– Tickets are $5 Door
It's a doubleheader this RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Apostles of Bluegrass taking the stage first followed by Battlefield Collective. Show at 8pm after the open bluegrass jam at 6pm.
Led by Johnny Roquemore, Creative Loafing Magazine critics’ choice “Best Local Singer/Songwriter” in Atlanta, Apostles of Bluegrass has played all over the South. From the highest-minded church revivals to the lowest honky tonk dives, on television and radio the hard driving bluegrass and humorous original songs consistently amuse their audiences. Straining the limits of bluegrass the Apostles repertoire contains good music and intelligent composition and therefore may not be suitable for today’s listener.
Georgia native Johnny Roquemore returned from Malibu, California after 30 years of hobnobbing with the bigwigs of music. Dubbed the “Minstrel of Malibu,” this singer-songwriter has come home to live on the family farm in Mansfield. “A deranged backwoods Santa Claus…the new king of the road,” says Creative Loafing.
Playing banjo, mandolin and harmonica, John Nipper is a native to Newton County Ga. He gave up bicycle motocross to save his fingers for music.
Originally from the Chicago area, Dave Ross plays the big blue upright bass and the Dobro. Sadly he received a banjo for his eleventh birthday and hasn’t been the same since.
Battlefield Collective's goal is to master the art of entertainment through performing original and cover material influenced by the traditions of Americana, Bluegrass and Folk. Birthed a mile away from Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield, the idea behind this collective is to bring local musical talent together. Currently performing with just two members, Stephanie and Robert aim to expand their dynamic duo and create a band that is as eclectic as their musical tastes.