$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
Chuck Mcdowell from ESOEBO hosts the EOP Writer Series. Joining Chuck for the March 29th, 2019 show is Tommy Womack, Ed Heinzelman, and Layne Denton.
Chuck is a Georgia-based singer-songwriter and frontman for the band ESOEBO. He is a former winner of Eddie Owen Presents: Songwriters Open Mic Shootout.
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared stages with Beth Hart, Howard Jones, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. Her latest full-length album on MPress Records, "Myopia" is a bold departure, with a much stronger emphasis on her guitar playing over her signature piano palette. In 2019 she is touring behind an acoustic version entitled "PseudoMyopia". For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.
Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.
The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott’s catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as “Take Home Pay” – one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves.
“I'm on my way down to the pawnshop
A couple hundred is all I need
If I have to I’ll hit the blood bank
I’m bone dry but I can always bleed”
Premium: $26 ($29 day of show)
Reserved: $22 ($25 day of show)
This will be the "Abbey Road" 50th anniversary show and the band will perform the album in entirety along with a 2nd set of fan favorites.
Premium reserved: $25 (day of show: $28)
Reserved: $20 (day of show: $23)
Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute is a new show based out of Nashville, TN, that focuses on performing songs by America's Band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson's band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay and produced recordings for Micky Dolenz.
Folk Legends may seem to be a pretentious name, but it may be the only name appropriate for the collective talents of George Grove, Rick Dougherty and Jerry Siggins. These three men have been involved with music from the great Folk Era since the actual days of the great Folk Era.
Along the way, all three gentlemen became close friends with and performed on the same stages with the best known names of the folk and the folk-rock eras: Peter Paul & Mary, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Barry MacGuire, The New Christy Minstrels, The Brothers Four, The Chad Mitchell Trio, The Mamas & The Papas, The Association, John Sebastian, Josh White Jr, The Limeliters, Glenn Yarbrough, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger… Yes, this is a list of musical icons, but it is also a list of people with whom they’ve performed, traveled, written songs and shared meals. These are the friends and memories Folk Legends brings to life with the memorable and exciting music of the Great American Folksong Book™.
McCutcheon was eleven years old when his mother insisted he watch with her the news reports from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—the historic event during which Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, and during which Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul and Mary helped to cement the relationship between mainstream folksingers and the civil rights movement.
What McCutcheon saw that day would be seared into his memory forever. It wasn’t only the historical images and inspiring rhetoric that moved the young boy, but also the music.
“That’s where I discovered folk music,” he says. “I’d never heard of it but there was Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Pete was the next logical thing [to discover] but I didn’t know anything about him until I got that album.”
The album he’s referring to was Seeger’s We Shall Overcome album, recorded live at Carnegie Hall that same year (1963). It presented the folksinger in his natural habitat, in front of an audience that was at once profoundly moved by his stirring, empathic performance, and eager to participate with him.
That recording, McCutcheon says, is “filled with iconic songs from that movement.”
“I’d never heard a live concert recording before and I certainly had never heard an audience like that. Audiences were supposed to just sit there and clap, but this was something really, really different. It made me want to be a part of that. It made me want to be in that audience. It’s shaped how I think concerts can and often should be: It’s a conversation, a trip you take together. It’s about moving rather than impressing.”
In the 55 years since, McCutcheon has released dozens of albums and performed in countless venues, in the spirit of moving rather than impressing people. In fact, Seeger’s influence was so indelible, McCutcheon named his 1975 debut after a song he learned from the late folksinger, “How Can I Keep from Singing?”
That song appears again on To Everyone in All the World as the final track. It is the most stripped-down performance on the disc, delivered as a sort of meditation with McCutcheon singing and playing a Tibetan singing bowl as multi-instrumentalist Jon Carroll plays expansive chords on an organ.
While that track is a beautiful period on the sentence of this album, it stands in contrast to the rest of the disc, wherein McCutcheon has gathered an exquisite cast of musicians to help him explore these classic songs in new ways.
In addition to old friends like Pete Kennedy and Tim O’Brien, with whom McCutcheon has recorded a number of times, he also enlisted the support of Suzy Bogguss, Stuart Duncan, and many more.
“It was really easy to convince everybody to sing on a Pete Seeger tribute album,” he says.
Thursday, May 9th 7:30pm
$20 ($25 day of show)
If you're an Atlanta Braves fan, then you've heard Matthew Kaminski entertain the crowd on the organ! He's a jazz organist (Hammond Organ Artist), pianist, accordionist, and official organist for the Atlanta Braves (since 2009). He's been featured in the “Atlanta Journal Constitution”, the BBC, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, “The Washington Post”, “Sports Illustrated”, Fox 5's "Good Morning Atlanta", and various other media outlets. A recording artist for Summit/Chicken Coup Records, Matthew’s debut album, “Taking My Time”, had garnered admirable reviews in “Down Beat” and “Jazz Times” magazines. His subsequent releases, “Swingin’ on the New Hammond” and “Live at Churchill Grounds” made the jazz charts and received critical acclaim. In addition to The Atlanta Braves, Matthew also enjoys entertaining collegiate baseball and softball crowds at The University of Georgia, Auburn University, and Mississippi State University.
Matthew has a passion for the music of guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt and the style of music known as “Gypsy Jazz”. Having played the accordion since his childhood, Matthew has immersed himself in this Gypsy Jazz style, regularly performing in a trio with guitarist Dan Coy and bassist Mark Bynum, as well as the French/Italian musical quartet “Le Grand Fromage”. The Gypsy Jazz Fellowship will present Parisian-style jazz standards, Django Reinhardt songs, romantic ballads, and waltzes. Enjoy the alluring ambiance and let the music transport you. Bon appetit!
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Sonically Nashville. Soulfully Alabama. There’s an exciting new voice in musical storytelling.Wyatt Edmondson is Folk Rock/Americana artistfrom Montgomery, Alabama.
The 25-year old moved to Nashville in 2017 and is currently working on his first self-titled EP while touring across the United States.When it comes to Wyatt Edmondson, it all begins with his story. Growing up in a quiet neighborhood in Alabama, Wyatt Edmondson was raised in an artistic family. With a father and grandfather both active in music, Wyatt found a love for the guitar at an early age.
At fifteen, Wyatt learned of his diagnosis of an eye condition that causes progressive blindness in millions of people around the world. It was at that moment that Wyatt decided turn to music and pursue a career in performance and songwriting.The music itself is a reflection of Wyatt's journey into what we all know as the great road of life. The songs are written from a place of compassion and yet frustration and the burning desire to become something greater. Wyatt's music is written to be an honest attempt to give us what we all need, a look in the mirror.
Will Payne Harrison
After a successful full-length release in the Summer of 2017, including landing on the Americana Radio charts, opening up for Avett Brother's father Jim Avett, and packing out Listening Rooms in the North and South, Will Payne Harrison is following up East Nashville Blues with a 6-song companion EP of covers with the likes of John Prine, Hank Williams and Steve Earle as well as an original track. Blue is the common thread of the new EP with each song containing the word in the track. For more information on tour dates and EP release, please visit www.willpayneharrison.com.
"Easy, clean and humble, this, his follow-up to Louisiana Summer, is well-written but simple." - Offbeat, New Orleans, LA
"Harrison follows in the footsteps of his heroes, telling stories that can make you smile right before they make you cry. Willie Nelson and John Prine would be proud." - Mother Church Pew, Nashville, TN
“Kelly is nothing short of a natural talent, with a charisma about her vocal ability and songwriting style that is absolutely captivating. ” - Breaking and Entering
From intimate living room concerts to critically acclaimed festivals, Claire Kelly shares acoustic driven songs with heartfelt lyrics and melodies that leave her audiences wanting more. Over the years, Claire has performed over 350 shows in the US and across Europe. Currently writing for film/tv, she continues to take her music and songwriting to the next level in Nashville.
Premium: $33 ($39 day of show)
Reserved:$28 ($34 day of show)
VIP (only 25 available): $75 - includes premium ticket, 45 min Meet and Greet, a book and CD. ** EARLY VIP MEET AND GREET BEGINS AT 6pm**
Attendees are welcome to bring 2 or 3 books from your home library for signature, but we must limit the number of books due to time constraints.
After a friendship born of unlikely coincidence, mutual fandom, and a shared love of music and story, international bestselling author Lee Child and songwriter/recording artists Scott & Jen Smith of Naked Blue spent some quality time together exploring Lee’s serial character, Jack Reacher - one of the most iconic and celebrated characters in modern fiction. The result is a full length album, Just the Clothes on My Back, illuminating Jack Reacher in a brand new medium. The show is an intimate and interactive mix of music, commentary and conversation, and Q & A with the audience.
“..bold, assertive blues-rock tunes that, thanks to Jennifer Smith’s throaty, expressive delivery, remind of artists like Susan Tedeschi and Lucinda Williams without feeling derivative of either; Naked Blue is its own thing, a potent pairing whose natural rawness and muscle suit the Reacher ethos beautifully."
- Jason Warburg, The Daily Vault
“At a recent NYC appearance at City Winery with author Lee Child, blues rock quartet Naked Blue played songs from their new Jack Reacher-inspired collaboration with the acclaimed writer. Spanning everything from the character’s confident, fearless swagger to the lonely heartache of an eternal wanderer, they evoked a wide range of emotions within nuanced songs that clearly delighted the audience and Reacher’s creator.” - Bryan Reesman -- Billboard, Newsday, American Way
- You are welcome to bring 2 or 3 books from your home library for signature but we must limit the number of books due to time constraints. --
$24 premium ($30 day of)
$20 reserved ($26 day of)
"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" – Los Angeles Times Magazine
Peter Bradley Adams discovered The Beatles when he was five years old. It was a life changing experience. “My dad had a large record collection,” Adams recalls. “When I was growing up, he was mostly listening to jazz and classical, but I discovered his Beatles records and played them on my aqua-green and gold suitcase record player. I remember being totally astonished how those records sounded."
From that moment on, his course was set. “I was going to be a musician. I never had any other aspiration, even though I didn't know what it would look like. I took a long detour into classical music, got a Masters in Composition at the University of Alabama and, after college, wrote scores for film and TV. At heart, I always wanted to be a singer/songwriter, but I was a bit afraid of pursuing it.”
$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
Chuck Mcdowell from ESOEBO hosts the EOP Writer Series.
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Come dream with metro Atlanta's best up and coming young vocal and instrumental artists as they sing, dance, and play the night away under the direction of award winning Artist and Music Educator Dana Rice. You will tap your toes and bob your head. You will laugh and you may even cry, but most of all you will be inspired to go after YOUR BIG DREAMS.
About Dana Rice:
Dana Rice is a local singer/songwriter and music educator who specializes in piano and voice at Dana Rice Music's FAME Studio in Buford, GA. She knows all about being a kid with Big Dreams and is dedicated to encouraging young people to dream and pursue big dreams. Having started learning to play the piano at the age of 5, she has continuously honed her skills in performance and writing to this day and her music can be heard on all digital outlets. Her music has taken her from a little girl playing in church in her native Mississippi to presenting original music for children at the Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention all the way to touring and teaching music in Japan. Her students have appeared on National Public Radio as well as prestigious area venues including the Smoky Mountain Opry, Georgia State University's Rialto Theater, Kopleff Recital Hall, and The Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center. Please join them for for an amazing experience at The Red Clay Music Foundry.
Reserved: $22 (Day of: $26)
Premium Reserved: $27 (Day of: $31)
Atlanta's most popular band for the past 45 years!
$10 in advance ($15 day of show)
This trio of entertainers--EMILYE, a new Country crooner with a voice of pure gold; TWO BY TWO CELTIC, a dynamic and enchanting blood harmony duo with acoustic guitar, percussion and flute; and Alternative dream weaver, guitarslinger and headliner J.A. ETCHISON--brings smooth vocals, beautiful melodies & harmonies, intriguing story songs, and fun, relaxing guitar and flute that will remind you of kicking back on the beach! Come on out and celebrate!
Emilye mentions, “Music was the first language I learned. My mother was a world-class pianist, organist and songwriter who made up songs to greet the sun or wash tiny faces.”
In college Emilye was a standout four-year member of The Smithereens, a highly-esteemed a cappella singing group from Smith College similar to the Whiffenpoofs of Yale. “Fun times,” Emilye laughs. “I traveled up and down the East Coast for a song!”
Emilye has penned some intriguing and insightful songs, such as the haunting betrayal of “One to Stay” and the quietly beautiful wedding song, “Forsaking All Others.” Raise a glass to her amazing yet gentle voice and prepare to be richly entertained!
Regarding this fresh new artist, Glenn Phillips wrote, “thanks so much, J.A., both for your message and your beautiful music. Your voice is like Sam Cooke’s: it transports the listener to another world.”
Others have described this artist’s music as “beautiful. reminds me a little of Joni Mitchell.”
Stunning comparisons for a newcomer! Upon closer consideration, J.A. Etchison reveals a gentle yet gutsy outlook, at once country-fresh and distinct.
Raised in the pure prairie heartland of Nebraska, and coming of age in the Southern urban metropolis of Atlanta, the Georgia singer-songsmith builds aural sculptures in this debut EP of storysongs as fresh and invigorating as sunset on the beach.
“Now Is The Time” is a rousing anthem passionately refusing to accept the status quo, challenging us all to keep fighting to make the world a better place. A graceful recorder solo accentuates the poignancy of “Never Stop Believing,” a contemplative ballad that honors an unsung heroine who wanted to change the world in her lifetime, yet struggled balancing teaching, homemaking, the dream of public service, and survival. In the album’s title cut, “I Remember,” Etchison vigorously tries to capture just what Memorial Day stands for, and ends up with something touching and universal.
Etchison’s alternative folk glimpses of Americana bring to mind the acoustic elegance of Alison Krauss, the intimate perspective of early James Taylor, and the subtle, untamed vibrancy of Tracy Chapman; but the keen, haunting pictures J.A. Etchison paints with words, melodies and smooth vocals, of people others sometimes find invisible and unvalued, refresh the 21st century soul.
Reserved seating: $7 advanced ($10 day of show)
Highbeams are a trio of brothers that play emotive, high energy Folk Rock. Since their first show on New Years Eve 2012, the band has captured audiences all over the Southeast with their warm, personable stage presence and rich three-part harmonies. Highbeams have traveled all over the U.S. performing hundreds of shows every year; including opening slots for acts like Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, Col Bruce Hampton, and the Grammy nominated duo, Brothers Osborne
Kate Coleman has been a full-time musician since 2011. She started out singing in a Classic Rock cover band in Buffalo, NY, despite her affinity for country music. A year later her and her husband, Corey Coleman, started their Bluesy-Americana duo Kate and Corey. They spent the next 5 years releasing 2 albums, several singles, and playing all over the southeast. The duo even got to play at the notorious Ryman Auditorium as finalists in the 2012 Country Showdown with Jewel as the host.
Kate Coleman released her first solo album, "PAST", on April 28th with a production entitled “Tremors of my PAST” which involved modern dance, videos, and live music to bring the story of her 10 song album to life. She has since had the privilege of opening for Chuck Cannon and Samantha Fish and also participated in the prestigious Wire & Wood Songwriter's
Festival. Kate's songwriting is inspired by a wide range of genres/artists: Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Jack White, The Dixie Chicks, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.
$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
**"Rhythm of the Rain” - named Top 10 songs of January 2019 (Rolling Stone Country)**
AMELIA WHITE NAVIGATES PERSONAL AND POLITICAL LOSS
ON RHYTHM OF THE RAIN
The East Nashville standard-setting songwriter brings a sharp edge of truth and gritty poetry to her seventh album set for release Jan. 25th, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it. The now-famous scene was in its formative days when White arrived from Boston in the early 2000s and became a fixture at the Family Wash. She’s been a leading light in America’s most musical zip code ever since, even as she’s developed a reputation in the rest of the U.S. and Europe as a first-rate songwriter. She helped define and refine the core folk-rock sound of Americana, yet her band’s energetic pulse never outshines her carefully wrought lyrics. She’s a poet who’s been compared to more famous songwriters for years; now, it would be more appropriate to use her as a benchmark.
She’s shared shows with the likes of Brandy Clark, Asleep at the Wheel, John Prine, and Justin Townes Earle, as well as performed for a handful of folks in unknown cafes. “There was a point in my career where I realized you have to go out and knock on doors with your songs,” she allows. “They need to be sung for people and that means a relentless tour schedule. If I were a trucker I’d be rich.”
White’s seventh album, Rhythm of the Rain, due out January 25, 2019, is a volume of ruminations and short stories written largely during a tour in the U.K. in 2016.
“Dude’s a juke-joint professor emeritus”–Rolling Stone
Kevin Gordon’s Louisiana is a strange place. It’s a place where restless teens road trip to where the highway dead-ends at the Gulf of Mexico; a place where prisoners who are in for life compete in a rodeo while the town watches; where a character can get lost in the humid afternoon and where religion may not signify hope; and where rivers, never far away, carry secrets behind levees. “One of the things I like about it and am mystified by is that what passes for normal in Louisiana would not make the grade elsewhere,” he says.
The kicker? All of these postcards are based on true stories. It’s a place that he’s been exploring for twenty years now, on the eve of the release of his astonishing new album ‘Tilt & Shine’ on Crowville Media. It is work that has earned him fans like noted author and Elvis Presley biographer Peter Guralnick; New West Records artist Buddy Miller; journalist, songwriter, and Country Music Hall of Fame staffer Peter Cooper; Todd Snider; head of the Americana Music Association Jed Hilly; and Lucinda Williams, with whom he dueted on the song “Down To The Well” (which was featured prominently on an Oxford American compilation).
Advanced Reserved: $17 (day of show: $20)
Premium Reserved: $21 (day of show: $25)
Fun, spontaneous, and wonderfully engaging, ESOEBO is a favorite in the US and abroad for their high caliber musicianship, deep original catalog and vast, "everything but opera" setlist.
They charm audiences across the south and up the eastern seaboard. Their live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp.