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74 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 Ricochet to bring Mgh energy to Country Music Fest in Lewes University of Delaware's annual Summer Arts Festival in Lewes, was besieged by fans and mem- bers of the international press on Thursday, June 18, as it per- formed at the Nashville Interna- tional Speedway. Gary Chapman:, host of the TNN television show, "Prime Time Country," intro- duced Ricochet at Fan Fair and re- ferred to the group as 'one of the most "audience-appreciated" By Tony E. Windsor Special to the Cape Gazette In whal can bet be described as a deafening roar, more than 25,000 music tans voiced their ap- proval for the performance last week given by the band, "Rico- chet," which was among the talent showcased during last week's Fan Fair, held in Nashville. Ricochet, which is scheduled to perform on July 9 as part of the groups that performed at last year's Fan Fair. In Thursday night's perfor- mance, Ricochet cranked out hits, including "In the Blink of an Eye" and "Daddy's Money," and sent the audience into a frenzy with an a cappella rendition of Billy Joel's "For the Longest Time." During a break from Fan Fair, Ricochet steel guitar player and vocalist Teddy Carr said the group's ability to harmonize so well has led to requests for the group to sing the national anthem during opening ceremonies at sev- eral NASCAR racing events. Carr also discussed Ricochet's excitement about performing at the Summer Arts Festival in Lewes. The concert will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs, and Carr said this is something close to the hearts of the band members. "Knowing that we will be help- ing Boys & Girls Clubs really makes this concert exciting for us," Carr said. "What Boys & Girls Clubs are doing for young people by keeping them off the streets and giving them something to do is just great. You put a young person on a basketball or baseball team and teach them about sportsmanship and you can work wonders in their lives. All kids are basically good; we just need to help teach them leader- ship, and that's what Boys & Girls Clubs are doing. We're looking forward to performing in Delaware." All four musical acts scheduled for the Country Music Fest in Lewes played a major role at this year's Fan Fair. Ricochet, The Lynns and Matt King all per- formed on the Fan Fair stage and were given rave reviews by the throngs of fans who attended. The Thompson Brothers Band was among the artists who made themselves available to talk to fans and to sign autographs at spe- cial exhihit booths. Autographed replicas of the Thompson Broth- ers Band's "Blame It on the Dog," album were among the most visi- ble souvenirs held by fans who Continued on page 75 Restaurant -5..,. C.,.,.t Wo,. /%i,,,.q tle .1.,,_,,9t 5,1tio. d P=oh a.d V,,,,I E, t, .  A,.. 128 Second St., Lewes s 645-1980 J Ricochet will bring its award-winning sound to the first Country Music Fest in Lewes on Thursday, July 9, which is part of the LID Summer Music Festival. SEAFO00 SUffET is moving to a new night... TUESDAY N!GHT beginning July 7th Serving:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Days, Year-Round P01 (302) 645-9132 TIfEfiTER The Last of the T Lovers June 4th thru July 9th A Neff Simon comedy At Jordan's Rooftop Restaurant Coastal Highway and 138th St. Ocean City, Maryland for reservations or information call 3O2-945-5763