Evening of Alt Country, Americana, Singer-Songwriter with Jesse & Noah, Laurie Ray and Brian Revels.
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
Jesse and Noah just don’t fit the mold. Which is why you need to hear them. Today. Like the classic sibling duos who preceded them, Jesse and Noah Bellamy share an uncanny communication as singers. But unlike many of them, they do mostly original material. Unlike many who do co-write, they follow the Lennon/McCartney model; each builds a foundation, then gives it to the other for the final polish.
They’ve also shown a willingness to explore, to the point that maybe country isn’t even the best description of what they’re doing these days. True, their musical roots show throughout their newest album, Neon Pike. But what grows from those roots spills across genre lines. Along with fiddles and steel guitars, it’s powered by thundering drums, shredding electric guitar and hefty doses of Americana, rock ’n’ roll and elements that are harder to categorize.
Laurie Ray is singer/songwriter from Decatur, GA with a love of music bigger than her years. Laurie grew up in the Atlanta live music scene, and fell in love with all kinds of music at an early age from musical theatre to rock. She has appeared in productions of Sound of Music, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, and Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ray started out as a writer and then began songwriting, she often jokingly says that poetry is a gateway drug to songwriting. She was inspired by her aunt, Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls), to start writing songs and has written ever since. Laurie incorporates the power of Brandi Carlile into her voice and the lyrical eloquence of Josh Ritter into her writing. She is a former Girls Rock Camp ATL camper and volunteers there every summer. Laurie believes firmly that musicians have an incredible platform to amplify the voices of those who do not have a voice and that every musician with an audience has a duty to be an activist.
Laurie has opened for Hannah Thomas, The Indigo Girls, Michelle Malone, and Anna Vogelzang. She has performed at Eddie's Attic, the Red Clay Theater, Vinyl @ Centerstage, Red Light Cafe, Terminal West (opening for the Indigo Girls), and has played every year at the Oakhurst Porchfest. She has written and composed original music for Oxford College of Emory’s production of King Lear performed by the Oxford Ensemble of Shakespearean Artists.
Brian Revels is energy and angst in a comet trail of music that is as perceptive as it is entertaining. He hearkens back to an earlier time, a bygone era when words were true and hearts were strong. His observations of Americana ring with authenticity, with the rawness of earth, the clarity of rainwater and the depth of the sky.
He’s a wily veteran of the Atlanta, Georgia music scene, a multi-instrumentalist, a natural-born storyteller with a poetic edge. He helped to build the band City Mouse into a regional force before it was finally time to step out on his own.
He’s from folk and blues and country and bluegrass, an alternative to them all and a better man for their influences. The hole he’s worn in his guitar is not as large as the one he’s worn in his heart with the cares of the lives he hopes he can redeem one song at a time.
Be sure you see him now so you can say you knew him when – before the wider world discovers him and lifts him away. His timeless musicality will touch your soul with the drama, and the significance, of love lost and regained, of the human frailty that reduces and yet ennobles each of us.