Laura Davis - "Gator" Ricky Ross
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Touch or Touche'! Just messing because I know my buddy Shane Graham is reading this. Prior to WOODLANDSTOCK I knew Shane from being a guest on my previous air radio gig, and he and drummer Loran Johnson were also on the WHER morning show last week. Always fun, and always high energy is how I describe these two.
Combining a 90s Alt feel, gritty vocal and driving beats, they rocked WOODLANDSTOCK! Besides, the artists of WOODLANDSTOCK are a big family, so him hanging out, rescuing me a few times with XLR and Mic cables and rocking the audience, it was an honor to have him again this year. And Loran new but always welcome.
Thank you guys for coming from Virginia Beach to play our little old festival...
What can I say about Tyler? He saved my butt during WOODLANDSTOCK! If you see Tyler, give him a pat on the back for going above and beyond. First off, between him and Ken at the PA, he set up every artists, addressed their needs, and made it happen! He did this all day in the heat.
You want more? He performed with our friend Laura Davis, they did a little dueling guitars kind of thing that I liked! He performed solo, and it was especially nice for me having watched him grow over the last year. Plugged in for the first time at WOODLANDSTOCK, Tyler performed his originals with distortion and pedal effects added in. His vocal range has improved nicely. His stage presence starting to find itself. Great job Tyler! His performances were excellent.
Laura Davis & Friends
Laura Davis! Other girls played with dolls, she played with guitars! A performer who lives to perform! Laura who helped found WOODLANDSTOCK three years ago, is not only a friend, the daughter I never had, but she is truly a blessing to have around.
At WOODLANDSTOCK, she helped set up with Tyler. She mingled with everyone talking and making all feel welcome. She performed with "Gator" Ricky Ross, Tyler Maynard & Chad Sayre! She performed her solo set where she showed her melodic vocals and awesome guitar chops. And she is also part of and performed with the newly formed 4 of a Kind. She kept busy...awesome job Laura!