"Claire Lynch is a rare talent indeed. She has a beautiful, effervescent voice which can handle both contemporary and traditional musics with complete authenticity. I love to listen to her and I love to sing with her." Linda Ronstadt
"Claire has complemented many of my records with her beautiful harmonies, but she has one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today. I'm so happy to see and hear her shine on her own. I love this CD and I love Claire. She's a great gal." Dolly Parton "I've always thought Claire Lynch has the voice of an angel. I'm a fan!" Emmylou Harris
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship.
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.
$27 in advance ($32 day of show)
Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it's fermented in Suzanne's mind. That's why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on "Late Night with David Letterman."
The EOP Songwriter Series was the brainchild of Chuck McDowell (of ESOEBO) and Eddie Owen. The goal was to introduce some very good - and possibly previously unknown - songwriters to the world by bringing them all together on one stage for a songwriters' round of music and storytelling that was hosted by Chuck.
Though Chuck can no longer host the event himself, we have given the Songwriters' Series his name in honor of his passion for music, his skill for storytelling, and his love for other artists. The Chuck McDowell Songwriter Series carries the same original goal and is a songwriters' round made up of three singer-songwriters.
The Friday, August 30th Chuck McDowell Songwriter Series will be featuring:
Sonically Nashville. Soulfully Alabama. There's an exciting new voice making waves in musical storytelling.
Alabama native, Wyatt Edmondson is a folk-rock singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. With two strongly praised demo projects under his belt and a wide array of shows across the southeast, Wyatt hasn't looked back since moving to Nashville.
Wyatt's alluring vocals and elegant songwriting make for a powerfully intriguing troubadour full of talent, passion and unapologetic honesty. Captivating grooves like his first radio single "The Way You Move" and narrative love song "Lovers Lake" proves Wyatt's musical canvas is deeply layered. Whether in the studio or on stage, each performance sparks intense emotion and makes for a compelling experience that is heartfelt, memorable and purely Wyatt Edmondson.
Sarah Zúñiga is a New York born singer-songwriter and guitarist who has made Athens, Georgia her home. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs, spending her senior year abroad at The University of Oxford in England, this "guitarist serves up seven pleasantly crafted nuggets of melodic folk-pop that rise above typical coffeehouse fodder thanks to Zúñiga's strong voice and thoughtful arrangements", as reviewed by prestigious Athens' Flagpole newspaper on Zúñiga's debut album, Someday Soon.
Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan singer- songwriter, Sarah Zúniga's shows are like listening to a fun mix tape compiled of deep-felt and catchy folk-rock, and Latin tunes.
Duluth-based singer-songwriter and actress. Julie has performed on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tyra Banks show. Julie has a new album out called "WHAT IF" and the music video for the song "EASY" has been nominated in the 2019 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.
"Hogslop is the real deal groovilicious honkin old-time string band. Guaranteed old-time awesomeness with these fellas around!" - Abigail Washburn (Banjo Extraordinaire)
The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based band comprised of four talented young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee. They create & perform cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. This dynamic quartette is comprised of Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo and Pickle on washtub and standup bass. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of Avett Brothers, Lucas Nelson, Del McCoury, Charlie Louvin, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dom Flemons, and many more.
First and foremost, Hogslop is rooted in traditional southern American old-time string band music. Each member of the band was naturally exposed to this wonderful musical heritage through family and friends--just the way traditional music has always been passed down. The band formed in 2009, and soon set about entering--and winning--every major string band contest in the South, as well as putting on epic, sweat-drenched square dances wherever space allowed.
$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey are acclaimed singer-songwriters in their own right, brought together by their craft and love for sharing music. Now performing together as Yesterday's Wine, the pair epitomize the magic in story-telling through song. Wyatt and Levi collaborated in the past, lending their talents in co-writing on the Zac Brown Band song "Colder Weather" which spent two weeks at #1. Individually, Wyatt has 7 more GRAMMY Awards and Levi has performed extensively with acts including Mumford and Sons, Kid Rock and Alabama.
JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'iGrass', their onstage energy along with their virtuos musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. "Here's an Irish band that's going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance."
$18-$20 advance, $22-$25 at the door.
Legendary guitar player from the HAMPTON GREASE BAND!
The Hampton Grease Band,
My Life, My Music and
How I Stopped Having Panic Attacks
The book includes:
1. A CD of Glenn's first solo album of all new material in 16 years entitled: "The Dark Parade."
2. A multi-camera live DVD of the band's 2015 show at the Red Clay celebrating the 40th anniversary of my first solo album "Lost At Sea." It features a reunion of the band that played on that album and special guest Cindy Wilson of the B-52s on the encores.
A confluence of Rhythm, Melody, & the Visual Arts
Live at the Red Clay Music Foundry
SUN, Sept. 15th 4:30pm
*Seating is 1st come, 1st serve.
DOORS OPEN at 4pm
Rendezvous is a powerful fusion of the performing arts for an evening of inspiring traditions!
For more info, contact: Vivek
Pooja Vaidyanathan is a leading playback singer who has worked with eminent music directors like AR Rahman, Illayaraja, D.Imman, GV Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja. Her debut in the industry was with AR Rahman for the song Tumtak in the Bollywood movie, Raanjhana. Songs like Alaporan Tamizhan from Mersal, Paakadey Paakadey from Varutha Padatha Vaalibar Sangam, Eppa Mama treat from Jilla are some of her other well known hits to name a few. She has also released several private music albums.
Harini Santhanam, a Bharathanrityam dancer/choreographer/teacher, hails from a parampara established by Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam. Harini's mother & Guru.Late.Smt.Sundari Santhanam was Dr.Padma's senior most disciple & this lineage is what sets her apart in her performances & productions. Having been in this dance field for 35+ years, Harini has several performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, arangetrams & was instrumental in releasing a book by her mother on Desi Karanas, She runs a dance school in India & in Atlanta following the pedagogy laid down by Dr.Padma & is currently focused on spreading the Marga and Desi tradition as revived and reconstructed by her Gurus. You can find more information on her and her dance school here https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaandBangalore/notifications/.
Amol Khanarpurkar, originally from Mumbai, learnt from Pandit Sadashiv Pawar & has been in the field for over 25 years. He has had the privilege to perform with luminaries such as Padmavibhushan Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia, Padmabhushan Ustad Halim Jaffer Khan, Padmashree Pandita Prabha Atre, Vidhushi Smt.Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar. A music composer & director, he has several performances around the globe, for various music labels & productions for India's National telelvision channel. He takes pride in being among the few artists who have performed in the presence of 2 Indian Prime Ministers with a personal invitation to perform at one event by Mahatmi Gandhi's grandson, Shri Rajmohan Gandhi. A Sangeet Visharad and recipient of Sangeet Bhushan award, Amol is currently in the United States, running Jaytaal Academy of music in Atlanta apart from being a full time professional at one of the Fortune 500 companies.
Vindali & Tanuja are formally trained Kathak dancers in the Jairpur Gharana style & are currently expanding their vocabulary under internationally acclaimed Kathak and Lavani expert, actress/performer/ choreographer, Adithi Bhagwat (www.aditibhagwat.com). Both Vindali & Tanuja have choreographed dance shows & given several performances in the US highlight being their 90 min production "Madhuban" portraying the 4 different women associated with Krishna & their faith in him. Besides Kathak, both have busy professional & family lives. They also contribute their time to Vibha, a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide a brighter future for under-privileged children. To know more about Vindali & Tanuja see https://www.madhuban.kalatanvi.com/
Court Tatum is a free lance drummer in the Atlanta area specializing in many styles including Jazz, Pop, Rock, & Gospel. He has been a performer for various artists/organizations including Carnival Cruise Lines, the Clayton State Community Big Band, & the Urban Guitar Legend. Court currently plays for Ben Hill United Methodist Church & the After Party Experience corporate and wedding band.
3 parts - a soundcheck party, an Irish Language Workshop and a concert.
5pm - Soundcheck Party (30mins)
6pm - Irish Language Workshop (40mins)
7:30pm - Show (2hrs)
Combo Deal - $60 (entry to all 3 events)
Irish History through Music Main Event (7:30pm) - $25
Irish Language Workshop (6pm) & Main Show - $50
Soundcheck Party (5pm) & Main Show - $45
7:30pm - 90mins show
Show & Meet and Greet: $50 - entry to 2 events
Duluth All inclusive Deal: $90 - entry to all 3 History of Ireland through Music events PLUS Celtic Favourites M&G with show
Multi-award winning Irish singer Colm Keegan is best known as one of the Principal singers with PBS sensation show Celtic Thunder. A Dubliner born and bred, Colm may still only be in his 20s but has already achieved an extensive career to date.
His musical carrer began at the young age of 4 years old, beginning as a chorister in Dublin's Palestrina Choir under the direction of Dr. Ite O'Donovan. Colm then joined the esteemed Piccolo Lasso and with Mr. Ken Shellard as his vocal trainer, Colm won several highly acclaimed Feis Ceoil competitions in Dublin's RDS, all before the age of 12.
Greg Behrens is a comedian from Atlanta, GA regularly featured at clubs throughout the country including The Comedy Attic, The Improv, The Punchline, as well as the creator and host of, Jokin' Off: A Comedy Battle, the popular monthly competitive one liner showcase presented by The Laughing Skull Lounge. Greg was a semi-finalist in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and a finalist in the Devil Cup at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC . He has also performed in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Sweetwater 420 Festival, and more. In addition to stand-up, Greg is a longtime writer and cast member in Atlanta's premiere live sketch comedy troupe, Sketchworks. Greg's comedy can be heard on Audible, Sirius XM, and in his humor column Gregular Thoughts at imposemagazine.com
Atlanta-based comedian and actor. You've seen him on Season 1, episode 2 of Queer Eye on Netflix.
$20 in advance ($24 day of show)
In late 2017, Kate Coleman decided to record/produce her first solo album with Corey Coleman as the engineer and co-producer. She thought to herself, "You know who I want to play on this? MY BEST BUDS, Highbeams!". And so, Kate called upon her allies: Ian Pendlington on drums, Stephen Quinn on bass, and Adam Pendlington on acoustic guitar. "AND!," she schemed, "ALL 5 OF US will sing harmonies here-and-there..."
After making the album, and using this 5-piece as her backing band for shows/festivals for the majority of 2018, Kate didn't want to go back to anything else. "NAY", she cried, "I want a band- THIS BAND!"
Premium: $18 ($20 day of show)
Reserved: $15 ($17 day of show)
Internationally touring singer-songwriter and acclaimed guitarist Brian Ashley Jones and his group of ace Nashville musicians present Hank You!, a Hank Williams tribute show like no other! From 'Hey Good Looking" to "Your Cheating Heart", Hank You! brings the classic Hank Williams songs to life in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.
Brian Ashley Jones Trio
Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences. Jones' 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out Of The City features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree, and more! Brian's 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association's album chart, and has received widespread commercial, college, public, and international radio play. The swampy instrumental "Pull 'em Up" has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series "Road Trip Nation" and "Free To Miss You" has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show "Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives".
Jones' guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.
Reserved: $20 advanced ($25 day of show)
Premium: $24 ($29 day of show)
Randall Bramblett is an American musician and singer-songwriter, whose career as a solo artist, session player, and touring musician, has spanned more than three decades.
Lineup will be updated as it gets confirmed.
Premium: $26 ($29 day of show)
Reserved: $22 ($25 day of show)