Piedmont Bluz with Special Guest: Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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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Travis Meadows Special Event $35
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Travis Meadows Special Event $35

Well-known among songwriter circles in Nashville, Travis is an unforgettable performer. He is an open wound, the rawness of his words and his vocals pulling you into his world. A Mississippi childhood, learning to drink his coffee black in dives off the highway, his battles with cancer, alcohol, drugs, God and demons, and all the characters along the way.

Signed to Kobalt Music Publishing, Travis’ songs have recently been recorded by Ronnie Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Levi Lowery, Eric Church, Blackberry Smoke, Adam Brand, Peter Fox of Go West and his most recent hit “What We Ain’t Got” by Jake Owen. See below for the official music video featuring Travis in a moving interpretation of the song.

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Teen Session Show $5
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Teen Session Show $5

Teen Sessions is an all summer group effort where teens come together once a week meet each other, collaborate, and write songs. At the end of summer we have a concert to highlight all their efforts. It is a great way to meet teens in the area with like minds. This show is always entertaining. 

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Raise A Ruckus $5
Jul
30
5:00 PM17:00

Raise A Ruckus $5

Two of our favorite local musicians and music teachers, Callie Hammond and Nick Mayfield, will present their 2017 summer student show. This show will feature fiddle, cello, and guitar in the traditional bluegrass, folk, and blues styles. All ages welcome.

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Teen Writers Round $5
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Teen Writers Round $5

Teen Writers Round 

Grace Braswell, Alaina Magee, Maggie Lehman, and Liam McDonald

This is a great way to know the teens your area. What is on their mind? You may be surprised who the musicians are and what they have to say. This is always a popular night so bring a teen and come support our young writers. 

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Barry Waldrep and Friends $20
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Barry Waldrep and Friends $20

 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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Lacy Green $15
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Lacy Green $15

Born in Pilot Mountain, in the foothills of North Carolina comes a rising star. Clever and born to sing; Lacy Green will keep you in awe at her smart lyrics and straight forward outlook on life and situations. Truly a rising star - come hear her now before its too late and you can only see her when she looks like an ant on the big stage . . . because it's going to happen.

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Jontavious Willis and Guest $20
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Jontavious Willis and Guest $20

Jontavious is an old soul in a young body. His voice sounds like he came straight out of  the1920's - haunting the stage and stirring up all kinds of nostalgic feelings. Pair him with his even younger guest, Sean McDonald, and you may think they are apparitions. No one, no where has the gift of blues like these two young men. Come join us and witness the amazingly unusual duo take down the house. 

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The Flathead Stringband $10
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Flathead Stringband $10

An Old Time String Band

The Flathead Stringband is committed to bringing high energy old-time music to the Southeast. Hailing from north Florida, Haden Macbeth plays mandolin/fiddle and Chris Matechik picks the banjo.

Prepare for this hometown feel band and picnic style eats. The evening will start with games, food (bring a dish to share and order of the grill in the backyard.) Glory, a local duo, will play outside during dinner. 7:30PM we move inside for our featured guests, The Flathead String Band. 

Dinner: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

 

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The Honey Dewdrops $20
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Honey Dewdrops $20

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

"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

American Roots

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Michelle Malone $20
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Michelle Malone $20

Georgia Music Award Winner

Watch the new video at http://bit.ly/1cAR0vk

Download the new album at ow.ly/RZKOH 

"Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, with masterful lyrical introspection - sublime to raucous.
 GUITAR WORLD
 

"The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive.
NEW YORK TIMES
 

"raucous and jubilant alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters."  ROLLING STONE
 

"4 out of 5 Bunnies "... Malone churns up those Southern roots with the vigor of Lucinda Williams while embracing her inner Keith Richards." PLAYBOY MAG

The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass” NASHVILLE RAGE

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Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival - FREE
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival - FREE

You can't go wrong. Bring everyone - kids, parents, goats (okay goats may be weird) friends, foes and bros. The music Line-up is a mixture of incredible local and out-of-town musicians who can't wait to play for you!!

Cult Classic (Local teens!! AHHH!): 11:00AM -11:30AM

ConunDrum (ROCKING independent drumming women!) : 11:45AM - 12:15PM

Bill Wooten and Burdette (<3 Jazz galore!) 12:30PM - 1:15PM

Jontavious Willis(Quon Willis) and Band (WORLD Class BLUES - whats not to like?) 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Nick Mayfieldd, Henry Jacobs and Callie Hammond= The Front Porch Collective (Bluegrass with a bit of Front Porch Soul) 2:45PM - 3:30PM

Angela Hutchins (grace, beauty and grit!) 3:45PM - 4:30PM

Come see whats in your backyard!! I LOVE HILLSIDE!!!!

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Barry Waldrep and Friends $20
Apr
15
7:30 PM19:30

Barry Waldrep and Friends $20

 

Although he can play anything with strings, Alabama native and current Atlanta resident Barry Waldrep is best known for his prodigious banjo skills. His list of credits is staggering, yet he has managed to stay under the radar despite his contributions on over a dozen bluegrass tributes to the music of everyone from Eric Clapton to Neil Diamond and R.E.M. He was also a member of the Jam band Rollin’ In the Hay, and has a handful of previous solo projects. He has toured and recorded with The Zac Brown Band, Randy Travis, Joey & Rory, Jimmy Hall, John Berry and occasionally performs with New Grass pioneer John Cowan.

 

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Film: Girl Rising - donations
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Film: Girl Rising - donations

Girl Rising

"The film is amazing and so well crafted. It is inspiring and as an audience member you feel that something very powerful and wholesome is being born into the world. In our current climate of distrust and distress this film reminds us of goodness, courage, bravery and the overcoming of adversity. It is like a flower heading towards the light and coming into full bloom."  ~ Anahata Iradah

DESCRIPTION

Girl Rising is not only a truly great and inspiring documentary but also an international movement bringing awareness to girls issues of suppression/oppression in developing countries and the importance of educating/empowering these girls as a powerful means of transformating the world for better. We will begin the evening by watching a short 7 minute documentary highlighting the locally supported organization Bright Nepal . ALL donations from the evening will support Girl Rising AND Bright Nepal, a girls hostel that rescues "at risk" girls and gives them a safe, comfortable place to live and an education in Kathmandu, Nepal.

View the trailer of the documentary "Girl Rising" HERE

Summary of "Girl Rising"

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.

The narration talents of renowned actors and the moving words of prize-winning authors combine and give voice to the girls’ stories and this powerful truth: educating girls can transform families, communities, countries and eventually, the world.

The film is rated by PG-13 for mature content. There is no violence, nudity, or swearing, but there are some difficult themes and images.

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Randall Bramblett $20
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Randall Bramblett $20

Randall Bramblett’s distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. Among the artists who’ve recorded and performed Bramblett’s songs are Bettye LaVette, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and most notably, Bonnie Raitt, who opened her 2014 Grammy winner, Slipstream, with one of his songs. In the ’70s he was a member of the seminal jazz/rock group Sea Level and as a sideman has toured with Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic and Levon Helm. Steve Winwood was such a fan of Bramblett’s keyboard, sax and vocal performances that he made Bramblett his go-to tour mate for 16 years, including the ’94 Traffic reunion.

With special guest Holloway Skins catering traditional St. Patty's Day Dinner. $15.00 RSVP

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