The Music: Local and Live in April
By Kris Youmans, Special to The Paper
Enthusiastic fans of live music have waited a long time to be a part of an audience. Many of the large concerts are being planned into the latter part of this year and even later into 2022. The good news is Music is starting to come to the surface slowly & surely in local venues with restrictions that we can all abide by for as long as it takes.
Keep your ears open for great music online and in venues where possible. We’ll all be out and about before you know it.
LOCAL VENUES – APRIL CALENDAR
4/16/21 … Daniel Toole
19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2526
Call ahead to check on Live music dates.
BIG SHOTS KITCHEN & BAR
102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770-629-5591
Every Sunday … Jeanine Duke, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
BRICKHOUSE GRILL & TAVERN
80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770-683-2790
4/9 … Clay Page, 9 p.m.
4/17… Chase Tibbitts, 9 p.m.
THE CELLAR / THE BAYS
20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328
4/8 … John Hensley
4/9 … Josh Gilbert
4/10 … The Knotty G’s- Americana
4/15 … Jeanine Duke, 7-10 p.m.
4/16 … The Whiskey Preachers folk & country duo from Carrollton
4/17 … Chuck & Nick, 8 p.m.
4/22 … Amber Jean – 80s & 90s Country & Rock
4/23 … Michael Keeth
4/24 … Pete and Pete Band
4/29 … Capo 3
4/30 … Mike Oregano
COCHRAN MILL BREWING COMPANY
27 Word Street, Fairburn GA
4/9 … Blues & Brews, 6 p.m. Every Friday in April!
4/10 … Garrett Wheeler, 6 p.m.
4/16 … Jeremy Neese ,6 p.m.
4/17 … John Paul Barry, 6 p.m.
GRAZING HERE – LaGrange
141 Main Street, LaGrange GA • 706-298-5485
4/17 … Corbette Jackson, 8 p.m. – local favorite, American Idol contestant & Nashville recording artist
GRAZING HERE – Peachtree City
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All shows start at 8 p.m.
4/9 … Jet City
4/10 … No Limitz – playing rock & everything from Etta James to Alice in Chains
4/16 … Fuze
4/17 … Hunter Callahan Band
4/23 … Wicked
4/24 … 6 Feet Back – experienced high energy local group playing music from the 70s & 80s
4/30 … Quarter Mile Rendezvous
HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP
1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911
All Shows start at 6 p.m.
4/15 … Lerogie
4/22 … Wyatt Acoustic Group
4/29 … Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young
5/6 …Joey Troupe
LINE CREEK BREWERY
150 Huddleston Rd., Peachtree City
4/17 … Mary Martin, 6-9 p.m. (Midwest Food Bank Donation Drive)
THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
4/16 … Joey Troupe, 6 p.m.
4/23 … Lerogie, 6 p.m.
MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL
Bremen GA • 770-537-6455
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
4/10 … T.Graham Brown & Lee Roy Parnell
4/17 … Lorrie Morgan
4/30 …Josh Turner
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
Around the Courthouse Square in downtown Newnan
On the 1st Saturday of every month. This event starts around 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. and is for all ages and levels of play. Join in the fun by singing along or bring your acoustic instrument. Lots of networking for musicians going on during the performances.
RED CLAY FOUNDARY
3116 Main Street, Duluth GA
Eddie Owen presents Songwriters in the Round – Some of our best local songwriters will be joining together for a great songwriters round in a listening room setting. Social distancing followed at the venue. Tickets are still available or you can buy a $5 streaming ticket online at Eddie Owen Presents
4/23 … Mary Martin, Melody Kiser, Daniel Toole, Corbin Hoates, 7 p.m.
RPM FULL SERVICE
15 Jackson Street, Newnan
Every Sunday, Ross Pead starts around noon on the patio.
SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
4/9 … The Wyatt Band – one of Georgia’s top rock bands playing diverse cover tunes
4/16 … Capo 3 – a blend of rock, country & folk with great vocal harmonies
4/23 … Toby Nix
4/30 … Midnite Cruzer – classic rock from the 60s, 70s, 80s
5/7 … The Dreamers
5/14 … Off Ramp
Contacts, Links & Shows for Local Musicians
DOUG KEES … live videos on Facebook and check out his official website: dougkees.com.
Doug has some great musical plans in the works! He’s recording @Bakos Amp Works in Atlanta & looking forward to a release date in late spring/early summer. He’s in the process of mixing and mastering his own projects as well as collaborating with some of his favorite musicians & friends … I’ll keep you updated
Also, check out the album Roots & Boughs (acoustic guitar instrumentals) on his website.
LEONARD WASHINGTON on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation
DANIEL TOOLE … Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music & www.onedanieltoole.com
Next show in this area is @ Abide Brewery on 4/16/21 and check out Daniel’s website for all upcoming events.
MARY CLAIRE MARTIN … find Mary on Facebook & on her website at www.marymartinmusic.com
Classically trained on piano as a child, as a teenager took up the electric guitar & never looked back!
4/23 … Griffin Moose Lodge, 8 p.m.
6/26 … Hangar 92 Douglasville GA
PATRICK HAGEN … 52 weeks of Live Streams on Facebook ! Tune in every Sunday night @ 8 p.m.
ADAM WRIGHT … Newnan’s own Adam Wright & Shannon Wright are husband & wife singer/songwriters- both growing up in musical families . Adam is a twice-nominated Grammy nominated songwriter, singer, producer, & musician. He’s written songs recorded and performed by his uncle Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, John Legend, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lonesome River Band, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and others.
His newest album “I Win” was written in the Spring of 2020 during lockdown.
The Associated Press says “I Win is a quarantine accomplishment, craft & care are reflected in the way he packs clever rhymes and wordplay into concise tunes”
LEROGIE … find him on Facebook & on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic
HeyDreamer is recording their second album at Real2Reel Studio in Jonesboro. Will Turpin from Collective Soul is producing the album and the band loves every one of these new songs! Big announcement for the band is that they will be playing the Mello Festival in the UK in May this year
JOSH PURGASON … www.joshpurgason.com … Watch his video ‘Yin to My Yang’ on Youtube or on his website
CALLISTA CLARK … New EP Release! Callista is from Williamson, Ga, started singing & playing in church, has created a huge following while recording her videos on youtube, & has become quite a songwriter! She’s under the Big Machine label and the new EP really showcases her amazing talent.She’s getting airplay on country stations, The Highway SiriusXM, and locally that would be 92.5 The Bear. Contact The Bear and let them know you want to hear Callista Clark in their rotation- follow her on FB, Instagram & YouTube.
KRIS YOUMANS BAND … www.krisyoumansband.com
Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio
The PETE & PETE BAND …Performing a wide variety of music-pop,rock,country,R&B, Motown,Oldies,Blues,, Dance music & more https://www.facebook.com/PETE-PETE-BAND-107236997813690
Catch the band at The Cellar 4/24/21 and 5/29/21.
Also ‘The Petenixs’ will be playing the Olde Courthouse Tavern in Fayetteville on 4/23/21 at 8 p.m.
HANNAH MCGARITY … Find Hannah’s music on YouTube.
Hannah is an 18-year-old singer songwriter & plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on YouTube.
JEANINE DUKE … is well known in Newnan for playing the music we love to sing along to. Jeanine says she loves being with people and music is one of the paths that leads to developing friends & fans. Family is very important to her, and it was her older brother who introduced her to music. He left his Kay guitar with her when he returned to the Navy & Jeanine was mesmerized. James Taylor, Carole King & other folk artists from that era, influenced her songwriting early on.
Catch Jeanine in The Bays on 4/15/21.