Open Mic Night
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.
Pine Box Dwellers 2018 Georgia Country Award Winners
Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The Pine Box Dwellers are an American country roots-rock band from Waycross GA. They call their brand of gritty music-"Swampadelic" and their original songs reflect how being raised in a small swamp town has shaped their love for family, life and music.
Sean Clark- vocals, acoustic guitar
Jesse Herrin- bass
Connor "Coondog" Griffin- pine box, vocals
Jody Perritt- lap steel, harmonica, vocals
2014- Sean Clark received the "Brass Button Award" at the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull & Tribute.
2018- The Pine Box Dwellers were awarded "Band of the Year" at the Georgia Country Awards.
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Young Americans, a band hailing from the Golden Isles of Georgia, formed in early 2016. Yong Americans have been keeping the dance floor hopping with songs from the '60s to today, from classic rock to modern pop, hip hop, and R&B.
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.
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
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.