"Anybody can be in a band. Just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music." Sid Vicious said that. It's not exactly what the Twang Gang had in mind when they created Twangfest, but the description fits like a rhinestone cactus on a nudie suit. Dictionary definitions refer to sharp, vibrating sounds or a nasal tone of voice, both of which were present in the classic country music of the '50s and '60s. That's the definition that captures much of the early years of Twangfest, when at least a passing nod to country conventions was necessary to be on the bill. Now, while most artists playing the festival have toes in the roots-music world, the musical nomenclature of Sid Vicious is on target -- in spirit as... More >>>