Every Monday, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Open Mic every Monday, rain or shine! Sign up at 8pm sharp. Music starts at 8:30, ends at 12am. The sign-up sheet and event are located in the courtyard. 21 & up - Performers or guests under 21 accompanied by parents/guardians- great.
Pierce Edens /Best Album 2017 Americana Music Show
Friday, March 8, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Best of Americana Music Show 2017
Over the last ten years, Pierce Edens has been drawing on his Appalachian songwriting roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.”
Or, as Fred Mills state in Blurt Magazine, “Somewhere up there in the hills of western North Carolina a lot of bodies are buried, and Pierce Edens is the man with the locations. There’s no evidence that a cop, D.A. or judge can bring forth, mind you, but he clearly knows something; you can hear it in his twisted, tortured vocal bray […] a soulful-yet-serrated instrument that conveys far more than even its owner might intend.”
Now, in his fifth fully independent album (Stripped Down Gussied Up), Edens has taken his singular voice back home to his studio in Western North Carolina to bury some more bodies. This album witnesses Edens stripping down the instrumentation to simply the vocals, percussion, and guitar, alongside his long time band-mate Kevin Reese accompanying with lead guitar, mandolin, and occasional banjo for a handful of genre-bending songs. Stripped Down Gussied Up delivers Edens’ signature sound as it should be heard; intimate and atmospheric, glittery, gritty, and raw.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Young Americans are a band hailing from the Golden Isles of Georgia, formed in early 2016. We've been keeping the dance floor hopping with songs from the '60s to today, from classic rock to modern pop, hip hop, and R&B.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT
Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Formed in the college bars of Statesboro, Ga. in 2012 and transplanted to the southern music mecca of Athens, vintage rock outfit The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition all with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility.
TOC’s debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) and garnered national attention from Relix Magazine which praised a “confident and polished debut album.” Shortly after, the band won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best “Jam/Funk” band and joined the Home Grown Music Network whose roster includes Lotus, The Motet, Dangermuffin and Big Something.
March 2017 saw the release of Point of Reference, which was recorded in Athens, Ga. and produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds). The sophomore effort displays striking maturity in songwriting and embraces more risk-taking in the studio— fueled by Vandenberg’s experimental leanings. Although TOC has been labeled a jam band in the past, this LP demonstrates an urge to break genre restrictions as it draws inspiration from 70’s AOR and contemporaries like My Morning Jacket. Nearly one year after its release, Point of Reference earned the band a second feature in Relix Magazine through its notably “lush soundscapes and clear, purposeful compositions.” The Orange Constant thrives on creating songs that differ from one another and possess their own inspired character. The band shares bills with nationally and internationally touring acts such as Perpetual Groove, TAUK, Atlas Road Crew, Ripe and CBDB. The group is: Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocals), Tyler Walker (bass/vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboards) and Sam Groveman (drums).
“Eclectic rock n’ roll, everything from blissful southern rock and indie jams to urban funk.” – Grant Purvis (Point of Reference review)
“The Orange Constant’s confident and polished debut album Time to Go is laden with connective riffs and melodious charm. Much of the album evokes a 70’s FM AOR vibe, without appearing self conscious” – Larson Sutton, Relix Magazine
“They have hit a home run on their first trip to the plate. From the first strains of “Emily” all the way through to the jammed-out coda to “Ask Me to Jump,” Time to Go is a pure delight. You will hear influences throughout the disk, but this is fresh and exciting.” – Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News
The Blue Eyed Bettys
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They are singers and storytellers first; therein lies their ability to turn boisterous bars into attentive listening rooms and sleepy pubs into raucous parties as they weave stories with their exuberant performances.
Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
BackBeat Boulevard's unique blend of "Groovin' Rock/Blues/Soul/R&B/Funk Classics" have made this popular band a Georgia/Florida coastal favorite who have been entertaining Golden Isles audiences for over 7 years! Comprised of seasoned touring musicians and local mainstays, this group has garnered a loyal following, becoming one of the hottest tickets in the area, while logging an exhaustive schedule of coastal dates at clubs, concerts, festivals, parties, weddings and corporate events.
Suzy & The Bird Dogs
Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:30 PM
Suzy & The Bird Dogs is an Alternative Country and Rock n' Roll band from Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Keys/Vocals: Suzy Fletcher
Guitar/Vocals: Erik Fletcher
Guitar/Vocals: George Alread
Bass: Dan Allcott
Drums: Stephen May
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Formed initially as an experiment in diverse songwriting, Rare Creatures has grown into a full on rock spectacle. Their sound navigates between heavy synth rock and melodic acoustic rhythms seamlessly from song to song, switching it up around every corner. Influenced by bands from Alt-J to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, with some ethnic spices sprinkled in for good measure. The group is fronted by Coleman Sawyer on vocals and guitar, with Hugh Camp on bass and synthesizer, Aaron Reece on lead guitar, and Logan Crank banging the drums. Their debut album was released on July 27th, 2018.
Jordon Matthew Young
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:15 PM to 11:30 PM
Those looking to satisfy a vintage rock sweet tooth need look no further than Jordan Matthew Young. In the vein of Nazareth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Deep Purple, the dusty throated Jordan Mathew Young peels through heavy layers of blazing guitar and a groovy 4 on the floor rhythm section. Bluesy, and soulful rock driven anthems built for a massive summer festival, or local night club.
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Vocalist and Harmonica player Tony Holiday, now hailing out of Memphis Tennessee, is a rising force on the Blues and Harmonica Scene both in the USA and Europe. Winner of Best Blues Band 2016 & 2017 in City Weekly Music Awards (SLC)
Holiday, according to a list made by Rick Estrin, Charlie Musselwhite and others, is one of the top 10 rising harmonica players in the country.
Holiday is often referred to as a traditionalist in the approach of his harmonica playing influenced by harmonica giants like Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, Kim Wilson, and James Cotton.
Playing 150-200 shows a gear nation wide, his debut album “No need to rush it” and his new album “Raw at BigTone” soon to be out!
Holiday, along his touring, has been stopping along the way to record on notable front porches putting together a project called ‘Tony Holiday’s Porch Sessions’
such porches have included Kid Anderson, James Harman, Kid Ramos, Charlie Musselwhite, John Nemeth, John Primer, Bob Corritore and many many more.
Lynn Avenue Just Performed at the Superbowl Party /ATL
Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Lyn Avenue is a Country/Americana act bringing you catchy, compelling stories with genuine southern charm. Comprised of husband and wife duo, CC Witt and Patrick Ellington, their writing style is rooted in sharp lyricism and memorable melodies, organically blending elements of Americana, Folk and Classic Country. Driven by rich vocals, electrifying leads, and boot stomping rhythms, there is always a story to be told with Lyn Avenue and you can guarantee that you'll be wanting to sing along.
Heart of Pine
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Heart of Pine Bio
Spawning from a Georgia BBQ and music festival late night jam, founding members, Steven Bagwell and Travis Richardson, discovered they had similar interests in music. Years later, with the help of Curt Spell, the two decided to try their luck at writing together and thus began the Athens based group, Heart of Pine. Some would describe their music as a mix between Americana and Country with bits of Rock and Blues fusion. With their influences ranging all over the genre map, Heart of Pine’s music has the potential to reach almost everyone. At the beginning of 2017, the band added bassist Burton Hood and has been climbing higher on the list of in demand bands ever since.