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 Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

 
Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.
 
Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases & features Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale among other guests.
 
One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence…     –Mountain Express
 
Talley’s always silken, yet adaptable voice is on full display on this album, whispering sweet nothings to the listener on some songs (as on the title track), belting out her passion with full desperate power on others (as on “Fugitives”) and crooning out her heartache honky-tonk style as on “Don’t Stand” or “Sing Him Away.”    –Bold Life Magazine
Nikki Talley
5:00 pm

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 Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

 
Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.
 
Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases & features Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale among other guests.
 
One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence…     –Mountain Express
 
Talley’s always silken, yet adaptable voice is on full display on this album, whispering sweet nothings to the listener on some songs (as on the title track), belting out her passion with full desperate power on others (as on “Fugitives”) and crooning out her heartache honky-tonk style as on “Don’t Stand” or “Sing Him Away.”    –Bold Life Magazine
Nikki Talley
5:00 pm

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When Sugarcane Jane makes music, heads bob, feet tap, smiles spread, and hearts beat just a little faster.  Truly, the musical sugar the band produces is indeed so fine.  The alchemy of Alabama’s own Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford yields mystically sweet, organic harmonies which are both accessible and familiar, while at the same time intuitive and distinctly their own.  Whether singing original works (like Louisiana, Butterfly, and Sugar) or putting their down home sound on familiar classics (ranging from an incredibly playful and fun Hot Rod Lincoln to a spontaneous rendition of Roger Miller’s Dang Me or a dreamily mellow and psychedelic Midnight Rider), Sugarcane Jane’s appeal cuts across generations and appeals to a wide audience.  If it’s your first time to hear Sugarcane Jane, you’ll find yourself saying, “Wow, who are these guys? They’re good.” If you are familiar with their work, you’ll overhear such comments and smile knowingly as you remember the exact time and place you first stumbled onto the band.  
 

Sugarcane Jane
5:00 pm

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These guys are a couple of local boys doing what they love and doing it great.  They are masters at putting a new fresh spin on the songs you know and love.  You will hear your favorites from Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Marshall Tucker and more, but brought to life in a whole new light.  Come on down, pull up a bar stool, and enjoy the Kyle and Karl Duo...

Kyle & Karl
5:00 pm

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Ronnie Presley
5:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
5:00 pm

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Jon Cowart of CornBred is an amazing local talent.  He covers artists from Van Morisson and the Beatles to Prince and The Coug.  Come on down and enjoy our margaritas while enjoying the killer sounds of Jon Cowart.

Jon Cowart
5:00 pm

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Webb Dalton
5:00 pm

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JERI is blend of Rock, R&B, Funk, and Soul.  You will be dancin the night away to all your favorite cover as this high energy group lays down the groove.  Come enjoy some of our wonderful Gulf Seafood as you soak up the sounds of JERI.

JERI
5:00 pm

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 A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparable to his taste in good music, including the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Brown, and Peter Frampton, just to name a few. His original music is mixed in as well, and is much appreciated by fans alike.

Adam Holt
5:00 pm

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Lee has been playing as a solo act and with his live band Lee & The Hellz Yeah in the Gulf Coast area since 2004. At the moment Lee is working on a new solo record The Leavin Sound. The solo album is influenced by his acoustic solo work and creates a down home feel with plenty of his signature slide guitar work. This album has tinges of everything from blues rock to downhome gospel, r&b and what some might call soulful country.

Lee Yankie
5:00 pm

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Cadillac Attack
5:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
5:00 pm

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Albert Simpson and Highly Kind “Burly and jovial with a bushy beard that dangles a pigtail, Albert Simpson looks the part of both yesterday and today, and that perfectly captures the spirit of his music. Simpson writes, sings, and plays guitar for Highly Kind, a young Gadsden, Alabama band whose members wear southern rock badges with honor, but who also inject the old genre with newfound vitality.” --Tom Clarke, Elmore Magazine. Self taught, but inspired by his father, Simpson began playing the guitar at age 12. Influenced by bands like Little Feat, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band, Albert joined his first band at age 15. After touring the colleges and couches of the southern music scene, Highly Kind emerged as Simpsons sole project around 1995. The faces of the band have changed throughout the years but the music has remained true to its roots. Focusing mainly on the band, Simpson also performs solo where he utilizes percussion instruments like the tambourine and a porch board along with the acoustic guitar. Johnny Sandlin, who produced great acts like The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, brought his expertise to “Dont Wake Albert”, the bands first studio CD which was released by Rockin Camel Music. The CD has received raving reviews in publications such as: Vintage Guitar Magazine, Relix, and Hittin the Note. It has even been said that it ranks as one of Johnnys best projects, and parallels his work on Widespread Panics landmark second album. Simpsons natural southern voice makes you believe he is talking directly to you, which creates a heartfelt and truly honest sound.

Albert Simpson
5:00 pm

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Albert Simpson and Highly Kind “Burly and jovial with a bushy beard that dangles a pigtail, Albert Simpson looks the part of both yesterday and today, and that perfectly captures the spirit of his music. Simpson writes, sings, and plays guitar for Highly Kind, a young Gadsden, Alabama band whose members wear southern rock badges with honor, but who also inject the old genre with newfound vitality.” --Tom Clarke, Elmore Magazine. Self taught, but inspired by his father, Simpson began playing the guitar at age 12. Influenced by bands like Little Feat, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band, Albert joined his first band at age 15. After touring the colleges and couches of the southern music scene, Highly Kind emerged as Simpsons sole project around 1995. The faces of the band have changed throughout the years but the music has remained true to its roots. Focusing mainly on the band, Simpson also performs solo where he utilizes percussion instruments like the tambourine and a porch board along with the acoustic guitar. Johnny Sandlin, who produced great acts like The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, brought his expertise to “Dont Wake Albert”, the bands first studio CD which was released by Rockin Camel Music. The CD has received raving reviews in publications such as: Vintage Guitar Magazine, Relix, and Hittin the Note. It has even been said that it ranks as one of Johnnys best projects, and parallels his work on Widespread Panics landmark second album. Simpsons natural southern voice makes you believe he is talking directly to you, which creates a heartfelt and truly honest sound.

Albert Simpson
5:00 pm

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The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based, brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer/ bass player/guitarist, Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer/guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of their performances, they will paint a colorful picture with words, notes and heart through warm blends of harmony that will move and forever change the way you experience music. They are brothers, singers, performers, musicians, producers & songwriters.
 
The guys frequently tell stories of the days they played in a chicken coop and in front of a laundry mat from years ago, and of the road that led them to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. “Some of those early shows at the time, might not have been the coolest, but they are some of the most memorable. We count them just as important as the big stages.” A.J. says. Cleve continues, “Without those shows, we wouldn’t be who we are today!”
 
The two are known for their ability to deliver the songs that they themselves have tailored to bare their souls. “We try not to be afraid to open up and be real. That’s where our songs come from. Our lives, our experiences, our families and understanding we live in a world of extreme joy and sorrow” states Cleve, who is the younger of the brothers. Some of the guy’s works have been showcased on the recent release by Joey + Rory, “His & Hers” on Sugar Hill Records; Ty Herndon’s forthcoming country project; the legendary songwriter Mentor Williams’ “Just Another Songwriter” project which was also produced by the brothers and features Williams’ rock classic “Drift Away”; & the new Universal Records artists, The Elderlin Chicks. Kim Williams, Mentor Williams, David Z, Tom Douglas, Stan Lynch, Rick Carnes… these are a list of a few hit songwriter legends who Cleve and AJ share catalogs with.
 
“People can count on us being around forever!” A.J. states.
 
When not on the road you’ll find them on the 4-Bar-C Ranch in the hills of Tenn
Alvarado Road Show
5:00 pm

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The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based, brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer/ bass player/guitarist, Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer/guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of their performances, they will paint a colorful picture with words, notes and heart through warm blends of harmony that will move and forever change the way you experience music. They are brothers, singers, performers, musicians, producers & songwriters.
 
The guys frequently tell stories of the days they played in a chicken coop and in front of a laundry mat from years ago, and of the road that led them to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. “Some of those early shows at the time, might not have been the coolest, but they are some of the most memorable. We count them just as important as the big stages.” A.J. says. Cleve continues, “Without those shows, we wouldn’t be who we are today!”
 
The two are known for their ability to deliver the songs that they themselves have tailored to bare their souls. “We try not to be afraid to open up and be real. That’s where our songs come from. Our lives, our experiences, our families and understanding we live in a world of extreme joy and sorrow” states Cleve, who is the younger of the brothers. Some of the guy’s works have been showcased on the recent release by Joey + Rory, “His & Hers” on Sugar Hill Records; Ty Herndon’s forthcoming country project; the legendary songwriter Mentor Williams’ “Just Another Songwriter” project which was also produced by the brothers and features Williams’ rock classic “Drift Away”; & the new Universal Records artists, The Elderlin Chicks. Kim Williams, Mentor Williams, David Z, Tom Douglas, Stan Lynch, Rick Carnes… these are a list of a few hit songwriter legends who Cleve and AJ share catalogs with.
 
“People can count on us being around forever!” A.J. states.
 
When not on the road you’ll find them on the 4-Bar-C Ranch in the hills of Tenn
Alvarado Road Show
5:00 pm

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S.T.A.A.R. Benefit Concert featuring Simplified.

 

 


When the laid back vibe of Myrtle Beach, SC meets acoustic rock of Lake Michigan, Simplified, the island rock band arrives with a loud and welcoming splash. In 2002, Clee Laster of SC and Chris Sheridan a MI native, started out as an acoustic duo. Early on, both musicians displayed innate musical capabilities, which were passed down from family members, and inspired by a diverse collection of original influences. They both grew up on the water, in different parts of the country, but the beach life-blood continues to surge within their suntanned souls, flowing forth in passionate, fun, and energetic jams.

They began playing acoustic shows, revving up and charming the Charlotte, NC crowds, while writing original songs. In 2003, the full band took shape as Simplified. Acclaimed as a dedicated touring machine, they gained new fans, one by one. Simplified's sound caught on, with a devoted fan base in the Southeastern US. With their incessant touring, an enthusiastic buzz was growing, and in turn they began booking shows nationwide, playing for increasingly larger audiences.
With a never-ending tour schedule, including over 3,000 powerhouse, popular performances, Simplified members, with both electric and acoustic acts, are enthusiastic as ever. From Key West, FL to New York City and throughout the Midwest, their hard work, perseverance and commitment have always been key to their hard earned success. Sequentially, in 2011, their song “Shall We Begin” was featured on ESPN’s ‘Kick off to College GameDay.’ Currently their hit “Gettin Home,” is featured in the video game, NASCAR The Game 2013 and they have been praised as one of Pandora Radio’s top played indie rock bands.

Still writing and riding the sometimes choppy, always exciting musical shores, Clee and Sheridan reinvented the band in 2013 with their newest material, while getting back to their island rock roots. This year, they are releasing tracks from their crowd-pleasing, May 10th, 2013 show at Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg, FL. Sheridan states, "Our fans have been requesting a live album so we are focusing on getting as much live content out as possible."
Sheridan and Clee have effectively reformulated the band by adding key ingredients: new players with positive energy, multi-instrumentalists, and a camaraderie that stimulates their passion for writing new material. Now abandoning what others suggested, returning to their roots of a feel good vibe, Clee explains, “We are writing new songs for ourselves and our fans, not for a producer or critic. We are getting right back to where we started, with what we know and love…music that makes you smile.”

Their signature sound is a contagious fusion of rock and reggae, attracting a diverse audience and embracing every kind of fan. Sheridan emphasizes, "We're a rock band with elements of reggae, funk, and acoustic roots. We don't limit ourselves musically and it shows in the songs we write." Conjuring up the island rock roots, Clee expresses, "Our live shows are all about having fun. Each performance will bring you to the beach and right back home.”

 

A decade later, Simplified continues to evolve and attract new audiences through their crowd-pleasing, relatable songs and ongoing support from their loyal fans. Starting out as two musicians with a dream, to one of the industry’s top emerging rock bands, makes Simplified a true tour de force. There’s nothing simple about that.

S.T.A.A.R. Benefit Concert featuring Simplified
6:00 pm

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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
1:00 pm

 

Ronnie Presley
5:00 pm

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Delta Reign Duo
5:00 pm

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Ronnie’s BIO
I was once called "The delta's rockin' country boy" by one of my roadie buddies at The
Osceola Arkansas Heritage Music Festival which I performed at for many years and it sort of stuck on me for a long time.
LINK TO: https://www.facebook.com/osceolaheritagemusicfest?fref=ts

Opening for national recording artist such as Night Ranger, Anthony Gomes, Buddy Jewel, TG Sheppard, Tracy Lawrence and
Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster have been just a few of my high points throughout my 40 years of performing.
I moved to Gulf Shores in June 2014 and started my new musical journey here. GooRoo’s American/Seafood Restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL. gave me my first gig and it was a huge success!
Being a singer/songwriter as well as a solo entertainer has opened a few doors. I am very excited about being involved in the Gulf Coast songwriting community that will showcase my writing and performing talents for the new fans and friends I have made on the Gulf Coast. Me and my wife Dana plan on living out the rest of our years here in Alabama and we aren't going no where. We love this place, the folks, the music scene and all of the cool festivals and events it has to offer, not only in and around Gulf Shores, AL. but the Perdido Key and Pensacola areas as well.

Steadily gaining shows and fans is very exciting to me now that I am a solo entertainer. Retired from floorcovering installations in December of 2013 gave me the opportunity to become fulltime at my music.
I have spent the last 15 years playing in bands as the front man and guitarist for many groups around Memphis, TN. All over N.E. Arkansas and around Olive Branch and Southaven Mississippi. Back in the 70’s & 80’s I played in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Missouri. Sure feels great to do my brand of music and show these days but I would not take away any of my past because it is a big part of who I am and it helped to mold me into the musician I am today.

Musical and vocal influences range from John Fogerty, Paul Rodgers, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Ry Cooder, Keith Urban any many more.
A Epiphone EJ200 acoustic/electric guitar is my instrument of choice and the faithful Shure SM58 vocal microphone" for vocals. I carry a small Pa System setup for my personal shows that is just the right size for most venues, indoors or outdoors.

People ask me if I am related to the King of Rockin’ Roll “Elvis”. Well, I am but it’s very far down the line related, 7th cousin in our family tree. But I am very proud to carry the name and I love knowing I am the only musician out of 7 kids in my family. Must have had that part handed down to me somehow…LOL.
At the tender age of sixteen i started my musical journey into the nightlife’s music scene and that’s how this all began. There is definitely much more to tell but I’d rather you check out my music, photos and show schedule.
My Cd/Album can be purchased at the links below. Also there are links to my Facebook Artist Page and Reverbnation as well.
I support and perform at every local cancer benefit show possible that my schedule can allow as well as other charity events.

Ronnie Presley
5:00 pm

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Webb Dalton
5:00 pm

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Ramajay Intercoastal is the musical collaboration between Quincy Yeates and Tall Paul along with a rhythm section that brings huge talent & impressive credentials... and they can REALLY lay down a Groove!!!

After being introduced to each other during the creation of the band St. Somewhere, Paul and Quincy developed a musical and personal friendship that bore fruit with songs like ‘Driftin’ and ‘Deep in my Heart’. With both musicians eager for something new and exciting they have developed Ramajay Intercoastal, a blending of two unlikely but similar worlds. Their Island/Rock approach contains infectious grooves and catchy melodies balanced by intriguing lyrics.

Ramajay Intercoastal
5:00 pm

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Ramajay Intercoastal is the musical collaboration between Quincy Yeates and Tall Paul along with a rhythm section that brings huge talent & impressive credentials... and they can REALLY lay down a Groove!!!

After being introduced to each other during the creation of the band St. Somewhere, Paul and Quincy developed a musical and personal friendship that bore fruit with songs like ‘Driftin’ and ‘Deep in my Heart’. With both musicians eager for something new and exciting they have developed Ramajay Intercoastal, a blending of two unlikely but similar worlds. Their Island/Rock approach contains infectious grooves and catchy melodies balanced by intriguing lyrics.

Ramajay Intercoastal
12:00 pm

 A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparable to his taste in good music, including the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Brown, and Peter Frampton, just to name a few. His original music is mixed in as well, and is much appreciated by fans alike.

Adam Holt
5:00 pm

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When Sugarcane Jane makes music, heads bob, feet tap, smiles spread, and hearts beat just a little faster.  Truly, the musical sugar the band produces is indeed so fine.  The alchemy of Alabama’s own Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford yields mystically sweet, organic harmonies which are both accessible and familiar, while at the same time intuitive and distinctly their own.  Whether singing original works (like Louisiana, Butterfly, and Sugar) or putting their down home sound on familiar classics (ranging from an incredibly playful and fun Hot Rod Lincoln to a spontaneous rendition of Roger Miller’s Dang Me or a dreamily mellow and psychedelic Midnight Rider), Sugarcane Jane’s appeal cuts across generations and appeals to a wide audience.  If it’s your first time to hear Sugarcane Jane, you’ll find yourself saying, “Wow, who are these guys? They’re good.” If you are familiar with their work, you’ll overhear such comments and smile knowingly as you remember the exact time and place you first stumbled onto the band.  
 

Sugarcane Jane
5:00 pm

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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
1:00 pm

 

"Country-Rockin-Blues With A Little Grass & Reggae And A Whole Lotta Soul"

 

 


 

"Country-Rockin-Blues With A Little Grass & Reggae And A Whole Lotta Soul"

 

 


 

"Country-Rockin-Blues With A Little Grass & Reggae And A Whole Lotta Soul"

 

 


Grits N Pieces
5:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
5:00 pm

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Jon Cowart of CornBred is an amazing local talent.  He covers artists from Van Morisson and the Beatles to Prince and The Coug.  Come on down and enjoy our margaritas while enjoying the killer sounds of Jon Cowart.

Jon Cowart
5:00 pm

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Jimmy Lumpkin is a singer/songwriter playing multiple instruments, but is most fond of his acoustic guitar. In addition to his solo career, he also plays with the band "Trigger Root". He lives in Summerdale AL, close to Fish River, in a log cabin with his wife Talia and dog Charlie.

Jimmy Lumpkin
5:00 pm

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Steve Reeths and Sue Kittredge formed the duo Coconut Radio in 2007 after playing many years in the upper Midwest with the jam band Square One. Hearing the call of the warm southern tropics the two embraced the beach music scene that was not only Trop Rock, but included many great Americana, Bluegrass and Blues musicians as well. Drawing inspiration from their contemporaries, as well as the snow white beaches and blue skies of South Walton County, the duo creates with fiddle and guitar an acoustic music style that is an amalgam of all the things they love about their new home. Like a great gumbo or a drink served in a coconut, there is a bunch of different sounds, but they all add up to one thing: Coconut Radio.
CoConut Radio
5:00 pm