The Cherokee Cut ups are a group of friends dedicated to playing the best Bluegrass music we can possibly play!
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The Dixie Sounds instill new life into traditional Southern Gospel with an up-tempo, energetic, Bluegrass style. Based in Carrollton, Georgia and serving the Lord since 2002.
Fish & Picks
Fish and Picks is a family band made up of eight siblings. We enjoy playing and singing a mix of bluegrass, folk, hymns, Irish, and country music; our instruments include upright bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and twin fiddles. www.fishandpicks.com
Jamie Henderson & Friends
Jamie studied Guitar and Saxophone at The University of Georgia, Guitar Institute of Technology, Troy State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta and currently teaches at Great Southern Music in Cartersville. Jamie is also active as a live performer and was a session guitarist in Nashville, TN. Originally a native of Sandy Springs, GA, Jamie’s family moved to Cartersville in 1992 and now considers this his permanent home. He has performed with several different bands over the years but is mostly a hired gun. He has studied with guitarist Jimmy Herring (The Allman Brothers, The Dead, Widespread Panic), Kevin Ray (Taylor Swift, Steely Dan, Bransford Marsalis) and has played with drummer David Northrup (Travis Tritt Band) on several occasions to name a few. “I love all forms of roots music whether it’s blues, country, rock, jazz, bluegrass or folk.”
Luther's Mountain plays bluegrass, gospel, and old time favorites. The band members are from the west Atlanta area around Dallas, Rockmart, and Douglasville. Ron, Randy and Ben have known each other for many years as they were members of the same church. They started practicing together in March 2007 and formed a band that is now known as Luther's Mountain. Dane joined in September 2010. Click to see a video of Luthers Mountain.
Max and Maggie
Max and Maggie started making music together one year ago. Max brings a wild fiddle style, a head full of verses, and a voice that’ll bring a bear out of hibernation. Maggie brings a driving, percussive guitar style, sweet harmonies, powerful lead vocals and recorder chops sharp enough to give you a haircut. Together they believe in the power of old music and want to share it with everyone around them. Kick off your shoes and dance! Find Max and Maggie on Facebook.
Natalie Goodwin is a singer-songwriter that lives here in Cartersville. She has been playing guitar for about 18 years and has been singing since she was a little girl. Natalie pulls her musical style from a passion for all types of music. “When I say I love all types of music, I mean it! Blues, Folk, Salsa, Classical, Funk, Rock-n-Roll, Bluegrass… I love it all.” Natalie said. Her style can be considered bluesy folk as she pulls from artists like John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Smithers, and Allison Krauss.
Old Mill Road Band
The Old Mill Road Band is an innovative "bluegrass" band with a wide range of musical styling and genres. Their play lists include traditional bluegrass, new grass, country, blues, southern rock, and folk. Each member of the Old Mill Road Band has had many years of experience playing and entertaining in a variety of venues, which combined, give them a unique show stopping style that's sure to please. Ripping instrumentals, smooth vocalization, and multi layered harmonies make the Old Mill Road sound adaptable regardless of the genre.
The Owens Brothers
The Owens Brothers is an award winning musical duo consisting of Billy Owens and Randy Owens. They have been writing songs and performing since their youth, and have performed with the likes of B.J. Thomas, Mickey Dolenz, and Mark Lindsey, to to the 90's, and they love to take requests. Rich harmony has become their signature, as well as bringing the Owens Brothers style to their live shows. They are also prolific songwriters, and head up the Cartersville Songwriters Exchange, a songwriters organization dedicated to the development of the craft and the promotion thereof. Whether performing in a small club or larg name but a few. Their performances have spanned across the U.S, and consists primarily of top 40 hits from the 50'se amphitheater, cover songs or originals, they love making music.
Rick McKee has been singing professionally and writing music for over 25 years. He has written songs for and played with such varied groups as The Brillo Brothers
, Solomon's Gold
, The Beat Cleavers
, Canaan Ridge, Clock Tower Jazz Band, and The Blue Hills Trio.
From childhood and throughout his adult life, Rick has immersed himself in many musical genres including blues, rock, jazz. bluegrass, contemporary Christian, and country. He is frequently called upon to play bass, guitar or drums in pit bands for musicals throughout northwest GA.
His first CD, New Religion
, features twelve songs of love, life and heartbreak set to hauntingly beautiful melodies and harmonies. McKee's second CD, Soft Horizon
, was recorded to accompany the yoga sequences and practice of Sue Hopkins, CYA, in Cartersville, Georgia.
Rick earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Shorter College, a Masters in Music Composition and Educational Specialist Degree in Music Education from the UGA. He has performed in early and modern music ensembles, large and small ensembles performing music of the classical masters, as well as directed and performed with many church music ensembles. He is also a sought-after director and composer for children's voices. He and his wife, Angee, have recently started Cosmic Possum Music, a digital music publishing business. Together, they started the Ascension Coffee House which features many different local songwriters in a listening room environment.
You can hear sound clips on Rick’s web page at : www.rickmckee.net
Born in the North Georgia hills and defying current genre classification, Rolling Nowhere has been described as a Psychedelic Junkyard Roots band with a sound that evolves with every show. Their sound combines Classic Country, Old Timey Folk, Blues Roots and Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll. The band has down home 3 part harmonies, a mutual love of songwriting, and a wide array of instrumentation including; the Canjo - a washboard percussion experiment, upright bass, telecaster guitar, drums, dobro, banjo, and mandolin. www.rollingnowhere.com
Scarlet Wool Band
Scarlet Wool delivers an authentic, unique blend of music styles accompanied by undeniable sibling harmony. This trio consists of: Tabby on violin and banjo, Erin on acoustic guitar and suitcase drum (yes, you read correctly, suitcase,) and Hannah on mandolin and foot pedal tambourine. Lead and harmony vocals are pleasantly delivered by all three. Find Scarlet Wool Band on Facebook.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
Little Roy, of the legendary Lewis Family, has won numerous awards as Entertainer and for his banjo playing. Lizzy Long has also been recognized for her strong vocals and fiddle playing. The duo performs all over the country, entertaining audiences with the variety of string instruments they can each play, storytelling, and harmonizing.
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Windfall is an Americana band founded on vocal harmonies and a lingering lead.
The Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival is located in beautiful historic downtown Cartersville, Georgia. Whether you are a first time visitor to Downtown Cartersville, or have lived here for years, we invite you to explore dozens of delightful shops and the many delicious restaurants, from southern flavor to fine dining.
Learn about our local history at Bartow History Museum and See America's Story at Booth Western Art Museum; attend outstanding performances at the Grand Theatre and Legion Theatre. Or simply take a walk or drive through historic neighborhoods. Come enjoy the character that Cartersville, Georgia offers.
From I-75 take Exit 288, Cartersville Main Street. Continue west on Main Street approximately 2 miles until you pass over Highway 41 and into historic downtown Cartersville. The Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival will be held in the center of Cartersville, with the main stage next to the train depot.
Free parking is available throughout the downtown district. CLICK HERE
for a map of available parking.
Check out the many great lodging options by visiting our local Convention & Visitor Bureau's website: Hotels
| Bed & Breakfast
The Kids' Corner will be held in the parking lot next to the fountain in downtown Cartersville, and will feature a variety of activities and games for children to enjoy from 12:00 - 5:00pm. There will be an opportunity for children 12 and under to design their own train conductor hat; attempt to catch a fish; have their face painted; work off some energy in a bounce house; or leave their mark painting on a wooden train.