July Second Saturdays On Station Street Festival And Guitar Giveaway Is July 8

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The third event in the Second Saturdays on Station Street summer music series, hosted by the Songbirds Foundation, will be held on July 8 on Station Street in front of the Songbirds Guitar Museum from 2-7 p.m.  

The lineup will be Paul Childers Band from 2-3:30 p.m. and The Communicators from 4-7 p.m. 

To commemorate this event the museum will be giving away a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Cherry Sunburst that was hand selected and donated by Sam Ash Music Stores from their Guitars of Distinction collection.  

Second Saturday’s on Station Street is a five-part musical series that will be held on the second Saturday of every month during the summer— May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, and Sept. 9 from 2-7 p.m. This event series will celebrate the businesses on and around Station Street and the Southside Neighborhood, and it will highlight musical acts of all genres, art, culture, and food. This event is kid and pet friendly. 

For more information check out, www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays

Review for the bands:

The Communicators
A first of its kind in Chattanooga, The Communicators is a collective of members of the local music scene who gather occasionally to party and perform. Most shows involve covering entire albums from start to finish in real time. In the past, they have performed albums such as, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and the Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head” and Ill Communication.” 

T.J. Greever is a founding member of The Communicators (along with Jonathan Susman and Dan Pinson). He said everything fell into place and that the project has been going since. “You know, when we started out, we just wanted to throw a party,” Greever said. “At shows, we started doing this intermingling of bands, and people really seemed to enjoy it. It’s just a great, lighthearted, playful vibe.” 

Paul Childers Band
Sometimes the lines drawn between genres of music seem so indelible in this age of technological proclivity in modern Pop music and the quest for perfection. The likes of Blues and Jazz and their knack for improvisation are assumed to be left behind in this era; left to be the music reserved for our fathers and artists found only in black and white photos. This, however, is not the case for Paul Childers. 

Hailing from Nashville, Paul Childers is trying to challenge everything you thought you knew about the future of music. Refusing to be ghettoized, Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. 


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