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The Star Room Boys break hearts (Sep 1999)
Athens, Ga. is perhaps not the first place one thinks of when country music comes to mind. That might be about to change, with the release of "Why Do Lonely Men and Women Want to Break Each Others Hearts" by Athens' Star Room Boys. They echo the greats - Haggard, Nelson and Owens. The band started in 1995 and consists of Bob Fernandez on drums, Philip McArdle on electric guitar, John McMahon on bass, Johnny Neff on pedal steel and Dave Marr on vocals and guitar. The album will be rereleased by Checkered Past in November. We spoke to Marr not long after the band played another in a series of wedding dates.... more