Radio Hour returns with Wood, Chisnell

The first River City Radio Hour of 2011 will feature two audience favorites. Gwynne Wood and Kevin Chisnell, both of whom performed at WTA’s annual outdoors concert in August, will bring their unique talents to the January performances.

Gwynne Wood performs in the local music scene with her father and uncle as, “Gwynne Wood & The Civilians.” A freshman at Waynesboro High School, she is known for her pure vocal tones and a style well beyond her years. Kevin Chisnell is a virtuoso blues harmonic player and singer. His technique as a soloist or as supporting musician is sought after around the region.

The Boogie Kings led by Richard Adams with William Hayes on the keyboard, J.T. Fauber on percussion will accompany both Wood and Chisnell as well as performing their own set of songs during the hour-long performances.

Also returning to the Radio Hour will be Waynesboro’s First Lady of Laughter, Marsha Howard. She is armed with a new set of jokes for 2011.

The January Radio Hour will provide the conclusion to Kathy Johnson’s The Retired Detectives Roundtable and the Case of King Solomon’s Dagger. In November an explosion racked the back alley to the General Wayne Hotel. Was anyone hurt? Will the Dagger be found? The final chapter of the serial will answer those questions. The serial also features the handiwork of the Radio Hour Sound Effect Duo, Julie Scott and J. D. Robb.

The merchant of the month will be Kathy Johnson of Murder is a Game. Her latest murder mystery will be at the Barren Ridge Winery on Jan. 22 when the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce and the Wayne Theatre Alliance present their third annual Murder at the Vineyard.

The January performance will take place at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship Hall at 329 W. Main St. at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserved seats are available for the Radio Hour for $7.50. Call 540.943.9999 to make a reservation.

The River City Radio Hour is a production of the Wayne Theatre Alliance with support from Waynesboro Cultural Commission, the City of Waynesboro, and The Virginia Commission for the Arts.