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The Fall-Winter 2018 Season Rolls On!

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Kate Long and brilliant up and coming duo Siamese Cycle will highlight our next Route 60 Saturday Night show, as our 2018 season rolls on Saturday, Nov. 17. This latest installment of our monthly 90-minute music variety show, now in its second year, begins at 7 p.m. at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville. Hosted by Randy Yohe and Michelle Lewis, the Kate Longshow, which takes the stage on the third Saturday night of each month, also features The 1937 Flood as the house band. In addition, each month's show features new and established musical acts as guest artists.

Here are the headliners for the upcoming show:

--Kate Long is an award-winning songwriter, storyteller, and journalist who hails from Fayette County, WV. Her songs, which have been recorded by notable artists, are rooted in Appalachian traditional music and she branches into swing, blues, and jazz. Her performance of "Who Will Watch the Homeplace," a song by Clearwater Connection, won the International Bluegrass Music Association Song of the Year in 1994. She has also won awards at Merlefest, South Florida Folk Festival and Kerrville.  California-based bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis has said of Kate, “She writes with a depth of love and understanding that is all too rare in the world.” Kate also is a writing teacher, journalist, and public radio commentator. She was named Public Citizen of the Year National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia chapter. In 2010, she received B. B. Maurer WV Folklife Scholar Award, sponsored by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and she helped found a healthy living initiative named “Try This West Virginia.”

-- Siamese Cycle is a musical duo based out of Huntington, West Virginia composed of Emily Cloer and Jon Parsons. Possessing an eclectic style due to a variety of musical Siamese Cycleinfluences, the best description of their sound is ghost folk punk. Vocalist Emily Cloer is a Marshall University graduate with a background in opera, classical, folk, and jazz singing; she currently teaches voice and piano lessons at Route 60 Music. Guitarist Jon Parsons is a sound engineer at Suave Sounds in Ashland Kentucky; he received his degree from Full Sail in audio engineering. He has been playing guitar since age sixteen and has played in several punk bands. Both contribute to the lyric and music writing process.

Proceeds for the show will be donated to support the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington. 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!