Grant Street Music Room Northeast Georgia’s Best Venue for Live Music!
Grant Street Music Room is a dedicated live music venue run by musicians with select shows on weekends. Join us for “Free Fridays” all summer long. Its an intimate setting for real music lovers and brings regional touring musicians to the Northeast Georgia Mountains and Clarkesville Georgia. Showcasing a variety of musical entertainment. Visit us on Facebook
September – October 2014
Donna Hopkins has matured into a genuine triple threat as songwriter, singer and guitarist.
As a songwriter…Hopkins seasons swampy, Gulf Coast funkiness with angular voicing of extended and suspended chords. Listen for examples on “In Spite of Yourself” or “Don’t Ask Why.” It’s classic tension-and-release 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. The acoustic “Everything Money Can Buy” puts you on the front porch on a summer evening, right about dinnertime.
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
If you missed the last show mark your calendar now. With relentless stage antics including a belly dancer your assured of an entertaining evening.Their acoustic driven sound fires people off to the darker areas of this strange universe. These unique individuals and their music is like a hellbender found under a rock; not hard to find, but damn hard to get a grasp on.
One of the most high energy bands playing the Southeast today, www.strungkikeahorse.com
“North Georgia Talent Search”
Here is your chance to play and bring your friends to cheer you on.
Sign up to compete in a three round elimination contest and play your best original songs.
Grand prize a headling payed weekend show at Grant Street Music Room with lights and sound included.
2nd, 3rd place winners will both receive payed opening slots at upcoming shows. All participants will receive a digital recording of their performance.
Round one Friday September 19th. 8pm. Sol, Duo, and Trio artists encouraged to sign up now space is limited. All styles of music considered.Message us on Facebook for more details~
Expect some great original music performed by Gerren Fish and musical host Ted Lehman.
Ted Lehman was born on Long Island, a child of the 60′s and 70′s. His musical styles tend to run from Rock to blues to pop, country and folk. Ted has been writing and playing music for most of his life. His band “Pepperwood Greene” based out of Buffalo NY, was a vehicle for songwriters to produce their music. After leaving Buffalo Ted moved to Atlanta and, worked for a number of years writing and recording at home. Ted’s music has been extremely well received by his musical peers and the public and has yielded almost 20 other independent artists to cover his songs. “After spending most of my life writing and recording music I find that I have a rather large archive of written and recorded material. I consider myself a songwriter first and performer and recording artist second.” Ted is interested in other artists covering his songs.
Americana, blues,soul, and rock inspired music.
Soulhound has been described as “The Meters meets Hendrix meets Steely Dan”. One things for sure, Soulhound are inspired disciples of the groove-oriented R&B, Soul & greasy Funk of the late sixties & seventies. Their influences range from Tower of Power & Parliament/Funkadelic to Graham Central Station, The Beatles, Phish & Miles Davis. With their unique brand of song-based, groove-oriented music, the band’s shows have become a crossroads where fans of all these genera can meet & get their groove on.
Soulhound has played all over the Southeast & has shared the stage with both national & regionally touring groups like Icona Pop, The Temptations, Blues Traveler, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Soulive, Galactic, Mofro, RAQ, Railroad Earth, The Lee Boys, Col. Bruce Hampton.
Influenced by Bill Withers, Clarence Carter, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Galactic, Gov’t Mule, Grant Green, Jaco Pastorius, James Brown, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Smith, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Marvin Gaye, Medeski Martin and Wood, Motown, Pat Metheny, Percy Hill, Phish, Pink Floyd, Prince, Ray Charles, Robben Ford, Sam & Dave, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Brand New Heavies, The Meters, Tower of Power.
Ralph Roddenbery 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, Rajph is able to connect with their audience in a way that makes them feel as if they are having a one on one conversation about life. In a review from the Charleston City Paper, Michael Andrews stated that Ralph Roddenbery has an “undeniable knack for tapping into the emotional undercurrent of his songs, many of which are just as likely to make you laugh as they are to cause moistening of the lids all within the same four minutes.”
Don’t miss one of our favorite artists were thrilled he’s coming back. Each show if different and always entertaining.
The Jeff Vaughn Band (JVB) was created in 2009 and has accomplished more than most artist in this little amount of time. They have played some of the greatest and most historical venues in the southeast such as Wild Bills (Duluth GA), Georgia Theatre (Athens GA), Johnny & Junes
With over 5000 Facebook fans, their page is always generating attention by posting pictures, new events, or free merchandise giveaways. Their following is constantly growing due to their live shows and the interactions on social media.
When attempting to describe the style of JVB, one might say energetic, relaxing, sincere, or catchy. All of these words are very different from each other, but hold truth in JVB’s style of music.
The energy from a JVB live show will have the audience in a non-stop party atmosphere from the time they take the stage till the very last note. JVB strives to perform the most entertaining show by getting the crowd involved.
Don’t let the rocking side of JVB fool you, they know how to write and perform songs that will have the audience singing along to a slow, sincere, relaxing love song.
Jeff has established himself as a great all around song writer by continuing to write songs on another level than the last one. He started writing songs while attending college on a basketball scholarship, and hasn’t stopped since. He writes his songs based on experiences that he holds close to him. http://www.jeffvaughnband.com
Hard-hitting country infused with a healthy dose of outlaw southern rock — with singer-songwriter Chase Thomas, there are no tricks and no gimmicks, just the raw emotion of the music — and a whole lot of fun.
Growing up in Northeast Georgia and soaked from an early age in the sounds of the legends – Hank Williams Jr., Clint Black, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard — Chase comes by his country leanings honestly. By the time he was 4 years old, Chase was already building a love for music – and performing — that has led to performances in front of countless audiences throughout Georgia.
He has shared the stage with Brantley Gilbert, Chris Cagle, and John King, and has gained a loyal core of fans. Packing each show with revved-up energy and a set list of original tunes and country covers, he keeps audiences amped, engaged and coming back for more.
Adding music writing to his repertoire at the age of 17, Chase deepened his ties to music, and to his fans, by putting real life to music — real struggles, triumphs, and just plain old fashioned real-good times. Chase’s original songs are stories his fans can relate to and sing along to. Whether it’s the foot stomping energy of Just Right, the sweeter side of Everything and More, or one of his other true-to-life original songs, Chase’s memorable lyrics and well-crafted music engage audiences and invite fans to interact with the music and the performer. Throw in a solid inventory of danceable hits with hook-laden lyrics, and you have a show that will draw in a packed house.
Backed by his relatable music and dynamic stage presence, Chase Thomas’ fan base is on the rise, and appearances such as the 2014 Summer In The Country Music Festival alongside more than 20 top area country acts will only add to the Chase Thomas fan family.