Les Kerr & the Bayou Band
Les Kerr & The Bayou Band perform an original, upbeat blend of music Kerr referred to as "Hillbilly Blues Carribean Rock & Roll." Les is an active songwriter and has recorded five CDs. The group is an established Nashville act and performs locally and throughout the U.S. Concert highlights include headlining annual Mardi Gras concerts at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe since 1992. The band also performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Belcourt Theater and the Country Music Marathon.
Marty Crum Jazz Trio
Marty Crum has been a professional musician, sideman, teacher and bandleader for over 30 years and has performed throughout the U.S.A. on Guitar, Electric Bass and Banjo in musical settings ranging from symphonic to bebop to bluegrass. He’s appeared in concert halls, pit orchestras, and festivals as well as on radio, TV and recording. Marty's extensive teaching experience includes Morehead State University (KY), Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Nashville's Belmont University as well as authoring The Jazz Guitar Workbook and VIP Guitar instructional video. Marty currently plies his trade as "guitar for hire" in Nashville where he resides with his wife Tanya and daughter Emily on the banks of the Cumberland River in "Martyworld." He is also frequently seen/heard performing with "The Best Band in Town."
David Coe Duo
David Coe has been playing traditional fiddle for more than 30 years throughout the U.S. and Canada. His fiddle style ranges from old time and bluegrass to traditional Irish music. Born in Oklahoma, his first musical exposure was to the contest fiddling of the Southwest as well as to western swing and old time Appalachian fiddle. For the past 20 years, he has been touring and performing with Michael Martin Murphey as a cornerstone of his band. In Nashville, David is a major part of the local Irish music scene and has made several trips to Ireland to play with musicians there and to soak up that exciting fiddle style. He currently has three CD's of his fiddle music. The first is Fiddlin' Man, which is a compilation of old time and bluegrass tunes. His second and third, Irish Fiddle and The Traveler, are both collections of classic Irish fiddle music. Elkin Brown has been playing guitar in the middle Tennessee area for many years. He has worked with several bands on the Grand Ole Opry as well as with major label touring bands. In recent years, he has made a name for himself playing guitar and cittern with local Irish musicians. His broad knowledge extends not only to Irish music, but to bluegrass and old-time music. His good taste makes him an in demand guitarist with every musician who hears him. David Coe and Elkin Brown make the musical journey from the pubs of Ireland to the hills of Appalachia, while showing the audience how this music is all connected. For any fans of traditional fiddle music, this duo is a must see.
Craig Duncan’s Celtic Quartet
Craig Duncan, has been the featured instrumentalist on more than 60 record albums, with sales in excess of three million. He has produced numerous recordings for the gift shop market in a variety of musical styles. He is a member of the National Fiddler's Hall of Fame and is recognized internationally for his many books and arrangements published by Mel Bay Publications. His musical groups have performed for a wide array of clients from IBM to the Tennessee Department of Tourism, including corporate, convention, tourism and gala events. No matter the style of music, Craig tailors the performance to enhance the event. This is evident in the number of repeat performances for area balls and fundraisers throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. He is active in the Nashville music industry, both as an instrumentalist and as a producer and arranger.
Brian Ashley Jones
Brian Ashley Jones is a versatile singer and songwriter who draws from a variety of influences ranging from pop, rock, blues, country, and bluegrass. Based in Nashville, B.A.J. has maintained a rigorous musical schedule, since 1991, averaging 200 to 250 live shows a year. He performs primarily in the Southeastern United States, Holland, Germany, and France. 1997 saw the release of Jones' first CD of original material entitled Come Out and Play, which contains nine tracks of memorable and well-produced country, blues, and pop. Produced by Paul Hornsby at Muscadine Studios in Macon, Georgia, Come Out and Play features Jones' versatility as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.