Personnel Changes in 2014County Clare is going to have several personnel changes in 2014. John Boulware, Casey Murray, and Blake Bowen are moving on to pursue other interests. We support their decisions wholeheartedly and are very appreciative of their hard work and talent. John will be taking his music in a few new directions playing some swing and jazz influenced music, Casey and Blake both received new career opportunities that are very rewarding but will force them off the road for awhile.
Heather and I are looking forward to auditioning some brand new musicians to add to the County Clare sound. We look at this change as a wonderful opportunity to enhance our sound and we are excited about the direction of the band. Stay tuned for more information as we proceed in reorganizing the band.
I've Hit Everything in My Life (But My Knees), a song from The Sideman Steps Out, was chosen as the winning song in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC. The song was written by Shannon Slaughter, Dale Felts, and Mark Byrd. What a great honor it was to sing on the Cabin Stage at Merlefest and be honored for songwriting. You can read about it here ~~~ www2.relishnow.com/news/2012/apr/24/2/area-songwriters-score-with-quotive-hit-everything-ar-2202441/
and here ~~~ www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/apr/27/w0428-merle-carf-im-136917/
News from Augusta ChronicleCheck out this cool article written by Don Rhodes of the Augusta Chronicle --- County Clare in Greenwood SC