Opening Our Second Season!

A duet of duets will be on hand Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m., to help us open our second big season of the Route 60 Saturday Night! show, the new monthly 90-minute music variety show at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville.

Hosted by broadcast veterans Randy Yohe and Michelle Lewis, the show, which takes the stage on the third Saturday night of each month, features The 1937 Flood as the house band and highlights a special segment with the evening's storyteller-in-residence, Hollynewspaper columnist Dave Peyton. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists. Headlining the upcoming show will be:

-- Holly and the Guy, a Huntington-based soul/pop band. In June 2014, Holly Forbes and Seth Carey connected online and decided to collaborate. After discovering their musical chemistry, they formed a band that draws from a pool of influences including soul, blues, jazz, to singer-songwriter, hip hop, pop, and funk. In 2015, Holly and The Guy released their debut EP containing four original tracks: "Cheating Ways," "Just Can't Fake ShadowshakersThis," "Since I Met You" and "Pass Me Another." The EP featured performances from Holly Forbes, Seth Carey, Rachel Victoria, Devin Hall, and Jerry Lee Brooks. Tracks were mixed and mastered at Thunder Bay Studios in Ashland, KY.

-- The Shadowshaker Band, which came together in December 2014 when Eve Marcum-Atkinson and Michael Lyzenga began getting together, intertwining their gravelly voices and cranking out a steady flow of original blues rock tunes. In their first year, the duo churned out 50 original songs thanks in part to the prolific mind of Lyzenga, who had just bounced back with vigor following a major surgery that took him off the scene for months. Their third CD, "Heart On the Line," features 13 new songs and comes on the heels of "U Don't Bother Me," an original album that the Huntington Blues Society sent to Memphis' International Blues Challenge for its original CD contest.

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support CONTACT of Huntington Rape Crisis Center and its 24-hour hotlines (866-399-7273 / 304-399.1111). Admission will be a $5 donation. 

Fans and supporters have multiple ways to view the monthly. The best way, of course, is attend in person, taking a seat in the concert area of Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville. Those who can't attend in person can take in the fun online, streaming it through Facebook Live or watching an archived show on YouTube.

To see video from previous Route 60 Saturday Night shows, click here!