Micah ScottFor Immediate release JUNE 2017
Micah Scott, Magnolia Wind and Julie Gribble
Americana Roots at Smiths Olde Bar
Smiths Olde Bar (in the Atlanta Room)
1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Wednesday June 28th
Doors at 8pm
$8 tickets in advance $10 at door
Ticket Link: http://www.smithsoldebar.com/events/micah-scott-the-julie-gribble-band#.WTbfGTOZONY
South Florida singer/songwriter Micah Scott was raised in a small northern New York State town with Revolutionary War bones in its fields. Born in 1978, he had retro taste early, drawn to The Ventures, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Beatles, when the rest of the world was listening to Debbie Boone and Meat Loaf. In the 90’s Micah was attached to a Fender Stratocaster and doing his best take on guitarist like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Muddy Waters. When his guitar teacher turned him onto Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson, the die was cast. Today, he counts as seminal influences Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt and John Fahey.
Armed with an honors degree from the Crane School of Music, Micah moved to South Florida and began getting roots-music cred playing every gig he could. Dim, greasy dive bars. Then more upscale blues clubs; and finally, music festivals. Seven years later, he co-founded a popular South Florida band called The KillBillies, which has grown a grass-roots following along the coast. In 2016, Micah made his first solo album, Dark Horse, on a break from an East Coast solo tour. It was recorded over three weeks in Philadelphia—another place steeped in American history. The album debuted at #1 on the Amazon Roots-Rock chart, and the single, Step Outta Line, came in at #1 on the Amazon Alt-Country and Americana chart.
This summer Micah hit’s the road performing some solo shows, duo and full band shows. He will be joined by upright bassist Zak Mahoney, fiddler Paddy King, percussionist Tyler Kulik and guitarist John Smotherman.
Based out of Nashville, TN, Magnolia Wind is Chris Butler and Kristen Brassel Butler, an Americana Duo. Kristen, a Mississippi native, has been awarded the Mississippi 2015 Country Artist of the Year, and Best Original Song, as well as being a notable songwriter in Nashville, TN. Chris, hailing from the bluegrass state of Kentucky, has made way as a sought after Guitarist in Nashville, touring as support for artists and bands such as Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, A Thousand Horses and many others, as well countless studio sessions that you hear on radio today.
As a Husband and Wife duo, they create music that combines Country, Folk, and Americana elements that is performed with captivating honesty. Chris and Kristen pull inspiration from artists such as Jason Isbell, Mumford and Sons, and Shovels and Rope. In 2016 they released a project together titled "Take One" which highlights their songwriting and musical abilities. Currently, they are touring the Southeastern United States and are continuously working on their first album.
Chris Butler - Vocals, Guitar, Utility, Percussion
Kristen Brassel Butler - Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Percussion
JULIE GRIBBLE BAND
Julie Gribble is a fresh face on the Americana/Country scene. Newly moved to Nashville, she has found her voice...a unique, powerful, and honest tone with one of a kind lyrical storytelling all wrapped up with hints of bluegrass, traditional country, with her main base in Americana.
Julie grew up doing theatre, then moved on to film and television. When she moved to LA she decided to see if her dream of being a singer/songwriter could be a reality. After only a few open mics, and alot of time trying to figure out how to play her acoustic guitar by drawing the chords out on napkins, her first gig was offered to her. After that...she fell in love with music in a different way. Within a year she had recorded a record, got signed to a small label and was on her first tour. Less than a decade later, Gribble's resume has been packed full of national tv guest appearances, constant touring, festivals, being the face of brands such as Hotel Indigo, numerous tv/film licensing on major network shows, an endorsement with Martin Guitars, and a large supporting role in a Sony Pictures film. Best part about all of this? She did it all on her OWN! Gribble is proof that hard work generosity, and honesty do pay off!
Armed with a new EP due for release in October, 2012 Julie is feeding her constant desire to be on the road touring. She has a large resume of amazing venues around the country and Canada that she has played, primetime network shows and films that have featured Gribble's music, and a 3 time guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson show.
This next year Julie is focusing on her move to Nashville, finding new ways to reach out in her community mission work, writing, playing and always remembering it's her fans that are really the most important thing!