The gravel in Georgia-reared Ty Bates distinctive draw and his genuine fire for the center stage are a fresh throwback to the days when unique and storytelling tunesmiths dominated the country charts. “I grew up on the Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Alabama and Allman Brothers days of country music. Those artists are the reason why I started writing songs. I wanted to touch fans the same way their music did with me. It’s about processing and discovering your own meaning behind the songs.”
Detroit, Michigan native and Nashville Country Recording Artist. Nominated Best New Country Artist 2016 by New Music Weekly. Emerging national act, with recent debut single "Summer I'll Always Remember" to national country radio, reaching #9 on the New Music Weekly country main chart!
Current single, "Bad Feelin," is affecting Country Radio now, and the single was listed as one of the most added songs at the Music Row Breakout stations it's first week out! Currently #1 on the Music Row Charts!
We’re open Sunday to party right into Memorial Day! Cal Stage and his High Energy Country party will be back and playing all your favorites!! Come see us for Sunday Funday!
Jimmy Sarr has been navigating the local, regional, and national scene via his various musical projects for several years. An accomplished singer and songwriter, Sarr has played many genres of music, with his love for country music always present. Born into a family of bluegrass and rockabilly musicians, Sarr’s career in country music comes as no surprise. In 2012, Jimmy Sarr went back to his roots with the goal of bringing a high energy country band to the Midwest. Country music with a Rock & Roll attitude! Sarr shared his vision with Bassist John Procopio and Guitarist John Sepulveda and the JSB was born…
The Jimmy Sarr Band puts on a show like no other band around, fusing their high energy sound with melodic harmonies and Sarr’s powerful and haunting lead vocals. Even the ballads have an edge! Stop, listen, and you will be instantly hooked on this band. Give them an hour and you will feel like family.
LITTLE BIT CRAZY” IS NOT ONLY TYLER'S FIRST NATIONAL RELEASE (11/25/13). IT ALSO DESCRIBES THE JOURNEY THAT HE AND THE BAND HAVE BEEN ON FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS.
AS A YOUNGSTER, TYLER'S MOM WOULD PUT HIM TO BED WITH CMT PLAYING ON THE TV SPEAKER IN HIS ROOM IN THE HOUSE AND THE TOWN HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN (THOMASTON, GEORGIA).
AND THEN HIS MOM, ALONG WITH HIS GRANDFATHER, AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN HIMSELF, INTRODUCED TYLER TO THE POWERFUL MESSAGE WITHIN THE CHURCH CHOIR. MUSIC WITH SOME REAL INSPIRATION BEHIND IT. THEN HIS STEP DAD SHOWED HIM THOSE THREE POWERFUL MAJOR CHORDS EVERY MUSICIAN WHO EVER PLAYED GUITAR LEARNED FIRST.... AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
FROM “GIMME THREE STEPS” TO “SPACE COWBOY”, TYLER BEGAN TO PLAY OUT ON THE WEEKENDS WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE IN MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. A LOCAL CLUB OWNER CONVINCED HIM TO COME OUT ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AND ENTERTAIN THE COLLEGE GIRLS AT THE CAPITAL CITY CLUB. THIS TURNED INTO A WIDE RANGE OF COLLEGE BARS ALL OVER GEORGIA UNTIL HE GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER... (NOT PAR FOR THE COURSE IN THE CASE OF MOST UP AND COMING COUNTRY STARS).
SO DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE TYLER HAMMOND BAND WAS FORMED IN THE WINTER OF HIS SENIOR YEAR AT GCSU IN MILLEDGEVILLE. THEN AFTER A YEAR OF JUGGLING THE DAY JOB WITH WEEKEND GIGS, TYLER FINALLY LEFT THE WEEKLY PAYCHECK BEHIND WITH MUCH BIGGER PLANS...TO HAVE SOME FUN...AND PLAY HIS MUSIC FULL TIME!
SO FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS, THE BAND TOOK IT TO THE STREETS AND STARTED TO BUILD A STRONG FOLLOWING. “IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN WHEN YOU PLAY A ROOM ONCE FOR 30 PEOPLE AND THEN RETURN 2 MONTHS LATER TO DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THAT AMOUNT JUST ON SIMPLE BUT PASSIONATE WORD OF MOUTH.”
BUT AS KARMA MOST ALWAYS DOES, IT PLAYED A HAND WHEN LEAST EXPECTED, TYLER VOLUNTEERED TO PERFORM A SOLO GIG FOR THE JOHN JARRARD FOUNDATION IN THE FALL OF 2013, HELPING TO RAISE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR LOCAL GEORGIA CHILDRENS' CHARITIES IN THE NAME OF ONE OF GEORGIA'S GREATEST SONGWRITERS. IT WAS THERE THAT HE MET THE ONE GEORGIA RECORD MAN WHO WAS IN JUST THE RIGHT SPOT TO HELP KICK THE PROJECT UP A NOTCH.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE TYLER HAMMOND BAND BECAUSE SOON THINGS ARE SURE TO GET....
A “LITTLE BIT CRAZY”- “ER”
Catch the spirit and energy of ‘The Quarter’ in downtown Rock Island for Gumbo Ya Ya 2016. Cajun, Zydeco, and Jazz bands will tantalize your ears, while Cajun spiced food will heat up your taste buds. Bead tosses, confetti, feather masks, feather boas, and showgirls will complete the Mardi Gras theme.
Brian Grilli and his successful debut effort “Damn Good Day” got the Independent music world and the National music scene to take notice. The title track and first single climbed fast on the charts reaching #1 on Indieworld. Brian has written songs for "Sons of Anarchy" and the Award Winning Independent Documentary "Until It Hurts". An accomplished musician and songwriter he has garnered the attention of many prominent players and was invited to play Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night at Summer NAMM ’14 w/ Brent Mason, Anders Osborne, John Corabi among others. Appeared in September 2014 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.
Brian's second effort to be released in June 2016 features the first single "My Hometown" co-written with Mitch Malloy. Produced and Recorded by Andy Andersson (Fuel) at the legendary Sound Kitchen Studio in Nashville, TN. with a plethora of prominent musicians playing on the tracks. The album has Brian's most mature and personal songs to date.
Brian has had the opportunity to perform across the US, from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles. Brian has shared bigger stages with country stars Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, Thomas Rhett and Jana Kramer as well as rockers Cheap Trick, Styx, .38 Special and Lucero.
A former United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and an Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Brian has made his music a means for him to give back to his community. He is an avid supporter of Wounded Wear, Wounded EOD Warrior and Navy SEAL Foundation. He sang the National Anthem for over 10,000 people at the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally for the Buffalo Chip's Freedom Day.
Brian will be on the road in support of the new album and is well on the way to becoming a household name.
Brad Morgan was born and raised in a small Iowa farm town. He was brought up surrounded by music and began performing at an early age. By the time he was 19 years old, Brad was playing all over the Midwest. Over the next few years he was playing anything from bars to major sold out festivals, opening for over 50 of Country Music's biggest acts! At age 22, Brad decided to make a change. After getting advice from many fellow artists, Brad decided to make the move to Nashville to further his career.
Brad loves playing shows of any size and at any venue. Being a country artist, around 80% of the show is country, but also being a fan of Classic and Southern Rock, Brad's show adds a little bit of something for everybody! Brad's show consists of both originals and covers. Putting on a well balanced show is always a priority. Whether it's a solo/acoustic show or a full band production, the same energy and professionalism will always be there.
With crowd favorites like, "Story County Jail," "Perfect for Me," "Catchin' Nothin' But a Buzz," "Unlocked," and "Plan B is for Beer," you'll hear Brad's unique style come out in his original music.
Slowly but surely, Brad's making noise in Nashville's music scene. With the release of his self titled, four song EP and a Midwest work ethic, Brad will continue to work and build a fan base the old fashioned way. By earning trust, working hard, and playing great music!