What a fantastic time Jake Thomas, myself and everyone had at The Barrel Saloon in Albany last night, as we gave away our last pairs of free Countryfest tickets and WGNA presented Curb Records recording artist Ashley Gearing. As with all of our parties, everyone enjoyed themselves, and really enjoyed a great performance by Ashley. Besides singing her songs perfectly, she did an awesome job singing the Bonnie Raitt song, "Something To Talk About."

Besides being a great singer, she has to be one of the nicest people in the world. Whenever I saw her talking to people in the room, she was always friendly and personable, and constantly wearing a smile.

I would also like to thank her dad, Paul (also one of the nicest people), who sent me some pictures that he took from the show. See if you recognize any of your friends from our gallery.