HGR Local Music News 9/8/13

In Local Music News…

Ganister has introduced a new guitar player, who is joining the group while guitarist/singer Rob Sottile steps away for career and family reasons. Matt Markham made his official debut with Ganister during a show last night at Magoo’s in Cresson.

A southern Blair County native now based in Nashville is set to issue her first ever solo album. Angela Dodson will release the album,Lonesome Time, this Thursday, September 12, with a CD release event in Nashville. Angela previously sang locally with the Huntingdon-based country group The Country Outlaws, and during her teen years was a multiple-time winner at Dennie Huber’s annual Crazy Fest Amateur Youth Talent Show. She relocated to Nashville in 2009.

And again, next Sunday, September 15, is the annual Wang Dang Doodle Music Festival and Car Cruise, happening near Roxbury Park in Johnstown. The music will start at noon, and feature performances from headliners Cabinet, along with Pittsburgh’s Old E Allstars, Dave Distefano & Friends, the Justin Garman Trio, The Crew of the Half Moon, Todd Homan and Glenn Henry. There will also be a car cruise beginning at 3 p.m., a live animal show from Wild World of Animals, children’s activities and more. Admission to the event is free. 

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