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Petunia (Vern Lockhart) is a man exuding both enormous musical talent and other-worldly mystery, a bona fide country music treasure seemingly of another time. One critic attempting to describe him painted this picture: “Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby – a hillbilly baby that yodeled.” Hailing from Quebec and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Petunia’s remarkable music career began with him busking his way across Canada and into the NYC subway system. It later evolved into him performing in over 150 shows a year to enthralled audiences here and abroad. He’s racked up numerous accolades for his celebrated releases, both solo and with his fearsome band of musicians, The Vipers. Their current tour has them roaring across the continent in support of their latest album Lonesome Heavy and Lonesome.
Grey DeLisle-Griffin (Jo Cullen) is an accomplished American voice actress and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. In her two decades in the field, Grey has voiced over 700 characters – more than any female in the industry, according to Behind The Voice Actors. She’s breathed life into iconic characters like “Daphne Blake” from the classic Scooby-Doo franchise and “Emily Elizabeth” on Clifford the Big Red Dog, to cult favorites like “Azula” of Avatar: The Last Airbender and “Ming-Hua” on The Legend of Korra. Grey has also voiced characters in major feature animated films such as Disney’s Bolt, and Twentieth Century Fox’s The Book of Life, a 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Animated Picture. As a singer, Grey has released five full-length albums and has contributed songs to several soundtracks and tribute compilations from 2000-2007, most notably the Grammy winning Stephen Foster tribute, Beautiful Dreamer.
Lowell Deo (Reggie Thurkill) is a Seattle-based actor with a wide-ranging slate of roles to his credit. He has been featured on a number of prime time television series including Grimm (NBC), The Librarians (TNT), Z Nation (SyFy) and The Fugitive (CBS), in addition to his work in a variety of independent films and web series. An experienced voice-over artist, he is the narrator of numerous commercials and several PBS documentaries for WNET-NY and Oregon Public Broadcasting. A graduate of University of Texas with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, Lowell has decades of experience as a television reporter for stations including Little Rock, St. Louis, Baltimore and Seattle. He’s noted for his six years at KING-TV as producer/reporter for Evening Magazine, the number one local magazine show in the country at that time.
Beth Harrington is an Emmy-award winning independent producer, director and writer, whose fervor for American history, music and culture has led to a series of critically acclaimed films. Her independent production Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly, a music documentary about the pioneering women of rock ‘n’ roll, was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination and has been seen on public television and at film festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Beth’s most recent work, The Winding Stream – The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music appeared at over 30 festivals worldwide including a SXSW premiere and has won many top festival awards. Earlier work with WGBH-Boston for the NOVA science series was honored with two national Emmy nominations while her local work with Oregon Public Broadcasting has resulted in six other regional Emmy nominations for historical and public affairs program producing and writing. A rock ‘n’ roll singer and guitarist, she is most noted for her years as a member of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers on Sire Records.