Dr. Dixon Featuring Frankie's Blues Mission
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Dr. Dixon Featuring Frankie's Blues Mission

 

Music, dance . . . NEW - Curated by Jontavious Willis - The first half will be listening- room-style show and the second half (for those who wish to participate) is Juke Joint Blues Night. Kick off your shoes and move to the blues. Everyone had so much fun dancing with Frankie's Blues Mission back in February we are keeping our promise and doing it again. 

Dr. Dixon featuring Frankie's Blues Mission

Born in Atlanta in 1947, Dr. Dixon grew up listening to his dad’s record collection. It wasn’t until he heard it at an outdoor concert, however, that he was compelled to take up the harmonica. He recalls, “The guitarist pulled out a harmonica and started playing. At that moment I didn’t hear the harmonica with my ears, I heard it with my heart. At that moment I knew that the sun was not going to go down without me having a harmonica.” Known as the “Blues Physician,” he was soon approaching dressing rooms backstage to introduce himself and his harmonica to artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. He ended up regularly playing for them when they passed through Atlanta on tour.

BYOB

 

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Acoustic Open Mic Night Second Friday of each Month
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Open Mic Night Second Friday of each Month

Acoustic Open Mic Night
Second Friday of each month
May 11th
Sign-In and Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$5 cash at the door

Come share your talent, mingle with musicians, entertain music lovers, and bridge a multi-generation gap with an open mind at Pure Life Studios OPEN MIC NIGHT. 
Be sure to BYOB and snacks. (Silent snacks. nothing worse than a chip crunching when you are about to hit the emotionally high part of a song.) 

Please bring your instrument. There is a house keyboard available for use.

Direct question to maggie@purelifelagrange.com  

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The April Verch Band
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

The April Verch Band

Rolling Stone cited her “One of the 12 best things we saw at MerleFest in 2016.”
“Just as contemporary bluegrass has Alison Krauss as an ambassador, the Ottawa Valley has April Verch,” said NPR’s Marco Werman on “The World.”
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Ten Blocks Away and African Dance Class
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ten Blocks Away and African Dance Class

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 30TH

DANCE NIGHT. Join Carol Sullivan and Jeen Rooks in the early evening as they teach a class in West African Dance. Immediately following apply what you learned or free-style it to the gorgeous rhythms of Ten Blocks Away. This is an evening of education, exposure to a different culture and out right fun for the whole family. 

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Jon Shain
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Jon Shain

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s latest disc, Gettin' Handy with the Blues - a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain is currently at work on a new recording project with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre.

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Hillside Food, Arts, and Music Festival
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Hillside Food, Arts, and Music Festival

  • Garfield Street LaGrange, GA, 30240 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Music Line-Up:

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM: Writers Round with Sara Greer and Jay Elle

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Kimmer

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: John and Lalla Mcgee

11:30 AM-noon: The Front Porch Collective

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Highbeams

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: CRK (Chattahoochee Rhythm Keepers)

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: The Cult Classic

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Acoustic Open Mic Night
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Acoustic Open Mic Night
Second Friday of each month
April: 13th
Sign-In and Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
$5 cash at the door

Come share your talent, mingle with musicians, entertain music lovers, and bridge a multi-generation gap with an open mind at Pure Life Studios OPEN MIC NIGHT. 
Be sure to BYOB and snacks. (Silent snacks. nothing worse than a chip crunching when you are about to hit the emotionally high part of a song.) 

Please bring your instrument. There is a house keyboard available for use.

Direct question to maggie@purelifelagrange.com  

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Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli

You will never have more fun than when you are at a Jontavious Willis concert. Authentic and nostalgic all in one breath. He feels like he just stepped out of the 1920's with songs true to the era, vocals that will make you swoon and mad guitar skills that will leave your jaw hanging wide open. Jontavious found his match in Andrew Alli. A singer/songwriter/harp player out of Richmond, Virginia who completes the sound. Check them out and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Side note - Congratulations to Jontavious Willis for winning the 2017 Best Self Produced Album of the Year - Blue Metamorphosis! Recorded right here in LaGrange, Georgia at Pure Life Studios.

http://jontaviouswillis.com/

https://www.andrewallirva.com/

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Kurt Thomas and Barry Waldrep with guest Dawn Rooks
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Kurt Thomas and Barry Waldrep with guest Dawn Rooks

Tulla White Catering will offer a cash bar on a trial bases serving beer, wine by the glass or bottle and a few well drinks.

Cash Menu:

~ Greek salad with or without grilled chicken $8-$10

~ Southern hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, greenbeans, and roll $12

~ Veggie Alfredo Lasagna, side salad, and garlic bread $14

DESSERT: $5

Caramel Twix Cheese Cake

Tiramisu

RESERVE your dinner on the website under the dinner plate with the March 24th date. Remember - cash at the table the night of the show.

Kurt has opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Zac Brown, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Gary Alan.

Kurt won Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star contest making him the opening act for Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, and Gary Alan at Tuner Field. He also won season 3's CMT's Music City Madness - a nationwide contest that lead to Kurt's doing an Unplugged Studio 330 session on CMT as well as a mentorship with Grammy-award winning singer, Randy Travis.

Kurt has a unique ability to captivate an audience - whether playing old favorites or his own songs. "I have always tried to stay in touch with the fact that a good song tells a story and most of my songs always do", says Kurt.

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Harpeth Rising
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Harpeth Rising

“A new album by Harpeth Rising is always a treat but this time around they really take rising seriously. Making the kind of record that just can’t be made these days within the system but needs to be made more than ever, the insightful lyrics and genre fusing music take this back to the time when music was a religion. Very mature young people music, ring leader Jordana Greenberg must be some wild kind of old soul because this is something special for young and old. Taking Newgrass to the next dimension, taking back lyric writing as an art form, if you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind. Step up to the challenge and see if you can handle something this meaty that goes down so easily. One of a kind, in a class by itself and simply superlative throughout. Miss out on this at your own risk. ”

— Chris Spector, Midwest Record

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The Honey Dewdrops
Mar
3
8:30 PM20:30

The Honey Dewdrops

"Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. "     - SING OUT! MAGAZINE

The Honey Dewdrops"Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway."

- ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

"Just one of the highlights from the outstanding Tangled Country, a collection of often sad but still hopeful songs, 'Same Old' mines some of the territory of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with lilting banjo, gorgeous harmonies and tasteful pedal steel, and exemplifies this duo's simple yet beautiful music." FREDDY JENKINS, FOR NPR MUSIC'S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2015

 

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Jimmy Hall and  Barry Waldrep
Feb
17
8:30 PM20:30

Jimmy Hall and Barry Waldrep

Jimmy Hall and Barry Waldrep with Donna Hall and Bryan Hall

 

Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the front man for the band Wet Willie from Mobile, Alabama. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” into the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Marcon, Georgia's Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” in 1980. He was nominated for a Best Male Vocalist Grammy for his work on Jeff Beck’s 1986 album, Flash. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Johnny Russell, and others. Since the 1980s, Hall has been a vocalist, saxophonist, harmonica player and band leader with Hank Williams, Jr.

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Writers Round
Feb
16
8:30 PM20:30

Writers Round

Writers Round with locals - Jay Elle, Angela Hutchins, and Josh Purgason. Come out for a night of locals with 100% original music. See who is doing what in your hometown. This is always a fun night with stories and music. 
 

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Frankie's Blues Mission
Feb
10
8:30 PM20:30

Frankie's Blues Mission

Curated by Jontavious Willis for Pure Life Studios - Frankie's Blues Mission

(you never know who will pop-up at this curated show.) 

Their purpose is to present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.

Frankie’s Blues Mission has been together for over a decade, providing down-home, roots music for grateful listeners in the Southeast region and beyond. The current lineup is the best ever. They are masters at performing the music as it should be played and heard.

Frankie’s Blues Mission has performed with or shared the stage with blues legends such as Robert “Chick” Willis, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Flynn, Henry “Gip” Gipson, Chicago Bob Nelson, Roy Lee Johnson, Luther” Houserocker” Johnson, Willie Hill and Rita Graham. The group has performed at numerous festivals and special events including The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, The Gwinnett Arts Festival, The Lowcountry Blues Bash, The Pee Dee Blues Bash, The National Black Arts Festival, The Decatur Arts Festival, The Blues-by-the-Sea Festival, The Clemson Blues Festival, The Barnesville Blues and BBQ Festival, the Historic Columbia Festival, The Greenwood Blues Cruise, The Northside Tavern “Chicken Raid” Festival and The Blue Ridge Blues Festival. The band continues to perform major events regionally and nationally.

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Neil Cribbs
Feb
2
8:30 PM20:30

Neil Cribbs

The voice and the love of new Americana - Neil Cribbs has the soul of a angel and a voice of pure joy. Don't miss this self-made man living and creating his own idea of what a singer/songwriters life should be. Beautiful.

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Trashionality
Jan
13
8:30 PM20:30

Trashionality

A socio-political, high intensity punk rock band from LaGrange GA, Trashionality members: Nik Marshall (drums), Jory Marshall (lead guitar/lead singer) and Mason Little (guitar), and in 2016 added James Hunt (bass) to the lineup.

On a person note these boys have grown up playing music with my son's, at Pure Life, and all over town. They are a talented group of individuals who have phenomenal stage presence and are ripping it up all over the Atlanta area. Now they are here to do a show in their home town. 

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Kelli Johnson and Jon Player
Jan
6
8:30 PM20:30

Kelli Johnson and Jon Player

Kelli Johnson,with the voice of an angel, is coming back. The last time we had Kelli on stage was when she was tearing it up with Barry Waldrep. This time she is bringing the talented Jon Player, the bass player, and he has a mad set of vocals on him. Together they light the stage up with original tunes, banter, and award winning style. 

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Piedmont Bluz with Special Guest: Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli
Dec
9
8:30 PM20:30

Piedmont Bluz with Special Guest: Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli

The Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo is dedicated to the preservation of Country Blues and the Piedmont Style and their mission is to help keep this rural, east coast tradition alive by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. They have been entertaining audiences at venues from Washington State to Jerusalem and are much loved wherever they go. The husband and wife duo feel that "there are stories to tell, people to remember, and things that must be said" so, in addition to tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song.

Express Wings and Things food truck will be serving from 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cash only. Fish sandwiches, Hamburgers, and wings. Price range is $2 for fries up to $17 for a 20 piece wing basket. You do not need to reserve dinner for this evening.

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Highbeams - December 1, 2017
Dec
1
8:30 PM20:30

Highbeams - December 1, 2017

Highbeams are a trio of brothers that play emotive, high energy Folk Rock. Since their first show on New Years Eve 2012, the band has captured audiences all over the Southeast with their warm, personable stage presence and rich three-part harmonies. Highbeams have released two full length albums and have played alongside national acts such as Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, Col Bruce Hampton, and the Grammy nominated duo, Brothers Osborne. Today the band continues touring behind their latest release, Do Good\\Be Well, and making the most of every opportunity to share their dream with the world. 

Highbeams are Adam Pendlington, Ian Pendlington, and Stephen Quinn. 

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Jontavious Willis
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Jontavious Willis

EVERY GENERATION or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. 

At the age of 21, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one.

Don't miss this rare solo performance with Q&A that will satiate any blues lovers appetite. 

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Barry Waldrep and Friends - $20 November 18, 2017
Nov
18
8:30 PM20:30

Barry Waldrep and Friends - $20 November 18, 2017

Barry Waldrep is a high energy Southern rock, Americana, Bluegrass instrumentalist, songwriter and composer. Main instruments played are acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo. With Barry and Friends it is non-stop perfection. As they tear it up on stage you may find yourself holding your breath. This has always been a packed show. Get your tickets early. 

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Hiroya Tsukamoto - November 11, 2017
Nov
11
8:30 PM20:30

Hiroya Tsukamoto - November 11, 2017

Hiroya is coming back for the third time. If you have missed him in the past you can redeem yourself and join us November 11th. I said it once and will say it again. This is one of the most beautiful nights of music and storytelling. To be live, in a room with Hiroya will render you speechless. It is an awe-inspiring night.  

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Sarah Potenza - November 4, 2017 Opener: David Robert King
Nov
4
8:30 PM20:30

Sarah Potenza - November 4, 2017 Opener: David Robert King

Catered by Tulla White Catering. Reserve a dinner by clicking on the dinner image with matching concert date. Be sure to include the number of people in your party wishing to purchase dinner that evening. Dinner is paid for on the night of show with cash only.

“Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop” Rolling Stone

After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they've never seen before". Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

Recent Press

  • Rolling Stone Country "a rock goddess with a malleable voice that can belt soul, R&B, pop, country and everything in between"
  • Elmore Magazine - Album review - "She has a bluesy, evocative voice that can floor you."
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Eliot Bronson - October 28, 2017 Opener: David Mason Gentry
Oct
28
8:30 PM20:30

Eliot Bronson - October 28, 2017 Opener: David Mason Gentry

Chili Dog Bar Available for cash donations

Embraced for his 2014 self-titled album by the likes of CMT Edge, Country Weekly, Guitar World, Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and more, Paste Magazine called Bronson and his music “an Americana gem” and “a poetic blend of urban coffee house and outskirts-of-town saloon.”  Bop n Jazz upped that ante by heralding him as “maybe the best singer/songwriter since Dylan.”  Bronson has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and, prior to his solo career, was a member of The Brilliant Inventions. He has won such esteemed songwriting awards as first place at Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest and Eddie Owen Presents “Songwriter Shootout,” and he’s been a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Contest, and New Song Contest Lincoln Center NYC.

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Jeff Black - October 13, 2017
Oct
13
8:30 PM20:30

Jeff Black - October 13, 2017

- Black's songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards.

- Recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow.

- Black has composed music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks.

- He has repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush.

Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.

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Flying Giants - A Comedy Variety Show
Oct
7
8:30 PM20:30

Flying Giants - A Comedy Variety Show

We are excited to introduce our first comedy night and would love patron feedback as we explore more entertainment options for Pure Life Studios.  

Lets have some fun. Come laugh and holler for Flying Giants. A little risque so leave the little ones at home.

Flying Giants is a comedy team out of Atlanta who perform various comedy routines such as stand up, improv (think Whose Line Is It Anyway) and sketch comedy (think SNL).

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Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart $20
Sep
16
8:30 PM20:30

Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart $20

This duo delivers a beautiful mixture of tenderness and direct hits to the soul. Jeb’s clean and sophisticated style of playing along with Danika’s smooth, soulful vocals has created their own unique blend of acoustic pop. This will be Danika and Jeb's third show at Pure Life. Their performance is absolutely mezmerizing. 

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David Robert King $15
Aug
26
8:30 PM20:30

David Robert King $15

David Robert King has shared the stage with Grammy winners and music legends including Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Darrell Scott, Over the Rhine, and Don Henry. In 2010, his debut E.P. "Take Me Home" was in the top 40 on the Folk Music Charts. In 2011 he released the full-length album “Midnight in Gloryland” to fan and critical acclaim before disappearing into the coastal northeast. In the summer of 2015 David was lured from hiatus by an invitation to the stage of the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. When he is not singing or writing songs, he can be found teaching at a high school in Decatur, GA.

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Donna Hopkins $15
Aug
12
8:30 PM20:30

Donna Hopkins $15

"Lightning in a bottle." ~ Eddies Attic
She's her own woman with equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, and a dash of Jimmie Vaughan and Robin Trower circa Bridge of Sighs." ~ Georgia Music Magazine

Donna Hopkins is a consummate seasoned performer with many songs and performances under her belt, and has opened for or shared the stage with such luminaries as Col. Bruce Hampton, Derek Trucks, Francine Reed, Joe Bonamassa, Emily Saliers (The Indigo Girls), Stevie Wonder, and Robert Cray - the list goes on. 

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