Heaven Davis delivers! From the bar stools of Georgia to music halls around the globe, Heaven's voice and style has been compared to many from Betty Wright to Etta James. Her performances run the gamut of Blues, Country and Soul. And just when you think it's over she reveals a rockier side and you understand why it's said "She's a Rock Queen". Heaven Davis leaves heart, sweat and tears on the stage with every amazing performance leaving no stone unturned! She'll always surprise you with the unexpected!
You don't want to miss her!
Jeremy Chambers of Jim N Nicks featuring RIBS
They say madness runs in the family. They say the same about creativity and passion. That's good news for Larkin Poe's sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allen Poe.
"We have a very colorful family history," explains lead singer/guitarist Rebecca, 23, who also plays mandolin and violin. "There were a lot of creative, hotheaded, and intelligent branches that went against the grain in our family tree. Our paternal grandfather suffered from schizophrenia, while our great, great, great, great grandfather, Larkin Poe, was a Civil War wagon driver turned historian and a distant cousin to Edgar Allen Poe. Growing up with their crazy stories definitely shaded our perception of normal. As artists, I think some of those innate eccentricities, passed down from generation to generation, have been even further exaggerated in us!" Megan, 25, who contributes lapsteel and dobro to the line-up, chimes in, "As sisters, we just wanted to pick a band name that had familial significance, so we decided to give a nod to our ancestors and take on the name Larkin Poe."
With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, the sisters want their fans to know that "Kin" is truly their coming of age project. "This is by far the most genuine piece of work we've ever released as a band," says Rebecca. "It's our story, written in our way, played and sung by us. We call it roots-rock'n'soul. It's our whole heart and soul mashed up into a musical form."
Gibbs+Cash is the acoustic-pop duo that has been delighting Atlanta music lovers. The pair, consisting of Sydney Cash on lead vocals and J.D. Gibbs on guitar, create a sound that is as sweet as Colbie Caillat, as soulful as John Mayer and as classic as The Beatles. With their eclectic blend of original material and time-honored covers Sydney and J.D. have built an extremely dedicated and diverse fan base.
Jerry Herrera of Mission Foods featuring BBQ Soft Tacos
The Smokin' Novas are described as "Americana music that moves the soul"…and consist of Andrew Hyra, Brian Bristow and Don McCollister. Hyra, founding member of former Atlantic Records recording artist Billy Pilgrim, and Bristow, quickly discovered an easy camaraderie and common vision in their songwriting process that translates well in the studio and on stage. They then brought in multiple Grammy winning producer/engineer/musician McCollister to complete the trio. Their debut album was released in 2014 and available wherever digital music is sold.
Chip Allen of JD's Bar-B-Q featuring Brunswick Stew
Kurt grew up enjoying the close-knit country life in Dahlonega where he heard local musician, Jay Drummonds, sing "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp at his high school graduation. At that moment, he decided that's what he wanted to do with his life and after graduation; he bought his first guitar for $80 from his friend, musician Zac Brown.Together, Kurt and Zac began playing at local functions. Eventually, Kurt started his own band, Kurt Thomas and the Small Town Band, in honor of the night he decided to make music his life and to honor the way of life that he had been raised to love. In 2008, Kurt won Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star contest making him the opening act for Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Alan and Sugarland. Kurt has also opened for Zac Brown Band, Joe Diffie, Little Big Town and Blue County. After opening for Chesney, Kurt went on to win CMT's Music City Madness – a nationwide contest that lead to Kurt's doing an Unplugged Studio 330 session on CMT as well as a mentorship with Grammy-award winning singer, Randy Travis.
4:45pm - 5:45pm
The Dusty 45s have thrilled crowds for over a decade. The readers of the Seattle Weekly voted them "Best of Seattle" 3 years in a row. In 2007 Huels enchanted the theater crowd, starring as Buddy Holly in Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater's production of "The Buddy Holly Story." The fellas were also tapped to back 'The Queen of Rockabilly" and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Wanda Jackson, in support of her blazing, Jack White-produced record. They were also honored to tour throughout the West with Ms. Jackson, opening for Grammy winner Adele.
Singer/songwriter and front man Billy Joe Huels leads the band with an engaging, charismatic stage presence, a rippin' guitar, and a trumpet which serves as an extension of himself. By the end of the show, the trumpet ends up on fire, literally. His original songs are delivered with panache by Seattle's finest roots-rock wrecking crew: Jerry Battista on lead guitar, Kelly Van Camp on drums, Robin Cady on upright bass, and Arthur Migliazza on the Keys. With a deep discography, thousands of miles on the tour van odometer, and a committed fan base, the Dusty 45s are a professional, talented band with a creative fire that burns bright.
Brother Hawk puts on its morning jacket, unhitches its crazy horse, and gallops off in the direction of a big pink house somewhere over the hills and faraway. With this much horsepower at your command, why would you need to reinvent the wheel? As captured on their most recent EP, Affairs of Plain Living, the four piece Atlanta band deals in raging riffs and huge hooks. Rhythms pound and pulse as serpentine guitar leads uncoil and slither, spiked with venomous licks that only a forked tongue could produce. Their blend of Southern fried blues rock is firmly rooted in the earthy tricks traditionally traded for at the red clay crossroads but their live performances convey an electrified ebullience that blasts them into the stratosphere. On stage, they're riding rockets fueled by a vicious cocktail of sweat and hellfire. An uncut, undeniable purity of purpose is palpable when the band is firing on all cylinders. Brother Hawk's sound is the sunset that the hero rides into. It's red hot white light. It's honest emotion. It's alive.