River City Sessions Holiday Show Is Thursday

Monday, December 11, 2017

River City Sessions will host its annual holiday show Thursday at The Granfalloon.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. 

Here are the performers and their reviews:

Cannon Hunt – A crowd favorite no matter where he performs, Cannon came to RCS when he was just a freshman in high school via a recommendation by Randy Steele, who had been playing with him in a few jam sessions. Since then he has become a favorite not only of RCS but all over town and has made a few solid recommendations of his own to RCS.  

Grace Campbell - a local singer song writer, has been singing since she was four-years-old, whether with her family or in choirs. Her initial influence comes from the Good Shepherd Church Choir in Lexington, Ky. However, after teaching herself the guitar in 2014, her songwriting was able to take form. Recently she has been involved in several bands, including her own family band, August385. She has gained experience through participating in these bands while also attending school at Sewanee: The University of the South. 

Derek Martin – Derek recently became the engagement manager for The Camp House here in Chattanooga. In naming him such they got a two for one deal, because Derek is a very talented singer songwriter also. He has appeared twice recently at shows RCS has been involved in; the RCS monthly show and in The Tree Top night headed by Kristy Graves over at Chattanooga House Shows. Both times he performed original music as well as solid covers that highlighted the range of his voice. 

Joylene Kara – Also a newcomer to the Chattanooga music scene, Joylene has an acoustic folk singer sound but has also fronted a rock band and is another whose has a range of voice and talent. Help us welcome her to the Chattanooga music community. 

Doc and Cordell - Opening the show the entertaining Doc and Cordell will be sharing a song and a story or two in the holiday spirit. 



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