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Wednesday April 25, 2018

From Metro Spirit

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
By: Stacey Eidson

For those who haven’t experienced the unique sound of the Charlottesville, Va.-based band Love Canon, don’t be surprised if you recognize many of their songs at the upcoming Aiken Bluegrass Festival on May 11-12. Love Canon is known for not exactly ‘covering’ music from the 1980s, but transforming it into a bluegrass joyride.

[…] While the idea for the band might have started off as an inside joke, Jay Starling said Love Canon takes their music extremely seriously.

‘If we wanted to, we could not do the songs justice,’ Starling said. ‘But instead, we really get in there and fine tune the details and make the arrangements interesting.’

Starling said it’s hilarious to see the audience’s reactions to their songs. ‘Sometimes we get people who say, ‘Well, I don’t really like bluegrass, but I love the 1980s, and I love you guys,’‘ Starling said. ‘Or we’ll get the opposite, where they say, ‘I can’t stand the 1980s, but I love bluegrass and I love you guys.’ But probably the best compliment I ever got was some woman said, ‘I hate the ’80s and I can’t stand bluegrass, but you guys are great!’‘

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