Mark Miller and his stellar band return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for another night of songs and stories. Ella Jones opens the show at 8pm.
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Online ticket sales end 6pm day of show.
Having been born to musician parents in Nashville, Tennessee and growing up in rural Georgia, it seemed that Mark Miller's destiny was to become a Country Music singer/songwriter. After a 20 year career in Contemporary Christian and Gospel Music, where he performed alongside artists the likes of Buddy Green, Lenny LeBlanc, Keith and Kristen Getty, Shane and Shane and many more, he is returning to his roots. Mark has been performing his own brand of Americana Music up and down the East Coast this past year to much popular acclaim.
A Georgia girl growing up on the outskirts of Atlanta, Ella Jones played violin as a child. During her violin lessons, her teacher noticed Ella was always more interested in singing rather than playing. One day she asked Ella, “Would you rather sing today instead?” This concluded her violin instruction and inspired Ella’s pursuit of music ever since. “It used to drive my brothers crazy!” Ella says, “They were always begging my mom to make me stop singing.”
Her first real opportunity came in the form of worship band at Mount Paran Christian school when Ella’s mom encouraged her to audition. “At first I was skeptical,” she said, “I had never sung in front of that many people and I almost backed out of the audition.” Performing for the high school with her chapel band during Wednesday services helped Ella find confidence in her voice and continued to strengthen her love of music. “I am so glad my mom didn’t let me back out of the audition,” she says, “It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
From there Ella began training with vocal coach Christia Nastasi, in the Spring of 2016, seeking to improve her craft. Working with her vocal coach encouraged Ella to become more comfortable with her music and allowed her to really develop as an artist. She has since performed the National Anthem to open for country artist Granger Smith, continued to perform in chapel band, and further developed her music through vocal lessons.