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For anyone who wasn’t in attendance, you missed out on a fabulous and entertaining time. Without doubt, it was one of the greatest performance nights of local and unknown talent that this town has seen in a long time.
Sam Beebe opened the bill with an impressive acoustic set. The folk, rock, Dylanesque Beebe, accompanied by a duo of vocal harmonies and second guitarist, was on the mark capturing the audience’s attention as the nearly packed house was fully enchanted by his humble, yet professional, edge and dynamics. His qualities were sharp and nostalgic to that of the Greenwich Village era of the 1960s; he delivered perfection including a reflective performance of the Harry Nilsson hit “Everybody’s Talkin’.”
Chris Fullerton & the Chupacabras took over. Fullerton, an exciting young country singer, took command of the stage. Without hesitation, like a seasoned pro that you might expect to find in a high profile whiskey sipping Honky-tonk in the Deep South, he melded a collage of musical excellence and composure that wooed the crowd. Fullerton’s persona, genuine charm, and talent permeated the room and had the audience eating out of his hand. His vibrant and rich vocals were reminiscent of Rodney Atkins in every respect.▼ Article continues below ▼
The Full-Time Dreamers were a pleasant digression of the aforementioned acts; they began with a powerful, electric pulsating set of contemporary rock which grew stronger, keeping PA’s already buzzing crowd energized, entertained and on their feet. Kate Kenney’s stylish vocals were well supported and the band’s explosiveness was a treat for all in attendance. Look for these fine acts at a venue near you; they’ll likely be making more than noise in the near future.