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WTJU Presents Country Christmas IX at the Southern. Dec 22



A Country Christmas

at the Southern Cafe & Music Hall

Saturday, December 22, 2012

8 pm (est)



WTJU is delighted to present the ninth annual Christmas Show at the Southern Cafe & Music Hall with Jim Waive & the Young Divorcees, the (All New) Acorn Sisters, and the Sally Rose Band.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Canned food donations will also be accepted.

The Country Christmas Show, now in its ninth year, is a downtown family tradition.  Hosted by the (All New) Acorn Sisters (Sarah White and Sian Richards) who channel the Carter Family in glittery angel wings and anchored by the honest country sound of Jim Waive & the Young Divorcees, the show promises more down home country music than you can shake a stick at, plus more twinkly lights than this side of Belmont on a cold winter's night. Nelson County's sweetheart Sally Rose and her Band open the show.

Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees are a true country band that supports one another like a family should (without the dysfunction). Their beauty is subtle and very real. They are good musicians, all four. They carry on the American tradition of honky tonkin', beer drinkin', heart breakin' music with a down-home authenticity.  In addition to leading the band, Jim Waive can currently be seen in the independent film, My Fool Heart, with Ralph Stanley, Merle Haggard, Elizabeth Cook, Wayne Henderson, and several local musicians.

Performing together for the better half of a century, the (All New) Acorn Sisters got their start in border radio in the '30s and have since adapted to the 24/7 entertainment economy, acting and playing music every chance they get.

The Sally Rose Band present an original style of song-writing; a combination of southern rock, folk, soul, and a little heart break. It twirls, it shines, it tip-toes & seduces, you'll fall in love & get drunk off of it.

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