Meet the Judges

Three talented local musicians from Southern Indiana have graciously signed on to provide live feedback for our participants.

Vocal Judge

Amanda Webb

Classically trained at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Amanda Webb teaches vocal and piano lessons and performs as the lead singer and keyboardist in the Amanda Webb Band.

Instrumental Judge

Ryan Dyer

Ryan Dyer played with the band Split Rail for almost a decade showcasing his impressive skill as a multi-instrumentalist. Ryan plays many instruments including banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano, and more.

Songwriting Judge

Eric Hamblen

Eric Hamblen’s songwriting prowess is evident in the untold number of songs he’s written and performed in his bands South of 44 and Eric Hamblen Band. Eric has an outstanding ear for lyrics and an uncanny talent for producing impromptu tunes on the spot.

Mark Your Calendar and cast Your Vote

Viewers will have the opportunity to cast their votes during the live stream to become part of the Music by the People revolution and help us decide who will take the stage at the Brown County Playhouse on April 22. Episodes will stream live to Facebook and YouTube at 8 p.m.

  • Episode 1: January 20, 2023
  • Episode 2: February 24, 2023
  • Episode 3: March 24, 2023


If you would like to participate in an episode of Take the Stage, you can submit your name by completing a brief application. We will review your information and reach out shortly with more information.