Artists – Past & Present
As one of the few venues for live music in Clarkesville, the Grant Street Music Room is pleased and proud to have had some of the best bands in the Southeast play our stage. Below are just a sampling….
Brok N Glass
Performing a blend of 70′s-90′s Classic and Southern Rock you will find yourself dancing and singing along with the band like we did.
After years of constant touring/performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, Seattle- NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken moved back to her birth town of Atlanta, GA, in the early 80′s, (opening for acts Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens…), where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotizing stage presence anchored the city’s acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming artists whom she took under her wing, including Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins.
Chattahoochee Chain Gang
The Chattahoochee Chain Gang 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.
John King Band
Blending Southern Rock and Country John King will astound you with superb musicianship and get you dancing all in one action packed show.
Keith Yates & Friends
Keith Yates has been around the block performing for 35 plus years in numerous bands. With outstanding musicianship this show will offer a variety of music including Bluegrass, Rock, Blues, and a touch of Country.
Lefty Williams Band
Lefty Williams Southern blues-rock is rougher then the Allman Brothers’, smoother than Lynyrd Skynyrd’s and at times a little jazzier than either…With a voice that sounds like a Dixie Steve Winwood, Lefty would be a first class front man even if he didn’t play well enough to render his so-called handicap irrelevant…The man’s got more chops than a Kansas City butcher.
Packway Handle Band
Packway Handle Band is rooted in thought provoking songwriting, clever choice and arrangement of bluegrass traditionals, and totally unexpected covers, all delivered with a crackling energy. If you get an idea of what Packway Handle is early in a show, you’ll probably change your mind several times before they’re done. But it’s obvious their enthusiasm and sense of humor are honest, and that what they do appeals to broad audiences, even those who don’t normally listen to bluegrass.
Ralph Roddenbery and Friends
A charismatic singer/songwriter/performer based out of the Atlanta area, Ralph Roddenbery and Friends is a dynamic blend of Americana, roots rock, and a twist of the blues combining harmonies with energizing riffs, captivating lyrics, remarkable stage presence and a driving rhythm section.
The Reluctant Saints will knock your socks off with Southern rock and crossover country.
Rev. Jeff Mosier
Rev. Jeff Mosier is the region’s finest touring bluegrass banjo performers in Habersham County.
Shoal Creek Band
Shoal Creek’s versatile repertoire ranges from the traditional styles of Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe and the mountain style of the Stanley Brothers to the more progressive styles exemplified by the Seldom Scene and Alison Krauss.
The Corduroy Road
Influenced by old time country and Americana, The Corduroy Road captures early American folk music but combine it with a hugely energy-driven show.
And many more….