Battlefield Collective bring their brand of Americana down from Kennesaw Mountain for RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Weekly bluegrass jam starts at 6pm, Carissa Leigh kicks things off at 8pm, then B Wayne and the Belfrys follow before Battlefield Collective (featuring Jason C. Waller!).
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.
B Wayne and the Belfrys are a three piece Americana band featuring guitar, drums / percussion, and… tuba. Their performances are high energy, tons of fun — and did we mention TUBA?!? You don't want to miss these guys!
Living all over the world has given Carissa Leigh a uniquely global perspective that shapes her music and her life. Carissa's music is based in the style of classic country music mixed with subtle hints of rock and pop. The inspiration for Carissa’s songwriting comes from her experience as a young mother, a traveller, and her understanding of love, loss and moving on. Her musical influences include country music legends Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Gary Allan, and Faith Hill.
Carissa’s debut EP, Not the Same Girl, is an exciting and diverse in-depth look into the life of a budding country star. To capture the classic country spirit, Carissa counted on co-writers and country music notables Clay Mills, Brian White, and Andrew Fromm. The album also drew from the creative genius of co-writer and producer ToneDef (Green Day, Santana, Chris Isaak) to yield songs such as “Can’t Help But Wonder,” an upbeat and raucous summer anthem. Showcasing her depth of feeling and her artistic craft, Carissa's eponymous track “Not The Same Girl” is a wrenching ballad of love, loneliness and inner strength.