A while back I tweeted/facebook posted this:
"Anyone interested in writing a guest post on my blog, no restrictions whatever you want??? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org"
Carolyn (@CarolynD30) was the first one to respond to that post. Thank you so much Carolyn for submitting your blog post on local Georgia bands/musicians and for your patience in me getting this blog post posted. While I may have never heard of these musicians that Carolyn is discussing in her post I will say that it is some good down home Georgia southern rock/country music. It's a great way to get some awareness for these local musicians that people across the country and world may have never heard about otherwise. Again, I want to thank Carolyn for taking the time to write this post up for me and tell you all to give a listen to this music, you may find that you like it. Comment on it, let us know what you think.
And by all means, if you have a guest post that you would like to submit, please write it and send it to email@example.com.
So here is Carolyn's post (hopefully it pulls from the word document fluidly):
I was introduced to Highway 55 by the lead singer Cody Smith sending me a friend request on facebook. While I was not sure at the moment that he was, I for someone remember a friend of mine talking about the band Highway 55. Well I decided to look up the band Highway 55 on Facebook, and sure enough Cody was listed as the lead singer. I accepted the friend and he sent a message wanting me to check out his bands website. From the moment I listened to a song, I was in love with the music. There are 5 members in the band and include: Cody Smith, Grover Mims, Jason Bowden, Skyler McCrary and Dave Cortez. They do not live in the same area but Cody is from Dawson, Georgia. I had the opportunity to see the band play live in March of this year at the Albany, Georiga Mardi Gras Festival and I was impressed very much. The next weekend on St. Patrick’s Day, I saw the band again at Big Rax Saloon in Albany, Georgia where a total of 500 people showed up and once again had a blast. They bring lots of energy to their shows and have a huge passion for what they do. I show my support to this band by taking pictures at shows that I attend and posting to Facebook, and also making videos for their CD called The Levee Sessions and posting to YouTube. The guys are a great group to be around and have a blast every show that they do. I have provided the link to their Facebook page and their own website which includes their songs and lyrics. Videos for them can be found on YouTube by searching for carolyndrinkwater.
I got introduced to the music of Landis Frier by a friend who invited me to go the National Peanut Festival in Sylvester, Georgia back in October of 2011. I got in touch a friend to see if Landis was good and all I got back was I think so. My friend and I decided to stay and give a listen and instantly I was hooked. The next weekend, Landis Frier was an opening act for Jake Owen at Sasser, Georgia and I of course went and he was great again. Well, those first 2 shows he played acoustic sets and I was ready to hear the full band. So, in December of 2011, I took a friend with me to Columbus, Georgia to Bootleggers Honkey-Tonk and had a blast. The band was great and it was the first time I talked with Landis and he was a Southern Gentleman. He is currently living in Nashville, TN following his dream and working on his second CD.