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.
−Chase Thomas & Friends with special guest Zac Lunsford8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Special guests Zac Lunsford opens the show with high energy Outlaw Country 8pm. recently signed to a distribution deal another local star in the making.+8:00 pmChase Thomas & Friends with special guest Zac Lunsford
−Gina Gailey8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Gina was the NE Georgia Region winner for the Colgate Country Showdown, a Loretta Lynn talent competition finalist, an Alternate in the Capitol Records Road to Nashville, Runner-up to Nashville Studio 23 Talent Search and opening act for Ricky Skaggs among other awards. She is currently working with a nashville-based studio to release her first album, which will include all originals.High energy Country…+8:00 pmGina Gailey
−Bluebilly Grit9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
From the side porch of an old gristmill to the main stage of The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, 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.
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 is currently in the studio working on a third album, and a live video
performance. 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!+9:00 pmBluebilly Grit
−The Night Travelers & Chattahoochee Chain Gang8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
James McKinney is recognized as a true Master of the 5-string banjo. One of the most advanced players anywhere and a Scruggs and Reno style expert, James is also considered a leading expert in jazz and theory in the banjo world, having been mentored by renowned jazz educator, David Baker, and Mr. Henry Ferrel (teacher of Chet Atkins and Jethro Burns).
In his early days James played often with legends such as Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, and John Hartford. James won the South U.S. Banjo Championship at age 15 and in 1982 he won the National Banjo Championship at Winfield, Kansas, as well as first-place in dozens of state and regional championships. He made the first of several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, The Porter Wagoner Show, and the stages of Opryland at age 19 as part “Smoky Mountain Sunshine” combining his talents as a banjoist with those of musical arranger.
James has recorded, toured, and played with the following music legends: Bill Monroe,Vassor Clements, Sam Bush, Jonny Cash, Dixie Chicks, John Hartford, Jerry Douglas, and The Grateful Dead.
Sharing the stage for this show is The Chattahoochee Chain Gang and has quickly become one of the hottest new Americana-Bluegrass bands in the South. Their style incorporates traditional blue grass instrumentation, and infuses it with blues, Americana, folk, and country. CCG music features melodic mandolin run and soulful blues licks that are mixed with neo-traditional banjo, slap bass, and a variety of Americana style percussion. Chattahoochee Chain Gang has a remarkable way of making traditional bluegrass more appealing to the modern world.+8:00 pmThe Night Travelers & Chattahoochee Chain Gang
−John King Band9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The John King Band was formed in November of 2010 in Athens, Georgia. Since the age of 15, singer/songwriter John King (24) had a dream of 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.+9:00 pmJohn King Band
−Ralph Roddenbery and Friends with special guest Donna Hopkins8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Two great artists on one stage.
Ralph Roddenbery and friends is a dynamic blend of Americana, roots rock, and a twist of the blues. By combining four part harmonies with energizing riffs,captivating lyrics, remarkable stage presence and a driving rhythm section, Ralph
is able to connect with his audience in a way that makes them feel as if they are having a one on one conversation about life. Danceable, always humorous, with a knack of drawing you into his songs Ralph will amaze you.
Donna Hopkins has a swampy, Gulf Coast funkiness with angular voicings of extended and suspended chords with a groove and lyrics that reveal mileage, honesty and soul. It’s survival music you can dance to.As a singer, Hopkins has a big, distinctive voice that effectively communicates varied emotions. As a guitarist, Hopkins can be, at turns, raw and articulate. She’s her own woman with equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, and a dash of Jimmie Vaughan and Robin Trower circa Bridge of Sighs. – Georgia Music Magazine+8:00 pmRalph Roddenbery and Friends with special guest Donna Hopkins