Premium: $35 ($40 day of show)
Reserved: $30 ($36 day of show)
Beauty tempered by dread, sorrow buoyed by hope, these are the ever-present tugs of war that make life worth living and songs worth writing. And they are the over-riding themes that make 2x Grammy nominee and 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Gretchen Peters one of her generation's most compelling singer/songwriters.
"Gretchen Peters is a songwriters writer - the kind of inspiring artist and writer we strive to be like and one we use as a measuring stick for our own work."
"Beautiful, brave and poetic, "The Matador" literally inspires me to tears. Hand over my heart."
"Edie Carey is gifted with one of those voices that could sound great singing anything. Vulnerable and pleasing, Carey draws us into her world, where we find we have a lot in common."
- Paste Magazine
Her latest album “NATURAL CONCLUSION” is nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Ryan Freeland, Joao Carvalho), has won two Music Nova Scotia Awards (Americana Album of The Year and Solo Album of the Year), is on Polaris Music Prize’s “Longer List,” and Cousins was named “Best Artist to Enjoy Quietly” by Halifax’s weekly arts paper The Coast.
Premium: $20 (day of show: $23)
Reserved: $15 (day of show: $18)
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.
$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 with Malcolm Holcombe, Walter Parks and Wyatt Espalin.
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.
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."
Vocalist and Swamp finger picking guitarist. Can be heard solo and with others including his band, Swamp Cabbage.
"Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him." - Judy Collins
Armed with a guitar and a desire to write songs, he paired with Cobi Ferguson to form the acclaimed Americana duo, Trees Leave. Combining electric guitar with traditional bluegrass roots led to a noticeably unique sound and a growing fan base. Having years of touring under their belts and two successful albums, Run (2008) and The Gospel of Hurt (2010), it was time for Cobi to settle down, and Wyatt to find a new setting fit for a more personal level of songwriting.His debut album, The Pardon, provides ten glimpses into breakups, burdens, colorful britches, and the light on the other side of it all.
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Join award-winning songwriters, Rachel Laven and Nathan Evans Fox, as they conclude their tour of the southeast with Atlanta-based bluegrass trio, Control Burn.
Hailing from San Antonio, TX, RACHEL LAVEN's signature combination of songwriting and vocal chops has won her multiple honors including winning the 2016 Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition.
NATHAN EVANS FOX, an Atlanta-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, promises moody Americana stylings that recently won him first place at the 2018 Eddie Owens Presents Annual Songwriter Shootout.
Atlanta's CONTROL BURN shows a unique bluegrass soul that is equal parts traditional and contemporary, pairing technical chops with a creative vision both familiar and fresh.
Reserve: $30/$33 day of show
Premium: $35/$38 day of show
Duluth vocalist Allan Wiltshire premieres the third installment in the Standards and Classics franchise.
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.
Advanced tickets: $15 (Day of show: $18)
STEVE COUGHLIN & PROBABLE CAUSE
Steve Coughlin, BMI Recording Artist, singer songwriter calls Hartwell Georgia his Homebase. Crystal Clear waters and Whispering Pines create the pristine backdrop on which he paints his Smooth Americana Sound. Steve's Songs of Loss, Love and Classic Country Storytelling have taken his listeners on a journey they won't soon forget.
His debut album Out of the Cold, and Sophomore follow up record, Winds of Home are charting Nationally. Both albums produced by Davis Causey, with special guests Randall Bramblett and Tom Ryan. Steve's third album, Just Whisper is currently being written and recorded at Last House Studio, with Davis Causey.
Steve is backed by Probable Cause, highly accomplished musicians who bring his visions alive. Led by Wayne Bailey on lead guitar. Brandon Eaton on drums. Allison Robarts on percussion and M. Scott Callaway on bass guitar. Together with Probable Cause, Steve's show is for anyone who enjoys good music and great fun.
THE BROKEN STRING BAND
Hailing from the Classic City - Athens, GA - The Broken String Band is helping to re-define what it means to play folk music. From its beginnings with founding vocalist Taylor Thompson and songwriter/banjo player Sean Stephansen, the aptly named band has been breaking strings with the intensity and excitement of their performances from Nashville to Atlanta since 2015. The later additions of Laura Camacho (stand-up bass) and John Phillips (drums/multi-instrumentalist) from the Athens Tango Project created an eclectic group of musicians that exemplifies The Broken String Band's sound: diverse, unique and dynamic. With a live performance that combines alluring, hard-hitting lyrics and harmonies with thrashing banjo, tango-driven bass lines, and the occasional accordion or flute, The Broken String Band encapsulates the feel-good vibe of acoustic jamming with a dash of classical culture thrown in for good measure.
Premium seating: $24 ($27 day of show)
Reserved seating: $20 ($23 day of show)
Good Rockin' Tonight is a 1950's Rock and Rockabilly Tribute that features professional Nashville musicians who perform the most influential songs in Rock and Roll history.
The band covers the songs of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Roy Orbison and more with excited energy and musical accuracy. Good Rockin Tonight also recently recorded a live album, due out soon at the Legendary Sun Records in Memphis where the genre of Rock n Roll was created
The Murphs are a rock band based out of Atlanta, Georgia featuring Austin Coleman, Katie Coleman, Cody Marlowe, and Rob D’Angelo. The four friends constructed the idea of the band at an unknown party in 2017. The name stems from a favorite dive bar located in Saint Simons Island called Murphy’s Tavern. The group declared themselves regulars of the joint; The Murphs. From blues and folk to rock and country, a wide variety of genres are found in their music; all directed to the expression of true, honest rock n roll. Singer/songwriter Austin Coleman (www.austincolemanmusic.com) primarily plays bass in the band adding lead and harmony vocals throughout the set. His wife, Katie, plays tambourine, keys, and adds lead and harmony vocals. Brother of Katie, Cody Marlowe (www.codymarlowe.com) sings and plays drums. Rob D’Angelo focuses on guitar leads and riffs. Together, this family band blends intriguing harmonies and tones reminiscent of music found in the old days
Georgia-based BJ Wilbanks's authentic exploration of love and the pursuit of enlightenment has been referred to as “Back Porch Soul,” fusing the musical roots of Americana, Motown and Delta Blues into an intoxicating blend of Southern Rock.
BJ's solo work explores the intimate, raw, emotional feeling of the gospel, blues, and 70s rock he was raised on as a child. The BJ Wilbanks Band has opened for Drivin N Cryin and Mother's Finest, as well as the legendary Gladys Knight.
BJ’s gregarious personality is palpable on record, often channeling other charismatic musical personalities like Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson and current retro revivalists like Leon Bridges. His self-titled album, BJ Wilbanks (released April 28th) captures the refined analogue production qualities of yesteryear, complete with swampy southern bass and Stax-inspired horn sections. It is of a reminiscent of bygone era when music was so good, it transcended genre.
“The best music brings the most unlikely people together,” BJ asserts. “It's music from the soul.”
CONCERT: 8 p
“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.”
– The New York Times
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.
workshop 2:00 to 4:00.
workshop and concert- $55
workshop only - $40
premium advance - $28 Day of show - $32
reserved advance - $24 Day of show - $27
$10 in advance ($15 day of show)
Based out of Atlanta, by way of Cincinnati, Tyler is a singer-songwriter who brings a fresh and purposeful approach to pop music. Through unique and interesting compositions combined with honest and crafted lyrics, Tyler’s music is an emotional and captivating experience for any listener.
Storytelling, catchy choruses, and a desire to share beautiful melodies are the heartbeat of Kindred Hollow. Born and raised in the backwoods of North Georgia, sibling duo Katie and Johnny Morgan are joined by powerhouse vocalist Taylor Ronne as the founding members of the group.
Matt Waters is a soulful singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, OH who’s been pursuing his musical career since age sixteen. He writes to bring a soundtrack to the lives of his listeners, and his sound can be described as groove rock.
Waters now tours the country with his band Matt Waters and the Recipe as well as a solo act using his loop pedals to make a one man band.
Reserved: $22 (Day of: $26)
Premium Reserved: $27 (Day of: $31)
Atlanta's most popular band for the past 45 years!
Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.