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Submitted by Sandy Graham They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Crockpop (country/rock/pop) band from south of Sweden. Composed of a dynamic duo together with inspirational musicians and skillful performers, Bara Jonson and Free are a band like no other. From live gigs to streaming sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their blend of heartfelt lyrics, strong music, and soulful messages. The duo has played at most of southern Sweden's festivals and also had tours in Denmark, Germany and Holland.  Bara Jonson and Free recently attended Live at Heart Newfoundland and came back from the island of the rock inspired by the welcoming community of Burin Peninsula NL. Performing at the Live at Heart in Örebro, Sweden earlier this year Bara Jonson and Free received an invitation from organizer Evan Murray to be one of only 30 acts to participate at Live At Heart Newfoundland, Marystown on the Burin Peninsula, this past October. It was to be an appearance that inspired them on many levels, and it touched the hearts of all who attended. “Meeting Newfoundland; its nature and all the friendly people, the “newfies”, we fell in love. The song “Hello Newfoundland” really tries to capture that feeling. “This is not new friends this is like a family growing. A home away from home. This song is our way to say "Thank You”. Watch the Video Hello Newfoundland here: https://youtu.be/Lg1FiA8jCZM During their appearances at Live At Heart Newfoundland, they signed an agreement to be represented by the Canadian Management Company EMG (Entertainment Music Group) located in Toronto, Ontario, whose strategy is to market the band in Canada and internationally with tours to start in the spring. With the release of the full-length album “Synergy”, Bara Jonson and Free are on their way to breaking on an international level. “Appetite”, the opening track, immediately grabs you with its clean production and the trademark sound of Bara Jonson and Free, solid acoustic and clean vocals, sets the stage for a great listen.   “Crazy Days” has beautiful harmonies along with a unique production, combining the two vocals of these talented artists. “Synergy”, the title track has a haunting intro and has a bit of a Celtic flair along with their signature crisp production sound. “Luckiest Girl Alive” tells the...

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Kelton Dean Herston, "Kelso", 87 of Nashville Tennessee passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018.

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Kelton Dean Herston, "Kelso", 87 of Nashville Tennessee passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018.

Mr. Herston was born on April 23, 1931, in Rogersville, Alabama. He grew up in Florence, Alabama, where he developed an early love for music...

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One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas features a highly entertaining mix of traditional seasonal fare along with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies...

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Sambea, an interesting name for an artist, one that sets her apart from the others swimming in the same talent pool. Sambea is a combination of Samantha and Beatrice and it’s pronounced SAMbea. May as well get it right now because you’re to be hearing a...

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They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Crockpop (country/rock/pop) band from south of Sweden. Composed of a dynamic duo together with inspirational musicians and skillful performers, Bara Jonson and Free are...

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