to Nashville, but when the 27-year-old makes his move, he wants to be Nashville ready. "Every single night I'm out playing I'm trying to answer that question," Timko said in a late-night phone interview from home. "We feel that pull there. We'll go down and write with people and play here and play there. ... read more

TransIT Partners with FCPL for the 2016 Wandering Book Campaign

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By: Kendall K Tiffany TransIT Services of Frederick County has partnered with Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) for the second year to introduce the “Wandering Book” program beginning August 22nd. The program is a development of the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland One Book program which encourages all Maryland residents to read the same book and bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. The 2016 ... read more

Long Time, No See!

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Not only has it been WAAAAYYYY too long since I last posted, it's also been literally a long time since I got a good look at Frederick! I see on my drive through to and from work that quite a few things have changed...most notable to me has been the expansion of the Carroll Creek Linear Park beyond the Delaplaine center. So pretty! Over the next several weeks I will return here with musings about all the things that seem fresh in Frederick. Most of them are probably old news to you, but they are ... read more

Maintaining Mobility: TransIT Services for Seniors in Frederick County

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By: Kendall K Tiffany, Community Relations Manager, TransIT Services of Frederick County   As Frederick County residents’ age, movement and mobility around the County may change. To ensure the senior population is mobile, TransIT Services of Frederick County has multiple programs available. TransIT-plus The first program available to seniors in Frederick County is TransIT-plus.  TransIT-plus is the County’s curb-to-curb, demand-response service, designated to meet the specialized ... read more

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder bring bluegrass to the fair

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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will bring a little bit of bluegrass to the Old Line State Friday night at The Great Frederick Fair when they take the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33 reserved track seating, $28 reserved grandstand. The Bluegrass State native was, literally, raised on bluegrass music. His father, Hobert, gave him his first mandolin when he was 5, at age 6 he played a song with Bill Monroe, at 7 he stole the show when he played during Flatt and Scruggs concert, in ... read more

Meet Olivia Lane

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Texas-born Olivia Lane has had a packed touring schedule, and it continues through the end of the year with an East Coast tour and a West Coast tour. She returns to Frederick (she was at Baker Park  July 4, 2015) for In The Street on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Second Street stage. Olivia moved to Nashville three years ago from LA and life has been "crazy, exponentially crazy," she said. Touring, opening for country artists including Wynonna Judd, Kip Moore and Randy Houser, working with songwriters ... read more

New music from Steven Tyler, TC3 and Justin Moore: Kinda like it all

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So when word was out that Steven Tyler was going to release a country album, the skeptical probably thought, "Dream on, Dude!" Now that "We're All Somebody from Somewhere," the title of that project, is out and, yes, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, I say, "Country on, Steven! and bring on the cornbread!" I really liked the first single, "Love is Your Name," when it released and the hippy-dippy video. Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee co-wrote this one, and it really sparks like ... read more

Joe Nichols: Life is like sunny and 75

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It's always "Sunny and 75" at Joe Nichols' house. The country singer's recent hit is a favorite of his youngest daughter, who often breaks into the "sunny and 75" chorus around the house. Nichols' newest single is "Undone." "It's doing good. I think the initial response from everyone is good," Nichols said in a recent phone interview from Columbus, Ohio, where he was later scheduled to do a show. "And radio likes it. I don't think I can ask for anymore than that." The four-time Grammy ... read more

LOCASH to headline Rally in the Valley July 30

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Boots broke in, driving a truck across the railroad track, a fresh-cut field with a first frost on, a small town world, a Friday night, the sound of an old dirt road runnin' through my mind, that little white church out on 109 … LOCASH sing about all that in "I Love This Life." You can now add to that list of things for LOCASH that has them loving life: A No. 1 song on the country charts, a second single, "I Know Somebody," climbing the charts, making their national TV debut on the "Today Show," ... read more

CMT picks up ‘Nashville’

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Now that CMT has picked up "Nashville," the TV show that chronicles the lives, the music and the craziness that is Nashville in the series formerly on ABC, we can look forward to Season 5  of the show … and the music. That's good news for the cast, viewers and, of course, songwriters. "Nashville: Season 4, Volume 2" released in May (on Big Machine Label Group) with 17 songs that are as varied as the cast of "Nashville" and as country music is today — from the rocking "Can't Say No ... read more