Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin at WNRN

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Dec 112008
 

Carrie Elkin

Carrie Elkin

Former local heroes Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin dropped by Acoustic Sunrise this morning for an interview with Anne Williams at WNRN. They each played a couple of songs. They are playing tonight at the Gravity Lounge. They’ll head to the Little Grill in Harrisonburg tomorrow and will be in Blacksburg on Saturday. Videos will be up soon at youtube.com/WNRNradio.

Danny was just signed to Red House Records and will have a new album out on March 10, 2009.

Melissa Ferrick at WNRN

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Dec 042008
 

Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick dropped by WNRN this morning for an interview on Acoustic Sunrise with Anne Williams. Melissa played a few tracks from her album “Goodbye Youth”. Melissa plays tonight at the Gravity Lounge. Opening for her is Jesse Harper. Videos from the interview will be available soon at youtube.com/WNRNradio.

Wake-Up Call: Young Local Talent

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Nov 102008
 

On the November 9th edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore chats with local young talents Pilar Marshall and Will Denton. Pilar sings, acts, and dances in productions at Live Arts and other area venues. “Willie DE” is the lead singer for The Wave, a trio that plays regularly at local venues such as Gravity Lounge. Rick plays some music, and talks to the youths about balancing school work, social life, and the drive to perform.

Ralph Nader to visit the Gravity Lounge on July 13

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Jul 122008
 

Ralph Nader defines political activism for many Americans, though many also attribute George W. Bush’s presidency to Nader’s presidential run in 2000. Now, Nader is running again as an independent and will be at the Gravity Lounge on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a rally. Coy Barefoot spoke with Nader before the event to get a preview of what he’ll be saying this time around. Nader says Wall Street is ruining the country by taking too many risks, and points to the credit crisis as evidence. He also weighs in on the possibility of an Iranian invasion, the oil crisis, and outlines what a Nader presidency would do for the country. (photo by David Shankbone)