Eliza and her band played at our first official "house concert" in June, 2013. She is an amazing local talent from Kennesaw, Georgia who's "day job" is playing French Horn with the Greenville Symphony in Greenville, South Carolina. But we had the pleasure of hearing her as a solo performer on keyboards, accompanied by viola and drums. Her dark, passionate music and strong vocals delivered a powerfully moving performance. I highly recommend you catch her live when you get the chance.
You can learn more about Eliza and hear her music on her website.
Julie has played for us several time - most recently at our 2012 Christmas party. While originally from the Atlanta area, Julie now calls Nashville home.
With her Americana Music, Gribble has entranced audiences with her modern stories of life, love and relationships. Through her own means and persistence, Gribble has managed to tour most of the US and Canada, open for John Mayer, and be asked to perform on many national tv shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), The Tyra Banks Show (CBS), Low Country Live (ABC), Your LA (NBC) and Good Day Atlanta (FOX5). Julie's music has been featured on Lifetime's movie “Dive at Clauson’s Pier,” popular Nickelodeon shows “Zoey 101,” “Drake and Josh” and their TV movie “Drake & Josh Go to Hollywood,” as well on "South of Nowhere" on Noggin. She received the 2005 LA Music Award for Best Adult Alternative Artist and nominated for Best Female Artist in 2007.
You can learn more about Julie and her music on her website.
Andrew Black is one of those local treasures who make Atlanta such a great music town. He began playing open mike nights in 1992 and soon formed his own band and made his mark in the local music scene. He has since toured all over the country with his band - the Andrew Black Band. But we had the privilege of seeing him play acoustic as a solo performer. His music encompasses many styles and genres, including blues, jazz, southern rock and country. His distinct soulful voice and sweet guitar licks cut right to the heart.
You can learn more about Andrew and sample some of his music on myspace.
Trey Wright is a jazz guitarist, composer, and recording artist based in Roswell, Ga who played for us at our 2011 Christmas party.
In 1994, he co-founded the Athens/Atlanta based jazz band Squat. The group is a six-time winner of Best Jazz Band at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards and has been a featured artist at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Bel Chere, the Twilight Athens Jazz Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Harvest Midtown, and Athfest. Several of Trey’s compositions with the group have received international airplay and have been featured on Sirius radio. Along with managing Squat and producing six CD releases, Trey plays guitar and piano with the group touring throughout the Southeast.
You can learn more about Trey and his music on his website.
Jon Shain grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a Merrimack River mill-town that had already seen its better days by the time he was a child in the 1970s. It was here that Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice.
Shain headed south to North Carolina in 1986, to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey, as well. In addition to studying with jazz professor Paul Jeffrey, he also had the good fortune to learn the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry's backing band. It was at this time that Shain also got to meet and play with John Dee Holeman and a number of the great older NC blues players.
You can learn more about Jon and sample some of his music on his website.