Names you love and rising stars

Names you love and rising stars

Rising Star: Annabel Whitledge
SevenTeenager Annabel Whitledge was able to fulfill a dream in May by performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer, who hails from Henderson, Kentucky, is still in high school, but her country music career is already well underway.

The Honey Vines photo from the Honey Vines

Name you love: The honey vines
The Honey Vines are two of Evansville’s best music promoters and emerging musicians. Andrea Wirth and Melanie Bozsa still perform as a singer-songwriter duo, but also teach guitar, piano and songwriting at the Evansville Music Academy.

Name you love: The BackBeats
There’s no better band to take you back to 1968 than The BackBeats (pictured opposite). They’re Evansville’s premier Beatles tribute act. The five-piece band – Evansville’s Fab Five? – is a regular at the Bokeh Lounge, where the crowd is often packed to capacity.

After Hours photo by Michael Gray

Name you love: After business hours
Michael Gray’s After Hours jazz band is a talented group of musicians who know their instruments better than some people know their own children. You can catch them at the Bokeh Lounge, the Lincolnshire Front Porch Fest, or at private parties and corporate events in the area.