Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood.  The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly.

The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC, touring the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello).

The Dyrty Byrds have been leaving a trail of burned up bars and sweat soaked guitars since 2009. They show no mercy in their pursuit of original guitar driven rock and roll.

Grace Pettis

8:30PM

Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood.  The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly.  Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit “You Move Me.” Both of Grace’s brothers are songwriters and musicians.  In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards (Kerrville New Folk Contest; NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, etc.) and garnering praise from critics, fans, and industry alike.  What sets her apart in her talented family is her distinct, unaffected voice, described as a “wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunder clouds” (Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy).
 
-winner, NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong songwriting contest
-winner, Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk songwriting contest
-two studio albums recorded at Blue Rock Studio, produced by Billy Crockett.
-recent successful Kickstarter campaign; over $32,000 towards the making of TWO BIRDS (2012).
 
-“All the tunes benefit from Pettis’ clear, emotive vocals, distinguished by her keening upper range. GRACE PETTIS isheartfelt and free from affectation and its fresh outlook is its strength.” -Itunes official review of Grace’s debut album (2009).
 
-Maverick Magazine featured a FIVE STAR review of TWO BIRDS. “If you purchase only one album this year, TWO BIRDS is it!”  -Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine
 
-“We think that TWO BIRDS is easily one of the finest albums from a newcomer this year…” - Direct Current
 
-“It is clear there are no limits to what Grace can do.” - Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director, Sirius XM
 
-“Landing somewhere between old-school country and Top 40 folk-rock, Pettis pens detailed songs about lovers on the mend and young musicians on the move. Through these vignettes, she offers glimpses of her own personality, revealing herself to be an observer and a dreamer—a winning combo.” -M Magazine

The Moon and You

7:30PM

The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC, touring the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello). The band released its debut album A White Light That Sings in June 2016, to critical acclaim. They just celebrated their second full-length release, Endless Maria on March 19 with a live string quartet and rock rhythm section bringing the album to life onstage.

At once excitingly inventive and cozily familiar, the Moon & You continues to craft a compelling, acoustic Americana sound. The duo’s ever-evolving output encompasses a wide range of American roots music, and is flavored by contributions from a rotating cast of super-talented friends. Their onstage synergy and warmth invite audiences in, offering a peek into a strange and joyful universe of their own.

The Dyrty Byrds

9:30PM

Leaving a trail of burned up bars and sweat soaked guitars since 2009, the Dyrty Byrds have shown no mercy in their pursuit of original guitar driven rock and roll. Tori Pater, Eric Martinez, Mike “Spanky” McCluer, and Andrew Clapp are a four-piece rock band from Denver, CO that would fit as easily into the 1970’s classic/southern rock scene as they do in modern day American music.

Playing on their love of songwriting and rock & roll, Tori Pater (Polytoxic) and Eric Martinez (Bloodkin) have been playing music together since 2004 and have eased into a prolific songwriting partnership which is deeply solidified on the new Dyrty Byrds release Failure is Feedback, due out March 18, 2016.  The vast majority of the new songs were born and flushed out in Tori’s basement with just he and Eric and a couple of acoustic guitars.

Seeing a few different formations after their debut, Dyrty Byrds have worn the tried and true rock & roll recipe of two guitars, bass, and drums as a badge of honor for the better part of their existence.  Mike “Spanky” McCluer (Larry) and Andrew Clapp (Forever In Blue Jeans) on Bass and drums (respectively) bring a “freight train through the Rockies” type sound to the band that only Spanky and Andy can produce.

Failure Is Feedback is the Dyrty Byrds’ third release and second album done with Chad “Chadzilla” Johnson at 25 BPM Studios in Denver, CO. Failure touches on outlaw country, a little punk rock, and funk with steady doses of rock & roll through out the record. It takes you to a place where guitars rule, truth is paramount, and the bar is always open.

Genre: Bluegrass Jazz Classical Motown Rock Classic Rock Southern Rock Americana Acoustic Old-Time Folk Rock Indie Country Folk Jam Blues Reggae World Instrumental Funk Swing Country Western Singer Songwriter Gypsy Jazz Celtic Atl Country Gospel Pop Hip-Hop Honky Tonk R&B Soul Story Teller

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