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Arts and Entertainment

November 1, 2013

Twangtown Paramours to play 6OTS

On Saturday, 6 On The Square will welcome the award winning Twangtown Paramours. 

The “Twangers” are MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis, a Nashville-based couple. Their music, a product of MaryBeth and Mike’s independent, colorful pasts as well as their creative partnering, is a little bit of blues, pop, country, and even some bluegrass. It has been defined as, “Sophisticated Americana”, a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes.

Vocalist Zamer has sung professionally since the age of 18. She was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, where she fronted a popular bar band for several years. She toured Europe, worked as a guest artist with several other bands, and sang background vocals for the band “Method Actor” featuring Eva Cassidy. After relocating to Nashville, Zamer continued her musical career working as a demo singer for local songwriters, as a background vocalist for several new country artists, and working on her own projects, including serving as lead vocalist for the band, “Blue Martini.”

Lewis has played guitar for a “million and a half years, and bass for about half that long,” according to a media release He sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Lang had a No. 1 pop hit in South Korea on Yang Pa’s first album called, “A Heartbeat Away.” In addition, he has had songs recorded by independent artists in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. Since 2000, Lewis has owned and operated a studio, producing tunes for up-and-coming performers. His newest endeavors are producing the Twangtown Paramours and his own solo project. Aside from singing and being a brilliant musician, he writes the Paramours’ lyrics “with substance” which are emotional, insightful, and engaging.

The duo has two studio albums. The latest, “The Promise of Friday Night” was released to radio and reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart. 

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the discounted pre-show price of $15 (plus $2 service charge) or $18 at the door. Doors open an hour prior to show time. For further information, call 843-OTS6 (6876) or visit www.6onthesquare.org.

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