Names You Love and Rising Stars

These musicians are set to become – or already are – your favorites

Rising Star: Annabel Whitledge
Seventeen-year-old Annabel Whitledge got to live out a dream by performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, in May. The Henderson, Kentucky, native is still in high school, but her country music career is already on a positive path.

The Honey Vines photo by the Honey Vines

Name You Love: The Honey Vines
The Honey Vines are a pair of the best cultivators of music and young musicians in Evansville. Andrea Wirth and Melanie Bozsa still perform as the singer-songwriter duo, but they are also guitar, piano, and songwriting instructors at Evansville Music Academy.

Name You Love: The BackBeats
There’s no better band to take you back to 1968 than The BackBeats (pictured on the opposite page).They are Evansville’s premier tribute act to The Beatles. The five-piece band – Evansville’s Fab Five? – can be seen at Bokeh Lounge regularly to what are often standing room-only crowds.

After Hours photo by Michael Gray

Name You Love: After Hours
Michael Gray’s jazz band After Hours is a talented group of players who know their instruments better than some people know their own children. You can catch them at Bokeh Lounge, Lincolnshire Front Porch Fest, or private parties and corporate events in the area.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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