If you have ever hiked the Appalachian Trail, you may know that Damascus, Va., is known by the names ‘Trail Town’ and ‘Friendliest Town on the Trail;’ or if you are a biker who has enjoyed a ride on the Creeper Trail (34 mile mountain bike trail) – you may never have heard of Damascus, Va. I am sure there are many, many people out there who have never heard about this tiny town in Southwest Virginia. But, fortunately for those of us who live within driving distance of Damascus, rising country star Brittany Bexton now knows where this friendly town is.
On Saturday night, Brittany did a show at the Damascus Brewery…. and I hardly know where to go with this write-up. This was not my first time to go to Damasucs, I love the Old Mill there, and I’ve been to the little town (about two hours from my home) on a few occasions before. However, I had never been to Damascus Brewery – what a fun place that was! In addition to having Brittany there to perform for all of us, the Brewery had its Halloween Party that night (a week early, but still fun for all who attended) – so this post will include photos of the brewery, and photos of Brittany – and even a costume clad customer here and there.
I’ve written about Brittany before, and of course I’d listened to her music. But this was the first opportunity I had to see her perform live. She is a bundle of energy, with very powerful vocals. She wasn’t working with a full band, but was accompanied only by a single guitar, played by a very talented musician/writer, Drew Johnson. You heard me mention Drew before, when I was telling you about Brittany’s new single, “Free Fall”. They co-wrote that song. For this venue, and this performance, that was really all she needed. She was there to entertain, and entertain she did.
Watching Brittany in this small venue really made me want to see her on a big stage somewhere. She is very comfortable in front of an audience, and it couldn’t be any more obvious that this is what she loves doing, and plans on doing for a very long time. With her new single out on iTunes, and hopefully finding its way to some of our nation’s country radio stations, maybe we won’t have to wait to long to see Brittany opening for some of country music’s biggest artists – and one day, headlining her own tour.
I had an opportunity to talk briefly with a very busy Adam Woodson, owner of Damascus Brewery. He’s only been in business for five months, but has a brewery he can definitely be proud of. All of his patrons seemed to be having a great time, enjoying the beer he brews on-site.
Here are more pictures of Brittany’s performance, the party, and the brewery. Look closely, and along with Brittany you will find Popeye, Olive Oyl, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Raggedy Ann and Andy… and a host of others.
That was a fun night, and I am really looking forward to getting Brittany back in this area again soon. If any of you have the opportunity to get to one of her shows, I hope you will. Visit her web site, and be sure to follow her on Twitter @BrittanyBexton.