Twangtown Paramours Press Release

In case you didn’t see it in this past Sunday’s “Commonwealth Journal.”

The Twangtown Paramours to Perform at The Barn at Redgate 


To round out the 2013 “ RedGate Sessions,” The Twangtown Paramours, an acoustic Americana duo from Nashville, will be performing on Friday, November 15, at the Barn at Redgate (off HWY 39 at 200 Redgate Lane), in Somerset.   Showtime is at 7:00 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15.00 and available by calling 606-416-6512 or emailing <>.


The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana,” and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes.  The basis of their musical style originates in the music capital in which they live, but their lyrics are often influenced by poetic Texas songwriters. The duo consists of Mike Lewis, a successful Nashville songwriter, who sometimes plays upright bass for Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and MaryBeth Zamer, who sang background vocals for the late Eva Cassidy.


In 2012, the duo won Wildflower’s, Michael Terry People’s Choice award in Richardson, TX, and in both 2011 and 2013 they were finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest. Their latest album, “The Promise of Friday Night,” was #2 in July on the Folk DJ chart and made it to two top 10 radio lists for the year, in New York City and Chicago.  The album climbed to #7 on the Deep Roots Magazine top 50 album list for 2012. 


It is likely The Twangtown Paramours will have songs in at least one major motion picture in 2014. They have been asked by Major Studio Partners in NYC, who has financed films such as Superman II and The Devil Wears Prada, to write music for upcoming films.  Their music can be previewed at <> or by tuning into WHAY 98.3 Free Range Radio, in Whitley City.


Again, tickets are $15 and available online at <>, or by calling (606) 416-6512, or email <>.  For directions and information on the Barn at Redgate please visit <>Image

Regarding Twangtown Paramour tickets

Hey all, there have been several attempts to add a PayPal button for tickets on this site, but all to no avail.  I apologize for any inconvenience. You can call me at 606-416-6512, or email me at <> for tickets, which are $15.00.   Let’s keep the music coming.  Hope to see you at the Barn for the Twangtown Paramours, Friday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Mustard’s Retreat Concert

There has been a change on the Mustard’s Retreat concert at the Barn at Redgate on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.  We want to fill the Barn with people as part of the proceeds from this show will go to benefit the American Cancer Society in Somerset. Tickets are now 2 for $20, or for donation.  If you have used the PayPal button for $20, there will be two tickets in your name at the door.  Also, there will be tickets available at the door.  We don’t want to turn anyone away from what promises to be a great show.  Plus, we want to give a warm welcome to Mustard’s Retreat.  Thanks, George Linn, Linn Promotions. 606-416-6512.

Upcoming interview with Joe Crookston on WEKU Arts Weekly

The Joe Crookston piece will air Friday Sept. 13, between 12:30 and 1:00 pm on WEKU 89.9 and Saturday between noon and 12:30, on Classic 102.1.  Until then old news is still good news and listen to previous interviews with Pierce Pettis (  In the two previous interviews with Pierce and John Gorka, I was the director of an arts center and responsible for bringing them to the Somerset area.  Not bragging, just stating a fact.  I love these guys and their music! Help me keep bringing talented singer/songwriters to the Somerset area by supporting the upcoming RedGate Sessions.  Thank You, George Linn

Twangtown Paramours perform “The RedGate Sessions”

The Twangtown Paramours, out of Nashvile, will be in Concert at the Barn at Redgate on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 606-416-6512, or email

There have been several attempts to add a PayPal button for tickets to this site, but all to no avail. Sorry for any inconvenience! Let’s keep the music coming and I’ll see you at the Barn (at Redgate).


Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston will be performing the second in a series of concerts,”The RedGate Sessions,” at the Barn at Redgate, in Somerset, KY, on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 606-416-6512, or email