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The Dudes set to headline Thursday's show in at Island Park

Brandon Logan

The second show of the Island Park concert series is set to be headlined by The Dudes.

Doug Bedford has been playing live music for over 50 years and this edition of The Dudes has been around for a couple of years.

"When we'd go to the Lions Manor some people would call us The Dudes," said Bedford. "The name kind of just stuck with us."

Bedford and The Dudes have been influenced by a number of country artists that have shaped their style of playing.

"We do a variety of old country, western and some country gospel," said Bedford. "Personally

I've been influenced by artists such as Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. We also cover the newer country music as well."

See more in the Wednesday, July 18 edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.

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