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Let's see if I can find the words to describe Chrissie Hynde (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar) of The Pretenders: Shy, quiet, assuming, needy. Hell, none of those work so let me say this, she is amazingly straightforward, blunt and honest. Maybe if you are reading this aloud please hand out earmuffs to the prudes in attendance. I'm not going to lie, there were times during our conversation that I felt a little fearful, but she quickly pulled me back in. All said and done, I ended up with exactly what I had hoped for and beyond. Buckle up!

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One of the most memorable and influential musical partnerships of the 1980s will soon be visiting soon! Pat Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo have collaborated both personally and professionally for over 30 years, blazing a trail along the way and proving themselves to be an unstoppable force. Over the years, their creative partnership has yielded 14 albums, 9 Grammy nods, and 4 Grammy Awards. Full Access Magazine spoke to them shortly after the start of their 35th Anniversary Tour.

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Full Access had the opportunity to sit down with the band Judah & The Lion. The band calls their genre “folk hop.” Judah says, “It’s got a little bit of Americana and indie bluegrass with a hip hop dance style.” The band consists of Judah Akers on lead vocals and guitar, Brian Macdonald on mandolin and backing vocals, and Nate Zuercher on banjo and backing vocals.

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While some artists keep trying until they find luck, Matt Stillwell was busy making his own. Hitting the Nashville pavement hard getting out his first self released single, he has been working day in and out to get to his success. Originally from North Carolina, Stillwell made the big move to Nashville to pursue his musical career after making a tough decision between music and baseball. Stillwell spent his years in college on the field until fate took a turn. "I got injured towards the end of the season, and you never know. That stuff is not a science.

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BAND/ARTIST NEWS:

Christopher "JC" Dwight, lead singer of the Arcadia rock band Nine Mile Drive, passed away in January following his battle with brain and spinal cancer. A benefit concert was held for his family on February 25 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. The event featured performances by Nine Mile Drive (with special guest vocalists), Dark Summer, Sunshine & Bullets, By His Stripes, The Dood, and Polar Summer.

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2017 Sunshine Festival preview
2 Days; 2 Cities
January 14 & 15, 2017
by: Gail Gerdes

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