May Featured Musician: Ellis Lowery

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I’m a Newnan native, Newnan High School Grad, former Marine and retired Army combat Veteran after 24 years active duty.

I grew up listening to Classic Country legends, not so commonly referred to, like Gene Watson, Don Williams, Vern Gosdin, and John Conlee.

I always wanted to be able to play an instrument along with their songs, but never seemed to have the time to commit and ended up buying and selling several guitars over the years. 

Then in 2011 I was instructing a class for the Army, and a guy introduced me to the ukulele and taught me 4 chords.

A switch flipped and I learned a bunch of old classics on the ukulele. I would sit around the campfire and come up with my own songs just as a hobby.

Candis bought me a guitar for Christmas and I was a little intimidated by it for a while, but started teaching myself chord progressions and playing along with my favorite songs. It all just kept going from there – I played a few small gigs, and began to write. I continue to write and have shows planned in Griffin, Tyrone, Coweta county, Fayette and beyond.

I guess the best way to describe my music experience is – self-taught, and just picking up as much as I can through the years of knowing and playing with the amazing talent of the musicians I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with.

Hope to see y’all at a show. Love meeting folks and sharing the cover songs I love and my originals. – Ellis Lowery

MAY SCHEDULED PEFORMANCES

5/16 … Sharpsburg Pizza Pub Bike Night, 5:30 p.m.
5/19 … Myrtle’s Plot Twist Book Store & Wine Bar, Griffin, 6-9 p.m.
5/20 … Crust & Craft, 8 p.m.
5/24 … Mad Mexican, 6 p.m.

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