Bert Cheshire returns to Augusta for a one night only hometown throw down!
Bert Cheshire is an American guitarist, composer, producer, and music educator from Augusta, Georgia. Picking up the guitar nearly 20 years ago lead Bert's life focus to become creating music. Drawing from many styles such as Jazz, Classical, Rock, EDM, Roots, and Hip-hop; Bert’s unique sound, creative energy, and hard-working attitude keep him busy and sought after in the music industry. Bert is a graduate of Berklee College of Music ‘15 as well as Alumni of Atlanta Institute of Music ‘08. During his time at Berklee, Bert focused largely on electronic production and has spent the last five years combining live instrumentation with heavy electronic elements to produce and collaborate with many clients from around the world. Currently based out of Denver, Colorado Bert continues to produce electronic music from his downtown studio and travel the globe playing guitar with extensive past performances across the US from New York to LA as well as stage time with his main musical outfit Akenda in Spain, France, and Japan.
Bert Cheshire - Guitar
Brian Herrington - Bass
Brandon Kelly - Drums
plus special guests!
Visit bertcheshire.com for more
“Brackish Water Jamboree is an eclectic mix of foot-stomping bluegrass, old-time folk and classic Americana pulled together with a high-energy performance and one extraordinary stage presence. Brackish Water Jamboree is a band that will bring down the house and bring the audience to their feet time and time again.”
Yonder founding members Adam Aijala, banjo player Dave Johnston, and bassist Ben Kaufmann reconfigured Yonder Mountain String Band as a traditional bluegrass instrumental five-piece in 2014 with the recruitment of new players Allie Kral (violin) and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin). The reconstituted group debuted with 2015’s acclaimed BLACK SHEEP, but truly gelled as they toured, the new players’ personalities seamlessly blending and elevating the intrinsically tight Yonder sound. Yonder made certain to show off the current roster’s growing strength with the 2017 release of MOUNTAIN TRACKS: VOLUME 6, the first installment in their hugely popular live recording series since 2008.
Machine Funk "Tribute to Widespread Panic" was formed in the summer of 2006 in Florence, SC. The band tours the southeast, night after night their set lists are never the same. With having over 120 songs in their repertoire you will not see the same show twice. They also include songs from Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Talking Heads and many others. Machine Funk has shared the stage with musicians from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams and Jojo Herman of Widespread Panic. Each show is a musical journey that can't be explained, only experienced!
At just 23 years old, Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan is set to take the music industry by storm. Born DeQuantes Lamar on October 4, 1989, “Quan” as close friends and family know him, is the eldest of three siblings that were raised in a single family home. Originally having dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, Quan could not ignore his passion for music.
Possessing an undeniable talent for storytelling, Quan’s focus quickly changed to rapping. Dedicating countless hours in the studio, Quan began churning out street hit after hit, which eventually resulted in the 2008 smash “Stay Down” featuring the Stack Money Boys.
Beginning to make his mark in Atlanta, “Stay Down” became a hood favorite and solidified the start of a promising rap career for Quan.
The beginning quickly came to an unfortunate halt when Quan found himself on the wrong side of the law, which cost him over a year of his freedom. With a faithful following and committed team, they continued to push Quan’s music for his undying fans.
"NEVERMIND is a tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time... NIRVANA! Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta three guys from the local scene decided that their town needed more Grunge! Specifically... Nirvana.
Coming from other bands and tributes they knew how to make this work. You need a serious love for the music, a strong work ethic to get it right and most of all you had to be as close to the real thing as possible!"
In the course of their 27 year history, Jupiter Coyote has played over five thousand shows, traveled everywhere and done just about everything a touring band can do. The innovative group has independently sold well over half a million CDs, tens of thousands of downloads, and who knows how many bootlegs loose to fans for free. JC is brand name and still trucking along, despite today’s ever-changing, increasingly unpredictable music scene.
JC plays it the way they feel it — with little regard as to where they fall between the cracks of what is considered trendy and fashionable. A band prolific in its writing, skilled in its musicianship and congenial in its nature, they remain the prototype of the truly independent band.
Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators and Kansas just to name a few. They have played large festivals from coast to coast, including: High Sierra Music Fest in California, Charlotte’s Center City Fest, Atlanta’s Mid-Town, Birmingham’s City Stages, Asheville’s Bele Chere and The Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, Fla.
The group traces its roots to Brevard, N.C., where childhood friends Matthew Mayes (guitar, guijo, vocals) and John Felty (vocals, guitars) decided in 1990 to pursue a career in music. The duo headed to Athens, Ga., where they joined forces with bassist Sanders Brightwell. Steve Trismen (vocals, fiddle) joined the fold in 1999. A native of Boulder, Colo., Trismen’s playing melded neatly into the band’s sound and gave Coyote a new on-stage dynamic. Tasteful and intense, the group’s jams extend higher and the melodies — combined with Mayes’ guijo (banjo neck, Stratocaster body) and Felty’s slide guitar — create a revolutionary sound truly all their own. Lot’s of vocal harmony and clever song writing set these guys apart from the rest of the banal, jam band pack. There is no band that sounds like Jupiter Coyote.
Zero Mile Presents:
Anderson East at Sky City
October 17th, 2018
7:30pm Doors | 8:30pm Show
Anderson East is a new American artist. Known for his songwriting and unique vocal ability, he quickly caught the attention of renowned producer Dave Cobb. The Alabama native is currently finishing up his first long play due out 2015.
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Larry Keel has a variety of musical formats he presents throughout the year; look out for his core band The Larry Keel Experience (featuring award-winning and highly accomplished Jared Pool on mandolin and penetrating vocals, and wife Jenny Keel with her rock solid bass lines as well as tenor vocal harmonies), Larry Does Jerry (Keel performing the music for Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead), Larry and the Smokin’ J’s (featuring Jon Stickley, Jay Starling and Jared Pool), Keller Williams and the Keels, and steady swirl of pairings with Keel and Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn, Danny Barnes, members of the Del McCoury Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, just to name a few. Of note for early 2017 is Keel’s top billing at New York’s Carnegie Hall, where he will headline along with Al Di Meola, Stefane Wrembel and Stochelo Rosenberg at the Django A Go-Go concert, celebrating Django Reinhardt’s influence on the world of guitar music.
Dead Affect is a band of seasoned musicians from Atlanta, GA that plays the music of the Grateful Dead ... and they put their own "fingerprint" on it. Following the Fare-Thee-Well tour in July of 2015 they formed and have been creating a buzz in the local Grateful Dead community with their high-energy, dynamic shows ever since.
"A more soulful side of the traditional roots-based sound that Crockett first honed as a street performer in New Orleans." - Rolling Stone Country
Charley Crockett, a Texas native, released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015. It receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for "Best Blues Act". A record "rich with Southern flavor, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz,".
The members of Grüt each draw from a wide spectrum of genres and influences, an openness that is reflected in all four’s activity as leaders or members of many other types of groups. This unique confluence of disciplines and backgrounds is introducing new sounds to the Atlanta music scene, but their approach is also rooted in the legacy of one of the city’s most beloved musicians, the recently deceased Col. Bruce Hampton. Col. Bruce’s influence is ubiquitous across Southeastern musical communities, and both Brandon Boone and Daniel Wytanis are veterans of his touring band. In the tradition of The Colonel, Grüt blends the predetermined with the spontaneous, is always open to the spirit of the moment, and above all, wants the effect of their music to be a joyful one.
They're the biggest band on the planet and capturing the raw power, swagger, and blues soaked rock n' roll The Rolling Stones have provided for over 50 years is no easy task. Somehow, someway, Street Fighting Band, an amalgamation of St. Louis rock, blues, and soul veterans, make it look seamless.
With members of El Monstero, Celebration Day, Funky Butt Brass Band, Rhythm Section Road Show and some of St. Louis' top original talent (The Feed, The Incurables, Via Dove), Street Fighting band captures the true essence of rock n' roll's royalty.
Exe Rated is debuting his EP project LIVE on Saturday, June 16th @ Sky City. This event is a release party/concert. Upcoming artist Matos is also featured on this project and this event. Special performances by Deja More & Chakhead. Host by Flocko & Toni Blaque from 97.9 The Wiz.
JJ Grey & Mofro with support - The Texas Gentlemen
Tickets on Sale FRIDAY April 13, 2018
$28 Advance Tickets | $33 Day of Show Tickets
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | Ages 21+
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless. Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room. Despite a redoubtable stage presence, Grey does get performance anxiety—specifically, when he's suspended 50 feet above the soil of his pecan grove, clearing moss from the upper trees. “The tops of the trees are even worse,” he laughs, “say closer to 70, maybe even 80 feet. I'm not phobic about heights, but I don't think anyone's crazy about getting up in a bucket and swinging all around. I wanted to fertilize this year but didn't get a chance. This February I will, about two tons—to feed the trees.” When he isn't touring, Grey exerts his prodigious energies on the family land, a former chicken-farm that was run by his maternal grandmother and grandfather. The farm boasts a recording studio, a warehouse that doubles as Grey's gym, an open-air barn, and of course those 50-odd pecan trees that occasionally require Grey to go airborne with his sprayer.
It’s been nearly a decade-long road for Almost Kings, and the band continues to persevere, put out new music, and bring their energetic live show from city to city. Hailing from the dirty south rock clubs of Atlanta, GA, Almost Kings hit the road in 2008 and never looked back. Supporting groups like Rehab, Framing Hanley, and Sevendust through their early releases (“Filthy Nice”, 2009 & “Club Rock”, 2011), AK managed to build a loyal underground following throughout the southeast, up the eastern seaboard, and beyond.