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Roger
 #106 

Just bumping this thread back up since we have a BUNCH of new members to the board.

 

Courtney
 #107 

Courtney : AKA the Ragin Cajun Rager 

 

Birthday:  May 9th 1985

 

Location:  Lafayette, Louisiana

 

Time w/Ragin Fever:  a little over a year: I became a fan the first time I saw Rhonda and the guys sing on the Opry.

 

Occupation: I am a 3rd year college student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in Biology and Chemistry and i am currently working on my honors undergraduate thesis. (crazy?  yes i know)  Oh but my occupation is quite interesting.  I work with chimpanzees studying their behaviors and understanding how their mind works without any evasive methods.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/goaliegirl32cp/detail?.dir=/d379&.dnm=6658re2.jpg&.src=ph

 

Family :  I have 2 sisters (age 13 and 9)

 

Hobbies : Well I have played ice hockey and roller hockey over the past 10 years quite competitively.  I actually lived in Lake Placid, NY for a year playing hockey for the National Sports Academy Mountaineers.  I enjoy riding horses, getting in the swamps, and working on my friend's farm.  And of course, I enjoy bluegrass and country music and attend jam sessions as often as I can.

 

Goals: Find a job I absolutely love.  I hope to also finally make time to learn the mandolin.  Do more of what I love and less of what I hate. (Hence that is why i saw Rhonda in concert for the first time finally;  Physics just had to wait!)  

 

Alvin Bressler
 #108 
I started music with my brother Andy, (The Bressler Brothers),in an organized Bluegrass Band, October 8, 1966, by joining, "The Current River Opry" cast in Eminence, Mo. This year is our 40th Anniversary of singing together, & as scores of Bluegrass Musicians know, if we were doing it for the money, we would have quit years ago. The Current River Opry is still being held every Saturday night in Summersville, Mo., from the middle of April thru November, & we appear there every Saturday night if we are not booked somewhere else. We played for 34 years with someone else as Band Leader, & during 1999, we organized our own Band, & started booking appearances as, "The Bressler Brothers", in January, 2000. We were asked, by Johnny & Carolyn, to come to Sally Mountain Festival in September, 2004, & look forward to going back sometime. We recorded our first, "Bressler Brothers Quartet", all Gospel recording in 1995, & since then have recorded 62 original songs, on 9 project's, mostly written by Missouri songwriters. To see Rhonda getting the recognition she should have gotten years ago, is just GREAT, & she has been my favorite Lady singer for years. The Sally Mountain Show came to our Church, on Sunday night, after playing the, "Ozark Mountain Bluegrass Festival", back when she was just a teenager, & wouldn't it be great if we could get her back for an appearance now? These Fan personals are great, & we look forward to having RVR at the final, "Cross Country Trail Ride Bluegrass Festival", in April, & back for the October, 2006, Trail Ride. May God Bless! Alvin Bressler, (The Bressler Brothers Bluegrass Band)
Ashley O.
 #109 

Hey to all!!!!  Here is the spill on me.

 

Name:  Ashley Nicole O'Quinn

Hometown: Bee, VA.  My hometown is so small that our post office is in the back of a garage.  Did I mention that the nearest grocery store or Wal-Mart is 35-40 minutes away.

 

Rager Info:  I've been a Rager for almost 3 years now.

 

Family:    Father, Gary:  works for Dickenson County

               Mother, Pauline:  secretary for Council Elementary/Middle School in Council, VA

                I don't have any brothers or sisters.

 

Pets:  3 cats -- 1 female named Rhonda Mandolin Vincent, we call her Mandolin for short (I'm not kidding)

                   -- 1 male named Gilmore (After the show Gilmore Girls)

                   -- 1 male named Ragin' Blackey (named after the Rage)

 

Occupation:  A full time student at the University of Virginia's College at Wise in Wise, VA majoring in Computer Science. 

 

Hobbies:  Playing the mandolin, fiddle, and guitar,  programming computers, playing video games, basketball, softball (GO CAVS).

Sami
 #110 

Samantha Daggett

 

Birthday : July 22, 1991

 

Hometown : Parkersburg, West Virginia (still live there)

 

Rager Info : I've loved them for about a year and I've been a member for a few months

 

Family : Parents-Gale (retired from phone company)and Treva Daggett (retired RN, recently owns a craft shop in Vienna, WV), Brothers-Gale Jr. (accountant) and Jonathon (does stuff with computers), Sisters-in-law-Danielle (Physical Therapist), and Nephew-Jonathon Walker (baby)

 

Pets : Sally, Fluffy, and Dolly

 

Occupation : student at Edison Jr. High

 

Hobbies : Music, learning to play the guitar, and going to RVR concerts!

AMY
 #111 

HI YA'LL! HERE'S MY BEANS!

 

NAME: AMY MILLER

 

AGE:21 (WHOO, FINALLY)

 

HOMETOWN: THE SUNSHINE STATE, MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA

 

MARRIED: UMMM, NO WAY! I HAVE 1 KID, A BASSETT PUPPY, HER NAME IS BAYLEIGH. SHES A HAND FULL!

 

RAGIN' FAN: FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW, FIRST STARTED OUT AS AN AKUS FAN, BUT NOW I TOTALLY DIG "RHONDA V"! SHE ROCKS   THIS IS THE CLOSET I COULD GET TO THE "ROCK ON" SIGN! I LOVE THEIR SONG “SO FAR AWAY”, WITH ALISON! AND I THINK SHE ALWAYS LOOKS AWESOME AND REAL! I.E. THE PICTURE OF HER SHAVING HER LEGS! MAN, THAT WAS THE COOLEST!

 

FAMILY: THIRD OLDEST OF EIGHT, I DIDNT ASK QUESTIONS! MUST HAVE BEEN SOME COLD WINTERS!

 

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amiller@gridely.ca.us

 

HOBBIES: WHEN IM NOT AT WORK, I LOVE GOING FISHING, HUNTIN', SPITTIN' SKOAL WITH MY BUDDIES, CAMPING, HELP RAISING MY LITTLE NIECES AND NEPHEW AND MY NUMBER ONE LOVE, MY FIDDLE "DAN" HA HA. IVE BEEN PLAYING FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND I GO TO LESSONS TWICE WEEK AND HOPE TO GET READY TO COMPETE NEXT YEAR. YEAH, ITS CRAZY I NAMED IT. SOMETIMES I TRY AND COOK, BUT ITS NOT REALLY MY FORTE. I LIKE TO TRAVEL, BEEN TO AK, GA, UT, FL, AND FEW MORE IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A RHONDA CONCERT, BUT THATS MY NEXT GOAL! ITS HARD FINDING SOMEONE TO TRAVEL WITH ME AND I DONT KNOW MANY FOLKS FROM OTHER STATES. HMMM... THAT ABOUT SUMS IT UP. OH, AND I LOVE MUSIC!!!!

 

DOC, THIS WAS AN AWESOME IDEA! YOU ROCK TOO!

Peter Hersbach
 #112 
OK, HI to ALL Ragers, making a sharp, large right turn….

(Dr. George, this is a very nice and - interesting posting ..!…Do Keep it UP!)

Peter (P.C.) Hersbach
Birthday:
18/08/61
Location                
Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Time w/Ragin Fever         :
Some five months now, I guess. Got hit by “I’ve Forgotten You” through an internet stream…
BUT(!), I have been infected with the, absolutely undangerous, disease called: “Double/Upward Base Syndrome” for more then 25 years now.... (Just listening Rhonda’s Mule Skinner Blues while typing... Still have that chill comin’up when I hear that up-tempo intro.)
THANKS TO MY FORMER FRIENDS…, students at the Rotterdam Music College Conservatorium at that time, I got involved (=“contaminated”) in a street music playing project of a chronological overview of American music over the very long years, containing country, bluegrass, cajun, tex/mex, truck driving- & train-, gospel, rock and roll songs/music etc. etc…..
For those friends of mine, it was both an attempt then to teach “ordinary people like me  ” , how to play music …Very Basic Double Base at first, and then, later, (when I was able to count up until 6  ), songs for (very, very easy) guitar…Well, the 3 cord things can be the best and the most beautiful ones too…During this period I really learned how to enjoy music in many diversities. Great fun for a couple of years in a band of 5-7! Do not play any more now, besides checkin’ my guitar once and a while …Actually this fever never left me again. From time to time, I do flashback to that particular period of time, when I hear certain songs, either fasts or slows… “I’ve Forgotten You” sure did that to me right away when I heard it for the very first time and I guess that’s why I got hooked on RVR too…
What is it? That makes a song as a.o. “You Can’t Take It With You When You Go” or “Missouri Moon” so beautiful? Bluegrass Express so exiting? To so many people? It’s food for thought for the real psychologists perhaps, but I will definitely never leave this acoustic fill anymore. Both playing, singing and/or listening is just such a emotional thrill!
Occupation:
Purchaser with an international company for flexible connections for specialised industrial purposes.
Wife:
Marian, Medical Analist, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Family:
YES, We are DINKS...(Double Income, No Kids)
Pet:
Cat, “SKIPPER”
Hobbies:
Bluegrass Music, Baseball (Umpiring!)/ Softball, Air Traffic Control Sims, (Sports) Psychology.
Goals:
Hope to visit the USA again; we already been through several great states earlier…
Try to attend more shows in our area…OR maybe USA..(?)

BKR & Take Care, wherever you are…
Amanda Lynn
 #113 

although I rarely post on the MB, I read what yall say ALL the time and I kind of felt compelled to reply just to say 'hey, I'm here and I'm a RVR fan too!' hehe anyway, here goes:

I'm Amanda Lynn, I live in PA and I'm 17

Time w/Ragin Fever:   shew, I've loved bluegrass all my life...I guess I've been listening to and loving Rhonda's music for 5 years or so

Occupation:  The store that I worked at was recently sold so right now I'm unemployed but not for long...I need a job to support my bluegrass festival habits that I can't live without!

Hobbies:  Bluegrass, playing guitar, learning banjo, writing songs, taking pictures, being with my family and friends, and I'm slightly addicted to myspace = P

Goals:  graduate from school, move to TN, go to college (don't know what for, just know I wanna go), time'll tell what goes on from there


PS it was coo reading about everyone else on this MB. Rhonda really does have some of thee most awesome fans. Take care!

Gary Kennedy
 #114 

Welcome back to the thread that just won't go away.  I don't want to leave any promises unfulfilled, so I'd better get to work on Chapter Two.  However, before I do that, I wanted to clarify something from Chapter One, just in case you don't know me.

 

When I said that Rhonda ruined my life, I was only joking.  She has actually enriched my life in ways that I'm still discovering.  Admittedly, things were a little easier before she turned me into a festival hopper, but I've never regretted a single mile that I've traveled in order to see her perform.  Okay, maybe that one time when I didn't leave the Flat Rock Elks Lodge until midnight and then I had to get up at 4:00 in order to make it to Springfield, Illinois in time for the afternoon show and I could barely stay awake on I-55 so I started listening to "Ridin' the Red Line" over and over and it carried me all the way to the Crowne Plaza where I finally pulled into the parking lot and the first person that I saw was the greatest singer in the history of the universe and I knew that there was no place that I'd rather be.

 

The show that day turned out to be one of my all-time favorites, although the truth of the matter is that they're all my all-time favorites, going back to May 19, 2001, which is the first time that I ever saw the incomparable Rhonda Vincent in person and I still haven't recovered and probably never will.  I have to confess that I was completely blown away by Rhonda Vincent and the Rage that night at the Granite Hill Campground near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  They were so good that it could have poured rain and I would have been perfectly happy to sit there and get soaked.  In fact, three years later, that's exactly what happened.  But it's getting late so that will have to wait for another night. 

Fred Weddington
 #115 

Hi. My name is Fred Weddington, my wife is Debbie. We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We live in Irvine, Ky. I taught public school music for 2 yrs, worked for Southeast Coal Co. for 26yrs. and now work for Novelis Cor.(aluminum recycling) for the past 7yrs. Our hobbies are mushroom hunting, gardening, fishing, and going to concerts. Hope to meet some of you at Rhonda and The Rage's concerts. I read the message board every day. Don't always post. I work a 12 hr. schedule, nights this week and days the next week. Don't always have time to write, but I enjoy reading the board. God bless you all, Fred W.  P.S Love The new web site.

gp
 #116 

just getting this post back to the front,,,,,'Random Facts',,,is beginning to close in with # of replies,,,not even close to  # of views tho

Charles Flanary
 #117 

Just bumping this back to the top  because there's new Ragers that need to sign in.                              Charles

Sky
 #118 

Hey.... Its just little ole' me from OHIO... glad to meet ya all... I'm signing in... Have a great day...............   Sky

~debbie
 #119 

  Hi all, I'm Debbie Blood from Ina, Illinois (Rend Lake)....forty-ish  (I can say that) and never married.  I have worked with Walgreen's Distribution Center in Mt. Vernon, IL since they built in 1990.

  I've had RAGIN' FEVER for almost 4 yrs now.   I love music....Bluegrass and GOOD traditional country mostly.  I enjoy going to bluegrass festivals and shows and was fortunate to get to go to Sally Mountain last year for the first time. 

  As far as goals...I'd love to learn to play the mandolin I recently purchased.(seems to be going kind of slow .) and going on a Bluegrass Cruise would certainly be wonderful.  But it seems I schedule most of my time off work for festivals.  Not sure there's enough time OFF for everything.... DECISIONS...DECISIONS...but you can bet Sally Mountain IS in my schedule for this year!!!  Hope to meet some fellow RAGERS soon !!!

 

~debbie

 

 

http://http://www.myspace.com/debbielovesbluegrass

 

 

 

by the way, I've been listening to the new CD on CMT tonight Julia...

It doesn't get any better than this...!!!!!

sweetcowgirl
 #120 

sweetcowgirl AKA: Kerry

Children: daughter Megean almost 20 going to college goinng into pharmacy, son Adrian 14 into video games, war history, football, and hunting.

Occupation: 3rd and 4th grade teacher

Education: masters in administration

Rager: I met Rhonda in the early 90's at church camp where she played with some of her Kirksville friends for us.  I have loved her and her music ever since. 

Hobbies: trail riding with my horses and camping, raising paint horses out of my stud, hunting, painting & drawing, Nascar!, and being with my kids.

goal: Be happy!

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