Clarkesville’s Best Venue
for Live Music!
Grant Street Music Room is a dedicated live music room run by musicians with select shows on the weekends. Its an intimate setting for real music lovers and is by far the best venue for live music in Clarkesville.
−Bluebilly Grit8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
From the side porch of an old gristmill to the main stage of The Telluride Bluegrass Festival and back, BlueBilly Grit has quickly become a force in Bluegrass and Americana.
Their modern style, which blends Bluegrass and Americana music, has a way of
appealing to the newer generation of the grassroots movement, and by those that have a love for the more traditional sound. Their unrivaled three part harmony, traditional instrumentation, and the lead vocals of their soulful female singer are what make this magical blend work. In February of 2011, an original song written and recorded about the old gristmill was shipped to 800 radio stations
in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The song was released on a compilation CD along with songs from Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Steve Martin, and The Grascals. BlueBilly Grit also won the 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition and performed the main stage in June of 2013. BlueBilly Grit has done several radio and TV spots this past year, including “Nuts and Bolts of Fishing” which aired on Turner Sports South and the “Moby in the Morning Show,” a nationally syndicated radio show based in Atlanta.
BlueBilly Grit recently released their second album, “Ready For A Change,” and the group currently released a third album, and a live video performance shot at the Melting Point, Athens Ga. Amidst much uncertainty in the musical world of today, BlueBilly Grit seems to be holding their course, and humbly admits that a source greater than themselves appears to be calling the shots. BlueBilly Grit takes pride in the fact that they’re not just another “hot lick, blazing solo” bluegrass band. It’s all about the song with this group, and rightly so because they have
something to say!+8:00 pmBluebilly Grit
−Shane Pruitt Band & special guest Lefty Williams8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Shane Pruitt is finding true roots and music built on heritage and yet staying original becomes harder and harder to find. Herein lies the foundation for one of the most explosive blues acts coming out of the Southeast today, The Shane Pruitt Band. Lead man Shane Pruitt hails from Spartanburg, SC, where the musical roots of the blues and southern rock have been living and breathing for years on end. Spartanburg has named Shane Pruitt its “Instrumentalist of the Year” for eight years and running.
After working through the Winter of 2009-2010 on their long-awaited second studio effort, State of Grace, which features a number of new original tunes that display the virtuosity and growth of this ever-evolving blues and gospel trio, the band continues to ride its debut excitement. Featuring an array of instrumentation and amazing tones and sounds from the entire collection of ’68 Fender Amps (www.stuckclutchamps.com), State of Grace includes guest appearances by Roosevelt Collier on the pedal Steel, Molly Rose Reid and Eleanor Underhill on vocals, and a local horn-section derived of members of the Spartanburg and Greenville Philharmonics.
Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.
Moving along after their album release with road-powered steam, the band has made friends and colleagues across the board with their soulful sound. Having shared the stage with such greats as Johnny Winter, Junior Brown, Chuck Raney, Victor Wooten, Galactic, Gary Hoey, Hot Tuna, Robert Randolph, Papa Mali, The Neville Brothers, Mose Allison, The Lee Boys, Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Damon Fowler, Yonrico Scott, Devon Allman, Sol Driven Train and many, many more, Shane Pruitt is a name to be known among the insiders of the southern music scene.
Lefty Williams will kick off the show with his own brand of Southern fried rock and blues.Check out his music at http://www.lefty-music.com+8:00 pmShane Pruitt Band & special guest Lefty Williams
−John King Band & Chase Thomas8:00 pm – 12:15 am
New Years Eve John King Band blending the stylistic qualities of Southern Rock and Country. After years of sweat and blood, he finally found that unique sound.
For the past 2 years, The John King Band has taken the South by storm – performing with country acts such as, Brantley Gilbert, Diamond Rio, and many others.The John King Band had their first big break through when they decided to enter The National College Battle of the Bands. After beating out thousands of bands in the Southeast division of the competition, the guys went on to L.A. to compete in the final five. Recently signed the band is not to be missed.
Ticket price includes complimentary toast, party favors
Seating is limited first come first sat……..Doors open at 7:30 pm.+8:00 pmJohn King Band & Chase Thomas
−Gimme Hendrix8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Gimme Hendrix is an Athens, GA based tribute band to the greatest group of all time, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the best band to come out of the psychedelic 60’s, whose movement not only changed the decade, but redefined the way music would be played forever. The sound was an amazing blend of blues, soul, r&b, jazz, rock and many other genres of music. No one had heard anything like it before Jimi Hendrix’s priceless contribution.
Gimme Hendrix aspires to recreate the Jimi Hendrix Experience. We strive to look and dress the part, and to capture the vibe and mannerisms, but the most important goal is to relive the sound. The experience was a three piece, and Gimme Hendrix is a three piece. We create amazing live performances just like the experience did. We play to our best ability and make sure when people come to the show they leave believing that the spirit of the Jimi Hendrix Experience is still very much alive. This band truly is a tribute to the Jimi Hendrix Experience.+8:00 pmGimme Hendrix