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Posted: February 12, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Marshall's Music Minute: Award-winning Bluegrass group coming to Covington

Greetings! It's another big week of music in Newton County. 

Today, Sunday, Feb. 12: Bethany Grace Hicks live at Porterdale Bar & Grill at 2 p.m. 

The PB&G crowd has added Sunday afternoon music to their weekly schedule of live music and it seems to be doing very well. Today, Bethany Grace Hicks, of Famous by February, will be doing an acoustic show. With her beautiful voice and impressive guitar work, she'll wow you with her impressive repertoire of alternative music.

Featured show: The Gibson Brothers live at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. 

This well-known Bluegrass band based out of New York has won multiple awards and has fans all over the country. Headed up by two brothers, Leigh and Eric, this is a quintessential five-piece Bluegrass band with guitar, banjo, upright bass, fiddle and mandolin. Leigh plays the guitar and Eric handles the banjo; they both sing and can lay down some righteous vocal harmonies. 

At Saturday's show you'll probably hear their song, "They Called it Music," which won song of the year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. This group has collaborated with the likes of Ricky Scaggs and has played multiple times at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. 

These guys are very impressive. This should be a fantastic show. 

Chris, Jon and Scott live at Amici Covington, Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. 

The tremendous trio – Christon Halback, Jon Lansburg and Scott Lansburg – return once again to College Avenue for what is always a killer show. These guys, as I've mentioned before, are an unbelievable group. Top-notch instrumentation and superb vocal work with a mix of songs that span decades and multiple genres. With guitar, bass and percussion, it's a thick, rich sound. Always a blast! 

Amy Rae, Joe and Jonah at Mystic Grill, Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. 

Another terrific trio, these guys are great. Country in the tradition of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert but with a Rock edge, these three always put on an impressive show. You'll most likely hear their newest single, "Georgia Rain," which was just recently released on iTunes. Count on several other nice originals and some choice covers. 

Hannah Thomas live at Porterdale Bar & Grill, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. 

Hannah will be once again hitting Porterdale for a Saturday afternoon show between stops in her busy touring schedule. Supremely talented with an amazing voice, guitar work and stage presence, she'll be playing songs from her new album, "Fault Line," as well as a few covers. As we've mentioned before, Hannah has been tearing it up out there - playing all over the country, recording with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, and sharing the stage with Melissa Etheridge. It's always a treat when she swings by and plays one for the hometown folks. 

Odds & Ends 

- Brian Cameron live at The Listening Room, Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.: Front man for the Reluctant Saints. Mix of Blues, Rock, and Country.

- Brant Mitchell live at Mystic Grill, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.: This Georgia Tech football player moonlights as a musician. He's supposed to be pretty good.

- Arch Angel live at Porterdale Bar and Grill, Saturday, Feb. 18: A high-octane cover band playing Rock music of the 70s, 80s & 90s.

Enjoy the music, friends, and we'll see you next time. 

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