Sharp Notes March 21 2001

Young at heart. Kodac Harrison seems to be hot on the political dignitary circuit. Fresh from performing at Jimmy Carter's son Chip's wedding, Harrison sang a new composition, "Always There," to Andrew Young at the former mayor's recent star-studded birthday party/tribute. Read about it at www.mindspring.com/~kodac.

Lift was chosen as one of the four finalists in the Sam Goody Bandemonium Contest. They'll be competing this week during Spring Break shenanigans in Panama City Beach, Fla., for the grand prize and the hotly pursued honor of being crowned "Sam Goody's Best Unsigned Band of 2001." Stay on top of the Lift ladies at their new Web address www.orangestar.com/lift.

Global blues. Earshot readers planning a trip to Portugal this week can find a little bit of home as world-traveling bluesman Danny "Mudcat" Dudek along with fellow Atlantans Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman play the GAIA Blues Festival in Villa Nova de Gaia, March 22-24