Russ Varnell & Too Country

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Russ Varnell and Too Country perform classic honky-tonk country music in the style of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Hank William, Sr.

Varnell, from Black Creek, has a stellar back-up band, a sensational wardrobe–including an original suit made by Nashville legend Nudie Cohn–and a genuine love for what he calls “real country music.” He performs throughout East Carolina and has recently begun a weekly television show on WHIG in Rocky Mount.

Varnell recently told Caroline Dolman: “I don’t really consider Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts real country. . . Country radio is so limited; they only want to play a few artists.” [“Varnell Shares Love of Country Music,” Wilson Daily Times, 15 Apr 2009: 1C]

Tags: classic, country, honky-tonk