A newly formed trio of musicians whose sound recalls the golden age of hillbilly string bands. Known as The Georgia Crackers, the group features old-time singer Kenneth Johnson on guitar, Chip Corbitt on claw hammer banjo, and Mick Kinney on fiddle. Kinney has said his secret to fiddle playing is to “keep it hot and greasy, but take it easy.” The musicians take their cues from pioneers such as Fiddlin’ John Carson, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers to re-create the vintage sound of the 1920s, while still being open to improvisation. Be there for their CD Release and hear some of their new material! https://www.facebook.com/georgiacrackers
Stringband festival on the square in Dahlonega, GA
Providing Georgia Stringband music for Sunday Brunch - http://www.wolfmountainvineyards.com
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University is presenting an event that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the development of country music. The event includes guest speakers, an educational workshop, and music performances. Guest speakers and performers include: Wayne Daniel (Georgia State University) James Akenson (Tennessee Tech University) Kevin Fontenot (Tulane University) Steve Goodson (University of West Georgia) Barbara Panter-Connah (The Rosin Sisters) The Georgia Crackers (Atlanta, GA) The Skillet Lickers (Dacula, GA) Admission: Free When: Saturday April 6, 2013 from 12:00-5:00 Where: Veterans Memorial Hall in the Dahlberg Hall Building located at 30 Courtland St. SE on the Georgia State University campus in downtown Atlanta, GA.
Georgia Cracker's Rootenanny Variety Show featuring the Rosin Sisters. Hosting a Fiddle Contest - $60 first place, $40 second place and $20 third place
Sounds Like: Skillet Lickers, The Freight Hoppers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Old Crow Medicine Show, Foghorn Stringband
Bio: Take a trip back in time to the early era of Country Music. Before Hank Williams or Bill Monroe & his Bluegrass Boys, Georgia musicians such as Fiddlin’ John Carson, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, and many others pioneered the golden age of “Hillbilly Stingbands”. The Georgia Crackers faithf...See Full Bio