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Melodies & Masterpieces postponed

May 16, 2014

By Tim Preston, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.

May 16--ASHLAND -- Father-and-son duo Tom and Brenden Wintz's performance on Judd Plaza today as part of the Melodies & Masterpieces series by the Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky has been postponed for two weeks because of concerns about cool, wet weather.

Wintz, who has been playing guitar "since the late '80s," said his 13-year-old son picked up the guitar more than two years ago.

"He keeps up with me. He remembers the songs better than I do," he said with a chuckle.

The Wintzes of Barboursville are planning a combination of original songs mixed with more familiar rock and country covers in a two-acoustic guitar format.

"It will be acoustic music of some sort. It's a good mix-up of stuff," the dad said.

The duo are also members of the band Chain Reaction and scheduled to perform Saturday at the Relay for Life in Lawrence County, Ohio, as well as at a Memorial Day concert at the bandstand in Ashland'sCentral Park.

The concert series continues May 23 with a performance by Jeremy Short and Chris Justice of the band Downtown King.

M&M coordinator Eddie Riffe said today's performance was postponed to provide an enhanced experience for all involved.

"Fifty-degree weather is just not ideal for musicians or crowds," Riffe said.

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