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Texas country outfit the Randy Rogers Band is back in Fayetteville for a show at George's Majestic Lounge on Sept. 29. Together more than 15 years and playing as many as 200 shows a year -- their last stop here was just this past May at JJ's Beer Garden and Brewing Co. -- the group isn't afraid of keeping busy. They're heading back to the studio this fall to record their next album, and the music video for the fourth single from 2015's "Nothing Shines Like Neon" debuted only last week. The group's namesake took some time to answer a few questions for What's Up! in advance of their show.

Q. You come through Fayetteville pretty often -- what are you looking forward to about playing here again?


Randy Rogers Band

WHEN — 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29

WHERE — George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville

COST — $20


A. We love Fayetteville -- it's a great college town, a great American town. I don't think we've ever had a bad time there.

Q. When you've had a song out for a while, as with "Meet Me Tonight," and the fans have had time to form a relationship with it, how does that affect how you approach the music video versus the debut single from an album?

A. It is interesting because it's not a traditional single release. It's the fourth single; it'll be the last single off the record as well. In my opinion, it's really just for the fans -- for the people who like the band who maybe want to see what we're working on, what we're thinking, just being creative. As long as you're trying new things, trying to figure out how to present the band in different ways, that's a positive thing. It's just art.

Q. What can you tell me about how the last few weeks have been for you as a Texan, but also as somebody who's using your gift to contribute to hurricane relief projects, and watching people come together for that cause?

A. Being in the position we're in and being musicians that are from the region, I do feel responsible for how many projects I can be a part of -- to not only raise money but to provide for the rebuilding effort for these families. As a human being, you can't help but react and try to help.

-- Jocelyn Murphy

NAN What's Up on 09/22/2017

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