Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene: Amber Fults Band

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - by Bob Payne WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DAVRIK
Bob Payne
Bob Payne

T-Bones manager Chad Danner said a few weeks ago that he was going to start having bands that were new and different to play the venue in 2009. While they still feature many of Chattanooga’s favorites, T-Bones has brought in some new talent in the past weeks. A few weeks ago, they had Seersucker, a band with a tuba. They had Starr Adkins. Last week, they had the Amber Fults Band.


That is one of the things I like about T-Bones. They have great food and stellar service by some of the best servers and bartenders in town, and they offer live music with no cover charge. And now, they offer a variety in music choices, by not being skeert of trying new things. (Skeert = not scared)

The Amber Fults Band skeert me a bit. It was one of those bands I had not heard of before. The band members don’t dress like Elton John or have purple and green hair. My first impression, prior to hearing them, was that Chad had hired a garage band just to save a buck.

Enter Amber Fults. As soon as this young lady sings the first note, you know she has talent. Backed by a good band, her song selection was excellent as well. Not the same old cover songs here folks. Noooo. They bill themselves as alternative, country, and rock. Amber’s beautiful voice is matched with some original songs in perfect form. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. You can hear the band at click here.

Riverbend has now announced one of the biggest names in the music business – Willie Nelson will open the festival on the Coca-Cola stage. The Riverbend website is here link.

Rhythm and Brews is again hosting the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash on Saturday night. This four-hour musical tribute to the man in black, features many of the area’s finest musicians. Davey Smith, Channing Wilson, Nathan Farrow, Tim Starnes, Mike Haggaman, Brian Gross, and others. This show sells out, so get your tickets here link.

Live! In Chattanooga

Thursday, February 26

The Palms At Hamilton – Throttle Bottom

JJ’s Bohemia – Downtown Brown, Opposite Box, Cirrus Effect–

Rhythm & Brews – Randy Rogers Band, with Kneckdown and Walker Hayes


Friday, February 27


Midtown Music Hall – Hillbilly Casino

Buds – Adrenaline Drop

JJ’s Bohemia – Brenn, Flurish, The Vettes

Market Street Tavern – Seersucker

Mike Hole In Wall – Roger Alan Wade

T-Bones – The Foundation

Rhythm & Brews – Johnny Cash Birthday Party Bash!

Blue Orleans Creole Rest on Amnicola – The Joe Evans Trio

Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Ziggy’s – Black Betty, Stoneline

Blue Orleans Downtown – David Anthony Blues

Fathom – The London Monkey, Murder, Raenbow Station, Joel Harris


Saturday, February 28


Charles & Myrtles – Richard Berman

Riders – Common Ground

Pokey’s Cleveland – Bud Lightning

JJ’s Bohemia – Up With The Joneses, Lamb Handler, Zan Teddy

Tremont Tavern – Roger Alan Wade and Rick Hall

Ziggy’s – Quinta Essentia, Day Of Omega, Coathanger Abortion, Atrocious Abnormality

T-Bones – Pee Wee Moore and The Awful Dreadful Snakes

Las Margaritas Hixson Pike – Priscilla & Little Rickee

Dalton Depot – The Foundation


Sunday, March 1


Ziggy’s – Inner City Surfers, Day of Omega


Monday, March 2


Market Street Tavern – Old Time Music Jam (Bring your instrument)


Tuesday, March 3


Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Blue Orleans Downtown – Roddy Noll Jazz Trio

Spectaters – Mike and Rhonda

Rhythm & Brews – Cornmeal, with Flatiron String Band


Wednesday, March 4


Market Street Tavern – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Buds – Mike and Rhonda


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