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FRIDAY NIGHT

JUSTIN JOHNSON

Justin Johnson is widely recognized as a pre-eminent blues guitarist of our time. With a cult following numbering in the millions and endorsements from some of the most respected brands in the music industry, Johnson has firmly established himself as one of the most vital guitarists of his generation.

A prolific producer and guitarist, Justin Johnson has independently released 11 full-length albums, including three double albums. His original song "Midnight at the Crossroads," from his debut album was licensed to Florentine Films for Ken Burns documentary film "Jackie Robinson." His recording of "In the Pines" from the same album was licensed to ad agency Wieden + Kennedy for the "Dodge Brothers" national ad campaign for Dodge Motor Company, and his recording of "Grinnin in Your Face" from that album is featured on NPR Back Porch Music's "Best of Back Porch Music Vol. 18: Old Enough to Know Better".

Johnson's original music has also been licensed to a host of television networks, such as The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, and others. 

Respected not only as a performer, but also as a music educator and promoter of the history and culture of guitar, Johnson is featured in Strung Together, the feature-length documentary film on American Roots instruments, produced by Jon Miller. 

Justin Johnson co-wrote, co-produced, and performed the award-winning score for John Carter Cash's short film "Dragon Song." The two worked together again on a collaboration with Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) when the three co-wrote and produced the single "Heart Made of Steel" for the Netflix film "The Ice Road." Johnson later acted as session guitarist and co-producer on several tracks for the Johnny Cash "Forever Words" album, putting music to previously unreleased poetry written by Johnny Cash.

Justin collaborated with funk legend Bootsy Collins, acting as co-producer, co-writer, and session guitarist on Collins' "World Wide Funk" album, and again when the two collaborated on the song "Rollin'" from Johnson's "Drivin it Down" album.

Recently, Justin was asked to collaborate on the "For The Love of King" 16 part LP and 12 part CD album series, dedicated to the legacy and revival of the King Records studio. As part of this expansive project, Johnson contributed to 3 albums, joining music legends such as Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Delbert McClinton, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Knopfler, Ralph Stanley, Bootsy Collins, and others.

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JAMES HATEM

Nashville-based singer/songwriter James Hatem seeks to inspire and connect listeners with genuine, raw songwriting. Harboring a passion for guitar and honest storytelling from a young age, James listened, studied, and was inspired by influences such as John Mayer, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band to create compelling songs that lead audiences on a musical journey of self-discovery.

 

This raw songwriting paired with a blues-rock sound translates into Hatem’s new EP, Welcome To The Nightmare. This EP, recorded live in Love Shack Studios, captures the feel of Hatem’s live show. He explains, “This EP is the sound that I’ve always been looking for, which is a strong trio that plays honest music. I wanted to capture the energy and excitement of my live shows in hopes that it translates to the listener and makes them feel like they’re in the studio with us”.

 

Since completing several nationwide tours and having appearances in publications such as Guitar World Magazine, James continues to write, record, and perform his music with plans to release more music in 2022.

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SATURDAY NIGHT

NOAH GARNER

Nashville recording artist, Noah Garner, is one to watch! His sophomore EP, Spring Break Town, garnered Noah multiple features including Spotify editorial playlists, Taste of Country, CMT, and WSM Opry Radio, artist spotlight. Noah followed with his single, Somebody’s Somebody, which has amassed over 1,000,000 streams and climbing. He recently signed a global publishing deal with LA/Nashville based, Next Phaze Music. 

Noah grew up in the small rural town of Dade City, FL. His love of country music started at a young age while riding around in his grandfather's truck singing along with the radio. At the age of 16, he auditioned for American Idol and got his golden ticket. He advanced all the way to the Executive Producer round. Noah has also been honored as the AMA Entertainer of the year and NACMAI Most Promising Male Entertainer of the Year.

At 18, he was recruited to headline on Nashville's honk tonk row. Noah has built an international fan base that returns from all over the world to see him perform. He has opened for Ashley McBride, Lonestar, and John Rich. You can also catch his high energy, dynamic stage show on the road touring. 

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ONOLEIGH

Onoleigh is a Nashville based singer and songwriter raised in small town Illinois. She moved to Nashville with a dream and started paying her dues immediately, singing at honkytonks from Tootsie’s to Kid Rock’s. As she started to find her voice as an artist, she took the show on the road, opening for country acts Jordan Davis, Tyler Rich, Joe Nichols, and Rodney Atkins. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Onoleigh’s artistry and sound.

Onoleigh broke onto the country music scene in 2021 with two back-to-back releases. Her first single, "Ghost Stories", a tale of the modern-day struggle of being "ghosted," was spotlighted by CMT.com after a successful premiere on SCENES Media. She followed that up with the heart-wrenching tune, "Make It Hurt", written by Maren Morris, Rhett Akins, and Chris DeSefano which premiered on Taste Of Country.

Her newest single, “Beautifully Broken” (releasing Feb.18th), is her most emotional song to date. A heart wrenching ballad about the messiness of love.

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SEAN RYAN

Sean Ryan's sincere & soulful vocals are complimented by the passion he puts into performing on the guitar. His songs are built upon his struggles and triumphs in life and reflects the humor & emotions found in all of us.


Coming from a long line of musicians beginning with his grandfather who performed with the Las Vegas "Rat Pack" during their height, he was taught the drums by his father at the age of eleven and started playing professionally within the same year.

 After seven years performing with his father and brother Sean Ryan left to pursue his own Solo project.


With a sultry voice that radiates intensity and passion, this unconventional artist incorporates his everyday struggles and triumphs in his life into his music and does not plan to stop anytime soon.

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OUTSIDE MUSIC

Listen To Live Music Outside under the tent throughout the event!

TAYLOR TUKE

Taylor Tuke is a singer, songwriter, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has collaborated with Grammy-award winning artists and hit songwriters and has an undying passion to bring people together and to keep them connected through the healing and transformative power of music. His velvet baritone vocals, acoustic guitar and organic approach to songwriting will inspire you to take an active step towards making the world a more beautiful place.

 

In 2022 Taylor was a finalist at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival songwriter showcase and performed on the main stage in a lineup with Bruce Hornsby, Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco and Sarah Jarosz. He has written and produced music in a variety of genres including soulful R&B, hard rock, mellow singer-songwriter, cinematic film-score and electronic synthesis and has a respectable track record as a nationally touring independent artist.

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