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Songwriters collaborate for festival

Carson City singer Beans Sousa is sitting in with The Slade Rivers Band at the Genoa Cowboy Festival May 3 through 5 Amador County, Calif., resident Slade Rivers and his band are a honky-tonk hillbilly swing band that plays original tunes, plus a mixture of the old school tunes such as Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzel, Ernest Tubb and Merle Haggard songs. The son of a Navy dad, Slade spent his early years growing up in southeastern Texas taking guitar lessons and learning every song Hank Williams ever wrote. When his family moved back to the West Coast Slade played in …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 24, 2013 11:21AM Published Apr 19, 2013 03:42PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.