2016 Classic City BBQ Festival
At an early age, Julie caught the music bug. Whether it was singing along to “Carry On Wayward Son” in her father’s truck, or belting “Puff the Magic Dragon” when she thought no one could hear, singing has always been close to her heart. Eventually, the stage fright wore off and she was able to graduate from shower singing to embark upon her musical career. Julie studied Cognitive Science and Music Business at the University of Georgia. The Music Business Program yielded such opportunities as live sound internships, production classes, and the connections to work as a studio musician and full-time performer. Along with singing, she plays guitar and bass with a dash of viola. Though she loves to adapt contemporary songs into her own style. her roots are primarily in funk and soul; anything that makes you move or moves you. She can’t wait to share her original music with the world.
Second Time Around
Second Time Around Band plays classic rock, Motown and the hits of the past several decades. Their music is all-ages and audience-friendly, fun music. Several of the band members played together in the late 60’s into the early 80’s. Last year, they formed Second Time Around to bring great music to new and old audiences. Second Time Around is Bobby Jackson-drums, Mike Cole-vocals and harmonica, Rick Crider-keyboards, Mitch Skelton-bass and vocals and Jimmy Sanders-guitar and vocals.
Cicada Rhythm has been buzzing around Georgia for the past couple years and the duo’s understated and elegant music resulted in Creative Loafing Atlanta awarding them “Best Local Folk Act” in 2013 and also Athen’s Flagpole awarding them “Best Americana Act”in 2016. The pair have charmed the Southern press with Flagpole writing, “The thing that most impresses about Cicada Rhythm’s sound is how big it is, even though it’s not. Cloaked in sleepy sweetness—all ringing acoustic guitar and sliding upright bass, cooed vocals with snug, Welch/Rawlings-style harmonies—the Atlanta-based duo’s music lands with an impact you didn’t quite see coming.” Creative Loafing Charlotte exclaimed, “Regardless of how the influences of folk, jazz and blues intermingled, Cicada Rhythm craft an open-hearted, inventive blend of American musics in deceptively simple songs that are both haunting and playfully jaunty… Rarely has a band’s name fit their music so well.