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 City Hotel was born in Savannah in the summer of 2011. The band has emerged as one of the most engaging acts in Savannah, GA. Melding a love of popular and indie rock music with a traditional bluegrass lineup, the band provides an individual, exciting, and eclectic sound. With a combination of covers from treasured influences and unique originals, the City Hotel Band offers an unmatched experience to all audiences. City Hotel was voted Savannah's 'Best Acoustic Band' in 2013 and 'Best Bluegrass Band' and 'Best Folk Band' in 2015.
Dixie Fire Cloggers
In short, DixieFire was formed in the spring of 2010, and we are a fun-loving, family oriented clogging group. We are not a competition clogging team, because we just want to have fun, not stress. We enjoy performing at local festivals, charitable events, and nursing homes. Our team members range in age from 8 to grandma, and our music taste runs the scale from bluegrass, old country, old rock, new country, new rock, ethnic music, and anything that has a good beat.
A care for the Earth and a spirit endowed with a love of music and creativity. This is what drives Conservation Theory. Music flows in one form or another from every member of the band. It is not just something to do. It is a drive, a passion. To bring forth songs and perform, to touch people, to interact. To have a celebration each and every time out on stage. We are the rustic Appalachian Americana folk band from the beginnings of the Blue Ridge in South Carolina. We speak of the mountains, rivers, heartache and downhome love and life.
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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
Jim Haigler, a local architect and musician, has been involved in folk and bluegrass music since his college days at Georgia Tech in the 1960’s. He has organized and performed with several groups including “Back Porch Revival”, an ensemble that entertained locally for twenty-five years. He has recently become involved in writing and performing his own original material. His style reflects the folk music background from his early years as he blends humor and wit in some songs, while others strike a more somber and melancholy tone. He has performed locally at the Ascension Coffee House, the Cartersville Country Club and for numerous charity events. He is a member of the Cartersville Songwriters Exchange and Rome Area Songwriters Association.
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.
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.
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. You can hear sound clips on Rick’s web page at : www.rickmckee.net
Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised across the border in Coal Branch, New Brunswick, Canada, THE ROYS’ early childhood days were filled with music. Growing up in a family where guitar pulls were a normal occurrence, Lee became adept on drums, bass and mandolin and joined his first Bluegrass band at the age of nine. Elaine learned guitar and began singing at age five, making her first on-stage appearance at the tender age of 10. After years of hard work, siblings Lee and Elaine Roy have firmly established themselves as one of the pre-eminent acts in Bluegrass today. As THE ROYS they bring immaculate harmonies, impeccable musicianship and strong songwriting to their music, combining a traditional vocal styling with a progressive instrumental attitude to enchant fans around the world
The Roy's won Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Duo of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and the release of their first album, LONESOME WHISTLE debuted at No. 7 on BILLBOARD's Bluegrass Albums Chart. In 2011 they earned a spot on BILLBOARD'S Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011 and they were also named ICM Bluegrass Artist of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, in 2012, their song, “I Wonder What God’s Thinking,” from their second album NEW DAY DAWNING, was named the ICM Inspirational Country Single of the Year. In 2013 their third CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, earned a Top 5 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart and hit #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most-Played Albums chart (Oct. 2013). Then in 2014 they were named the #1 Bluegrass Artist of that year’s International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) and were a featured act at the Folk Alliance International.
Scarlet Wool Band
Winners of the 2013 Atlanta Fest talent search; Scarlet Wool formerly known as Purely Acoustic was made up of three sisters from Northwest GA., Tabby, Erin and Hannah Fleenor. The beginning of 2015 brought change that would usher in a new season for Scarlet Wool with the announcement that Erin would no longer be a part of the group. Matthew began playing percussion and brought male vocals to the group. With the unique blend of musical tastes, talents and original song arrangements that they consistently bring to the platform, their fan base as well as their schedule continues to grow as they are able to reach across generational, as well as music genre gaps with the music God has placed in their hearts. With elements of Bluegrass, Folk, Contemporary and Gospel, you are sure to be ministered to as well as entertained. It is their hearts desire to be a blessing and an inspiration to all but most importantly to allow God to order their steps in such a way that the love of Jesus Christ is evident in all they do in order to be a witness to the unsaved, that they may also come to know Christ as their lord and savior. Find Scarlet Wool Band on Facebook.
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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
| Extended Stay
The Kids' Corner will be held in the parking lot next to the water fountain in Historic 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 participate in our coloring contest; design their own train conductor hat; attempt to catch a fish in the fountain; have their face painted; work off some energy in a bounce house; or leave their mark painting on a wooden train.
Sponsored by Coosa Valley
A big Thank you to Fusion Dance Company for helping with our kids activities!