The River City Sessions Are At The Camp House June 13

Monday, June 2, 2014

The River City Sessions will be at the Camp House on Friday, June 13.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $5. 

The feature artist this month is Butch Ross and his new CD, People Places, Things is in just in time for the show. 

Review for the artists:

Butch Ross is a rock star. He plays the mountain dulcimer and in case you're thinking "Rockstar? Mountain dulcimer? Doesn't compute," let me fill you in on a little something. Butch Ross does something that no one else can touch. What he does is amazing. His genius is in the fact that he found something unique to him and he just worked it to a point where no one can come close to matching it. He's seriously brilliant.  

Caleb Ludwick has worked as a senior brand writer with design agencies around the country. His work has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York Type Director's Club, One Show, PRINT, School of Southern Literature, Yale Writers' Conference, and the Lyndhurst Foundation, with permanent inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution's National Design Museum.  C&R Press has republished The First Time She Fell, his debut collection of stories, originally the inspiration for a limited edition design collaboration.

From her beginnings as a self taught bluegrass guitarist, Alia Hollback has expanded into a one woman multi-instrumentalist powerhouse. Adding piano, mandolin, dulcimer, fiddle, upright bass, ukulele, banjo, and harmonica to her repertoire,  she is a natural musician who can play practically any instrument you put in front of her. 

Beginning at age 14, Alia has written all her own material, writing songs reflecting on the truth and pain of living. From the whimsical "I Never Would Have Guessed," and the introspective "I'd Lie" to the heart wrenching "Worthless," Alia's songs consistently speak to her audiences regardless of age or background.She released her first EP, "Generalized Statements of Observable Facts," in July, 2013.

Derek Williams is the quiet sound man, jack of all things stage, behind many of the shows put on here in Chattanooga. His poetry is a reflection of the man, intellectual, clean and sparse. This will be one of the most memorable poets you will hear on stage


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