Mandy Smith Goins
The Rain (Songwriters: Bob
Vogler, and Jennifer Bunn) ||
12 and 3 || I
Promise To Love You ||
© 2002 Bob
The first time I remember people paying attention to
my singing was when I was sixteen and I sung a solo in Church.
I still remember all the compliments that I got that day. Since
then, I've sung at Parties, Weddings, and of course, when I'm
out with my friends at a Karaoke club, they always want me to
I guess I come by my singing naturally -- my Mom sings,
my sister sings, and my Dad can play any instrument you put in
his hands. I like most all styles of music, but since I grew up
in West Virginia, I feel a little closer to Country Music.
I've performed locally here in "Mayberry",
at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. And last year I sang in a local
Star Search competition down in Winston-Salem. They said I won
the "The Horizon Award" -- but that I had to pay $500
if I wanted my trophy. I told them, I'll wait for the real one.
I appreciate the help and encouragement that I've received
from several local writers and producers here in Mt. Airy. I've
recorded several of Bob Vogler's songs, and my demo CD of his
songs has been played on the local radio stations, and it's being
played at local restaurants.
I've been trying to work on my songwriting more, and
I have several songs almost done. It's hard to let other people
hear my songs, but Vickie Baker and Bob Vogler are encouraging
me to do it. I really feel like something is driving me to sing,
and I'm ready to do this.
I got a chance to go out to Nashville for the 1st time,
in the summer of 2001, and I really loved all that I saw out there.
It just made me more sure of what I want to do, but I think I
need a rockin' country band to perform with. If you 'are one',
or 'in one' and think we may have a fit, call Bob (710-0843),
and let's set something up.
~ July 2002 ~
On July 13 was my 1st performance at Higher Connections
in Pilot Mt. NC.
Shelton played guitar for me, and it went pretty well.
Higher Connections is a local Coffee House, that welcomes
new artists with an Open Mic segment.
Shortly after playing the coffee house, Bob
Vogler began playing bass for me, then Fred
Vogler joined the band playing drums, as well as my sister
singing backup, and some lead work. We named the band Southern
Sky, and most of my musical work since has been with this band.
Check out the Southern Sky web site.
Y'all watch for me now!
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