Rivenmaster Meets Allan Clelland Goddard and Connor Blackley in Florida

Over the last two weeks I did some amazing traveling from Michigan all the way down to Houston, Texas where I met two young bass players Tommy Freeman and Michael Thompson. (See Recent Article)

We left Texas and traveled the Gulf States of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, stopping along the way to enjoy some sites.

Palm Trees In Baton Rouge
Palm Trees In Baton Rouge

We enjoyed a short visit to Baton Rouge touring a River Boat and then again in Orange Beach, Alabama visiting a friend. We were taken back by the beautiful area with a white sandy beach that lined the shoreline for miles.  I don’t think I have ever seen such beautiful white sand! While it was very warm and humid, it was well worth the stop to enjoy this area of the country!

Leaving Alabama I was soon sitting at the tip of Florida, trying to decide which way to go. Having several young artists who are regularly featured on my site residing in Florida, I quickly decided to go further south taking an 11 hour trip down to the Jacksonville and Orlando Area.

While I wish I would have had more time, and been able to see everyone I know in Florida, I was happy to be able to visit with two very talented young men and their families. Allan Clelland-Goddard, and Connor Timothy Blackley.

Rivmaster-Allan Clelland-Goddard
Rivmaster-Allan Clelland-Goddard

My first visit was to the home of Allan Clelland-Goddard where we were treated to a wonderful visit to their home and a backyard BBQ.  Not only was their home beautiful but the hospitality shown to me was incredible and will never be forgotten.

Visiting with Allan was especially enjoyable as we were able to sit down together in his living room and do an exclusive interview with him which we are happy to now share with all of you.

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Connor Blackley Third Round X-Factor Audition Experience

Connor Blackley
"Connor Blackley at Home"

Connor Blackley has always been an amazing vocalist!

From the very first article I wrote about him, I saw a tremendous young talented singer, whose skills and abilities were destined to carry him on a great adventure, ultimately fulfilling his dream to become a Pop/ Country recording artist.  In fact I likened him to a miniature Garth Brooks in the making!

While Connor is very versatile and should not be locked into just one genre, I think you will agree that when he sings a country ballad he demands your attention.  Even more so now, with his treble days behind him, Connor’s new mature, full sounding vocals, draw you in delivering even greater meaning to the songs he performs.

I’m very happy to debut his latest single cover here for your enjoyment!  If you have been keeping up with Connor on this site, you’re going to be amazed at his brand new sound in this cover of  “Anymore by: Travis Tritt!

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In my last update I announced that Connor and his good friend and singing partner Cortnie Frazier had won the opportunity to audition for Simon Crowell’s new reality singing competition show X-Factor.

While I wish I could tell you that we will be seeing Connor perform this fall, he and Cortnie were not selected to go further in the competition.  Regardless of this decision for this year, these two fine young singers not only enjoyed a wonderful experience, but also were benefited by some terrific local media attention prior to their audition for the show.



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