The A Side 14: Scott Boyer

This weeks guest on The A Side is singer/songwriter Scott Boyer. Scott was born in New York but has spent most of his life in Alabama. Give a listen as Scott talks about his band “The Decoys” and writing songs for such artist as Gregg Allman and Eric Clapton.

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WeatherBrains 565: I Choose the Canned Response

Our guest WeatherBrain this week is Dr. Ray Russell from Ray’s Weather from the mountains of North Carolina. He calls Ray’s Weather his hobby gone berserk. Dr. Russell is a Computer Science professor at Appalachian State University. His PhD is in Computer Science from Georgia Tech (1989); weather has been a long-time passion. He started posting a “snow forecast” on the university website back in the mid 1990’s; this evolved into RaysWeather.Com in 2000. Ray lives in Boone and has taught at Appalachian State since 1991.

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The A Side 13: Ona Watson

This week on The A Side is Jazz and RnB vocalist Ona Watson. Ona has been involved in the Alabama music scene around the State for quite sometime. He has been inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall Of Fame and is very much involved in the entertainment and night club business in the city of Birmingham and around the Southeast. He also owns and runs Ona’s Music Room which has received many accolades as being one of the finest music venues in the country.

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Matt and Matt 22: Scarlet Red Chops

Matt A explains his unique facial hair and awards his donkey of the week. Hint: Charlie Brown kicking without Lucy. Matt C “T’s” off on Coach “O” for failing to man up about The Tide’s “D”. Both Matt’s were quite impressed with Auburn QB Sean White and the extraordinary blocked FG by Vandy’s Zach Cunningham from Pinson Valley, AL.

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The A Side 12: Alan Barnette

This weeks guest on The A Side is Marc Alan Barnette. His band, 24 Karat, was chosen as the top band in the country in the 1984 Miller High Life battle of the bands out of 30,000 applicants. He now lives in Nashville where he has written or been a co-writer of over 3000 songs for himself and other artist. He spends most of his time now teaching the art of song writing to young and upcoming artist while still maintaining a presence as and artist himself.

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