Frank Hamilton School Presents Barry Waldrep & Kelli Johnson ~ SAT Jan 14 @ Red Light Cafe

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BARRY WALDREP

Barry Waldrep is a Georgia based Bluegrass, Jam Band, Americana instrumentalist, songwriter and composer extraordinaire. Waldrep and another music partner formed the very successful bluegrass/jam band Rollin’ in the Hay in July 1993, touring the Jam Band circuit of festivals and college campuses across the country until May 2009. Rollin’ in the Hay produced 7 CDs and performed over 300 dates per year for 16 years.

During this time, Waldrep recorded 21 bluegrass tribute albums with CMH Records in Los Angeles for such artists as Eric Clapton, The Black Crowes, Phish, R.E.M., Tim McGraw, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Neil Diamond and others. He was also featured on the CD Masterworks of American Bluegrass also produced by CMH Records. At this point, Barry started recording solo records and doing studio sessions with other artists.

Zac Brown invited Waldrep to join him on his Breaking Southern Ground Tour from September 2009 through September 2010. Waldrep is featured on the Zac Brown Band Pass The Jar CD/DVD, along with Kid Rock and Little Big Town. During this time he met the husband and wife country duo Joey + Rory. He did a tour with them during the Zac Brown Tour, and in some cases, they all toured together. In addition, Waldrep played the Grand Ole’ Opry several times and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, which was the previous home of the Grand Ole Opry.

In January 2013, after landing a record deal with Singular Records in San Francisco, California, Waldrep began the Smoke From the Kitchen sessions, which is a bluegrass banjo/southern rock project. Featuring such iconic guests as Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), Paul T Riddle (Marshal Tucker Band), Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band) and David Grisman, the album was released to critical acclaim in May of 2014.

KELLI JOHNSON

When it comes to crafting together unforgettable melodies and lyrics, Alabama native Kelli Johnson is in no short supply. Leaning on musical influences such as Allison Krauss, Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, Kelli has always been inspired by the pure melodies and lyrics found in classic artistry.

There’s no question that Kelli commands authority in her writing; Smart and charming, she captivates her audience with raw honesty and talent. Deeply rooted in Bluegrass, Country, and Americana music, Kelli has an innate ability to produce fresh music that defies genre boundaries.

 

 

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