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February 27, 2013

Classic rock takes the gold at DHS Talent Show

Derrick Miller
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DUNCAN —  

With the remix of a classic rock song, members of Third Carried Out took first place at the annual Duncan High School Talent Show.
Seniors Chris Prather, Gus Echols, junior Foster Gibbs and sophomore Dace Palmer said they put a twist on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” by adding in a bit of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Putting their own unique composition together for the show, which took place Monday, is part of what the guys attribute their win to.
“I do think that’s what helped,” said Palmer, who plays drums. “Also, I think the judges appreciated the songs we used because they were hits when they were younger.”
When the band name was announced first place in the show, it took a minute for it to set in. They had competed in a talent show before and hadn’t won it and they had entered the DHS competition mainly to get their name out there.
“I started clapping just on instinct because I didn’t think they’d say our name,” said Gibbs, base guitarist.
Echols, who plays rhythm guitar and does vocals for the band, said they did meet their main goal by acquiring interest in “Third Carried Out” and by receiving offers to play gigs in the future. One of the biggest offers was to play for Project Graduation in May.
Prather, who plays lead guitar, and Palmer started the band about four years ago and Gibbs joined two years ago, followed by Echols in January 2012. They enjoy playing rock music and anything else that catches their ear.
“We do improve covers and anything we think would be fun to play,” said Palmer. “We’re always looking for gigs.”