Will McCranie delivers honest songs with an infectious blend of his southern roots, infused with elements of soul and jazz.
Category: Community Stage
John Krueger has been writing songs and performing them around the country for a little over a decade. The 27-year-old Georgian proudly displays his love for The Beatles and singer-songwriters of the 70’s throughout his catalogue
billy s power trio is a high energy, feel good rock band! Made up of well seasoned Augusta musicians, this is an all original music group. billy, a local artist & singer/songwriter, is on vocals and guitars, with multi-instrumentalist Dave Mercernator Mercer on drums & Alex Bruce on bass.
Improvisational jazz solos (a slowly dying art form) bebop,funk jazz, blues and all done in a upbeat style.
The Poetry Matters Project goal is to increase the awareness of all things poetic across diverse cultural lines. Project participants collaborate with community based groups to allow growth and awareness of all ages and stages of poets with which we now interact. www.poetrymattersproject.org
Poetry Matters Project is proud to welcome Al Black and Len Lawson to the Troubadour Stage as featured poets. Black and Lawson are the co-founders of Poets Respond to Race.
Al Black, a Columbia, SC, poet, organizer, and advocate, and Len Lawson, a poet and teacher, will join us for a Poets Respond to Race reading. Black is the author of the collection I Only Left for Tea, which is characterized by “quiet intimacy and vulnerability,” according to writer Ed Madden. Lawson’s poetry appears in several anthologies and journals including pluck! A Journal of Affrilachian Arts. In the wake of the Charleston tragedy, Black and Lawson began coproducing the Poets Respond to Race tour, which has included readings in three states and aims to bring unity and conversation through poetry. According to its mission statement, Poets Respond to Race “holds open forums on race and diversity to offer a gateway into tough conversations that can change communities in the south.”
Open mic featuring local poets Aaron Snow, Vanessa Harrisand Autumn Holliday and a few new fresh voices will be on hand for the event. For more information contact Poetry Matters Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive Arts Movement is a group of performing artists who use their talent to uplift the community and inspire social change. We are best known for our stage production “Rimshot” that indicts the entertainment culture as a metaphor for human trafficking awareness. We will use vignettes from this production.
Selah will perform his single “Enigmatic Soul”, from upcoming EP, “7 Seals of Hip Hop”. Part of series “You Paint With Brushes, I Paint With Words”, this live performance Hip-Hop/artistic hybrid will evolve into a poetry manuscript. Selah and wife Vonetta (painter) will perform together in this exciting event.
Electric troubadour and singer for The Gilded Youth, Adam Diehl has been performing in Augusta since 2011.
Coming after several years of playing together, we are now a garage rock outfit with an exciting new batch of original songs. Fans of underground and indie rock may find something to treasure, with a few jazzy moments thrown in.
The old saying goes, “Big things come in small packages.” Well this statement reigns true for Kelvin Armstrong. Being a small town guy from Irmo, South Carolina, Kelvin is breaking every mold in today’s music and redefining the music landscape, hit by hit.