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Local band takes the Volkswagen stage Friday night

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Bands from all over the Chattanooga area perform on the smaller stages during the Riverbend festival.

Locals Michelle Young and John Lathim have been performing together years and are playing Friday night on the Volkswagen stage at six.

"I've done Riverbend for years with different bands and my own shows and stuff like that as well," Michelle said, "but we have been doing it now I guess this is our third year."

They said Riverbend makes it easy for smaller bands to get exposure.

While performing, Michelle and John try to channel bands from the sixties.

"When we're together we're considered a folk duet, that's the way they got us built," John said, "They also built Ian and Sylvia that way back in the mid sixties. Now we're trying to be a carry over from that and evolve from that into more of a modern day version."

All of their music is a mix of old folk music with a dose of their original work.

"It really helps us, gives us a chance to express ourselves musically in our own ways as well as covering some of these traditional songs," Michelle adds.

Other times of the year they can be found playing throughout the Scenic City.

 

 

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