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Spencer Maige Trio
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Spencer Maige Trio

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Country music front man, Spencer Maige has been playing music for nearly 25 years and he will still be performing for at least another 25 years. Spencer will tell you, "I love to sing. I love to entertain. I live and breathe music... maybe to a fault. It was my first true love, and is something I will do until I die."

Spencer was born in Tallahassee, Florida and excelled as an athlete in high school.  He attended Godby High School where he played football and was a captain of the wrestling team.  Spencer was a Florida state finalist in wrestling his junior and senior years.  However, he discovered his love for music in his sophomore year when he was the front man for a country band.  He also regularly sang at his church as a teen.

In high school, Spencer knew he wanted to pursue music as his career.  In 1995, he asked for a guitar for graduation from high school and began to teach himself to play.  Once he was able to play and sing, he was hooked.  At this point, he began writing music as well.

After graduation, Spencer attended Tallahassee Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree, then went on To Florida State University, where he studied Business Administration.  

While in college, Spencer was asked to front a local Tallahassee band called “The Redwood Band.”  He did that for a couple of years.  Then in October of 1999, Spencer and the guitarist decided to start their own band:  “Reckless.”  They signed with a booking agent and began playing all the time.  “Reckless” had a great following on the campus of FSU since they played at Potbellies every other Tuesday night.  They played a lot of parties for the Greek community.  They were very popular on campus and Tallahassee, and gained notoriety on other campuses as well. 

During his senior year in college, Spencer transferred to Belmont University to finish up a bachelor’s degree in Marketing of Music Business.

Personally, as Spencer was pursuing his music career, he was courting his wife, Brandi.  They met when he was 13 and she was 12.  On August 7, 1997 they started dating.  Life was busy for Spencer as he was working full-time, going to school full-time, playing in a band part-time, and planning a move to Nashville to attend Belmont.  He was continuing to write music as well.  In 2001, Spencer and Brandi were married.  Today, they live just outside of Nashville with their two beautiful children.

Most of the gigs for “Reckless” are down in Florida, Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi, so Spencer was travels a lot.  Spencer explains, “The band has always been my baby and it became my sole source of income and still is.”“Reckless” has been playing the college, club, and corporate circuit for over 15 years.  “Reckless” is primarily a cover band, although they have recorded a few albums.  Spencer has plans to release a solo EP of 5 songs that he is currently recording.

 

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 Hi-Jivers
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Hi-Jivers

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The Hi-Jivers are an early Rhythm & Blues/Rock N' Roll group formed in Nashville in early 2015. The combo performs a variety of originals and covers, drawing from the vintage sounds of 50's and 60's artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, and Wanda Jackson. The band is  made up of Dawna Zahn (lead vocals), Austin John (lead guitar) and Hank Miles (upright bass). The band's undeniable chemistry, sultry looks, and high energy performances make them an act not to be missed.

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 Matt Prater Band
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Prater Band

Ten years, more than 1,000 live shows and three recording projects ago, Matt Prater wrote his first song. 

Prater, a singer songwriter, is the perfect blend of country, folk, and bluegrass that remains relevant to all generations.  Son to a cattle farmer in north Alabama, that had a passion for music, simple living, hard work, and were honest God fearing folk. It's no surprise that Matt draws upon his family and his upbringings as a source of inspiration for many of his songs. Matt has been surrounded by music and musicians his entire life, but only started writing and performing live in 2006.  

In 2010, he recorded his first album, "Small Town Son” followed by “The Mountain” in 2013. The albums arefilled with stories of family, poetry, humble beginnings, and Southern American tradition.  His music is real and authentic, its "Roots Run Deep."   

Following those successes he independently produced“Tables and Chairs.”  In Tables and Chairs, you really get to enjoy his storytelling genius abilities, especially in "The Barber," and "Bozeman." With heartfelt original music that has received great reviews from many industry professionals. Matt has been an opener for such acts as Shenandoah and The Henningsens. 

“A long, tall, cool drink of water with old school country in his veins. Storyteller of old!!” – Lucky Mud

The Alternate Root Magazine states “Picking up a guitar and learning to play is the easy part of songwriting. Stitching stories with a straightforward frankness and making it look easy is the tough part. Matt Prater aced both.” 

Matt is currently working on his next album scheduled to be released Spring 2017. Follow on Facebook, subscribe via Youtube and continue to check out the show updates here on the website. Matt performs a couple of shows weekly and is available for booking with a full band or solo acoustic.

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Daniel Mason Band
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Mason Band

Soul. Groove. Heritage.
 

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Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Daniel Mason Band, but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City. 


The belief in the power of one note to communicate a lifetime’s worth of heartache or triumph and the potential for one song to perfectly capture a feeling… the Daniel Mason Band seeks to fill their songs with the same human spirit that has made American music so powerful and relatable throughout the years and to repackage it for listeners in the modern day. 


Soul, groove, and heritage.


The Daniel Mason Band.

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 Daniel Mason Band
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Mason Band

Soul. Groove. Heritage.
 

Daniel Mason Band pic.jpg

Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Daniel Mason Band, but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City. 


The belief in the power of one note to communicate a lifetime’s worth of heartache or triumph and the potential for one song to perfectly capture a feeling… the Daniel Mason Band seeks to fill their songs with the same human spirit that has made American music so powerful and relatable throughout the years and to repackage it for listeners in the modern day. 


Soul, groove, and heritage.


The Daniel Mason Band.

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Tony Keats
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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Boo Ray's Americana Revival
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray's Americana Revival

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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Mckinley James Band
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Mckinley James Band

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McKinley James is a 16-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church's latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley is also very excited to announce the release of his first EP, Live In Nashville. Record in October 2016, at the Family Wash.

 

facebook.com/mckinleyjamesmusic

www.mckinleyjames.com

mckinleyjames101@gmail.com

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Matt Prater Band
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Prater Band

Ten years, more than 1,000 live shows and three recording projects ago, Matt Prater wrote his first song. 

Prater, a singer songwriter, is the perfect blend of country, folk, and bluegrass that remains relevant to all generations.  Son to a cattle farmer in north Alabama, that had a passion for music, simple living, hard work, and were honest God fearing folk. It's no surprise that Matt draws upon his family and his upbringings as a source of inspiration for many of his songs. Matt has been surrounded by music and musicians his entire life, but only started writing and performing live in 2006.  

In 2010, he recorded his first album, "Small Town Son” followed by “The Mountain” in 2013. The albums arefilled with stories of family, poetry, humble beginnings, and Southern American tradition.  His music is real and authentic, its "Roots Run Deep."   

Following those successes he independently produced“Tables and Chairs.”  In Tables and Chairs, you really get to enjoy his storytelling genius abilities, especially in "The Barber," and "Bozeman." With heartfelt original music that has received great reviews from many industry professionals. Matt has been an opener for such acts as Shenandoah and The Henningsens. 

“A long, tall, cool drink of water with old school country in his veins. Storyteller of old!!” – Lucky Mud

The Alternate Root Magazine states “Picking up a guitar and learning to play is the easy part of songwriting. Stitching stories with a straightforward frankness and making it look easy is the tough part. Matt Prater aced both.” 

Matt is currently working on his next album scheduled to be released Spring 2017. Follow on Facebook, subscribe via Youtube and continue to check out the show updates here on the website. Matt performs a couple of shows weekly and is available for booking with a full band or solo acoustic.

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Hi-Jivers
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Hi-Jivers

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The Hi-Jivers are an early Rhythm & Blues/Rock N' Roll group formed in Nashville in early 2015. The combo performs a variety of originals and covers, drawing from the vintage sounds of 50's and 60's artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, and Wanda Jackson. The band is  made up of Dawna Zahn (lead vocals), Austin John (lead guitar) and Hank Miles (upright bass). The band's undeniable chemistry, sultry looks, and high energy performances make them an act not to be missed.

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Spencer Maige Trio
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Spencer Maige Trio

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Country music front man, Spencer Maige has been playing music for nearly 25 years and he will still be performing for at least another 25 years. Spencer will tell you, "I love to sing. I love to entertain. I live and breathe music... maybe to a fault. It was my first true love, and is something I will do until I die."

Spencer was born in Tallahassee, Florida and excelled as an athlete in high school.  He attended Godby High School where he played football and was a captain of the wrestling team.  Spencer was a Florida state finalist in wrestling his junior and senior years.  However, he discovered his love for music in his sophomore year when he was the front man for a country band.  He also regularly sang at his church as a teen.

In high school, Spencer knew he wanted to pursue music as his career.  In 1995, he asked for a guitar for graduation from high school and began to teach himself to play.  Once he was able to play and sing, he was hooked.  At this point, he began writing music as well.

After graduation, Spencer attended Tallahassee Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree, then went on To Florida State University, where he studied Business Administration.  

While in college, Spencer was asked to front a local Tallahassee band called “The Redwood Band.”  He did that for a couple of years.  Then in October of 1999, Spencer and the guitarist decided to start their own band:  “Reckless.”  They signed with a booking agent and began playing all the time.  “Reckless” had a great following on the campus of FSU since they played at Potbellies every other Tuesday night.  They played a lot of parties for the Greek community.  They were very popular on campus and Tallahassee, and gained notoriety on other campuses as well. 

During his senior year in college, Spencer transferred to Belmont University to finish up a bachelor’s degree in Marketing of Music Business.

Personally, as Spencer was pursuing his music career, he was courting his wife, Brandi.  They met when he was 13 and she was 12.  On August 7, 1997 they started dating.  Life was busy for Spencer as he was working full-time, going to school full-time, playing in a band part-time, and planning a move to Nashville to attend Belmont.  He was continuing to write music as well.  In 2001, Spencer and Brandi were married.  Today, they live just outside of Nashville with their two beautiful children.

Most of the gigs for “Reckless” are down in Florida, Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi, so Spencer was travels a lot.  Spencer explains, “The band has always been my baby and it became my sole source of income and still is.”“Reckless” has been playing the college, club, and corporate circuit for over 15 years.  “Reckless” is primarily a cover band, although they have recorded a few albums.  Spencer has plans to release a solo EP of 5 songs that he is currently recording.

 

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Mckinley James Band
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Mckinley James Band

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McKinley James is a 16-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church's latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley is also very excited to announce the release of his first EP, Live In Nashville. Record in October 2016, at the Family Wash.

 

facebook.com/mckinleyjamesmusic

www.mckinleyjames.com

mckinleyjames101@gmail.com

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Hi-Jivers
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Hi-Jivers

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The Hi-Jivers are an early Rhythm & Blues/Rock N' Roll group formed in Nashville in early 2015. The combo performs a variety of originals and covers, drawing from the vintage sounds of 50's and 60's artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, and Wanda Jackson. The band is  made up of Dawna Zahn (lead vocals), Austin John (lead guitar) and Hank Miles (upright bass). The band's undeniable chemistry, sultry looks, and high energy performances make them an act not to be missed.

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Matt Prater Band
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Prater Band

Ten years, more than 1,000 live shows and three recording projects ago, Matt Prater wrote his first song. 

Prater, a singer songwriter, is the perfect blend of country, folk, and bluegrass that remains relevant to all generations.  Son to a cattle farmer in north Alabama, that had a passion for music, simple living, hard work, and were honest God fearing folk. It's no surprise that Matt draws upon his family and his upbringings as a source of inspiration for many of his songs. Matt has been surrounded by music and musicians his entire life, but only started writing and performing live in 2006.  

In 2010, he recorded his first album, "Small Town Son” followed by “The Mountain” in 2013. The albums arefilled with stories of family, poetry, humble beginnings, and Southern American tradition.  His music is real and authentic, its "Roots Run Deep."   

Following those successes he independently produced“Tables and Chairs.”  In Tables and Chairs, you really get to enjoy his storytelling genius abilities, especially in "The Barber," and "Bozeman." With heartfelt original music that has received great reviews from many industry professionals. Matt has been an opener for such acts as Shenandoah and The Henningsens. 

“A long, tall, cool drink of water with old school country in his veins. Storyteller of old!!” – Lucky Mud

The Alternate Root Magazine states “Picking up a guitar and learning to play is the easy part of songwriting. Stitching stories with a straightforward frankness and making it look easy is the tough part. Matt Prater aced both.” 

Matt is currently working on his next album scheduled to be released Spring 2017. Follow on Facebook, subscribe via Youtube and continue to check out the show updates here on the website. Matt performs a couple of shows weekly and is available for booking with a full band or solo acoustic.

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Elles Bailey
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Elles Bailey

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Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.  

 

Her debut album Wildfire (Sept 1st 2017) which debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Charts was tracked in Blackbird studios Tennessee. Produced by Brad Nowell ‘Wildfire’ assembled a host of Nashville’s finest, including Grammy Award winning guitarist Brent Mason and three-time ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ Bobby Wood. Blended together back in the UK with the likes of Jonny Henderson (Robyn Ford, Matt Schofield) on Hammond organ and Joe Wilkins on blistering guitar, the result is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles.

 

Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ and Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’

 

2018 continues to be a busy, successful year for this talented singer-songwriter with Elles nominated for four different U.K. Blues awards, continuous European tour date, appearances at key Country, Blues festivals and mainstream festivals, and a recent return to the studio in Nashville to record some eagerly-anticipated new material. Watch this space for news of a new album and headline tour coming soon.

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Spencer Maige
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Spencer Maige

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Country music front man, Spencer Maige has been playing music for nearly 25 years and he will still be performing for at least another 25 years. Spencer will tell you, "I love to sing. I love to entertain. I live and breathe music... maybe to a fault. It was my first true love, and is something I will do until I die."

Spencer was born in Tallahassee, Florida and excelled as an athlete in high school.  He attended Godby High School where he played football and was a captain of the wrestling team.  Spencer was a Florida state finalist in wrestling his junior and senior years.  However, he discovered his love for music in his sophomore year when he was the front man for a country band.  He also regularly sang at his church as a teen.

In high school, Spencer knew he wanted to pursue music as his career.  In 1995, he asked for a guitar for graduation from high school and began to teach himself to play.  Once he was able to play and sing, he was hooked.  At this point, he began writing music as well.

After graduation, Spencer attended Tallahassee Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree, then went on To Florida State University, where he studied Business Administration.  

While in college, Spencer was asked to front a local Tallahassee band called “The Redwood Band.”  He did that for a couple of years.  Then in October of 1999, Spencer and the guitarist decided to start their own band:  “Reckless.”  They signed with a booking agent and began playing all the time.  “Reckless” had a great following on the campus of FSU since they played at Potbellies every other Tuesday night.  They played a lot of parties for the Greek community.  They were very popular on campus and Tallahassee, and gained notoriety on other campuses as well. 

During his senior year in college, Spencer transferred to Belmont University to finish up a bachelor’s degree in Marketing of Music Business.

Personally, as Spencer was pursuing his music career, he was courting his wife, Brandi.  They met when he was 13 and she was 12.  On August 7, 1997 they started dating.  Life was busy for Spencer as he was working full-time, going to school full-time, playing in a band part-time, and planning a move to Nashville to attend Belmont.  He was continuing to write music as well.  In 2001, Spencer and Brandi were married.  Today, they live just outside of Nashville with their two beautiful children.

Most of the gigs for “Reckless” are down in Florida, Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi, so Spencer was travels a lot.  Spencer explains, “The band has always been my baby and it became my sole source of income and still is.”“Reckless” has been playing the college, club, and corporate circuit for over 15 years.  “Reckless” is primarily a cover band, although they have recorded a few albums.  Spencer has plans to release a solo EP of 5 songs that he is currently recording.

 

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Tony Keats
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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Daniel Mason Band
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Mason Band

Soul. Groove. Heritage.
 

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Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Daniel Mason Band, but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City. 


The belief in the power of one note to communicate a lifetime’s worth of heartache or triumph and the potential for one song to perfectly capture a feeling… the Daniel Mason Band seeks to fill their songs with the same human spirit that has made American music so powerful and relatable throughout the years and to repackage it for listeners in the modern day. 


Soul, groove, and heritage.


The Daniel Mason Band.

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Boo Ray
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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Tony Keats
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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Matt Prater Band
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Prater Band

Ten years, more than 1,000 live shows and three recording projects ago, Matt Prater wrote his first song. 

Prater, a singer songwriter, is the perfect blend of country, folk, and bluegrass that remains relevant to all generations.  Son to a cattle farmer in north Alabama, that had a passion for music, simple living, hard work, and were honest God fearing folk. It's no surprise that Matt draws upon his family and his upbringings as a source of inspiration for many of his songs. Matt has been surrounded by music and musicians his entire life, but only started writing and performing live in 2006.  

In 2010, he recorded his first album, "Small Town Son” followed by “The Mountain” in 2013. The albums arefilled with stories of family, poetry, humble beginnings, and Southern American tradition.  His music is real and authentic, its "Roots Run Deep."   

Following those successes he independently produced“Tables and Chairs.”  In Tables and Chairs, you really get to enjoy his storytelling genius abilities, especially in "The Barber," and "Bozeman." With heartfelt original music that has received great reviews from many industry professionals. Matt has been an opener for such acts as Shenandoah and The Henningsens. 

“A long, tall, cool drink of water with old school country in his veins. Storyteller of old!!” – Lucky Mud

The Alternate Root Magazine states “Picking up a guitar and learning to play is the easy part of songwriting. Stitching stories with a straightforward frankness and making it look easy is the tough part. Matt Prater aced both.” 

Matt is currently working on his next album scheduled to be released Spring 2017. Follow on Facebook, subscribe via Youtube and continue to check out the show updates here on the website. Matt performs a couple of shows weekly and is available for booking with a full band or solo acoustic.

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The Hogslop String Band
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Hogslop String Band

The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee.  Featuring Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands. Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, festivals and soirees.

Following in the footsteps of such country music luminaries as Uncle Dave Macon and Gid Tanner, they put on a high energy show easily appreciated by both young and old alike.  Despite an unkempt appearance, their undeniable charm is as certain to steal your heart as it will your daughters!

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Mckinley James Band
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Mckinley James Band

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McKinley James is a 16-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church's latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley is also very excited to announce the release of his first EP, Live In Nashville. Record in October 2016, at the Family Wash.

 

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www.mckinleyjames.com

mckinleyjames101@gmail.com

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Hi-Jivers
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Hi-Jivers

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The Hi-Jivers are an early Rhythm & Blues/Rock N' Roll group formed in Nashville in early 2015. The combo performs a variety of originals and covers, drawing from the vintage sounds of 50's and 60's artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, and Wanda Jackson. The band is  made up of Dawna Zahn (lead vocals), Austin John (lead guitar) and Hank Miles (upright bass). The band's undeniable chemistry, sultry looks, and high energy performances make them an act not to be missed.

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 Phillip White and Friends
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Phillip White and Friends

Phillip White is a Alabama native that has spent the last 20 plus years writing songs for some of the biggest artists in the business. George Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Ledoux, Vince Gill, Bonnie Tyler, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Wynonna, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Josh Turner and Neal McCoy are some of the artists that have recorded Phillip's work.

Among these include the 2003 ACM song of the year "I'm Movin' On", The Theme song for Reba's self titled hit tv show "I'm A Survivor" and Blake Shelton's "Nobody But Me". 

Over the past couple decades he's been published by some of music row's most respected publishers including stops at Murrah Music, Disney, Universal, and Seagayle. He most recently signed a new deal with Frank Rodgers new company Fluid Music Revolution and Spirit Music Publishing.

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Pryor Baird - Homecoming Party
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Pryor Baird - Homecoming Party

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From Orcutt, California to Nashville to Hollywood, Pryor Baird’s blues and country sound continues to attract thousands of fans and excitement. Born and raised on the Central Coast, he spent most of his time playing guitar and listening to a variety of music genres. He found success touring the Blues world however Pryor wanted more so he moved to Nashville. Baird was most recently a fan favorite on NBC’s The Voice making it all the way to the semi-finals with the Top 8 contestants. Pryor plans on using his national platform to share his fused country/blues music, and have some fun doing it! - Pryor Baird has powerful yet delicate guitar work, nimble fingers aren't his only asset. Pryor is very well known for his solid gritty vocals and burning slide guitar melodies. This soul-pro will be sure to get you out of your seats and moving your feet with his sound. His style is a combination of many things - fusing the traditional with the new for a unique sound of his own. He has mastered the art of making each performance tailored to the audience's liking. Pryor Baird is always a mainstage, festival, club favorite.

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Tony Keats
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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The Hogslop String Band
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Hogslop String Band

The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee.  Featuring Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands. Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, festivals and soirees.

Following in the footsteps of such country music luminaries as Uncle Dave Macon and Gid Tanner, they put on a high energy show easily appreciated by both young and old alike.  Despite an unkempt appearance, their undeniable charm is as certain to steal your heart as it will your daughters!

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