Forged in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Tennessee Champagne has a sound that has been shaped and molded by generations of rock, country, blues, and old time music. They have a special grit in their tones and lyrics that are no where to be found in modern music. The members of the band have toured, recorded, and created in groups all over the country. Tennessee Champagne provides an experience that can move you, make you feel something. Tennessee Champagne’s lyrics are about real life. We would love to be a part of your life.
Fiddling Leona Fiddling Leona is a performer, vocalist, and fiddler from Tokyo, Japan. Fiddling Leona has been living and performing in Tennessee, USA since 2006. She was the first international student to graduate from East Tennessee State University with credentials in Bluegrass & Traditional Music. Leona was also the first Asian artist to become an official performing artist with the Country Music Association (CMA) in Nashville, Tennessee. Leona has performed at music festivals and venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan. In 2015 and 2016 Fiddling Leona was selected by the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival to represent Japan in the annual national cherry blossom festival. Leona has recorded three popular solo albums for Mochi Records. In 2016 Fiddling Leona graduated with an additional degree in Digital Audio Recording from The Kentucky School of Traditional Music. Leona is also a producer, composer, and songwriter working both in Tokyo and Tennessee. Check her out at www.fiddlingleona.com. J.P. Mathes II J.P. Mathes is a banjo and guitar performer from the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee in the U.S.A. and began playing banjo as a child. During high school J.P. was selected to join the world renowned East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bluegrass Pride Band where he toured extensively, and he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from that institution. As an international entertainer J.P. has performed across the world. Performance highlights include; numerous performances at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Smithsonian Folk Festival in D.C., The John F. Kennedy Center, NATO headquarters in Belgium, and 18 tours of Japan just to mention a few. J.P. was formerly Associate Professor of Bluegrass & Traditional Music and director of student ensembles at Hazard College in Kentucky, USA. While teaching in Kentucky J.P. developed a unique online certificate program in digital audio recording. In 2015 he was presented The Award for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education by the International Conference on College Teaching in Florida, USA. J.P. is also a producer, songwriter, and recording engineer who is currently based out of Tokyo Japan. Fiddling Leona fiddlingleona.com
April 12th 3pm
Come see the Roan Crows LIVE during our first annual Ramp Festival. Songs from Pink Floyd foo fighters AC/DC Tom Petty Chris Stapleton and much much more!
April 13th 8pm
Mountain Rose, from Roan Mountain,TN, is a group that performs a mix of everything from traditional bluegrass to Rock to Country to Gospel, Folk and more. Each member of the group comes from deep mountain music roots and has a love for the music of our mountains. Beautiful harmonies and foot taping acoustic music which includes 3 finger style bluegrass banjo picking, lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin/fiddle and doghouse bass is what to expect with an evening of Mountain Rose.
Jerome Webb – mandolin & fiddle – vocals Tammy Perry – Banjo – vocals Randy Grindstaff – upright bass – vocals Rick Holtsclaw – rhythm guitar – lead vocals David Johnson – lead guitar and vocals
Laura Walker has played the Laurel Theater as bassist and vocalist with bluegrass stalwarts the Dismembered Tennesseans. She returns with something completely different, joining two other strong female vocalist/songwriter/musicians in the band Sistren.
Long-time friends, they decided to join forces after breaking into natural three-part harmony while standing together during a Ruthie Foster show.
For a long time in a variety of bands in the Chattanooga area, Lori Mast, Kathy Veazey and Laura Walker have each been the only female in the bands that they still play with. Sistren is something else all together, and is a great outlet for their songwriting, built upon a foundation of intricate songwriting.
Hearts Gone South plays true, solid original country and honky tonk. Born out of an unfortunate tale of love gone wrong and ending in a stack of classic country- style hits. Hailing out of Asheville, Nc Hearts Gone South shoots straight from the hip and hits their target dead on. Hearts Gone South cranks out tear soaked ballads, heartfelt dance tunes and straight up solid country gold.
This is becoming the event of the month! Krazy Kareoke with Jessie Hawkins. Come sing your favorite song.
Appalachian Rock is a special brew of Southern Rock that is overflowing with the musical flavors that saturate the hills of Eastern Tennessee, Western North Carolina, South Western Virginia and the surrounding areas. We feel this term is the best description of the music produced by 7 Mile Mushroom. The band was formed by a group of friends who were all veteran musicians from the local club scene. First finding a common love for the blues as a catalyst for bringing the band together the band began to explore song writing and soon found a wealth of influences and musical styles materializing in their work. Listen and you will hear a bit of New Orleans, a touch of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, a dash of the southern rock of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida that epitomized the 70's classic rock sound, a chunk of the Delta and a bit of Chicago via Mississippi flavor, all mixed together with the natural sounds of their Appalachian Environment. We hope you like it and to see you at your favorite music venue.
Members of 7 Mile Mushroom
Greg "Sonny" Leonard - Harmonica (aka Durty Hurdy Gurdy), & Vocals
Garrett Harris- Guitar & Vocals
Chris Taylor - Guitar & Vocals
Will Dowell - Bass & Vocals
Greg Simmons- Drums, Percussion, & Sarcasm.
Kick off Hiker Paloosa with some Blues!
Billy Crawford - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jay Corder - Sax
Robert McClain - Bass, Vocals
Keith Chinault - Drums, Vocals
POST ALTERNATIVE ROCK DUO BOASTING POWERFUL AND PITCH-PERFECT VOCALS TO MAKE YOUR EARS TINGLE WITH DELIGHT. RUGGED GUITAR RHYTHMS ACCOMPANIED BY IMPECCABLE CAJON BOX PERCUSSION FOR A FULL, WELL BALANCED SOUND. THINK ALTERNATIVE ROCK WITH A DOSE OF GUY/GIRL HARMONY FLAVOR TO LEAVE YOU WITH A FULFILLMENT YOU'VE BEEN LONGING FOR. ACOUSTIC DOSE NEVER CEASES TO CAPTIVATE THEIR AUDIENCES. THEIR CHEMISTRY UNDOUBTABLY GIVES THEM A FLARE THAT'S IRRESISTIBLE TO THEIR LISTENERS.