LAWNAROO 2011 Musical Guests
Kevn Kinney from Drivin’ N Cryin’
From Kevn’s bio: “We’ve spent the better part of the last five years crisscrossing the deepest dirtiest beautiful American South. We are here to entertain. In the bars, so filled with smoke you could hardly recognize a true fire. People have come to see what you got. We show up for the show and wade through a crowd as diverse as the music we’re gonna play tonight. There’s a girl with a tattoo of Dale Earnharts number 3 on her neck. Drifters, grifters, gonna be’s and has beens. Country folk. City folk. Workin’ folk. ‘Remember you can’t be a folk singer if you got no folks to sing to.’ I said that… And these folks expect music all night long… three sets… and requests… This is where you learn your ‘chops’… tried true and set. It’s where the legends begin. Jimi Hendrix with Little Richard at the Royal Peacock on sweet Auburn Avenue, the Allman Brothers in underground Atlanta, The Satellites at Hedgens. And if you want it, there it is, go get it and you play all night till you can hardly breathe and fingers hurt and you can hardly think through the heat and the there’s ten drunk people talkin’ at you at the same time. Your grace is tested. But there’s always too, that couple in the back sitting quietly at a booth and you can tell from their glances toward you they get it. This is where this album comes from. And I love it. One of the easiest records I ever made, just doing what you do. When in doubt just be yourself. Music is our world and we love it. We see ourselves as a band influenced by our personal idols such as The Who, The Kinks, the Memphis and Detroit Stax Motown experience and as always throw in a little of the staples like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and, yes, a little John Denver. We do it for the love of it and I think it shows. GOD BLESS”
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors find themselves in the midst of a creative revival of popular music in Nashville, where artists like Kings of Leon, Jack White, Mat Kearney, and a legion of other national acts have re-invented the reputation of Nashville as a hotbed of music beyond the realm of Country. Holcomb and his band have found their own unique niche in this scene, with their 2008 LP, Passenger Seat, and their 2009 EP, Live Forever, both debuting at #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. They’ve also had multiple TV placements on shows like NBC’s Parenthood, Oprah, Army Wives, The Cleaner, and others, proving that Holcomb’s career has stretched far beyond the TN state limits where he was born and raised. When not out on the road touring, they have recorded and released three independent albums, selling over 35,000 records all without the help of a record label. Keeping in that same independent vein, over the past half-decade Holcomb & the Neighbors have played over 1,000 tour dates and garnered a massive following in the Southeast club scene all without the assistance of a booking agent, proving the undeniable authenticity of the band’s talent and genuine appeal to the masses.
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Catbird Seat is an original eclectic Americana Folkin’ Rock band (comprised of Bob Bedell, Rob Griffin, and Brett Norton) following contemporary and traditional forms of folk expression with heavy influences of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and other great Americana genres blended to form an eclectic sound of adult alternative music. Their original “folk & roll” explores harmonies and discourse through various themes from the alluring and simplistic, to the serious and inane. Catbird Seat is tight and experienced, solidifying the folk music encounter to its fullest refrain, allowing the audience to come away with something new every time they listen.
Opening LAWNAROO will be Atlanta’s own Webster. Playing music ranging from The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Ben Harper and The O’Jays to other similar influences, Webster’s past performances include the Candler Park Festival, 790 The Zone’s Midsummer Music Fest, the Goat Rodeo Festival and many others. Webster has a passion for melodic music and are always a crowd favorite.