Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

February 16, 2014

Remembering, honoring a friend

CANNONSBURG — An unprecedented number of local musicians and bands came together Sunday to perform during a benefit for the family of late musician Randy Ackerson at the El Hasa Shrine. “He gave to every one of us, so it just made sense to give back,” said guitarist Larry Whitt during a set by his band, Blue Eyed Soul. The music ranged from gospel songs by Ackerson’s church band, Salt & Light, to blues, folk, country, rock and a jazz number featuring guitarist Nevada Hart. Musicians Kyle Ingle and Phil Osborne were among those who joined several of the   acts on stage throughout the day.

 

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