This week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday features 16 Coaches and The Mars Hill Porch Pickers with Dave Daniels opening the show! Open bluegrass jam starts at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)
16 Coaches is an American string band that plays a variety of original music and tunes from the past century — Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, et cetera.
The Mars Hill Porch Pickers Bluegrass Band was founded and started by Painter Dickson Lester in the Fall of 1992 as an outreach to youth in the community of the Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Acworth. After the Youth went off to college Dickson continued to use the group to play for retirement homes and other special events in the community around Cobb County including Acworth, Kennesaw, Dallas, Cartersville, Dahlonega, Blairsville and many other locations. They have since put on or played at concerts in Powders Springs, Lithia Springs, RedLight Cafe' Atlanta, monday night Brewery, WRFG RADIO, Blue Ridge, The Blue Ridge Railroad, Kennesaw Civil War Railroad Museum, Bear on the Square, Birchwood Family Opry, Birchwood Tenn, Raccoon Creek, Acworth Opry, Everett's Music Barn, Heritage at Brookstone, Blairsville, Stone Mountain Festival and most sponsored SEBA festivals.
28-year-old Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Dave Daniels has evolved from heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic singer/songwriter to electric rock and soul guitarist, singer and frontman with his new band, The PTA (Part Time Association). His new CD “A Place To Put A Dream” is a genre blending collaboration of Americana/Pop/Rock/R&B featuring a nine piece ensemble of some of the best musicians in the Southeast. Daniels sites Paul Simon, Stax Records, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, The Cars, among others as musical influences during the time of recording the new album.
Daniels uses his knack for illuminating lyric writing and ear for blending wild mixes of musical genres (rock, pop, blues, folk, jazz, country, and world music) to bring the band and audience experience together with a rye sense of humor and warm personality in between songs. The band continues to perform festivals, clubs, bars and private events, and continues to build it’s following through radio play on NPR’s All Songs Considered, Southeast college radio, online blog reviews, and press interviews.