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Honky Tonk Saturday Nights

Olde Towne Tavern and Sundog Entertainment are teaming up to bring you some of the best in local Country music in an intimate Honkytonk setting where you can get a great burger, a cold beer and some kickin all American Country Music every Saturday Night! No cover charges, great people & awesome music all here in the Great City of Hampton, VA.

Johnny St. Clair                  FEBUARY 2nd   2013    9pm               Olde Towne Tavern 

Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Johnny began playing the mandolin at age six. Buying his first guitar several years later, he began devouring a steady musical diet of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Farron Young and George Jones, falling unabashedly in love with the long-established style of country music that continues to influence him today. Johnny first took to the stage at age 14 as part of a band that played proms and dances and then went on to gig as a bass player in a bluegrass b...and, "The Hill City Cut Ups," which became a mainstay on the North Carolina concert circuit. Stints as a solo act, featured in the major hotels of North Carolina, helped him develop and refine his rich baritone voice, and the formation of his band, "Western Star," in 1987, gave him the experience of playing nightclubs and honky-tonks from Florida to Maryland. After months on the road, St. Clair returned to his home in Williamsburg, VA, once again playing local hotels. After one show, he was approached to open for roots vocalist Keith Whitley and Grand Ole Opry and "Hall of Famer," Little Jimmy Dickens. "I played the Crystal Inn and opened for Keith and Little Jimmy. It was a standing-room-only audience and it was one of the finest experiences of my life."
While his first CD effectively evokes memories of country music's stellar past, his latest release provides a better insight into the heart of Johnny St.Clair as is expressed in the title cut, "Who I Am." Through songs such as “Don’t Tell Mama” and “For Every New Love Found,” St Clair confronts life issues that only country music can address so well.
Johnny St. Clair offers a refreshing combination of affable stage presence underscored by Marlboro Man good looks and skillful musicianship that brings everyday-man songs to life. "Hopefully someone will hear a song or two that they can relate to," he says. "That connection is what I strive for and what country music has stood for since the beginning."
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