May 5th and 6th – FREE outdoor festival in Avondale Estates, GA! Great local bands, wonderful Southern based artists, good beer, huge selection of food vendors and fun for all!
Saturday May 5th:
|Tone Star – A rock & roll band from Atlanta, GA, Bob and Dave have been playing together since they first met back in art school and formed a cover band. Tone Star performs an updated version of a 4-hour dance til you drop show.
|High Strung String Band – Sometime around 2009, in Athens, GA a handful of like-minded guys with string instruments started playing together. Building a repertoire that mixes folk-grass originals with traditional numbers, the band has started to gain a reputation for delivering a high-energy show that gets people moving.|
|Wasted Potential – A new orleans style brass band guaranteed to get you dancing in the streets.
|AM Gold – Real, authentic, honest rock and roll. Heartfelt songs about love, life and light being sung and played by real musicians.|
|The Dirty Knockouts
Thundering bass lines. Raunchy guitar. Pounding drums. Motley Crue / Blondie vocal attack. Forged in Avondale Estates comes this Rock machine!!!!
|Smokey’s Farmland Band – Smokey’s Farmland Band’s music is a great mixture of their favorite musical influences: bluegrass, funk, rock, reggae, Cajun, gypsy jazz, and progressive jams. While they enjoy venturing outside the realm of the traditional, they still respect the roots of bluegrass, and retain the energy and twang of mountain music.|
|Heather Luttrell – For nearly a decade now, Heather has dedicated her life to sowing her music among the masses, cultivating a dedicated following from the ground up. Heather has thrown herself headlong into touring in support of her studio EP, Pomegranate, and another full length live recording, Live From the Kirkwood Public House.|
|The Young Antiques – After releasing their first full length album in 2000 and second in 2003 followed by constant touring, wild partying and a lengthy hiatus, The Young Antiques, Atlanta’s consummate power pop trio are now working on their fourth full length album.|
|The El Caminos – Punk meets Rock ‘N Roll – Kiss, The Ramones, Iggy and The Stooges, AC/DC put ‘em together and you have The El Caminos. High Voltage Rock!!! Fist Pumping!!! Just released their new record “Get To The Top”|
|The Biters have brazenly resurrected 70’s rock swagger with their delinquent twin guitar attack. Front man Tuk and Matt Gabs have crafted rebellious love songs by mixing 60’s garage harmonies with punk rock’s punch for fans who aren’t ashamed to still spin girl group 45’s.|
Sunday May 6
|Green Bracelet – Female fronted original rock/classic rock cover band in Atlanta area.|
|Jackwagon -Jackwagon is a power trio from the Decatur area. Formed in 2010, they play a grungy, blues-based mix of knuckle-draggin’ rock ‘n’ roll.|
|My Homework Ate My Dog – Don’t let their ages fool you — these very talented, energetic 13-year-olds belt out classic rock and new alternative with the style and skill you’d expect from twice their age. My Homework Ate My Dog is a 5-piece Atlanta group that have performed in a variety of places.|
|Donnie Picou – Donnie is the founder, bandleader and songwriter for Louisiana rock band Bas Clas. On April 26th the band played Festival International de Louisiane and celebrated the release of their new CD “Big Oak Tree”. Picou’s song writing combines a keen eye for observation, a rich sense of irony, and a sly (sometimes wicked) sense of humor and his songs have been described as being “powerfully real and emotively potent”. The result is rock/folk music seasoned with gumbo spices. For Art-B-Que Donnie will play a set of his original material accompanied by drummer Brian Lowe of the Imperial Opa Circus band.
|Joe McGuinness & Oliver Wood – Joseph McGuinness is an Atlanta based folk blues musician. His incredible talent for fingerpicking and slide guitar work combined with his powerful soul-filled vocals and unique overall style, make for an amazing listening experience Oliver Wood is half of the Wood brothers, a local musician who once played second guitar to Tinsley Ellis and founder of King Johnson.|
|The Joy Kills – Fusing punk ethos with dirty blues licks, The Joy Kills sound like your favorite band’s favorite band. By combining bits of dashing glamour and trashy lyrics they’ve managed to create a solid three-track demo and, within only months, have already rocked the stages of some of the best venues in the Atlanta area.|
|Pelvis Breastlies – An all female Elvis tribute band.|
Christy Murray and Jason Bogart
John W. Fesken
Full Circle Trade
|Riddle, Johnny||Morris, Gary||De Stephano, Dante|
|Peera, Haseena||Hays, Dirk||Woods, Robin F|
|Henson, Charlie||Darling, Gwen||Morton, Richard|
|Casey, Rebecca||Reeder, Lynn||Fryar, Gwen|
|Blackmore, Laurie C||Grantham, Russell||Martin, Julie|
|Murray, Christy||Strange, Eric B||Plunkard, Dennis|
|Sigl, Shannon||Elsey, Lindsey||Callaway, Lou|
|Weathersby, Adam||Hornsby, Jay||Hernandez, George|
|Ruttan, Lore||Fey, Hannah||Jacobs, Paul|
Rain and Fire in Sedona
A rainy day in Sedona? What are we going to do. Everything we have planned is outdoors. I am pretty sure that is why people come to Sedona, for the beautiful OUTDOOR activities, like hiking, biking, Jeep tours, viewing the red rocks and photography.
What to do, what to do.
Oh, I know. I had the privilege of meeting some great artists that work in fire and glass! The perfect indoor activity when your outdoor plans are washed away!
The Melting Point in Sedona, conveniently located across the street for the Whole Foods (two birds with one stone, yeah!), is a group of artist focusing on creating and teaching others how to create as well.
When we entered the facilities, it was like entering a fine arts gallery. So many beautiful works of glass art. Jordan Ford is the general manager and one of the Artists. He came out of the workshop and told us the rules, then brought us into the fold.
We were about to become glass blowers!
Jordan had a love for the natural world from a very early age. He went on to study geology in college but that is when he discovered glass. He currently has Bachelor’s Degrees in both Earth Science/Geology and Visual Arts/Glassblowing.
Jordan says , “It’s the process of blowing glass that drives me. I find the physical act of making glass so overwhelmingly fascinating. I approach most of my work with a consideration for the more classical techniques – it’s the framework that I use as a jumping point for experimentation.”
Not only is Jordan incredibly talented, he is really personable and extremely funny. He made everyone in the room feel at ease and we all often irrupted in bouts of laughter.
Another artist that was helping us is Austin Littenberg. Austin became interested in the art of glass blowing at age 16 after watching a documentary. He spent over 12 years developing his craft and learning the technical precision needed to work at this level.
Austin views the many ways Art presents itself and is in tune with it all, and it shows.
Clearly these two artist love what they do, and I for one am grateful for their expertise and their willingness to show the world their art.
They worked with us to create a beautiful cactus, complete with three flowers, one for each kid, and a Sedona rock like base. We loved the patience they showed and the skill to make us feel at ease. We never felt like we were about to do something we just couldn’t. It felt like we had been doing this before. That is the measure of a true instructor.
Our work of art was complete and we left there feeling accomplished and quite honestly, amazing!
Both Austin and Jordan have remarkable skills but also wonderful comedic timing. They were a absolutely pleasure to meet and I look forward to keeping up with their art in the future.
If you find yourself in Sedona and want to meet some really wonderful people, stop by The Melting Point and say hello! While you’re there, blow some glass!
How could I forget one of them most important things; They have a studio dog! Austin brings his sweet baby girl to work with him and she is an angel! We loved her! Make sure you give her some love when you visit!
Join Us at the 9th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival This Weekend!
Rock & Roll Fine Art Show at Artegon Marketplace
Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine Animator & Beatles TV Cartoon Director to Appear Live at the Show Creating Original BEATLES CARTOON PAINTINGS
The “1059 SUNNY FM Rock Art Show & Sale” Features Artwork Created By Rock Stars, Famous Rock Photographs, Album Artwork, Gold Records, Concert Posters, Animation Art & More…Plus a Special Rolling Stones Exhibit in honor of their upcoming concert. All Works Are Available To Purchase
1059 SUNNY FM is welcoming a one of a kind rare Rock & Roll fine art show to the Artegon Marketplace in Orlando, Friday, June 5th – Sunday, June 7th , 2015. The “1059 SUNNY FM Rock Art Show & Sale” is a unique collection of original art, lithographs, photographs, concert posters, gold records, album art and more from the greatest rock artists of all time, plus a live appearance from Beatles animator Ron Campbell. Campbell will be exhibiting his original Beatles cartoon art as well as painting new works at the show. The show is free and open to the public on Friday, June 5 th through Saturday, June 6th from 10am – 9pm and Sunday, June 7th from 11am – 6pm. All works are available to purchase.
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