Alias Smith & Owens
We are a new Western Duo, Alias Smith & Owens. We intend to help keep the cowboy spirit alive through our original music. Randy Owens has been playing and performing most of his life. He and wife, Patricia, are founders of the Cartersville Songwriters Exchange. Cindy Smith was awarded 2011and 2012 Songwriter of the Year (GCGMA) and 2012 CD of the Year (GCGMA). They are performing members of the Western Music Assn.
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The Bullsboro Bluegrass Band has been entertaining audiences with their style of music throughout Georgia since 1971. Bullsboro has played many festivals, concerts and private engagements over the years. Some notable performances include three dates for former President Jimmy Carter, two during his presidency, numerous television and radio appearances, and once at the old Atlanta Stadium. As bandleader Donnie Lee says, “We just love the music. We’ve played everything from pea-shellings and hog-killings to some pretty lofty jobs.” Bullsboro is a proud member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Honor. Donnie and Mike have been inducted into the Atlanta Country Music hall of fame. Bullsboro promoted their own bluegrass festival for 10 years in Newnan, Peachtree City and Carrollton. www.bullsboro.com
Cherokee Cut Ups
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.
The Band is made up of Angie Hawkins,the well-known Larry Benefield and
Veteran Bluegrass Musician Dan Daniel. Angie Hawkins plays Upright Bass and Vocals. Angie is a member of the Atlanta
Country Music Hall Of Fame. Larry Benefield plays Guitar and Vocals. Larry is a member of The Atlanta
Country Music Hall Of Fame. Dan Daniel plays Banjo and Vocals. Dan is a member of The Atlanta Country Music
Hall Of Fame and The Atlanta Society Of Entertainers. Although traditional bluegrass at heart, this band also does a few interesting
renditions such as Freebird, and other classics as well.
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Hickory Wind Bluegrass Band
Hickory Wind is comprised of a great bunch of people who love the Lord and love to play bluegrass and gospel music. We are available to play festivals, parties or any event where great music is a must.
Jim Haigler & Rick McKee
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.
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.
Mars Hill Porch Pickers
The Mars Hill Porch Pickers Bluegrass Band was founded & started by Painter Dickson Lester in the Fall of 1992 as an outreach to youth in the community of the Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Acworth. After the Youth went off to college Dickson continued to use the group to play for Festivals, private parties, retirement homes and other special events. The band members: Ron Levine- Mandolin, Lead Guitar and vocals; Jimbo Wright- Banjo, Bass, Vocals; “ABNORMAL” Tritton- Bass & Dickson- Lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
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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.
This unique band is made up of three sisters, Tabitha, Erin and Hannah Fleenor. They reside in Northwest GA. They started playing at a young age and God began putting together the pieces in 2010 that make up "Purely Acoustic." They want to bring hope, encourage and be a blessing to all. To find out more about Purely Acoustic, please visit their website, www.purelyacousticband.com
or their facebook listed as Purely Acoustic.
Tall Pines Bluegrass
Tall Pines - Deep fried country music son. From the hills of Alabama and Georgia, these boys love to sang and pick as much as they love to eat.
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