Bands & Musicians
Line-up is subject to change.
All performances will be on the Main Stage in Spring Park,
unless a different location is designated.
2013 Bands and Musicians will be added to this page as they are booked.
Thursday, June 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Tuscumbia
There has never been anything like them in Country Music! Ever! Originally from South Alabama, they were hand-picked over five years ago at open casting calls, and have been privately tutored ever since. It’s All About The Show!
These five young men, with all of this experience, range from just 20 to 23 years of age. The young ladies love them because of their looks and age, and the young men because of their new country “high energy” southern rock shows.
Friday, June 28
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Throughout a career that has produced nearly twenty hit singles, including three #1s, as well as chart-topping albums and sales in the millions, Darryl Worley has set himself one primary goal.
"I've always set out to make sure every song on every album is a good one," he says. "I want every cut to be a potential single."
It is an approach that has helped to make Darryl a mainstay of modern country music. His unquestioned musical integrity earned him an enviable connection with the American public and a reputation as a genuinely traditional country artist who doesn't follow trends or fads, but rather his own bedrock convictions as an artist and a person. It doesn't hurt that he is a distinctive singer and first-rate songwriter whose music chronicles life, love and the world situation with equal facility.
Kerry Gilbert Band
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Kerry Gilbert Band – Playing the Heart and Soul of American Music
Kerry Gilbert, a native of Russellville, Alabama, population 8,900, grew up surrounded by love, music and a desire to positively impact his community through the magic of music. Influenced by the nearby Muscle Shoals music scene, Kerry is imbued with the Swamper-inspired magic that flows from the Native American spirits and the Tennessee River.
With a combined repertoire of over 1200 songs, The KGB offers a wide variety of American music entertainment. Additionally, The KGB offers a wealth of new, originally written and produced music.
KGB members include: Gilbert (rhythm guitar/vocals), Randy Kimbrough (drums), Hugh Banks (lead guitar/banjo/vocals), Mitchell Curtis (bass guitar/vocals), and Shane Goodson (keyboard/vocals).
Aaron Blades Band
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Aaron has ventured from Decatur, Illinois to, of all places, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He has a passion that consumes him. From the age of 3, singing Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” on a karaoke machine to singing and playing with various acts that have more soul than they know what to do with. He grew up listening and taking notes from artist such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Otis Redding. He is on a mission: Writing song day after day in order to find the right ones to introduce his body of work to the world. Those songs have been selected, the band has been prepared, and Aaron is hungry to accomplish his goal. Continue reading...
Time: 5:30 p.m.
For a town just miles from Liverpool, home of the Beatles, the air was thick with the legacy of the Fab Four. Luckily, Chris Lucas – raised in Warrington, England– grew up in a family passionate about music. It was a home where Jim Reeves, Bruce Springsteen, and everything in-between radiated from his father’s stereo.
Chris shared his dad’s love for music, and started playing guitar at 8 years old. He began to write songs and perform at local pubs in his early teens. After a move to the United States, Chris decided to make his music a profession, and began pursuing his dream full-time. It wasn’t long before his song demos caught the attention of Nashville songwriter’s Billy Lawson & Ed Hill. Lucas quickly began to learn the in’s and out’s of the business while honing his craft as a songwriter, eventually securing a production deal with the hit writing duo.
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Chelsea's love of music began as a toddler when she was old enough to sit on the piano bench next to her dad as he played gospel songs till she would let him stop. Growing up in a family that had deep moral and Christian convictions, Chelsea has shared her God given talent as guest soloist in churches throughout the Shoals. Her love of music is evident as she plays the guitar and performs at various events and venues.
Chelsea's gift of song, in addition to being an accomplished actress, has offered many opportunities on stage as lead in musicals such as Alice in Wonderland and many other productions.
Most recently awarded with the title of Colbert County Most Distinguished Young Woman (formerly Junior Miss), she will be attending UNA in the fall on a full scholarship. She also was crowned Miss Trojan Beauty during her senior year at Muscle Shoals.
Chelsea has strong convictions of sharing her God given gift. She believes it is a blessing in her life to help and inspire other young women to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams and ambitions. Through song, stage, and public speaking, she has confidence that she is in the perfect place and time to help make a difference in other people's lives.
Saturday, June 29
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Restless Heart lead singer Larry Stewart can remember the exact moment and place his life began to change forever.
“I was driving east on I-40 from West Nashville into town to an appointment,” he recalls. “Back then, I was listening to what we were doing in my Jeep Cherokee every day. I had turned the radio on, and ‘Let The Heartache Ride’ was right in the middle of the acapella intro.”
Stewart had been living with the song for a while, and hearing it through his car speakers wasn’t that big of a deal – until he looked at the stereo and saw the numbers 97.9. “It didn’t sink in because I had it in the tape deck for days, then I realized ‘That’s the radio. It’s WSIX.’ I pulled over on the shoulder around White Bridge Road and sat there with my car idling. It was like yesterday.” Continue reading...
Time: 7:15 p.m.
VOODOO BAYOU's diverse members combine their 140+ years of storied musical pasts into a unique sound that is equal parts Americana rock, Delta blues and funk fusion, all while maintaining their obvious southern roots with a distinctive New Orleans flair. Once described as “funk rock music with a twist of country fried blue grass topped with a splash of rockabilly punk fusion”, VOODOO BAYOU combines its authentic sound that will captivate its audience with its energetic live show that is characteristic of the South Louisiana culture from which its members were born. The vision of the band has never been to be “trendy” or the “flavor of the week”, but remains true to creating music that is distinctive and with broad appeal….music that resonates with people from all walks of life….quality music that is real. Continue reading...
Time: 6:15 p.m.
The beginning of the summer of '08 brought more than just hot weather. It brought about the beginning of one of the hottest bands around when three guys, who had known each other for years, decided to try and play music together. The guys began playing at a local Florence, Alabama bar on Saturday nights and quickly drew a consistently packed house. Music lovers were drawn to their distinct sound, but more importantly there super high energy shows and electrifying stage presence, usually unheard of in a three piece acoustic setting. The band later added a drummer which only added fuel to the fire already burning on stage. Musically the band is an electric mix of genres and influences. Continue reading...
Time: 5:15 p.m.
The Wildwood Ruminators is a group emanating from the fertile musical soil of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area. Originally a trio comprised of veteran singer/songwriter and independent producer Eddie Martin, Tony Lee (formerly of the celebrated Celtic band, Full Moon Ensemble) and John Jackson (leader of the pop/punk band, Jessica’s Mistake), they have recently expanded by adding the dynamic rhythm section of Malcolm Singleton on drums and bassist Bill Williams. Four of the five members are Shoals-area natives yet come from disparate musical backgrounds; it’s an interesting mix!
The self-titled debut album from The Wildwood Ruminators combines each individual member’s various influences into a singular musical vision. The resulting unique brew of all-original music focuses solidly on the songs themselves while keeping the production fairly minimal, with only percussion added to the two-instrument/vocal approach taken by the group. In addition to Jackson, Lee, and Martin, Chris Fryar (from the highly successful Zac Brown Band) is the only other musician to make an appearance on the project. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Beard, Martin’s longtime creative partner.Continue reading...
The Local Saints
Time: 4:15 p.m.
We are Jamie McFarlane, Rob McFarlane, Justin Holder, Chad Burdine, & Zach Walton. We play music. We write songs. We sing songs.
Our Pop's were preachers and we grew up in the Bible-belt but they aren't going to be putting us up for sainthood anytime soon. Our new band is The Local Saints, and we sing about life and love and sometimes whiskey and we might throw in a dog or a train, or an angry girl because we are from the South and that is how we live. Let us know what you think.
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Maxwell Russell was born and raised in northwest Alabama. He grew up in the Colbert County area, a region which has had its share of music greats. It is home to Muscle Shoals Sound, Fame and other famous, ground breaking studios. It is also the hometown of Blues legend W.C. Handy. Maxwell has been playing the guitar since he was a youngster but started his journey in the "business" at the age of 26, forming bands along the way and playing his originals at gigs. He writes music ranging from Country ballads and Country rockers to Blues and Jazz numbers and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll. Maxwell has a catalog of over 200 songs, not very many by today’s song writing and music business standards but each song has a personal feeling or story that has taken a lifetime of work in preparation. . His music is influenced by old school Delta music, Slide, Boogie, Shuffles, Swing and old Rock ‘n’ Roll. Continue reading...
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Born out of both modern rock and southern soul, The Valley Roots are leading the way in the new revitalization of the Muscle Shoals Sound. Hailing from the tri-cities area, The Valley Roots combine the best of the old and new schools in a unique sound that’s made from southern rock, funkadelic rhythms, and sweet soul music joining together. When The Valley Roots play, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Local musician, Rick Mitchell, started playing and writing music in the Shoals area at the young age of 15. As his work took him to many different places, he never left his passion for music behind. He played in bands and performed solo in various venues in Texas, Hawaii, Tennessee, Mississippi and beyond. He has been influenced by various styles of music from the laid-back, beach music of Jimmy Buffett to the southern rock sounds of the Allman Brothers. More than once in his travels he has been known to pick up his guitar at a beach bar and find himself joined by a local steel drum player entertaining the locals. Rick is now settled back in the Shoals area where you can enjoy hearing him during a solo gig or with the band, Southbound. Whether solo or with the band, you will hear him cover such artists as Hank Williams, Jr., Atlanta Rhythm Section, Gregg Allman and many others. Don’t be surprised if you take a trip down the Blues Highway and hear a little Bobby “Blue” Bland or other blues artists. The important part of music is having fun and finding a piece of music that may touch your heart!
Sherry Ann Lints
Time: 12:15 p.m.
A native of Upstate, NY, Sherry Anne Lints is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a certified fitness trainer. She currently owns and operates Better Health Chiropractic in Upstate, NY and is involved in many fitness/wellness events throughout the region. Licensed in three states, "Dr. Sherry" has had the privilege of meeting and working with a variety of people, from artists in the recording industry, to fitness professionals and even Hollywood celebrities. Continue reading...
Sunday, June 30
Their background may have made it look easy—after all, Sidewalk Prophets toured with Jeremy Camp and Audio Adrenaline on the strength of independent albums, then rode the popularity of their first Word Records release, These Simple Truths, to a Dove Award for Best New Artist and a nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. "The Words I Would Say" hit #3, "You Can Have Me" went Top 20, a Christmas single, "Hope Was Born This Night," hit the Top 10, and "You Love Me Anyway" went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Christian Singles chart. The band has toured with the Rock and Worship Roadshow with MercyMe and Francesca Battistelli, among others, and landed another Dove nomination for Group of the Year in 2011.
The reality, though, like that of the seemingly placid duck whose feet are pumping furiously underwater, is something else altogether.
"It's not easy for any of us to do what God has called us to do, to go make disciples of the world," says lead singer Dave Frey. He is referring in part to the rigors of the road, which can be extraordinarily demanding for a band as hard working as Sidewalk Prophets, but also to the challenges all vocal believers face. Continue reading...
Fresh off his first year of full time performing, singer/songwriter Archie Hubbard has crafted a sound that is as authentic as the songs he sings. Archie uses his modern folk rock infused with some blues to full effect in creating a vibe that stands solidly on its own. Archie writes simple songs about complex things, “The Ride”, Archie’s first full length LP, was released this past year. The album is a collection of stories, woven together, that meditate on themes of sacrifice, ambition, love, and loss. Now, Archie is preparing the release of his follow up album, written from a storytelling perspective, filled with emotional imagery, and full of engaging melodies. He’ll be performing songs from the upcoming album this summer along with tunes from the “The Ride” and his own unique take on some classics.
Archie has fleshed out his band with a combination of players and instruments that lend a full, warm sound to his guitar and vocal.
Hailing from Tuscumbia, Alabama, Archie Hubbard and his band are an experience to keep on watch.