2018 Bands

 

Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry

Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry

Edgar Loudermilk’s signature voice, bass skills, and songwriting are a family tradition for this Louvin Brothers’ descendant. Having experienced a long tenure of performing, including several industry awards, with IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent, and Marty Raybon, in 2015 he stepped out forming his own band with the highly acclaimed guitarist, Jeff Autry. Edgar’s band has released two projects, with the most recent, “Georgia Maple” debuting at #4 on the Billboard charts (July, 2016). The Pinecastle Records recording artist, Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, have once again been in the studio and have a 2018 album release on the immediate horizon.

Jeff Autry, long admired for his guitar skills, toured 14 years internationally with the John Cowan Band. In addition, he’s performed and toured with Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, the Lynn Morris Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Travelin’ McCourys.

Rounding out the group are Zack Autry (mandolin/harmony vocals), Curtis Bumgarner (banjo), and Dylan Armour (resonator guitar).

The musical styling of the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, encompasses bluegrass, swing, and gospel genres.

edgarloudermilk.com

Curtis Jones & Primal Roots

Primal Roots is a High energy Bluegrass and Acoustic music band from the Mountains of North Georgia and is the brain child of Legendary Guitarist Curtis Jones. Curtis says ” I have always loved Mountain Music, Bluegrass and Roots Music from many different Countries. I love the Primal sounds and influences that come in these styles of music. So that’s where I got the name because my music always is Primal and its always Roots Music”.

www.facebook.com/curtisjonesguitarmusic

Bonaventure Quartet

The Bonaventure Quartet was originally just Dave and Charles who were nuts about Django. But we needed some low end, so we dragged Mark Bynum over on Sunday afternoons and became an all-acoustic trio based in Atlanta whose initial inspiration came from the great French gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. At least, that’s how it started…

www.thebonaventurequartet.com

Harris Kendrick

Harris grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia, playing blues and classic rock in bands through high school before attending Berklee College of Music. At Berklee he was immersed in jazz and after leaving Boston he spent the next several years playing with variety bands and jazz groups. After hearing modern flatpicking legends like Bryan Sutton and David Grier for the first time at age 25, Harris bought a Collings guitar and jumped with both feet into the world of acoustic music and bluegrass. Back home in Atlanta, Harris has increasingly focused on acoustic and bluegrass guitar and sharing all of its joys and challenges with students, as well as performing music he loves with great musicians all over the Southeast. Harris is a permanent member of the bluegrass band Control Burn out of Atlanta, GA.

Wyatt Espalin

With the Ocoee River in East Tennessee as the backdrop, and North Georgia on the horizon, Wyatt Espalin’s debut album, The Pardon (April, 2013), was born. Entertaining audiences in his hometown of Hiawassee, Georgia as early as age eleven, Wyatt’s passion for music was obvious, even from the barn room stage built by his grandfather. He and his brother Matt were known as “The Fiddling Brothers.” While Matt hung up his fiddle and bow after high school, Wyatt was just getting started. Armed with a guitar and a desire to write songs, he paired with Cobi Ferguson to form the acclaimed Americana duo, Trees Leave. Combining electric guitar with traditional bluegrass roots led to a noticeably unique sound and a growing fan base. Having years of touring under their belts and two successful albums, Run (2008) and The Gospel of Hurt (2010), it was time for Cobi to settle down, and Wyatt to find a new setting fit for a more personal level of songwriting. So alone began his sabbatical to the Ocoee, and his debut album, The Pardon, which in ten songs provides ten glimpses into breakups, burdens, colorful britches, and the light on the other side of it all.

www.wyattespalinmusic.com

Jayron Weaver

Jayron: (J-run)
Quicksand, shotguns, and fiery sermons all paint the background to where Jayron began laying his musical roots. He was raised roaming the hills of Georgia, exploring old copper mines and railroad trestles, while indulging a steady diet of Bluegrass, Gospel, Soul, and Country Gold. Jayron couples that backdrop with an arsenal of influences that range from Alison Krauss to Steve Earl, from Vince Gill to the Wallflowers. Jayron puts a stamp on his music that crosses over genre lines. In March of 2007 Jayron helped form the duo band, “Blue Eyed Grass”. The duo released three albums gaining recognition on Gibson Guitars’ list, “Best New Musicians”. The duo toured together until January of 2011. Jayron has toured all over the U.S. and Canada. He’s also shared the stage with country music’s headliners, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Josh Turner, and many others. He’s appeared on several television shows, including USA network’s “Nashville Star”, CMT’s “Can You Duet”, Fox’s “American Idol”, and ABC’s 20/20.

The Wiseman Brothers

The Wiseman Brothers are a Georgia-based band focused on traditional Bluegrass music. They released their first, self-titled album in 2015. Lead guitarist and vocalist Donovan Wiseman and his brother Devon Wiseman on the banjo are joined by Matthew Mundy on Mandolin and Jeff Wright on bass. Together, this band attempts to preserve the roots of traditional Bluegrass by bringing it to a new generation of listeners.

www.facebook.com/thewisemanbrothers

 

Luther’s Mountain

Luther’s Mountain plays bluegrass, gospel, and old time favorites. The band members are from the west Atlanta area: Dallas, Rockmart, and Douglasville. Luther’s Mountain has been playing together since 2007. Guitarist Randy Link provides a driving rhythm for the band and also powerful lead vocals and harmonies. Bill Lindsey plays amazing mandolin and fiddle, plus brings lead vocals and harmonies to the band. Ron Cline plays banjo and also provides additional strong harmony vocals. Ben Miner plays an awesome standup bass and keeps the band in sync. Together they are dedicated to entertain you with their unique bluegrass sound!

www.luthersmountain.com

Old Mill Road Band

Ripping instrumentals, smooth vocalization, and multi layered harmonies make the Old Mill Road sound adaptable regardless of the genre.

www.oldmillroadband.com

 

Max and Maggie and the Sugar Creek Stompers

Max and Maggie and the Sugar Creek Stompers are are a traditional Old Time band that blends Appalachian ballads, blues, and a touch of bluegrass! Max Godfrey brings a wild fiddle style, a head full of verses, and a voice that’ll bring a bear out of hibernation. Maggie Hall brings a driving, percussive guitar style, sweet harmonies, and powerful lead vocals that are as fine as frog hair. David Stephens brings an earth-shaking banjo style, tight harmonies, and lead vocals that will knock your socks off! Tre Watts’ bass and his lead vocals are a down-home blend of smoky-Mississippi blues and hollers of the Appalachia Mountains that will make even the wall-flowers kick up their heels! Together, they believe in the power of old music and want to share it with everyone around them.

www.facebook.com/maxandmaggiemusic

Kris Youmans

KRIS YOUMANS’ songwriting style is strongly Roots influenced, and traditional & southern as her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. Her mighty band, including Barefoot Slim on Steel Guitar, David Puett on Guitar , Patrick Thompson Bass & Jerry Lee Percussion, help to achieve that high & lonesome sound which is the signature to their shows.

www.krisyoumansband.com

Double Cross

Hard driving down home traditional sound.

Sainte Jane

Sainte Jane is a new Americana duo composed of singer/ songwriter Lauren St. Jane and Jeremy Ezell (frontman of Atlanta band The Well Reds). Lauren St. Jane, an Americana artist, has performed with Alabama, Diamond Rio and Craig Morgan; Jeremy and his band have performed with Andy Grammar, Daughtry, Hot Chelle Rae, Parachute, and more. Lauren a little bit country and Jeremy rock’n roll, together they joined as a duo born out of the recording of Lauren’s 2015 release, “Running Around”, co-written with Angie Aparo and featuring Jeremy on Vocals. Heart-wrenching inspiration, prolific songwriting and a desperate dedication to the craft of Americana combine to ignite the fire behind their unforgettable live performance.