“It’s a bonfire Saturday night, You can drink a few beers don’t let it run your life, ‘Cause you gotta be at church on Sunday morning, ‘Yes sir,’ ‘Yes ma’am,’ Treat ‘em with respect, Yeah that’s who I am, Don’t quit until that job is done, I might get off the beaten path every now and then, But my faith and love they always bring me back again, That’s small town livin’.”
These are the lyrics that have spawned a captivated audience much greater than the authors could’ve imagined.
“Small Town Livin’,” the now-popular song recently written and recorded by area natives, has become viral since being posted online earlier this month, garnering support for the musicians from far and wide.
Joey Ringhausen and Dylan Stubblefield met by chance, through a mutual friend. As the two were growing up in different towns, near as they may be, their impending friendship was left in fate’s hands. Music lovers of the greater Pike County area are thankful the pair’s story turned out the way it did.
“We found out that each of us really loved music and decided to get together sometime to play,” Ringhausen explained. “Now, we have become best friends and love playing music together.”
The duo began playing together just two years ago. In that time, they have fine-tuned the dynamics of their musical chemistry, settling on the roles each musician fills.