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Hardin County honors Sandy Carroll and Jim Gaines

Hardin County honors Sandy Carroll and Jim Gaines

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:41 pm

Mark your calendar When – Friday, December 5, 2008 Where – Pickwick, TN – The nationally famous Broken Spoke Restaurant A don’t miss event! Honoring Sandy Carroll, internationally famous blues performer and writer, and Jim Gaines, “The Blues Man” engineering and producing blues and rock albums with over 50 platinum and gold productions and 2 Grammys to his credit. Who – Jay and Diana Barker and Hardin County Tourism have joined together to let the world thank the duo of Jim Gaines & Sandy Carroll (husband and wife) for their timeless contributions to the world of music and our own Hardin County, TN. Why – Because you deserve to know and they deserve the honor; it’s as simple as that. If you are interested in meeting, thanking, or honoring this duo contact Hardin County Tourism at or call 1-800-552-3866 or Contact Diana Barker at the Broken Spoke Restaurant at (731)689-3800 after 4pm CST (Wednesday-Saturday) for event information. This meet and greet event will begin at 7pm and conclude with performances by Sandy Carroll, Ruby Wilson, Jay Barker, Darryl and Sissie Pogue, The Cross Roads Blues Band, and others. The music will be the back drop to this event and is the one thing that ties us all together! This dynamic duo has more credits than this article can mention but you can log on to and get the facts. In short, “Jim wants or needs no recognition and is as humble as a man can be” Barker states, “and Sandy just got her note put on Memphis’ World famous Beale Street, October 24th and we are so proud of her contributions to the world of blues and this community! Sandy’s latest CD ‘Rhythm of the River’ is playing worldwide and was picked as the feature for XM Radio Bluesville and Jim Gaines is finishing up George Thorogood’s new release. He is featured this month in the Blues Review Magazine, “ Barker concluded. VIP tickets can be purchased and reservations will be accepted. All monies collected from VIP tickets, which allow you to personally speak with and thank this husband and wife team, will be used to produce a documentary DVD & film for public television titled “Juke Joint Blues- How they lived and died.” But the Blues will never die because they are timeless and live forever. Don’t miss your chance to honor those who have given so much. “You can tell they are real by the way it makes you feel” Lyrics from ‘A long way to Pickwick’ by Jay Barker & The Po’ Dog Blues Band. Posted 11.20.08

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