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Thursday

Just Friends

Are you in the mood for some music for grown folks? These guys are a GREAT R&B band! I found them playing at Applebee's on Riverside Dr. (YES. Applebee's) They are a full 6 piece band, and they play GREAT! I heard them soundcheck with The Temptaions' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", and NAILED IT! No horns here, but the keyboards did the trick. I have seen most bands in Middle Ga. and I have to put these guys in the top 2%.  Definitely cream of the crop.

They're pretty new, so at this point there is no FB page. But you can call any of these guys for booking info: Michael Horgerbrook- 478-978-2987
Johnny Johnson- 478-978-9763
Wilke Hill  478-731-7443

Stoopgrass

There is no way that i can adequately describe that which is Stoopgrass- Let's begin with experience- They are youthful and energetic with their eyes firmly affixed to life lived in the real world. Averaging 30 years old or so with more than 90 years of stage experience between them.

They will mostly play original music to the delight of aficionados of the craft. Their originals are nothing short of inspiring. One cannot help but be in awe of their delivery and power.

Matt Moncrief is a gifted singer/songwriter, but his strength lies in his ability to convey emotion and unbridled passion through whatever instrument he decides will most adequately fit the intent of the song. Travis Bryant is a Master Class guitarist whose searing lead lines are known to make the most hardened critic weep, and lesser guitarists give up in disgust. Chris Afful taking on the sultry saxophone duties; Carling Schatzman on drums, Alex Scarborough (member of nationally recognized Jubee and the Morning After) as percussionist, and Billy Lyons on bass, work together to set down the groove that carries the crowd through the ebbs and flows of sonic bliss.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Matt and have found him to be equal parts teacher and student. You get the feeling that Matt truly loves people, and he really wants to share with you all that he has. Travis works at Macon Music and I go there often in hopes of gleaning just a little of his knowledge and ability.

 I can't help but feel as though I have not been able to sufficiently express my love for this band. I am not alone, and when you experience them; I guarantee, you'll feel the same way.

 

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