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We Wrap Up the Spring 2018 Season!

Two wonderful West Virginia singer-songwriters -- Paul Callicoat and Mike Bennett -- will be our guest artists Saturday, June 16, as we wrap up the spring season of Route 60 Saturday Night. The monthly 90-minute music variety show begins at 7 p.m. at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville.

Hosted by 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, newspaper columnist Dave Peyton. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists.

Mike BennettHere are the headliners for the upcoming show:

-- Mike Bennett is a long-time friend of Route 60 Music, having played at its Songwriter Show many times over the years. In fact, Mike was the first performer ever to play at Route 60 Music; that was 18 years ago. Calling himself “just an old hippy who loves to play music,” the St. Albans native writes songs based on his personal experiences, ranging from dealing with the grief of his sister’s battle with cancer to the his Paul Callicoatchildhood memories of growing up beside the big, beautiful Coal River. Accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica, Mike has played in various venues around the state. In 2015, he received his first CD. The self-titled five-song EP is available on CD Baby.

-- Paul Callicoat was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachians and has been involved in writing, performing, teaching, recording and producing music for more than 50 years in the Tri-State Area. Paul has played guitar in many bands, including Territories whose CD "Unreconciled" is still considered a local classic. He's also played with local favorites like Rob McNurlin, Jeff Ellis, Sasha Collete, Joe Lambiotte and Doug Imbrogno and has performed on many prestigious stages, including The Americana Crossroads Stage and Radio Show, Mountain Stage, The Woody Hawley Concert Series, Jorma Koukenon's Fur Peace Ranch and The Kentucky Folk Life Festival. Paul has two CDs: "The Wayward Truth," his first collection of all original songs that evolve around the classic themes of home, family, love, faith, history and justice, and "Trampled Flowers," his second release, which continues the narrative.

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support Huntington's Harmony House. 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!