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The May Show is Ready to Roll!

Two fine singer-songwriters will be our guest artists Saturday, May 19, as the second big season of Route 60 Saturday Night continues. 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, newspaper columnist Dave Peyton. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists. Headlining the upcoming show will be:

Emmy-- Emmy Davis, who has had a passionate for music for as long as she can remember. “Growing up, music became my closest friend,” she says. As a young girl she began to share her voice in church, local theatre productions, festivals, fairs and singing competitions. She began to write songs in her journal and discovered a love for songwriting. At 12, Emmy received her first guitar from her grandfather, and she couldn’t put it down. “I remember growing up and singing along with my grandpa to traditional country songs by Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline. I grew up listening to an array of styles like pop/blues, but I really developed an appreciation toward the story and honesty country music portrayed.” Realizing Nashville is where many aspiring artist must go to get their start, she set her sights high on making her mark. After several trips to Nashville, 15-year-old Emmy left without the record deal she envisioned, but with a fire in her heart to move forward. In order not to be overlooked, she realized she had to be different. Emmy came back home and instead of trying to write what was already out there, she looked for influences at her roots. She began to play for anyone willing to listen. Youtube videos, Fairs, restaurants/bars, festivals, benefits and sporting events. Now in her 20s, Emmy believes she has finally found the sound she’s been searching for, and she's ready to share.

Paula--Paula Davis Stewart, who grew up in Danville IL, was exposed to music at an early age as her parents were amateur traditional folk and bluegrass musicians. Jam sessions were regular occurrences at her house. She took a few guitar lessons from a family friend when she was 14 and also played around on her dad’s Autoharp. She played open mic nights here and there prior to getting married and having children. As an adult, Paula sang in Sweet Adeline’s for a while and has been in several Huntington Outdoor Theater productions. At 45 she put music on a simmer when she went to Marshall to pursue a BA in family and consumer science with an emphasis on family and child development. She graduated with honors in 2005. During her last semester at Marshall, while at Huntington's Hilltop Festival, Paula's husband, Bob, suggested she take the “Free 5-Minute Harmonica Lesson” offered during the Huntington Harmonica Clubs’ set. She has been an active member of the club ever since. Most recently Paula has been playing solo acts at various open mics. You can usually find her at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews on Sunday nights. She was a recent guest at Roger Rabalais Songwriter Stage at Unity in Charleston. Paula also just began recording her first CD.

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support Tri-State Aids Task Force. 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!