2017 Season Presents
Saturday, October 21st, 7:30pm
Michelle Malone’s performances are not to be missed! She can make the largest venue feel like a campfire sing along and the smallest feel like the center of the universe. Michelle, an Atlanta Native, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer in rock, folk, blues, alt-country and pop. After several major label releases, Malone is now an independent artist with 14 studio records to date and an impressive resume which includes high profile performances with everyone from Gregg Allman to John Mayer, the Atlanta Symphony to Ellen Degeneres. She has performed in 7 countries, toured as a performer in the Indigo Girls, in the new band led by SugarLand’s Kristian Bush, and in The Black Lillies. Michelle’s heart-swelling, ferocious blend of Americana rock and country blues that have earned her both gold and platinum records and 2 grammy nods. After several decades as a music professional, Michelle says she has found that her job is really about bringing joy and building community through music. She will be armed with her band – Trish Land, Benjamin Williams, and Josh Birmingham, so expect Malone to churn up those Southern roots with energetic, sweet soul-stirring songs
and rowdy rockers from her extensive catalog. Equal parts guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping it through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection and vocals that range from sublime to raucous. “The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive.”
ROLLING STONE The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a
rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery woman”
NASHVILLE RAGE “Malone is one of the best female vocalists I’ve ever heard.” – Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones)- A great time will be had by all!
Georgia Music Award Winner “Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, with
masterful lyrical introspection – sublime to raucous.
GUITAR WORLD “The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive.”
NEW YORK TIMES “raucous and jubilant alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy
ROLLING STONE “4 out of 5 Bunnies “… Malone churns up those Southern roots with the vigor of Lucinda Williams while embracing her inner Keith Richards.”
PLAYBOY MAG The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass”
Saturday November 11, 7:30
Roxie Watson is a four-piece string band from Decatur and Atlanta, GA, who play what they like to call “alterna-grass” music that mixes three- and four-part harmonies with elements of old country, Appalachian music, hymns, and bluegrass, without adhering to the traditions of any one genre. Lisa Love of Georgia Music Magazine and the Georgia Music Foundation described the band by saying, “When you have a group of women who are natural story-tellers, who sooth their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition, and come off as a little bit Keith Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson.” The group formed in 2007 as a just-for-kicks opportunity for long-time friends Beth Wheeler, Lenny Lasater, Linda Bolley and Becky Shaw to get together and play songs they loved. But what started out as just porch settin’ and cover song playing evolved organically over the years, through the word-of-mouth support of an ever-growing group of loyal fans, into one of the finest original bands in the Southeast, regularly selling out storied songwriting venues from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta GA to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.
Their Fourth CD “Try A Little Kindness” will be released in August 2017.
Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk
Saturday, November 18, 7:30
Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk: Kharisma is an energetic 10 piece band with full horn section, who will keep you up and dancing performing R&B, Jazz & Soul songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s along with today’s top 40 favorites.
A Classic Frank Sinatra Christmas Show
Starring Frank Sinatra tribute artist Gabe Russo, winner of the Frank Sinatra Idol Competition
December 15, 7:30 pm
Gabe will not disappoint anyone craving a fix of Frank’s old Christmas songs like Silent Night, The Christmas Song (chestnuts roasting on an open fire), White Christmas and others mixed in with Frank’s standards of NY, NY, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Life…and more.
Alicia Daniel Croxton, a playwright, a actress, and a singer will accompany Gabe with a couple of duets as well as two-two song sets of her own.
Bob Reneke, Mr. Sinatra’s long-time personal assistant, said of Gabe, “This guy has Frank’s style and snap, nobody else has it.”
This promises to be a night to set your sprits in the mood.
Listen to his videos by going to his website http://contemporarycrooner.com