Support Local Music has become a saying that has caught on in quite a few circles. Rhythm & Brews has embraced the effort and has been featuring some of the area’s best, newest, and brightest stars. And guess what – it’s working. Bands like Strung Like A Horse, The Communicators, Amber Fults & the Ambivalent Lovers, and Kymera have been packing Rhythm & Brews with local music fans. Friday night should be no exception, as one of the most talented bands I have heard takes to the stage – The Michael Martin Band. Sara Nickloy and Bobby Keel will also be on the bill at Rhythm & Brews Friday night, as Susie Luther from 99.3 WUUQ and Jim Boles from Chattacountry host the event.
I had the honor of getting an invite to Michael Martin’s band practice a couple weeks ago and this band is killer. It featured seasoned professional musicians and great tunes. They recently added my Guitarist of the Year pick from a couple years ago, Kris Phillips – so watch out for some guitar licks that will blow your mind. An old friend, Mark Trundle, from the Mudville Mafia days is drumming for them, so that also makes me a happy camper. Look for a sound influenced by Confederate Railroad, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Waylon, and Marshall Tucker. Influenced, I say – but still unique to this band.
For ticket info and times, just click http://www.ticketbiscuit.com/rhythm-brews/EventPage.aspx?EID=139752.
Can’t wait until Friday night? We have great local music on Thursdays, too. Jerry Fordham is at Bar Louie’s Hamilton Place – he is another musician that will amaze you with his multiple instrument skills. One of the greats – Jimmy Harris, performs in the Piano Bar at the beautiful Palms on Shallowford Road every Thursday night. The No Big Deal Duo, often with 3 -5 people in the duo, performs at Mexi-Wings Cafe. Courtney Daly and Ivan Wilson will be at the Social in Warehouse Row tonight, too.
The moral of the story boys and girls, is that there is live music in every corner of this great city – tonight, tomorrow and every night! Go out and have a great meal, appetizer, or a drink and have a great time supporting our hard working local musicians. Your support is what keeps music alive in Chattanooga. Without your support, the silence will be deafening.
For local music info, try www.chattanoogaentertainers.com or www.chattanooganightscope.com. They both have great local music info and schedules. For local info on Country music, try Jim Boles’ site www.chattacountry.ning.com.
Email Bob Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000 .