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Live Music This Week: Dec. 8-16

Wow, what a week for live music in Macon! Dylan LeBlanc, Jack Ingram, Shooter Jennings, Aaron Lee Tasjan and so much more!

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Thursday 12/8

Local Showcase w/Steven Jarvis
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Jon Langston
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Langston, a Georgia native, now a Music City resident in Nashville, has created his own style and sound from a variety of influences. Growing up listening to everything from Alan Jackson to the Eagles, Langston has crafted a fresh, new country music sound that is ready for take off. Langston, now 24 years old, has a publishing deal with Sony ATV, and is managed by KP Entertainment.

Friday 12/9

Reckless Soul
20’S PUB

Far From Over
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Marty Evans
THE CRAZY BULL

Dylan LeBlanc w/ Holey Miss Moley, and Freddy’s Finest
THE HUMMINGBIRD
Overwhelmed by the speed at which his gift took him from Applebee’s server to “the new Neil Young” in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself. In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity.  With a recalibrated compass, he’s back on the road opening sold-out shows for British singer-songwriter George Ezra, another artist praised for a wisened voice beyond his years.

Trey Teem
WILD WING CAFE

Saturday 12/10

Uncle Earl
20’S PUB

Yesterdaze Rock
AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

Marty Manous Band
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Muscadine Bloodline
THE CRAZY BULL

Jack Ingram
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Throughout a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising, personally charged song craft and energetic, charismatic performances, earning him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters. Ingram’s prior work has won him a fiercely devoted fan base as well as reams of critical acclaim, and now Midnight Motel marks a creative milestone for the veteran artist, his sound ever evolving while showcasing some of his most expressive, emotionally raw songwriting to date.

B. Keith Williams
CHASEN’S LOUNGE
Bring Your Blankets goods drive for Loaves & Fishes: Featuring Swain & The Highway Souls w/ Frazier Band
THE HUMMINGBIRD

A2Z Band
WILD WING CAFE

Thursday 12/15

Local Showcase w/Bobby Ferguson and Bobby Hall
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Shooter Jennings & Jason Boland
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on a tour bus. Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had already begun taking piano lessons, only to break them off and follow his own path to an understanding of the instrument. He discovered guitar at 14 and rock & roll (particularly Southern rock and the loose-limbed hard rock of Guns N’ Roses) at 16. Soon he moved from Nashville to L.A., where he assembled a rock band called Stargunn. Stargunn earned a strong local reputation for its live shows, and enjoyed a six- or seven-year run on the L.A. circuit before Jennings rediscovered his outlaw country roots and dissolved the band. In early January 2016, Jennings announced a February release for Countach, a collection of songs written and/or inspired by legendary producer Giorgio Moroder. The nine-song set featured guest appearances from Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, Steve Young, and video game pioneer Richard Garriott de Cayeux.

Friday 12/16

B Keith Williams
20’S PUB

Classic Rock Party w/Yesterdaze Rock
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Buddy Green’s Hometown Christmas
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
The Cox Capitol Theatre is proud to welcome Buddy Greene, Macon native and composer of the modern-day Christmas classic, Mary, Did You Know, back to Macon for a hometown Christmas concert! As a young boy in Macon, Buddy first learned to play folk songs on the ukulele, then graduated to the guitar. Soon a band with neighborhood friends was formed (Buddy’s Buddies) and he quickly acquired a flair for entertaining. His early musical influences included Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Motown rhythm & blues artists of the late 60’s, and the Allman Brothers Band, which later led him to explore many of the pioneers of bluegrass, blues, folk, and country music. At age 20 he began playing harmonica, and is currently regarded as one of Nashville’s finest. Buddy co-wrote “Mary, Did You Know?” with friend Mark Lowry, which has become a Christmas season standard recorded by well-known performers such as country greats Kathy Mattea, Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, and Glen Campbell, and pop stars Clay Aiken, Mary J Blige, CeeLo Green.

Thomas Tillman
THE CRAZY BULL

Aaron Lee Tasjan
THE HUMMINGBIRD
Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n’ tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta Cross, Southern rock stalwarts Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ or even as frontman of the devilishly cleverly-named Heartbreakers meets Replacements rockers Madison Square Gardeners, East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. While Tasjan’s masterful, eclectic songwriting is on full display throughout his new album, his spirited guitar playing never takes a backseat. Instead, the acclaimed guitarist, who was named Distinguished Guitarist at the prestigious Ellington Competition at Carnegie Hall as a teenager and who was awarded a jazz-guitar scholarship to the esteemed Berklee College of Music but who fled to Brooklyn after he decided he wanted to do things on his own, tastefully delivers exactly what each song calls for, from hard-strumming acoustics to psychedelic flourishes to feedback-filled freakouts and twangy licks.

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