The Second Season Rolls On!

Two wonderful singer-songwriters -- one new to our stage, the other a regular crowd favorite -- will be our guest artists Saturday, April 21, as the second big season of Route 60 Saturday Night rolls on. The monthly 90-minute music variety show begins at 7 p.m. at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville.

Hosted by Michelle Lewis and this month's guest host Paul Callicoat, 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, Emily Kinnernewspaper columnist Dave Peyton. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists. Headlining the upcoming show will be:

-- Emily Kinner started performing on stage at the age of nine. By 12, she had won the Charleston, WV, Teen Idol then went on to win the Texaco Country Showdown for the state of Kentucky. A recent trip to Nashville gave her an opportunity to meet and play for renowned producer and songwriter Jerry Cupit, president of Cupit Records, as well as producer Ray Rob McNurlinBarnette with Barnette Publishing/Records. Emily has played at legendary lounges in Nashville such as Tootsie's and 12th and Porter. Also active in student government at Marshall University, where she works on a double major in broadcast journalism and political science and a minor in Spanish, she hopes to be a political commentator some day. But music will always be a passion.

--Rob McNurlin was raised in Eastern Kentucky, the hymns in church, the Johnny Cash Show on TV, a harmonica from his grandmother, his parents records and a guitar on his ninth Christmas set him on a very musical path. He began studying traditional music learning hundreds of folk, hillbilly-blues and Gospel tunes. Inspired by Cash, Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams he started writing songs and mixing these originals with the traditional .Rob has released nine cds including "Cowboy Boot Heel", recorded at Johnny Cash's Cabin Studio, produced by his son John Carter Cash and a duet with guest Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support Branches Domestic Violence Shelter and its crisis hotline. 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!