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At 22, Cody Purvis has already performed on the famed Ryman Auditorium stage and collaborated with Music City’s songwriting community, including award winners Dallas Davidson, Josh Hoge and Thomas Rhett for his latest EP Southern Thang. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Cody Purvis

Charlottesville native Cody Purvis wanted to join the legends of country music for as long as he can remember. He survived on karaoke and singing contests through his middle school and teenage years, then hit the road for Nashville to make a name for himself in “real country” music. At 22, he’s already performed on […]

The Harrisonburg-formed group The Steel Wheels steers into new territory by beefing up its traditional folk style on the new album, Wild As We Came Here. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Steel Wheels

Are you ready for it? The addition of percussion and keyboards to The Steel Wheels’ signature acoustic sound? The Harrisonburg-formed group steers into new territory by beefing up its traditional folk style on the new album, Wild As We Came Here. “I’m excited to see what happens,” says Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo and songwriter). “There […]