Music Schedule

Saturday, April 30th

Delta Park Stage

  • 11:45-12:45pm

    Uncle Don's Band

    Classic rock/Americana

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    Uncle Dons Band features tunes from the 60s and 70s and beyond......... Uncle Don Ruiz (from San Francisco,CA), Uncle Burt Wolff and Uncle John Tyler trade three-part vocal harmonies, while playing an array of six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and keyboards. Uncle Larry Strong keeps tempos rockin' proper w/ precision drumming. Uncle Dons Band is a new group that has been critically applauded and acclaimed, created by veterans of the Southeast/Atlanta music scene, performing tunes parents fondly remember, and can sing together with their kids........Come, hear, Uncle Dons Band!

  • GOLDYARD 1-2pm

    GOLDYARD

    Hip-hop

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    "The best intergalactic rap supergroup you've probably never heard of." This high energy group consists of A.T, hailing from Salisbury NC, In-Doe from Long Island,NY, and Flick James from Los Angeles, CA. Their eclectic musical range and off kilter seemingly unstructured style has created a new lane all its own. With a mesh of hip hop, electronic, and everything in between, this group paves the way for innovators and creators of the future. http://www.everythingsgold.com

  • 2-3pm

    Parade

  • 10 degrees Off 3-4pm

    10 degrees Off

    Blues, swing, rock and good-time tunes

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    This band probably only got booked because the bass player books all the music for the festival. I'm just sayin', ya know... 10 degrees Off has been laying it down and killing it around Atlanta for, oh, twenty years or so, and you'd think it was high time they went ahead and buried it, but these guys are stubborn. When they started out, they had a notion that there was more to musicianship than top/pop cover tunes, and maybe one day they'll figure out what that is. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy their musical meanderings; their departures from exact covers of pop/funk/blues; their renderings of songs new, old, and in-between, not to mention a few original tunes thrown into the mix. All hail from Inman Park and vicinity except for drummer Billy, who is and shall always remain the odd man out(side the perimeter). Such is the life of a drummer.

  • Soldado 4:15-5:15pm

    Soldado

    Like music from a Quentin Tarantino film.

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    They had me as soon as I read, "Like music from a Quentin Tarantino movie…" that's what it said, right on their website, and that was enough for me. Turns out these guys (and gal) are truly a treat to see and hear. For the guys, a hot blonde front female-person, and girls, there's three suave and debonair sidemen. You may hear songs drawn from the four corners of the musical universe, rendered in Soldado's own dialect of that mathematical lingo called music. Now that's what makes a real band, for my money! http://www.soldado.biz

  • Orange Constant 5:30-6:30pm

    The Orange Constant

    Contemporary rock/pop

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    They formed in August 2012 and quickly made a name for themselves in and around Statesboro, GA. Now, The Orange Constant performs in venues all over the Southeast and continues to grow their fan-base with their contemporary yet vintage rock/jam sound. TOC recently recorded their debut album, "Time To Go" with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) which was released June 19th. In addition, they have played on bills that include Perpetual Groove, New Orleans Suspects, Atlas Road Crew, and Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. The band draws influence from many different styles, creating a musical experience both new and unique. Being influenced by bands such as My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, and Incubus, TOC focuses their energy on live performances that resonate deeply with the audience. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocal/keyboard), Lee Guentert (drums), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocal), and Will Goggans (bass/vocal). http://www.theorangeconstant.com

  • Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics 6:45-7:45

    Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

    R&B diva and band

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    Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta's Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they're much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen. Please help us welcome them to the Inman Park Festival experience! Music Voyager "Atlanta" premiered in the U.S. on June 12th on the television station GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting). The Atlanta episode, hosted by Tacuma Bradley, is full of the culture & spirit of the largest city in the South: Follow Ruby Velle as she shines the light on businesses, restaurants, incubators & makers that she admires. Watch the Soulphonics record in their home base of Diamond Street Studios and play a live set at Woodruff Park. More info on the world premiere through their website: http://www.rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com

  • 10 degrees Off 8-9pm

    10 degrees Off

    Blues, swing, rock and good-time tunes

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    This band probably only got booked because the bass player books all the music for the festival. I'm just sayin', ya know... 10 degrees Off has been laying it down and killing it around Atlanta for, oh, twenty years or so, and you'd think it was high time they went ahead and buried it, but these guys are stubborn. When they started out, they had a notion that there was more to musicianship than top/pop cover tunes, and maybe one day they'll figure out what that is. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy their musical meanderings; their departures from exact covers of pop/funk/blues; their renderings of songs new, old, and in-between, not to mention a few original tunes thrown into the mix. All hail from Inman Park and vicinity except for drummer Billy, who is and shall always remain the odd man out(side the perimeter). Such is the life of a drummer.

Euclid Avenue Stage

  • Donna Hopikns Camp Kids Jam 11:45-12:45pm

    Donna Hopkins Camp Kids Jam

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    Donna Hopkins has mentored hundreds of aspiring young musicians in and around Atlanta. As part of the Inman Park Festival's efforts to support local musicians (check it out… around 85% of our paid performers call Atlanta home, and almost all our performers have strong local -even neighborhood- connections.), we try to feature a youth-oriented set every year, and we appreciate Donna's helping us in that regard, by bringing some of her promising students to our stage. She refers to them as "kids who inspire me".

  • Ruby Red's Band 1-2pm

    Ruby Red's Band

    New Orleans/Dixieland

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    "It's like Satchmo, Elvis, Ernest Tubb, Little Richard, Roy Clark, Prince and Slim Whitman, jello-wrasslin' in a musical dumpster..." If you were in or around Atlanta in the heyday of Underground Atlanta, you may have wandered into Ruby Red's a time or two. There was always lively music, served up Dixieland/N'awlins-style by the house band, an evolving and revolving set of horn, banjo, bass and/or piano virtuosos. Ruby Red's Warehouse may be long gone, but their band lives on, and comprises an amazing part of Atlanta's musical history, dating back to 1955 and available on their awesome website, http://rubyredsband.com

  • 2-3pm

    Parade

  • Back in the Saddle 3:30-4:30pm

    Back in the Saddle

    Cowboy Swing

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    This exciting new group was formed by Berné "Frenchy" Poliakoff and L.A. "Durn" Tuten, both from Cowboy Envy, a very well-loved and critically acclaimed Western band; they toured extensively, won numerous music awards and were featured on the Putumayo Records compilation, "Cowboy Playground." In addition to those two side-winders, Back In The Saddle consists of Grammy-nominated jazz singer extraordinaire, "Gallopin" Gwen Hughes and guitarist "Ramblin" Rick Hinkle (master of all things stringed). They join "Frenchy" and "Durn" as the core of BITS. Berne, "Frenchy", is an accomplished singer/songwriter/performer who is comfortable with a wide range of musical genres from Jazz to Folk to Country. She has composed many of the songs that make up the band's repertoire. Her onstage comedy styling is one of the bands' hallmarks. LA "Durn" Tuten is THE bass player in Georgia and can play superbly in any genre, as well being a fine singer. Our outstanding fiddle player, "Tijuana Tim" Higgins, rounds out the mix with his amazing fiddle "chops". http://www.backinthesaddleband.com

  • Adron 4:45-5:45pm

    Adron

    Melodic modern pop

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    Adron is a young Atlanta singer and songwriter, seamlessly blending classical harmony with the playfulness of '60s Tropicalia, the earnestness and sentiment of '70s songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson, and the cerebral sincerity of the hymn. She has an international texture, youthful exuberance, and a remarkably vintage, yet highly original modern sound. http://www.adronmusic.com

WonderRoot Stage

  • 11:45-12:30pm

    Zack Fowler

  • 1-2pm

    Pseudo Color

  • 2-3pm

    Parade

  • 3:30-4:30pm

    Fuist

  • 4:45-5:45pm

    King Guru

  • 6-7pm

    One Headlight

Sunday, May 1st

Delta Park Stage

  • Donna Hopkins Band 12-1pm

    Donna Hopkins Band

    Blues/rock

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    This lady's the real deal. Born and raised on an Alabama farm, Donna witnessed life in the South first hand, channeling it into soulful and bluesy music that she creates and performs. Born to a musical family, she is known and respected among musicians everywhere she goes. Here's what Georgia Music Magazine said of her: "She's her own woman with equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, with a dash of Jimmie Vaugh and Robin Trower via Bridge of Sighs." http://donnahopkins.com

  • The Breeze Kings 1:15-2:15pm

    The Breeze Kings

    Blues

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    Stalwarts of Atlanta's music scene, "The Breeze Kings hit you on every level. Driving rhythm, blistering guitar, and the fierce attack of Carlos 'the Breeze' Capote's harmonica. This band holds the music close to their hearts. You have to see them to understand."-Mike Kane, producer and host of Blue Sunday radio show on Z93 92.9FM (Atlanta). "Before I ever heard these guys I knew that they had been voted Atlanta's best blues band 3 years in a row. After I heard them, I knew exactly why.... whenever these guys go to play a gig, they must take a spiritual detour through Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. That's the only way that I can explain their show. They are original, authentic and entertaining as well as a lot of fun…." -Harty Wiedemann, Talent Buyer and Publicist for Blues Boys & Divas Music & Media http://breezekings.com

  • Swimming Pool Q's 2:30-3:30pm

    Swimming Pool Q's

    Rock; unadulterated, old-school rock

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    Founded in Atlanta in 1978, The Swimming Pool Q's were among the first generation of Georgia's celebrated New Wave bands that included The B-52's, The BRAINS, PYLON and R.E.M. When original members Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey were joined by Anne Richmond Boston, the initial configuration of the Q's quickly established a reputation for superb musicianship and originality. With a barrage of East Coast and regional dates beginning in 1979 (including the Southern leg of the first major Police tour), The Swimming Pool Q's developed the confident live presentation they have maintained into the present era. "Visionary pop eccentrics from Atlanta," noted Melody Maker. "Some of the most compelling rock sounds in all of America...lofty architectural style distinguished by the elegant and muscular guitar duets between Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey and [Anne] Boston's rhapsodic alto phrasings," said The Village Voice. In Rolling Stone, Kurt Loder wrote, "Overlaid with Calder's unusually literate songwriting sensibility, this musical melange is one of the freshest sounds coming out of the South." http://www.swimmingpoolqs.com

  • Delta Moon 3:45-4:45pm

    Delta Moon

    Delta blues, featuring two slide guitar virtuosos

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    Dishing out nasty blues music for well over 10 years, Atlanta's Delta Moon has built quite a loyal following. Folks around the world flock to their shows and devour their music and cd's, all built around classic blues sounds. Tom Gray's smooth dobro/lap-style guitar is perfectly complemented by Mark Johnson's nasty electric slide blues licks. That's two, count 'em, folks…two wickedly inspired slide guitars! Backed by a superb rhythm section, these guys kick it and take names, as they belt out their unique blues-styled compositions, drawing from almost every imaginable sub-style within the genre, from Appalachian hill-country to Georgia redneck/cotton fields to delta-style (hence the name). Delta Moon returns to the Inman Park Festival for the first time in half a decade. That's how much in demand they find themselves come springtime and time to tour; Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Scotland and more- all very nice this time of year, but we are deliriously happy to welcome Delta Moon back home. http://deltamoon.com

  • Geoff Achison 5-5:30pm

    Geoff Achison

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    Achison formed his band 'the Souldiggers' and produced his first album, Big Machine in 1994. It is featured in the National Library of Australia. By 2002, membership of 'The Souldiggers' included two ex-members of Little River Band: bassist Roger McLachlan, and keyboardist Mal Logan. Achison has been a guitar instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch each year since 1998, and was featured in a live performance with the Allman Brothers. In 1995 the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society sent Geoff to the Memphis International Blues Challenge, where he won the Albert King Award for the most promising guitarist of the finals. He was awarded London-based Jazz FM's Album of the Month in 1999, for 'Mystery Train'. Achison, along with the Souldiggers, won 'Group of the Year' at the 2007 Australian Blues Music 'Chain' Awards. In 2007, Geoff's song Little Big Men won Kweevak Music Magazine's Readers' Choice awards, and in 2008, 'Guitar Player' magazine's readers' poll listed Achison as one of the top 10 Hot New Guitarists. The Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society has awarded Geoff Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Band of the Year 2012.
    http://www.geoffachison.com

  • Colonel Bruce Hampton 5:30-6:30pm

    Colonel Bruce Hampton and Friends (All-star jam)

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    It's impossible to sum up the life of Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.) in a few sentences. It's a life filled with many things that seem too outlandish and absurd to be true, and yet they are. Here's a small sampling. He learned about blues music from a woman who was born a slave. He bought his first guitar from a neighborhood kid named John Huey, who grew up to become editor-in-chief of Time, Inc. As a teenager visiting New York City, he was befriended in a coffee shop by a guy clad in a bathrobe, who turned out to be Frank Zappa. He was so close to Duane Allman that he can recount in precise detail the late guitarist's amplifier modifications. In the 1970s, the Colonel became friends with a drummer from Arkansas who later decided to turn to movies; that would be Billy Bob Thornton. He (Bruce) was in a movie with him (Billy Bob). Hampton once played weekly poker games with a college professor named Newt Gingrich and touch football with Stan Kasten, who later became president of the Atlanta Braves and Hawks and bought the Los Angeles Dodgers with Magic Johnson. RuPaul was once his roadie.

    Within musical circles, Hampton is identified as the patriarch of Atlanta's rock scene, as well as the father of the whole "jam band" phenomenon. He's also a Yoda-like figure for some of the greatest living guitarists: Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Tinsley Ellis. His musical iterations include The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, The Fiji Mariners, The Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Codetalkers, The Quark Alliance, and Pharoh Gummitt.

    "You've got to live a life," Bruce likes to say. "I don't think I've ever lived my life; I'm living someone else's life."

    Col. Bruce Hampton's birthday falls around festival time, and we've always enjoyed the times he's been here at the Inman Park Festival to share that peculiar event with us. This year, he and Geoff Achison (two of the most intuitive band leaders/directors anywhere, IMHO) will endeavor to herd, inspire, cajole and carouse with a collection of some of the day's- nay, the quarter-century's- most memorable and talented musicians from Atlanta's blues-rock history. We have invited all the musicians from Sunday's Delta Park stage line-up, plus Randall Bramblett (from earlier in the day at our Euclid Tent stage), to stick around for what might be a pretty good jam...just sayin'...http://bratoganibe.com

Euclid Avenue Stage

  • 11:45-12:45pm

    Danny and the Small Carpenters

    Acoustic cover tunes

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    Popular covers by an acoustic trio, including a former Festival chairperson (how far they sometimes fall…) as well as one of the hottest chicken-pluckin' pickers around, and some other body I don't know…. I'm hoping they'll introduce me to the guy. He must be a bass player, nobody ever knows who they are...

  • the Dirty Doors 1-2pm

    the Dirty Doors

    Doors tribute band

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    formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – The Doors. "With each performance, we bring the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else. We faithfully recreate classic songs like 'Light My Fire,' 'Riders On The Storm,' 'Hello, I Love You,' and 'L.A. Woman' to diverse crowds everywhere." http://www.dirtydoorstribute.com

  • PIANO 2:15-3:15pm

    The Band Piano

    Contemporary rock

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    This rock 'n' roll trio performs loud & devilishly heartbreaking blues. The Band Piano was formed in 2014, with members: Mike (lead guitar, vocals), Matt (bass, keys, vocals), & Scott (drums, vocals). The trio quickly cemented themselves as a South Georgia power rock 'n' roll trio, with an energetic live presence. What started as a side project for these experienced musicians, quickly exploded into a full-time band. Since coming together, the band played regularly throughout the Southeast, as well as recorded their first EP, "Tiny Bullet Choir", which was released on February 26, 2015. http://airboundent.com/piano.html

  • Randall Bramblett Band 3:30-4:30pm

    Randall Bramblett Band

    Singer/songwriter/keyboardist/saxophonist and band

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    Randall Bramblett's distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. Among the artists who've recorded and performed Bramblett's songs are Bettye LaVette, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and most notably, Bonnie Raitt, who opened her 2014 Grammy winner, Slipstream, with one of his songs. In the '70s he was a member of the seminal jazz/rock group Sea Level and as a sideman has toured with Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic and Levon Helm. Steve Winwood was such a fan of Bramblett's keyboard, sax and vocal performances that he made Bramblett his go-to tour mate for 16 years, including the '94 Traffic reunion. http://randallbramblett.com

  • Paula Hanke 4:45-5:45pm

    Paula Hanke and Rhythms of Brazil

    Cool and fresh

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    Paula Hanke is an incredibly versatile, effecting and soulful singer. As a stage performer she is mesmerizing. When you see Paula's name on a marquee, don't think, just go'. Bob Hinkle-Former artist manager for The J. Geils Band, Tom Chapin, Manfred Mann, Naked Eyes and Etta James.

    Paula Hanke's interpretation of jazz, pop and R&B music has been a force to be reckoned with for three decades. She has performed from Atlantic City and Las Vegas to TV's Star Search, from Tokyo, to the high seas, Munich and Saudi Arabia, to Bermuda and the Virgin Is. sharing the stage and sharing the program with Willie Nelson and James Taylor along the way. Since her move to Asheville, NC in 2006, she has performed to sell-out audiences with her tributes to Billie Holiday, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

    Paula Hanke and the Rhythms of Brazil will have you swaying to the bossa nova and celebrating the romance of Brazil, with the classic and lesser-known gems of Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Ellis Regina, Astrid and Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz!

    http://www.paulahanke.com/

WonderRoot Stage

  • 12:15-1:15pm

    Joshua Loner

  • 1:30-2:30pm

    Antarcticats

  • 2:45-3:45pm

    Not Having Fun

  • 4-5pm

    Doesin

(All times and performers subject to change. See posted schedules on the day of for any revisions.)

Atlanta Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund

For many years now, the music programming at the Inman Park Festival & Tour of homes has been the responsibility of longtime resident Steve Ellison. He has contacts with a lot of bands and band members. This year Steve has an initiative that we as festival would like to support. Below he explains:

"I've often been asked how long I intend to continue doing this; this labor of love, blood, sweat, and everything else entailed with organizing the Inman Park Festival's musical entertainment every year.

This will be my 13th year (or so), and almost every Spring for the past four or five, I've insisted that "This may be my last year doing this…." only to ultimately bail on that promise. I guess I have to admit it… I'm hooked for as long as I can endure, physically and/or mentally. I mean, this stuff takes a significant toll on a body somewhat advanced into its' Golden Years. It involves a lot of running about, all weekend long, plus you have to boss everybody around without hurting anyone's feelings, organize and schedule a whole lot of stuff, always attempting to spend the Festival's entertainment budget wisely, and ending up with a weekend with no lame lapses in the musical schedule (usually accomplished, if I may express my opinion). And I ain't gettin' no younger. But I often do feel that all this music stuff might be as close as I'll ever get to eternal youth.

A huge part of my joy and the joy of our guests has been the local community of musicians. We feel they have always supported us; our locals have historically given us great rates compared with those which they usually command.

I am very happy to announce that this year I am in a position to finally give something back. Many musicians live from paycheck to paycheck, sometimes without being able to save up for emergencies. That is why I am helping set up the Atlanta Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund. Similar to the Giving Kitchen, the Atlanta Musician's Emergency Relief Fund hopes to provide help when and where musicians need it the most. We will be asking for donations after all performances, with the heartfelt support of our Festival Committee.

We offer this idea as a small payback in kind to them, and we hope that this effort may grow to become an ongoing relationship between the Inman Park Festival and Atlanta's musical community.

Thanks for your continued support! Enjoy the Festival!"

Steve Ellison
Steve Ellison