Poignant, Honest, Folksy, an evening that may feel like you are in the room with queens like Carol King, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell
Outlaw Country / American Roots
Indie, Alt/Rock, Alt/Pop-Rock, Elements of Folk
Josh Purgason https://open.spotify.com/artist/22TaaIdgzvj3BgcPr9akUo
Tyler Goforth http://tylergoforthmusic.com/
Love Ballads and Christian music
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 solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues – a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s newest release is Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre.
Whether you are a blues buff, or just enjoy the blues you will greatly appreciate Jon Shain who took first place in the solo/duo category of the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, besting over 260 competitors for the win. Watch video Shain’s winning performance and read the News & Observer’s feature.
In addition to his 2019 International Blue Challenge - Last August at Durham’s Blue Note Grill, Jon won the 2018 Triangle Blues Society‘s Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category, sending him on to the International Challenge.
Free with student ID / $10.00 Cover at door OR secure a ticket on-line for $11.50 (service fee included)
Alaina Magee is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter who is a current student at LaGrange College majoring in Composition and Music Technology. Three years ago Alaina was playing in the Pure Life Teen program - today she is releasing her first EP, Midnight Rendezvous. The five song EP will be released on all streaming platforms in April 2019. Magee has a style that is vocally driven, moody, soulful, dark with a forward motion mix of Pop and R&B. We could not be more proud than to feature Alaina on her new adventure. Support Local Music.
Film Night at The Chapel
to Benefit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Thursday, March 21st
Doors 6:45 PM / Show: 7PM
$10 donation is suggested.
Limited Seating! First-come, first-serve. BYOB
The Chapel is located in a renovated little whitewashed church at 208 1/2 Clark Street, to the left of of Pure Life Studios, in the Hillside area of LaGrange, within a five-minute drive of downtown. To learn more, visit www.purelifelagrange.com.
Organized as a benefit for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), the lineup will feature eight short films that celebrate our local waterways and highlight the issues they face. Afterward, Henry Jacobs, CRK’s Outreach Director, will lead a conversation about the films and answer any questions.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is an environmental education and advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the five million people who depend on it for drinking water, power generation, irrigation, recreation, and other beneficial uses.
Founded in 1994, CRK has removed nearly 900 tons of trash from the watershed, halted billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering the river, prevented tons of sediment from washing off construction sites into streams, educated tens of thousands of students and teachers on board Georgia’s only two floating classrooms, and stopped approximately 32 million gallons of polluted industrial runoff from entering the river. To learn more, visit www.chattahoochee.org.
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Multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett is Southern rock Royalty. He may be known for playing on stage with rock’s legends like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood (16 years), The Band, Roger Glover, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic among others. And respected for his songwriting – he’s penned the title track for the Blind Boys of Alabama’s new Grammy Award winning album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye Lavette and more. But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is in full display. He continues his storied career with continual reinvention and true conviction on his 11th album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. His band is second to none and are the perfect team to bring his brilliance to life with tons of soul, funk and talent. Do not miss an opportunity to experience them live!
“Skyler Saufley is not your typical blues player, and his journey to become one is uniquely his own.” - The Saber
Don’t let his youth fool you! Skyler Saufley is a powerhouse blues guitarist and is considered by many to be “The best new talent to hit the Columbus-Phenix City music scene in a number of years!” From the moment he picked up his first guitar, Skyler has been playing and studying the blues with the sole purpose of preserving its history and maintaining the legacy left behind by the blues legends before him. Skyler Saufley draws comparison from his captivated audiences to the likes of Eric Clapton as his stellar reputation expands with everyone he meets. His band, The 99th Degree band, includes some of the most sought-after talent in the blues music industry. No matter the era or style, Skyler infuses every song with a measure of soul, calling on influences like Freddie King, Otis Rush, and Buddy Guy. When he’s not performing, Skyler is hard at work honing all aspects of his craft and working relentlessly on his first album.
SINGER - SONGWRITER ROUND
The best of Americana and Country music is right here. This is where they start before they become famous. A great night of music full of surprises, laughs, and great songwriters.
Justin Cross is an Americana Artist from Birmingham, AL
After releasing his first full-length album Listening to Ghosts in 2010, Justin Cross started reworking and perfecting his homey, folky sound; quickly realizing a maturity that few songwriters of his age possess. His songs speak of hopeful realism, of spiritual struggles, and of a desire to affect the world in a positive light.
In 2012, Cross released his official follow-up EP, Another Winter, to resounding critical approval and further developed his keen sense for contemplative songwriting.
After a successful, fan-funded IngieGoGo campaign at the end of 2013, Cross released his second full-length album, Hope Where It Lies . Cross says, “It is one of those records that resonates with different people in different ways. Some people may be dealing with the same cynicism I was and I want them to see that the world isn’t as much of a lost cause as they suspect.”