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Article Published: Oct. 27, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 28, 2011
Sunny Nights

Sunny Ledford performs Oct. 28 at Canyons in Blowing Rock.

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There are some singer-songwriters who like to address the troubles of the world in their tunes.
That’s not Sunny Ledfurd.

The Chattanooga-born, Gaston County-bred musician likes to party and have a good time. And he hopes his songs inspire others to do the same.

Ledfurd will bring his good-time country rock sound and band to Canyons of the Blue Ridge in Blowing Rock for a show this weekend. The fun begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, and admission is $10 per person.

Ledfurd taught himself how to play guitar when he was 15 years old and knew immediately that he wanted to become a professional musician. Inspired by a wide range of renegade artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Guns N’ Roses and David Allen Coe, Ledfurd’s songs are bluesy tributes to drinking whiskey, dealing with mean women and crashing at other people’s houses.

“I’ve always liked artists that you can tell they have something to say,” Ledfurd said. “They’re not just singing some words ‘cause it sounds cool.”

When he first started playing music as a teenager, Ledfurd’s sound was heavily influenced by hip-hop, but as his career has gone on, his style has evolved to a country-tinged “Kid Rock” style of music.

For more information on Friday’s show, call Canyons of the Blue Ridge at (828) 295-7661.

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