Are you a singer songwriter? Bring your voice and instrument to The Station and join in with other singer songwriters. Chris Long will be hosting this event
Currently based in Bristol, VA. , and originally from the Pines of North Carolina, (just south of the Pedimont in Carthage, NC) Momma Molasses' music blends Americana, Old-Time, Alt-Country, Pedimont Blues, Swing, Appalachian, and Bluegrass music into a uniquely timeless sound. Her stirring voice has been likened by listeners to Pasty Cline, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, and early (pre rock-and-roll) Janis Joplin. Harnessing a rolling contralto voice which scales over homespun finger-picked guitar, her sound is warm, rich, and passionate, with songs that embrace, and captivate listeners.
BIG Son is an eclectic Mountain Soul band featuring Jared Bentley, Mike Sams, Kevin Light, Cepheus Strachan, and Jerry Henninger. We like playing
soulful music for soulful people. It’s a pretty basic recipe.
Originals and covers. Local Acoustic, country, folk, bluegrass and old-time blues and mountain music
Marshall Rocks Country
Original country/rock band
Country singer, storyteller and entertainer Marshall makes dynamic, homespun music based on his everyday life and observations about the human condition. Packed with soul and grit, his tunes are radiant with infectious guitar melodies, rollicking rhythms and nostalgic poetry. Marshall channels his fresh, frank views on love, loss, self-discovery and moving on through his gravelly voice seasoned with a drop of sweetness. A generous and engaging performer, he connects to audiences through his energetic live shows, inviting them into his expressive inner world.
What exactly is Goat Whiskey Music? Goat Whiskey Music is life...happiness...sorrow...love...and loss. Kick up your heels...drink...and enjoy!!
Mick Kyte has been writing and performing around the Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Western North Carolina area for more than 30 years. During a recent interview for the Bristol Herald-Courier, he described his musical genre as 'Appalachian Soul'.
A blues/rock band from the Bristol Va/Tn. area. The music will get you tapping your feet, moving your hips, and get your heart beating faster with emotions. The classics of BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, are blended with the Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynard, Bob Seger, and doses of Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, just to name a few, are standing by to complete the recipe for a good time. By the end of the show you will be tired from dancing, singing, but your heart will be warm by something only the good music provides. www.tomcatsblues.com https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/2usic
Wes Holtsclaw, Tyler McCoy and Clint Riddle of THE TWANG BANGERS (ACOUSTIC)
On Friday, March 22, three members of one of the region’s most popular bands will perform a special acoustic show at The Station at 19E.
Roan Mountain’s own Wes Holtsclaw, along with Tyler McCoy and Clint Riddle of THE TWANG BANGERS will bring their variety of original Americana, country and southern rock music to the Carter-Avery line.
Formed in 2008 in the practice rooms of the East Tennessee State University bluegrass program, The Twang Bangers have headlined shows spanning 10 states and have shared the stage with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Josh Turner, Jon Pardi, Joe Diffie, Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith, Trent Tomlinson and more.
In 2011, the group released their first EP internationally following sessions recorded at Nashville’s OmniSound and Catch This Music by award-winning producer Gregg Brown (Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Richard Dodd (Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Jason Aldean). In total, between 2011 and 2014, The Twang Bangers released 24 original tracks.
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.
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!
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.
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.