Join Mark Michelson, Reese Boyd, Jason Chumley and Ed Shelton for a night of original and improv music. Mark Michelson is well known as a jam leader around Atlanta. Mark has also written 25-30 songs ranging from rock to bluegrass. Jason Chumley, Reese Boyd and Ed Shelton also contribute to the unique original songs with their own originals and improv music. Together, the band performs original music best described as "psychedelic jazz mixed with prog funk rooted in bluegrass." Shades of Floyd, King Crimson, Zeppelin, Puscifer, Yes, Hendrix, String Cheese Incident and The Dead converge. Mark Michelson & Friends original songs are sometimes danceable, other times mesmerizing, and always entertaining. Opening act The Reese Boyd Project featuring 15 year old prodigy and multi-instrumentalist Reese Boyd. If you've never seen Reese perform, you'll be amazed at his command of the guitar. If you've heard him before, you know this is a show not to be missed. Since he was 8 years sold, Reese has been performing with some of the best musicians and bands in Atlanta playing Steely Dan, Rush, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Gentle Giant and more. Musicians are welcome to join in if you're down for some improv. (Note, it's not an open mic jam, it's an improv jam. Please get in touch with Mark before the show if you wanna play.) Bring what you need. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
The Reese Boyd Project begins at 12 noon! 11A-6P - Fine Art Market 11A-3P - Music Showcase (at depot) 3P-6P - Etowah Jazz Performance
Music Starts at 11AM, and runs through around 10PM. Champagne Jam (an Atlanta Rhythm Section tribute band) will finish up the evening's festivities. The Reese Boyd Project goes on around 5:15PM.
SATURDAY MAY 21st...come to the inaugural Adairsville BBQ & Blues Festival in the historic "logtown" area of downtown Adairsville. The festival is sure to please anyone with an insatiable appetite for BBQ, blues, and carnival fare. A host of fine musicians will entertain you as you move about the festival from the beginning at 11am to the day's end at 9pm. Jesse Mariah performs an hour set at 12:15pm. YA'LL COME ON OUT!!!
Sounds Like: Led Zeppelin Official, Gentle Giant, Robin Trower
Manager: Mike Boyd
Bio: The band is fronted by prodigy guitarist & vocalist, Reese Boyd (The Spirit Of Rush, Reelin' In The Dan). He is a veteran of the North Atlanta jam scene and has sat in with, or jammed with such bands and musicians as: The Yonrico Scott Band, Todd Smallie, Nick Moroch (David Sanborn), Ike Stubblef...See Full Bio
“”... And then there’s the opportunity to see a 10-year whale on the guitar. They say that Reese Boyd of Cartersville, who has been playing by ear since he was 4, is a child prodigy. See the accompanying video to determine for yourself. Already a veteran of the Atlanta jam scene, he has sat in with Grammy winners including Todd Smallie (who also performed Monday) of The Derek Trucks Band, as well as many of Atlanta’s best local musicians. And Monday night as he fluttered around those frets, taking control of the guitar and the stage, it was hard not to think, ‘this kid’s going places.’ ..."”