Jason Kenney Band are joined by CaroMia and Little Country Giants at RLC's Bluegrass Thursday! Doors at 6pm for our weekly open jam before the show begins at 8pm.
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
To start an artist bio by dropping names of big time artists and those from days gone by may not be in the lesson book. But when you compare said artist to the intellect of Harry Chapin, the lightheartedness of Jim Croce and the intensity of Lyle Lovett you put them in pretty damn good company. No, Jason Kenney does not sound like any of these folks. But he channels like them. He has that kind of insight and is tapped in to the same creative spigot. He’s that good.
The music of Jason Kenney IS Americana. The nuts and bolts are acoustic-based, yet electric, folk and rock with a slight country twist. Dig deeper and it comes up completely fresh with a nod to the past. His songs are well-crafted, the musicianship is right where it needs to be and the voice is like a sunny spring morning bursting with energy. It’s music you’ll want to listen to over and over again. Music that needs to be heard. Music that will endure.
"No box will this young and beautiful bohemian be put in. In one song alone you could hear many influences—Blues, Gospel, Country, R&B and Soul. It’s groovy and cool, it’s warm and compelling. It is toe tappin’ and head boppin’ on one tune and then an aching slow burn on the next. Everybody gets what they come for when they hear CaroMia and her comrades perform live. You’ll walk away feeling like you’ve just come off a counselor’s couch, a preacher’s prayer meetin’, a lover’s bed, a hoedown or a long hot bath." (WNC Women's Magazine)
The biography of CaroMia Tiller reads like an adventure novel, action-packed and thrilling. From a very young age this free spirit has been making her own rules about what is and is not possible. The undeniable soul-shaking power behind her voice seems to draw on a few lifetimes' worth of experience. From a world of inspiration CaroMia distills an arresting and immediately recognizable sound: her own signature blend of rootsy Americana, Soul and Blues.
As a child CaroMia taught herself to sing and play piano, as a pre-teen she rejected opportunities in the music biz to stay true to her craft, and as a teen she bought her first guitar and flew to India to learn to play it. She studied Carnatic vocals with South Indian masters, then spent time floating around India, North Africa and Southeast Asia on her own before busking her way through Europe as a successful street performer (her favorite gig yet). Returning to the US, she moved to Asheville, NC sight unseen - and found herself at home.
In May 2012, CaroMia released her second studio album 'The Spectrum'. The Spectrum garnered immediate glowing reviews from press and radio play around the South-East. What truly sets this music apart is CaroMia's voice, a goosebump-inducing powerhouse of vocal control. Her adoring fans compare her live musical presence to the likeness of Janis Joplin, Adele, and even "Ray Charles in a little white girl's body". As a songwriter she draws from the deep wells of folk, soul, R&B and gospel, weaving these influences into songs that are fresh and timeless. It's old, it's new, it's something you have felt before on a warm summer afternoon- the sun on your skin and breeze in your hair. You'll play it as you fall in love and also when you feel alone. There is something for just about everyone in CaroMia's music.
Vintage southern folk, bluegrass, and country band, Little Country Giants, bring America’s heartland to audiences across America. Gathering accolades, like a magnet gathers iron filings, the unique sound of the Little Country Giants draws audiences and nurtures fans.
Hailing from the foothills of northwest Georgia, the Little Country Giants are outgrowing their southeastern roots like kudzu. In two short years, the band has gone from playing small local festivals and noisy barrooms, to two- story theaters, acclaimed singer-songwriter listening rooms, and main stage performance slots at some of the region’s largest music festivals. The Little Country Giants are the heart and soul of songwriting duo Russell Dallas Cook, guitarist/ vocalist, and Cameron Federal Cook, upright bassist/ vocalists, from Rome, Georgia.
“Unapologetically Appalachian and unashamed in sadness, the Cooks’ songwriting preserves the poetry of a disappearing rural America,” said David Eduardo of Flagpole Magazine – November, 2006.
“Anyone out there who is a fan of music, of any genre, who is looking for the muse and for the artists who have found their own, the Little Country Giants have absolutely nailed an aesthetic quality that makes their music vibrant and effective,” said Robin Merrit of ArtFront – September, 2006.
Currently working on their 3rd album at Castle Recording Studios in Nashville, TN with producer/ engineer Rich Feaster (Bonnie Prince Billy, Thad Cockrell, Blind Boys of Alabama), the group has received glowing reviews in magazines such as Flagpole, Creative Loafing, Sing Out!, Performer Magazine, and Georgia Music Magazine. Their popular radio play on college and NPR stations all across the country is growing. The Little Country Giants were recipients of the Rome Area Council for the Arts “Emerging Artists of the Year” of 2006 and “Atlanta’s Best Traditional Folk Act” for both 2005 and 2006.