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A 24-Karat Weekend: Nick Collura And The Diamond Music Festival

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Updated Thu, Aug 16, 2012 4:45 am
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Sun, Aug 12, 2012

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Duane Nakanishi
Appalachian Hillside Revolution performs during the 14th annual Diamond Music Festival
Jessica Makosky and Nick Collura talk about the Diamond Music Festival

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Jessica Makosky talks with the founder of the Diamond Music Festival, Nick Collura.

Now in its 14th year, the festival is held at Lake Logan and features a diverse lineup of area musicians playing everything from bluegrass to R&B and hard rock.

"We try to fly all colors," said Collura.

Many also know Collura as the proprietor of the Insea Sound Shop on Route 33 in Nelsonville, a musical instrument store that also boasts an old-school analog recording studio, where a number of local artists have cut their albums.

This year’s Diamond Festival, held on July 27 and 28, featured a performance by the Sound Shop All-Stars, a group of young students that take music lessons at Insea Sound Shop.

"We’ve always asked those young kids to be creative and write at least on original song, so we’ve always underlined original music through the music fest. It’s really exciting," said Collura.

Slideshow: 2012 Diamond Music Festival

Photos from the 14th annual Diamond Music Festival, held at Lake Logan on July 27 and 28, 2012

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Steve Rife and Nick Collura

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The Platunes

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Rick Miller

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Trip Dog

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Chazamatazz

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Kenny Clark

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Sound Shop All-Stars

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Jason Scott Hook

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Sound Shop All-Star

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Zach Parkman & The Damaged Goods

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Appalachian Hillside Revolution

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Casey Redmond

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Galactic Asphalt Co.

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Sound Shop All-Star

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Skatoo

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Darren Nakanishi and Nick Collura

Elliot Nicolson

Jessica Makosky and Nick Collura

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