We Launch Our Fall-Winter 2018 Season!

Two wonderful singer-songwriters -- the legendary John Lilly and exciting newcomer Cat Cirner -- will be our guest artists Saturday, Sept. 15, as we launch the third big 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. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists.

Cat CirnerHere are the headliners for the upcoming show:

-- Cat Cirner says her musical influences range from the acoustic sound of the Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman and Sheryl Crow to the soulful tones of India Arie and Lauryn Hill and everything in between. "I love making music," she says. "There is no genre exempt from influencing my music." When listening to her music you’ll catch glimpses of folk, blues, pop, bluegrass and some jazzy undertones. And "there is no life experience, no interaction, great or small, that does not affect my life. As a writer how can I not bear witness to everything that impacts us all?” Born in Manila, Philippines and transplanted onto a farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Catherine Maria Cirner had more than enough room to run with her adoptive family of 4. She then moved to steel country in Steubenville, Ohio where she began piano lessons at the age of eleven. After several years of listening to her brother practicing his guitar through the bedroom wall, she begged her mother to let her learn a new instrument. Her mother agreed and Cat excitedly started to teach herself to play the acoustic guitar. She was heavily involved in her church music ministry, as well as her middleschool and highschool choir, and she used every experience to hone her musical John Lillyabilities. At 15, she started composing her own songs and performing at any venue available, churches, festivals, and some small TV shows. She met many different musicans who helped her continue her musical education.

-- John Lilly is a multi-faceted performer and songwriter who makes his home in Charleston, WV. An award-winning songwriter, John is also recognized as an accomplished vocalist and song stylist. He accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and mandolin, playing original songs that sound as old as the hills and old songs like they were made yesterday. According to one reviewer, "If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he'd be John Lilly." (Durham, NC, Independent) Born in Chicago, John has traveled to 48 states, South and Central America, and in the United Kingdom, both as a solo artist and as member of performing groups including the Green Grass Cloggers, Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, Company Comin', and, most recently, Blue Yonder. He is especially known for his mastery of the early country music styles of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. John is considered a fine yodeler and frequently teaches workshops in yodeling, as well as workshops in the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. He has been on the teaching staff for Early Country Music Week at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College five times. John has recorded six solo CDs. His most recent release is titled "Thinking about the Weather," a solo acoustic recording featuring 12 original songs and released in January 2015. Other solo recordings include "Cold Comfort" (2011), "LIVE on Red Barn Radio" (2009), "Haunted Honky Tonk" (2007), "Last Chance to Dance" (2003) and "Broken Moon" (2000).

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind. 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!