Tyler Reeve and Whiskey Jam
Songwriters in the Round an evening of Original MUSIC~Born in Mobile, Alabama, Tyler’s music is well rooted in Southern Americana. Growing up listening to his uncle play guitar and sing on the porch deck of a beach house, Tyler’s inspiration came at an early age.Tyler’s performances are riddled with stories – usually funny stories – about inspiration for his songs, having a few too many, and even about spending a night or two in jail. These performances are infectiously enjoyable and, more times than not, promote one hell of a party atmosphere.
Songwriters in the Round an Evening of Original MUSIC~
Tues Feb 19th
MUSIC at 9
Tickets: Adv $8
Featuring: James Otto, Josh Hoge, Adam Craig, Cole Swindell, Ward Guenther, Tyler Reeve, Scotty Cram, Stevie Monce, Carly Pearce, Channing Wilson and Jonathan Singleton.
Born in Mobile, Alabama, Tyler’s music is well rooted in Southern Americana. Growing up listening to his uncle play guitar and sing on the porch deck of a beach house, Tyler’s inspiration came at an early age.Tyler’s performances are riddled with stories – usually funny stories – about inspiration for his songs, having a few too many, and even about spending a night or two in jail. These performances are infectiously enjoyable and, more times than not, promote one hell of a party atmosphere.
His blend of outlaw-style raw country finds audiences waiting with open arms and raised glasses!
Whiskey Jam was started and is hosted by Ward Gunther and Josh Hoge. I actually never even played WJ until 2 Halloweens ago. It was my first one, and I was still currently living in Atlanta at the time. After that, I became somewhat of a regular I guess you could say. I am kind of a de facto “co-host” to Ward and Josh on the Jams we take to Chicago and Atlanta, due to the fact I have built fan bases there. Ward and Josh have built something really unique, where established writers and artists, and writers and artists attempting to establish themselves can come together and share old favorites or new music with an eager crowd (that doesn’t have to pay to watch!) Taking the writers’ format on the road, It’s fun to see these types of shows, which are historically only typical in Nashville, catch on and be discovered by fans in other towns. The success of Whiskey Jam is continuing to grow exponentially, and there is a lot of potential for WJ in the touring format. I can’t say enough about how well Josh and Ward created and developed Whiskey Jam. I’m just lucky to be an extremely small part of it.
Highlight of WJ for you?
I love to play Whiskey Jam in Nashville, but these newer shows on the road have been awesome! It’s great to see people in other cities exposed to a writers’ show/party melded together. The response is always great!
First song you ever wrote?
I don’t even know… I was 14? I think it was called Long Days or something like that. The hook was “Long days always find me”… haha… not a super strong hook – but, hey, I was 14:) The first song I ever wrote that ended up released was Whiskey Down from the album of the same name. Again, that was 6 or 7 years ago, and I have really evolved into something quite different than the artist/writer I was back then. I’m proud of every step of my evolution, and don’t distance myself from that music, but I also don’t want to confuse new fans as to what I’m doing now, versus what I was doing then.
How many songs have you written?
I really don’t know…. over the years, probably a couple hundred? I have become a lot more prolific since I moved to Nashville. I’ve written about 70 songs since I moved to nashville just under a year ago.
I have 118 in my current finished originals folder on my computer.
Four Walls is one of my Fave’s Tell me about it?
I wrote Four Walls about the book “Half Broke Horses”. Read the book and the song will make a lot more sense;) I was really drawn to the main character being trapped in a flooded city, and kept wondering if the rain would be soothing or maddening.
Share the stage with anyone Dead or Alive who and why?
Well, I have been truly blessed so far! I have shared the stage with many of my heroes, including Willie Nelson. I’ve been a part of some super cool stuff, and really am thankful that my hard work has payed off! I would have to say it would be pretty badass to sit in on some tunes with Creedence Clearwater Revival if they were still together.
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The New Theatre in the Square Marietta is Back and Better Than Ever!
Three years ago one of my favorite local theaters took their final bow and closed up shop. Ever since I can I remember, I loved going to see performances at the Theatre on the Square in the beautiful Marietta Square. I can remember going to see some great Christmas shows with my parents and one of my favorites, the “1940’s Radio Hour”. Ahhh, the memories. But, it was all over in 2012.
Three years have come and gone and I spent two of those years in Boston and one in Florida, so imagine my delight to come back to Atlanta to find that the Theatre on the Square was revamped and ready to amaze again with great local talent.
We took a few minutes to get to know the lovely Roxanne Johnson of the Theatre and ask her a few questions.
TBB: We are so excited that the beloved Theatre in the Square in Marietta is making it’s glorious comeback. Tell me about this revival, who is involved and what we can expect?
Roxanne: It was more than heart breaking to the community as a whole to see Theatre in the Square close up shop in 2012. Immediately seeing huge potential Raul Thomas; Executive Chef, Film Maker and avid supporter of all the arts, took over the theatre in September of this year. From the community he hand picked a team of top notch creative and business professionals. We all quickly went to bring this sacred space back to it’s former glory.
Wanting to court previous supporters of the theatre we offer through our resident company standards and favorites of the community. There will also be more contemporary entertainment offered as well as concerts and comedy and other events. The former green room has now been transformed into a small film and photography studio.
The studio is available to the community. As well as classes for children and adults. We are already working closely with Marietta Middle School and Kennesaw State University. The ultimate goal is creating a multi-cultural center bringing entertainment and education to the area through art and theatre.
Information regarding what is currently running and what is coming up for us, as well as purchasing tickets can be found on our website HERE.
After the 1st of the year we will be offering season tickets, flex tickets and reserved seating.
Ho Ho Ho Steve-O? Holiday Laughs with Steve-O at the Improv Atlanta
Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name over the last two decades. Famous for his cringe worthy stunts on MTV’s Jackass and WildBoyz, he is never shy and always up for a challenge! Steve-O is coming to Atlanta this week to perform at the Improv Atlanta 12/3 – 12/5 so get ready for holiday cheer, Steve- O style!
We asked Steve-O a few questions, you can read his answers below:
TBB:First of all, since you are coming to Atlanta this week, tell us what your favorite thing about Atlanta is. Also, do you plan to visit anywhere other than the Improv while in town? Ever heard of the Clermont Lounge? ;)
Steve-O: It was July 4th the last time I was in Atlanta, and I had a great time taping big fireworks to my skateboard and blowing them up while I rode around a skatepark. That was a really wild time. Next week I go to jail for the crane-climbing stunt I did earlier this year in Los Angeles, so this weekend I’ll be sure to enjoy my last days of freedom roaming around Atlanta. I’m sure the Clermont Lounge is awesome, but I think I’m going to skip that spot this weekend.
TBB: The Clermont just might be a little too much for you Steve-O!
Kurtis Blow and the Hip Hop Nutcracker
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour on the strength of last December’s sold-out performances of the world premiere at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) in New York City. The Hip Hop Nutcracker will make a stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of UPCA – the work’s original producer – and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo and violinist Filip Pogády.
For its stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 28, The Hip Hop Nutcracker features special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap music.
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