brought to you by Schweppes - Mixing Up MidSummer
Friday June 14th:
7:00pm...Reynolds & Williams Band
9:00pm...Coy Bowles (of Zac Brown Band)
Saturday June 15th:
3:30pm...Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
5:15pm...The Whiskey Gentry
7:00pm...The Soul Rebels
8:45pm...Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10 member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the universally appealing hit “Home” as well as fan favorite’s “40 Day Dream” and “Janglin”. The past few years have been spent constantly touring the world while winning over audiences at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Austin City Limits and more. Their follow up album Here featuring “Man On Fire” and “That’s What’s Up” was released in May of 2012 and a third album is expected in the spring of 2013.
Click here to watch their video "Home"
Click here to watch their video "40 Day Dream"
The Soul Rebels
The SOUL REBELS formed when Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss, originally members of New Orleans’ iconic Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, decided they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved. Their contagious originals and updated takes on standards won them a loyal local audience. They began rocking some of New Orleans’ most beloved live music venues. While touring the U.S., the Soul Rebels have shared the stage with notable artists from many corners of the pop and jazz worlds, including Arcade Fire, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Counting Crows & Green Day. In January of 2012, the band will finally release its first international album, Unlock Your Mind, on Rounder Records. They continue charting new territory today. Called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” by the Village Voice, the Soul Rebels combine top notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style.
Click here to watch their video "Say Nay Hey"
Click here to watch their video "Sweet Dreams"
The Whiskey Gentry
Paste Magazine was dead-on when they called The Whiskey Gentry a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass, feet stomping in line with a punk-inspired kick drum.” The Whiskey Gentry is a group of seasoned veterans—to put things mildly, some of the finest pickers and musicians the Southeast has to offer. Coupled with a commanding and high-energy live performance, sets the bar for the way today’s country music ought to sound—honest, tight, daring, and void of pretension.
Click here to watch their video "Eula Mae"
Click here to watch their video "Dime Short of a Dollar Bill"
Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
Connor Christian was born in Los Angeles, but before he was a teenager, had lived in South Korea, Indonesia and Belgium. At the age of 14, he left home with a guitar and a backpack, and continued his travel and musical growth in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, South America and even Africa. By the time he settled in Atlanta, GA in 1996, his life and his music were steeped in culture and influence from his well-traveled youth, and a tradition of diversity. And it was in that tradition that he began crafting what would become CCSG. They’ve shared stages with such artists as Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Corey Smith, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, STYX, ZZ Top, Heart, Foreigner, and more. CCSG was named “Artist on the Verge” in Billboard’s Best Bets of 2012 issue.
Click here to watch their video "Sheets Down"
Click here to watch their video "16 Bars"
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