River City Sessions Set For Aug. 8

Monday, July 28, 2014

The River City Sessions will be Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House, 1427 Williams St.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.   

Here are the performers and reviews:

Cardon Smith and the Heat - You may not have seen Cardon Smith’s name at the top of the marquee yet, but once you do, it’s a name he hopes you won’t soon forget. The Georgia native and Chattanooga resident is a singer/songwriter who began strumming his guitar around the campfire for the enjoyment of his hunting buddies and soon transitioned to the local bar scene, including opening for headliners Chris Knight, Angie Aparo and Lera Lynn. Drawing influences from the Texas Country/Americana scene, Cardon's music endeavors to reveal an honest blend of his struggle to find the balance between hope and loss, happiness and despair. Cardon is in the process of recording his first album, which he hopes to release in the fall of 2014. He will be performing with his band, The Heat, for the River City Sessions.

Mountain Creek House Fire

Robert Lovett is a Texas born singer/songwriter with an Americana style that he brings to Chattanooga via Knoxville, Nashville, and Lubbuck, Texas.  He has recorded two original solo CD’s, which are influenced by bluegrass and country blues. 

Pattee Wilbanks has been performing in Chattanooga since the mid 80’s in various folk/bluegrass bands.  She plays guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo as well as sings. Pattee currently plays in the duo “Blue John” with Dale Martin as well.  She and Robert began playing together last summer and have performed at Ketner’s Mill, Little Owl Arts Festival and Charles and Myrtles Coffeehouse.  Together they are know as Mountain Creek House Fire performing Americana, bluegrass, and original tunes.

Jim Pfitzer – He’s been described as a Chattanooga treasure and has appeared as storyteller, musician, humorist and educator in almost every venue and festival in the region. His latest one man play A Standard of Change, based on the life of Aldo Leopold has received national attention and he has performed it from the east coast to the west. Jim has been hidden away in a cabin on the back of Lookout Mountain for the last three months working on a new piece.    

Portions of this month's show celebrating Wilderness is presented through a grant from TN Wild; working to preserve wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest.

 
 


 
 
 
 
 

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