A tribute to the late songwriter Chuck McDowell, featuring some of his favorite performers.
Born in Montgomery, Alabama 25 years ago, Edmondson ultimately moved to Nashville to pursue his dual songwriter/performer dream, albeit in the midst of facing one particular obstacle along the way. Despite being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Edmondson decided not to let his degenerative eye condition slow him down in the least. "I remember so clearly being 15 and finding out I was losing my vision. But something in me was like, 'This is your chance to use what's been brewing and stirring up inside you to help prove that people can do anything they want to in spite of the cards they're dealt.' For me, that was music. It's really been the thing that gets me up in the morning. It keeps me going, and I'm really thankful for that. I hope it can inspire others as well."
Russell Brown, of MAGNOLIA EXPRESS
Featuring former members of Atlanta based HoneyWood Music, Magnolia Express plays high energy acoustic Americana/Roots music......Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Bass and Drums. Look for an album of original music soon !!!
Comedy Wit Productions and EOP presents Comedy on the Clay featuring the Southern Momma's own Gary Cargal, featuring Atlanta's favorite comedian Angela Miller. Hosted by Atlanta's own Yoshee.
This show is guaranteed to be an absolute blast.
Angela Miller is a comedienne, actress, and all around artist. She found her talents as a comedienne at a young age, and has been testing her talents on stages all across the world. Miller has made appearances on all kinds of shows and competitions over the years, including Stand Up for Diversity and Big Daddies Comedy Club, among others. Miller was named Atlanta's Hottest Entertainer Female Comedian at one point, and she is one of the biggest sellers of comedy tickets around town. Miller has opened for big-name acts like Ron White and Margaret Cho, and she is a renowned comedian in her own right. Angela is a staple on TV screens across America with appearances on Netflix, Tyler Perry, Oxygen and Comedy Central:
Netflix: Insatiable, Raising Dion, A Fall from Grace
Tyler Perry: The Oval, The Have and Have Not's
Oxygen: Snapped and Killer Couples
USA/E!: The Chrisley Knows Best
She will be on the upcoming Comedy Central series Robbie and Cartoon Network Bad Manners. Angela Miller is a must-see act for anyone in the Atlanta area and beyond, so get tickets now before it's too late and come see her live!
Gary Cargal - Headliner
The life of any party and a guaranteed good time, Gary Cargal is the breath of fresh air and a good stiff drink to the comedy world. Gary has been on tour with the fasting rising comedian in America, Darren Knight AKA Southern Momma for over two years, selling out the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, the Majestic in Dallas, Texas and the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
He works as a feature comedian all over the southeastern United States and will soon headline one of the most popular entertainment venues in the state of Georgia, the Red Clay Music Foundry, in Duluth Georgia.
Born, raised and educated in Alabama, Gary's wealth of life experience - car salesman, truck Driver, Hollywood film production assistant and sports referee - gives him a great base to draw funny from and he's the juice to any club, bar or nightclub. Go see him and have the time of your life.
Advanced tickets: $22 ($25 day of show)
Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris' maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.
He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others. His additional recordings include Fish Ain't Bitin' (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007), and blu black (2010).
In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, "Feel Like Going Home," which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship - commonly referred to as a "genius award" - from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual grant, which recognizes individuals from a wide range of disciplines who show creativity, originality and commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who "forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism." That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.
$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
Levi Lowrey is a Georgia-born songwriter and former opening act for the Zac Brown Band and co-writer of the ZBB hits, "Colder Weather," "The Wind" and "Day for the Dead."
"With his dreamy acoustic picking and a voice that runs molasses-thick, old-soul Nicholas Jamerson writes earnest songs that are filled with heart. His songs spin tales of southern gothic drama woven with an intricate emotional framework, underscored with delicate Americana instrumentation and country-folk melodies.
The singer-songwriter began his career as half of the duo Sundy Best. Since announcing the band's split in March 2018, Jamerson has embarked on a solo career that remains true to Sundy Best's captivating sound (2014 album Bring Up the Sun reached #11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart) and showcases both his remarkable vocal and instrumental skill and his outstanding abilities as a songwriter."
$15 advanced ($20 at the door)
Purists Beware! Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband is not jug band, ragtime, or dixieland. It is an energetic amalgamation of all the popular styles of the 1920's/30's - jazz, a little blues, a bit of swing, a pinch old time gospel, and even classic showtunes - all immersed in an early 20th century New Orleans sound.
Reserved: $25 advance, $28 day of show
Wynn grew up in Ellenwood , Ga. and became a fan of country music as a boy. In his teenage years he formed a band with some friends and played some local clubs. After school he bounced around the country working a horse show circuit , playing gigs and writing songs. Finally moving to Nashville in 1992 to pursue his dream as a songwriter, he soon signed a publishing deal with Starstruck music owned by Reba McEntire.
Since then his songs have been recorded by such artists as : Sammy Kershaw, Garth Brooks, Gary Allen, Montgomery Gentry, Darryl Worley , Cody Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Diffie, George Jones Jon Pardi,Willie Nelson , Easton Corbin, Brad Paisley and many others.
Wynn's songs have been nominated for many CMA and ACM awards and "Woman on a Woman" won Nashville Songwriters Association song of the year in 2009 and he was named NSAI songwriter of the year the same night.
Wynn currently writes for BMG publishing , tours as a singer songwriter, is working on a television series and raises cattle on his family farm in Tennessee.
Gary Hannan wrote "Back When I Knew It All" (Montgomery Gentry), "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" (Joe Nichols), and songs recorded by Joey + Rory, John Michael Montgomery, Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton, and Darryl Worley
Reserve: $25/$28 day of show
Premium: $27/$30 day of show
Standards and Classics of Love is musical review of the best loved songs of the 40's-50's-60's brought to you by local Duluth artist Allan Wiltshire a live band and a cast of great singers. A night of elegance, charm and memories of yesteryear that will warm the heart and bring a smile to the faces of all who attend.
This will be a night of great entertainment the way it used to be done. "Good evening, ladies and gentleman and welcome to our show" will be the opening line of the night as we sing and walk down memory lane.
Advanced tickets: $7 ($10 day of show)
Shred Pirate Roberts
Idiots with Instruments
Swords and Weeds
Da Phelluz featuring Tow Djam
Advanced tickets: $20 ($25 day of show)
(Formerly of THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS)
"Singer/songwriter Ross Newell bring a warmth and finely crafted talent to the experience and the superb vocal tone of Newell is without doubt one of the finest live voices I have heard in some time. Newell is a fine writer and his eye for a couplet is as finely honed as ever. "
- Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway Magazine
The Krickets are a female Americana group from the gulf coast who's music is what Paste Magazine calls a "a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound." With a specialty in swamp harmony, the group's genre-bending songwriting has allowed them to play for diverse audiences from listening rooms to official performances at SXSW. Their title track of their most 2018 album, Redbird, was just named Alt Country Song of the Year at the 2019 Independent Music Awards.
Their 2016 debut album, Spanish Moss Sirens was recorded in Muscle Shoals with Single Lock Record's Ben Tanner and also won an IMA for 'Cool Cool Water."
Originally coming together to play a breast cancer benefit in honor of Cristina "Cricket" Russell, The Krickets continue to support the cause by donating a portion of the proceeds from every album sale. This fund, created by Sacred Heart Hospital, provides screening for the uninsured in rural north Florida. Click here to donate to the Cricket Fund.
"The Krickets send chills down your spine and lift you sky high on their debut album Spanish Moss Sirens." - No Depression
$15 advance ($20 at the door)
Layne Denton is a rising musician based out of Atlanta, GA.
In 2018, Layne released his debut album "Layne Denton" and has performed with band of highly talented musicians throughout Atlanta since. His performances are described as highly energetic; Layne's passion reaches everyone who hears him.
Layne and his band are especially excited for February 22nd at the Red Clay Music Foundry to perform for a fantastic hometown audience and showcase their brand new album.
$20 in advance ($26 day of show)
Jim Hurst's unique picking style and mastery of bluegrass guitar wows audiences and is revered by both novice guitar players and his musical peers. His eclectic career has made him a remarkable performer, an experienced instructor and a highly sought after session musician. His affability and gregariousness make him one of the most approachable musicians of his caliber.
Garnering numerous nominations, Jim received IBMA's prestigious "Guitar Player of the Year" awards for 2001 and 2002. This award is voted on by IBMA members including his peers and contemporaries revealing their appreciation of Jim's abilities.
After recording and touring with several Country and Bluegrass artists, Jim decided in 2010 to embark on a solo career to focus mostly on his own musical expression and art. As a musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Jim has recorded 7 CDs including: Open Window, Second Son, A Box of Chocolates, Intrepid, Looking Glass, JHT-1, and Atlantic Crossing. Jim's virtuosity shines as he consistently sways audiences with his deft finger work and smooth vocals.
Jim performs his show full time and teaches at guitar workshops and music camps in North America and Europe. While he occasionally collaborates with other bluegrass greats, his solo and Jim Hurst Trio performance are what keeps audiences mesmerized.
Atlanta's premier Pink Floyd Tribute, Inpremierar Echoes pride themselves on very accurately reproducing the legendary catalog of Pink Floyd. Obsessed with the sounds, sights, and lore of this global music icon, Interstellar Echoes go to great lengths to provide a well researched, well rehearsed and professionally performed live experience consisting of classic rock radio staples as well as deep cuts that will please even the most die-hard of fans. We serve the Atlanta Metro area as well as the Southeast. Please join us for an unforgettable night of Pink Floyd classics!
Reserved: $22/$26 DOS
Atlanta's most popular band for the past 45 years!
For forty years now, Banks Burgess, Paul Shane, and their fabulous band have brought folks in Atlanta the best entertainment the town has ever seen. Their high-spirited renditions of old-time rock n' roll, folk, bluegrass, and country are known for bringing capacity crowds to their feet! Their show is not just musical entertainment for your party, The Banks & Shane show is the party! It's high-energy good-time music, spiced with a healthy dose of the good-natured wit and patter that Banks and Paul have fine-tuned on their tours across the U.S. and around the world.
Advanced tickets: $20 ($25 day of show)
Charles Wesley's sound is shaped by the time weathered hills and hollers of his home. Charles is a singer-songwriter born and raised in West Virginia. Nowadays, if you want to find him, you'd look in any dive bar, café, or live music venue in Appalachia.Charles didn't find music at an early age like many other artists. It wasn't until he was nineteen that he picked up a guitar and began singing songs.
He did however, grow up trout fishing in Upshur County streams, hunting on the Allegheny ridges, tagging along with his grandfather on the farm, and listening to old-timer's talk about their days in his grandparent's general store. Charles Wesley's father was a coal miner until his birth and his mother was a schoolteacher. Little did he know, this background would come to play a major role in the songs and stories that captivate rooms full of listeners today.
He's grateful to have shared the stage with artists such as Shooter Jennings, David Allan Coe, Luke Combs, Tyler Childers, Sundy Best, Waymore's Outlaws, Aaron Watson, Colter Wall, and many more.
Whether he's performing solo for a room full of patrons who've quieted to a barely audible murmur or a music hall full concert goers breaking in their boots to the rhythm of a Union Sound Treaty tune, Charles Wesley turns heads and opens ears everywhere he plays. His stories strike a chord in all of us and his voice gets the point across with a genuine authority.
$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
Alash are masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the ancient art of throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.
ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash's music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan.
Alash first toured the U.S. under the sponsorship of the Open World Leadership program of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts. Since then they have returned many times, to the delight of American audiences. The Washington Post described their music as "utterly stunning," quipping that after the performance "audience members picked their jaws up off the floor."
Alash enjoys collaborating with musicians of all stripes. Since their early partnership with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, they have joined forces with musicians across the spectrum-from country to classical to jazz to beatboxing. When they toured with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, the Denver Post remarked, "As electrifying as the Flecktones' performance was, the band were nearly upstaged by Alash Ensemble." Alash appeared as guest artists on the Flecktones' holiday CD Jingle All the Way (2008), which won a Grammy. More recently, Alash joined Chicago's innovative Fifth House Ensemble in a groundbreaking concert series called Sonic Meditations.
Beyond performing, Alash has a passion for teaching and promoting understanding between cultures. Their tours often include workshops where they introduce Tuvan music to students from primary, middle and high schools, colleges, universities, and music conservatories. Children as young as 8 and 9 have learned to throat-sing. As one student exclaimed, "Alash opened my eyes to a whole new world!"
Alash has released four CDs of its own: Alash Live at the Enchanted Garden (2006), Alash (2007), Buura (2011), and Achai (2015, re-released on Smithsonian Folkways in 2017).
The members of Alash are:
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar: vocals, igil, guitar. Kyzyl Arts College, East Siberia State Academy of Culture and Art. Best soloist, 2005 All-Russian Festival of traditional ensembles and orchestras. Best in Maxim Dakpai xöömei competition, 2006. Named People's Xöömeizhi, 2007. Grand prize, International Xöömei Symposium, 2008.
Ayan-ool Sam: vocals, doshpuluur, igil, guitar. Republic School of the Arts, Kyzyl Arts College, Moscow State Pedagogical University. First prize, International Xöömei Symposium, 2008. Named People's Xöömeizhi, 2015.
Ayan Shirizhik: vocals, kengirge, shyngyrash, shoor, murgu, xomus. Kyzyl Arts College, East Siberia State Academy of Culture and Art. Second prize, International Xöömei Symposium, 2008. Named Distinguished Artist of Tuva, 2009.
Sean Quirk: interpreter and manager. Studied music in Tuva on a Fulbright fellowship. Named Distinguished Artist of Tuva, 2008.
Premium: $28 ADV/$32 day of show
"The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation..."
Stephen King (Entertainment Weekly)
New Album from James McMurtry Due Out 2020!
James McMurtry has been working with legendary Los Angeles-based producer Ross Hogarth at Santa Monica's GrooveMasters for his forthcoming album. Liner notes enthusiasts know multiple-Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer Hogarth from his work with Gov't Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M.and Jewel, among many others. Hogarth's wide and varied experience and taste opened up all creative doors and usual and unusual possibilities for all their classics. And no need to explain the incredible GrooveMasters Studio.
Hogarth has never allowed himself to be pigeonholed or trapped in any one musical genre as his studio work runs the gamut from the heavy metal icons Mötley Crüe to the Grammy-winning Americana favorite Keb' Mo' to recent releases by Van Halen, Ziggy Marley and the Sick Puppies. Exclusive and particular in its clientele, the semi-private Santa Monica recording studio where McMurtry will be recording has recently opened its doors to Laurel Canyon legends such as David Crosby, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, David Bromberg and more. The spiritual vibe and feel of this studio, along with the cast of characters, will most definitely bring out the best in the upcoming McMurtry record.
Other notable players on the album (in addition to his stellar band) include David Grissom (John Mellencamp) and Harmoni Kelley (Kenny Chesney). McMurtry will unleash this latest collection of poignant and timely songs on New West Records this fall! "I first became aware of James McMurtry's formidable songwriting prowess while working at Bug Music Publishing in the '90s," says New West President John Allen. "He's a true talent. All of us at New West are excited at the prospect of championing the next phase of James' already successful and respected career." McMurtry joins New West's singular roster of top-tier roots music all-stars including Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Buddy Miller, Nikki Lane and dozens more.
6pm - Meet & Greet (photo and autograph line)
6:30pm - doors for GA ticket holders
$60 - VIP Meet & Greet (50 tickets available - best seats in the house if seating is reserved)
$38 - GA
What began as Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called 'Acoustic By Candlelight' back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.
Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.