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Bitterbox to rock stage at Saturday's festivities

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Among the entertainment line-up for Saturday's event are a group somewhat 'new' to local listeners. Bitterbox has been playing together formally for about a year and a half, and has already developed a growing fan base in the mid-South.

Local businessman Billy Pack is among the five-man band. His professional relationship with David Bradley and Aaron James goes back a decade or more.

"We always just kind of all gelled together," said Pack. "It was easy to get 'back together,' so to speak."

Midstate musicians

Tim Baird and Eddie Thompson round out the quintet that is Bitterbox. All have ties to the middle Tennessee area, and all are seasoned professionals from many areas of the music industry, from session recording to touring and live performances

More importantly, the opportunity to support the local cancer society was a personal mission.

"I lost aunt to pancreatic cancer, she passed away in the last six months," said Bradley. "This is an opportunity to give back -- we want to be part of it."

New CD

The group have just launched their new album, "Hero" a few weeks ago, which showcases their "distinct, yet familiar, sound of a modern, fresh solid American rock-and-roll band."

Rusty Reed, who is helping coordinate the entertainment schedule, put it more simply: "If you are a fan of anything from 80's rock-and-roll to Nickelback, you're going to enjoy these guys."

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