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Bragg and Hughes plan encore performance at Watson Brown Foundation

After a successful night of music under the stars in August, Bragg and Hughes will return for another Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce concert.

The guitar and vocal duo will perform Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Monroe Kimbrel Gardens at the Watson Brown Foundation.

"It was great last time," Chris Hughes said. "We had a ball. We are glad we get to come back. There was a good turn-out, a lot of good response, a lot of good applause and a lot of friendly people coming up and giving us compliments afterwards."

Those are the same reasons Chamber Director Carolyn Gilbert invited the duo back.

"Everyone enjoyed them," she said. "And for those who didn't get to attend, it's another chance."

Mr. Hughes, who is from Washington, Ga., sings while Peter Bragg, from Statesboro, plays acoustical guitar. Mr. Hughes said their style includes current songs, oldies, country, pop and old rock.

"He's more of a bluegrass, country type guy and I'm more of a blues, rock type guy," Mr. Bragg said. "But we mostly try to play what people want to hear. ... That's the main reason we play is cause folks enjoy it so much."

Although some of the songs at the concert will be a repeat of two months ago, Mr. Hughes said they have learned some new songs that they incorporated into their repertoire.

The duo was formed when Mr. Bragg, a Georgia Forestry Commission pilot, was stationed at the Washington-Wilkes Airport where Mr. Hughes is the manager and a mechanic.

"Of course, everywhere I go, I take a guitar with me," Mr. Bragg said. "And we managed to find out after a short period of time that I'm a pretty good player but not a very good singer. And he's a really good singer, but not a player. ... He has a really, really good voice with a distinct quality to it that people appreciate."

The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m., which is 30 minutes earlier than the August concert. Mrs. Gilbert said everyone is invited to bring their own chair or blanket and refreshments. The Watson Brown Foundation is located at 310 Tom Watson Way in Thomson. For more information, call 706-597-1000.

Web posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007

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