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OHIO CITY — “Arts in the Park” and the Village of Ohio City is proud to welcome the Shelby County Line Duo this Friday evening. They will be entertaining from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Memorial Park that is located on Main Street. “Arts in the Park” has free monthly performances of regional bands and solo act with a laid-back campfire atmosphere. We encourage you to bring your chairs and fill up your coolers for a great evening with great friends and great music. For more information visit the village website: www.villageofohiocity.org or “like” Arts in the park Ohio City” on Facebook.
The Shelby County Line Duo will be playing at Ohio City. This duo consists of Paul Luft of Versailles and Ben Tuttle of St. Marys. These young men are part of a 4 piece country band called Shelby County Line.
The other two members of the band are Cody Paul and Michael Molaskey both from New Bremen. The band recently went to Nashville in June of this year to record their first album which will be released in the middle of August. They are currently Nashville Recording Artists who recently signed with Playback Records. Shelby County Line plays at local fairs, festivals, pubs, and private parties. They have opened for Confederate Railroad and Clark Manson.
Check out their website at www.shelbycountyline.com for links to their social media and booking information. They are looking to expand the area that they play in. At the end of September the band will be traveling to Daytona, Florida to play at Destination Daytona sponsored by Harley Davidson and KiX country radio station.
Ben Tuttle has indicated that he has been influenced in music by his high school music teachers, Dane Newlove, Becky Anderson, and Craig French. He received his first guitar lesson from Jeff King of Redbird Guitar Studios in New Bremen.
He has also been influenced by other local guitar players including: James Goare, Jim Miller, and Marshall Miller, guitarist from Nashville Crush. He has been influenced by some of the classic guitar players including: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and BB King.
Paul Luft has been greatly influenced by his recently deceased grandmother who was very musically inclined and always encouraged him in his music activities. He has also been influenced by his church family who always has encouraged him to sing and play since he was in third grade.
The band Florida Georgia Line has been a great inspiration as they have rose to the top so quickly and always has such a great shows. Finally, the Grand Ole Opry which has such a great legacy of talented musicians and singers has been a huge inspiration. Playing and singing at the Grand Ole Opry would be a dream come true for Paul Luft.