Chi-Town Transit Authority is a rocking seven piece band created in the image of the original configuration of the rock group Chicago. Each band member authentically recreates the sound of the original members – for example, our bass player sings the Peter Cetera parts, our keyboardist sings the Robert Lamm parts, etc.
We don’t carry any back-up singers or front of house singers so often used in other tribute bands because of the challenging vocals.
We also play a wide variety of Chicago’s catalogue, including the big hits, the fan favorites, and the soulful and rocking deeper cuts found on their first few albums.
Will be streamed live at YouTube.com/EOPLive!
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Johnny’s music has been on the radio, television and in movies. His 30th solo album is due in the fall of 2018. The band he founded, Apostles of Bluegrass (not a Gospel group), works constantly and has recorded 5 albums of their own. He was picked by Creative Loafing magazine in Atlanta as critic’s choice for Best Local Singer/Songwriter. Roquemore is a three time and current Georgia State Harmonica Champion. Acoustic Guitar magazine chose him as the winner of their First Ever Songwriting Competition. Taking home the grand prize on the original Gong Show with Chuck Barris, the description of Johnny as “Little Suck Face” was bleeped all across America.
Her voice is sweet and strong, her lyrics are catchy and clever. Candy Fernaux has the soulful sound of a story-telling country and western diva from days gone by; she calls her style of music 'Candy Country'. Her new single “Farm Girl” hits radio July 30, and is the title track for her second album, scheduled for release this fall. Nebraska born ‘n Texas grown- this rockin' country girl makes her home in Nashville, TN.
“Tall Tales and Troubadours is a tour de force performance…” – Ron Wray, No Depression
“Mike writes songs that are a little closer to the bone.” – Chuck Dauphin, Billboard
“A performer loved by all audiences.” – Virginia Arts Council
Mike Aiken is an Americana, Country, Roots artist with an ocean view. This songwriter, guitarist and sea captain is originally from rural Western New York, outside of Buffalo. He currently lives aboard his sailboat in Norfolk, Virginia when he’s not on the road or in in Nashville. His highly anticipated seventh studio album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR, will be released early in 2018, a follow up to Grammy-nominated CAPTAINS & COWBOYS. Mike brings his favorite band (of wayward troubadours) together to help tell the musical stories behind the songs including Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart) on extra guitars, David Roe (Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash) on upright bass and vocal appearances by co-writers Henry Paul (Outlaws, Blackhawk) and Chris P James (Burrito Brothers).
Premium: $24 advanced ($27 day of show)
Reserved: $20 advanced ($23 day of show)
Forever Abbey Road is comprised of five professional Nashville musicians who work hard at creating a unique show that demonstrates what the Beatles might sound like if they were around today with current technology and modern rock energy.
Forever Abbey Road has also worked with colleagues of the Beatles including Denny Laine and Steve Holley from Paul McCartney and Wings.
Premium: $26 ($29 day of show)
Reserved: $22 ($25 day of show)
$12 advance ($15 day of)
Georgia-based artist and Nashville songwriter, WILKES fully encompasses the pop/rock sound over a country lyric. Raised in rural Cedartown, Georgia, WILKES’ parents recognized his musical gift when he started playing drums at the age of six. Around that time, he began singing southern gospel with his older brother and younger sister. In the years following, WILKES vocals developed into something special and unique. He joined pop/rock band, High Flight Society, as the lead singer and rhythm guitar player, which included a stint on Word Records/Warner Brothers Records; played in the band for Sam Hunt in the local bar and college scene; and ultimately joined well-known rock band, Disciple, as bass player/vocalist/co-lead vocalist.
Most recently, WILKES signed a publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music in Nashville, finished up a powerful run on NBC’s The Voice, and released his self-titled full production EP.
Pride in his home state of Georgia is at the core of Brandon’s music, an idea echoed in the warmth and wistful nostalgia of his newest single, “Summer Wind.” He considers himself to be a songwriter first and a musician second, having written most of the original material for his two earlier bands, Brandon Clark & The American Standard and Gin House.
Coleman is a singer and songwriter with a passion for earnest rock music, folk and Americana. Over the past decade, Chris set out to refine his skills as a guitar player, touring with a wide array of artists. His first effort as a solo performer comes in the form of a debut LP, “The Reason I Leave”.
$10 advanced ($13 day of show)
The Powell Brothers
The Powell Brothers
The group is fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals) and Blake Powell (lead guitar). The Powell Brothers spent the first half of 2018 promoting their radio single “Coming Home.” The single enjoyed much success on the charts, spending several weeks in the Top 20 on both the TRRR and CDX Traction Texas radio charts.
The group’s new single, “Somewhere Down The Road,” is set for release to radio, Spotify and iTunes in July of 2018. Both singles will be featured on “Leave on the Light,” the band’s first full length record releasing this Fall.
Taylor and Blake have a strong passion for performing live, a fact reflected by the brothers’ busy tour schedule. The group has shared the stage with numerous top national and regional acts including Billy Currington, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Granger Smith, Pat Green, The Bellamy Brothers, Randy Rogers Band, Cody Johnson, Gary P. Nunn, Kevin Fowler and many more.
In their home state of Texas, The Powell Brothers perform regularly at legendary live music venues including Gruene Hall, John T. Floore’s Country Store, The Rustic, Luckenbach, Texas, Dos Amigos, Brewster Street Ice House, Magnolia Motor Lounge, The Blue Light Live and Goode Company Armadillo Palace to name a few.
Beth // James
* Debut EP All In Life Named one of "5 Standout EPs" of 2017 by the Austin American-Statesman
* Best New Austin Band Runner-Up in the 2017 Austin Music Awards
* Top New Artists of 2017 by PopDose
Their debut EP, All In Life, is "a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm," according to Paste Magazine. The EP was named one of "5 Standout EP's" of 2017 by the Austin American-Statesman, national blog, PopDose, recently named them as "Top New Artists of 2017", and the duo was recently voted runner-ups for "Best New Austin Band" in the 2017 Austin Music Awards.
“Armed with a violin, acoustic guitar, drums and an upright bass fashioned from two old suitcases, the Mulligan Brothers, a quartet from Mobile, Ala., stand dead center at the crossroads generally defined as Americana. Folk, country and blues all factor into the sound, as Ross Newell’s nuanced, radio-ready voice brings the band’s story-songs to vivid life.” - Keith Spera, NOLA.com
Advanced tickets: $20 ($24 day of show)
Written and performed by Grace Pettis & Calloway Ritch
"Remarkable...t's hard not to hear the contrasting raw emotions in her distinctive vocal...with hints of Patti Smith in a dues-paid smoky bar patina. Sassy Americana at its best." -
RnR Magazine UK, 4 stars
"Amelia White manages something special in the world of Americana ...White is so much more than just a country singer and also so much more than just a songwriter. One of the best Americana albums
I’ve heard recently." Music-news.com UK, 4 stars
"This is the real deal, full of juicy tunes...the woman just oozes cool...it's all killer no filler for sure...with an album as good as this, it's truly an appointment not to be missed, this is a chance to see East Nashville's finest at the top of her game - take it." - Americana UK 9/10
“An authentic, intelligent piece of music that demands more than a few plays in order for it to live and breathe….an intriguing and intelligent listen that, like the best of albums, reveals much of itself with repeated listens.” – Maverick UK, 4 stars of 5
2016 record "Home Sweet Hotel" - produced by Marco Giovino (Robert Plant & Patty Griffin's Band of Joy, Buddy Miller, Tom Jones, Elizabeth Cook)
UK Telegraph Top 10 Country Records of 2016 (with Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Miller, John Moreland and others).
"If Lucinda ever fronted Fleetwood Mac, this might be the outcome" - No Depression magazine
"Elements of Marianne Faithfull's edgy growl, Lucinda Williams' southern drawl and Sam Phillips' dark jazz-tinged croon and combine them into instantly recognizable...with arrangements that fuse country, folk, pop and even some blues for a sumptuous gumbo that's often similar to a mashup of Roseanne Cash and Tom Petty at his most rustic." - American Songwriter
In the last year, Amy has gone solo, received national (US) press, chatted with the good folks of National Public Radio, and completed an international tour, sharing stages and opening for artists from Gregory Alan Isakov, Rose Cousins, Stu Larsen, Joseph Arthur, Glen Phillips and Toad the Wet Sprocket, Levi Lowrey and Clay Cook (of Zac Brown Band and John Mayer), and more.
Will be streamed live at EOP Live.
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Check out last episode of WWS!
Ashton Shepherd will be touring with Dove Award-winning artist Nathan Stanley, who is the grandson of the late bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley. "The Country Roots Tour" starring Ashton Shepherd and Nathan Stanley.
$25 Reserved Advanced ($28 day of show)
$29 Premium Advanced ($32 day of show)
Ben de la Cour
“Ben de la Cour’s songs are brimming with urgent authenticity. There is thematic hardness and vulnerability throughout, but what distinguishes de la Cour’s songs from lesser guitar-and-anguished-vocals hacks is the raw humanity of his delivery and the potency of his way with words.” (No Depression)
"...a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others." -- Billboard
The Weeping Willows
“The Weeping Willows have created a real country‐folk gem with their debut record. They take us back to what is beautiful about traditional country music: tender harmonies, wonderful guitar picking and lovingly crafted songs.”
- Les Thomas, Unpaved’ (unpaved.com.au)
Reserved: $22 (Day of: $26)
Premium Reserved: $27 (Day of: $31)
Atlanta's most popular band for the past 45 years!
Premium: $25 (day of show $29)
Reserved: $20 (day of show $24)
Jennifer Knapp has experienced enough chaos and turmoil in her life that she could write about it on every album.
When she’s not occupied with music, or doing advocacy work on behalf of LGBTQ people of faith through her Inside Out Faith organization, Knapp is working on a master’s degree in theological studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. It’s not what she thought she’d be doing now when she was a young singer first starting out, but life has a way of carving its own unexpected path — and so does love.
“There’s something beautiful in all of that,” Knapp says. “That’s why we call it love. And if it weren’t hard sometimes, we wouldn’t appreciate the beauty. And if it weren’t beautiful, we wouldn’t be willing to keep going through the hard parts.”
One of the finest Sitar virtuosi amongst the present generation, and a worthy torchbearer of the famed Sarod Gharana of Senia Shahjahanpur, Pt. Sugato Nag started his training at the age of eight under the guidance of Late Shri Anil Roychowdhury. Sugato next became the disciple of sarod maestro, Sangeetacharya Radhika Mohan Maitra. He next took extensive training and guidance under renowned sarodiya, Late Padmabhushan Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta. He has also taken talim from Pt. Ajoy Sinha Roy of the Maihar Gharana.
Sugato’s recital has a blending of the sitar baaj or style of playing of Ustad Vilayat Khan and the rabab based sarod baaj of Md. Ameer Khan of Shahjahanpore.
A very melodious and sensitive player, Sugato’s immense talent is evident in the way he handles the sitar, playing and synthesizing two very different types of baaj to create an unique and 'completely satisfying listening experience'. The alluring sweetness of his playing coming from the gayaki style, the effortless meends extending upto six pardas combined with strong and intricate bolwork and gamaks reflects a mastery of execution of the highest order.
Apart from performing all over India, Sugato has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Holland, Australia, Japan and Mexico, playing in University circuits as well as in Music Conferences and holding the audience in sway with his scintillating and exquisite performances. A very eloquent speaker, Sugato has given a number of lecture cum demonstrations in Universities, music institutions and schools in the US, UK, Australia and Germany and have collaborated with western musicians in Australia to present Raga music through a western instrument ensemble and sitar.
His music workshops both for the beginner and advanced students of music are a learning experience and a joy to attend.
An ‘A’ grade musician of All India Radio and Doordarshan, and an ICCR empaneled artist, Sugato is a well known teacher having disciples around the globe - in the US, Germany, France, Finland, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Japan and Australia, apart from hometown, Kolkata. Sugato believes in imparting lessons through one-to-one interaction between him and his students.
Premium: $39 advance ($43 day of show)
Reserved: $34 advance ($38 day of show)
DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country.
Her second album, “My Life,” earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Her 1996 album “The Way I Should” addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination, as well.
$15 presale and $20 at the door