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Sassy Country Star to Debut on Main Street This Weekend - IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS

A frequent valley player and a Sun Valley newcomer will perform at Whiskey Jaques this weekend in Ketchum.

On Friday, May 26th, Salt Lake City-based band Tony Holiday & The Velvetones will return to Whiskey's at 10 p.m. Doors Open at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge at the door.

The band bills itself as a harmonica-based funk and jump blues group. Formed in 2013, the group comprises Tony Holiday on harmonica and vocals, Joel Meza on drums, Gordon Greenwood on bass, Cody Downes on bass and Lanny "Stringbean" Stone on guitar.

The band was named Best Blues Band at the 2016 City Weekly Music Awards in Salt Lake City.

Sun Valley newcomer Christie Huff, a pop-country singer-songwriter out of Mesa County, Arizona, will make her valley debut on Saturday night, May 27, at 10 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge at the door.

Huff is a rising star in the country world with two albums out, including 2016's pop-country "Roll The Dice."

Some of her performance highlights include sets at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Diego and the House of Blues in Hollywood. She now lives in Los Angeles.

She's been described as a "young artist with sass and a gift for sharp-witted pop" who gained confidence singing along to karaoke tracks.

"What brought me confidence was my singing and performing on stage," she wrote in her bio. "Later when school became harder, I would escape into my music. Some days I would come home and write three songs in one day." For more information about Huff visit her website at

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