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Kate and Cory w/ The Daughters at Moonlight on the Mountain
Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014 By Tre Brannum

KATE and COREY are singer/songwriters now living in Atlanta, GA. Together they've blended a world of influences (Americana, Blues, Country, Pop, Jazz and more) into a unique, upbeat "Soulful Power-Folk" sound. They’ve been compared to The Civil Wars and Shovels and Rope.

Pursuing music full time since 2011 has taken the songsmith-lovers on some amazing journeys, starting with hungry afternoons playing on the streets of Buffalo, NY, and leading all the way to the stage of the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. They were one of 5 finalists out of many thousands in the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown, shown on national television and hosted by Jewel.

“Kate and Corey have a fresh vibe with a chemistry reminiscent of Carter and Cash.“ ~ The Backstage Beat - "Atlanta’s Premier Entertainment Magazine”

http://kateandcorey.com

 

 

THE DAUGHTERS are the singing, songwriting duo Christina Linard and September Reed, who have shared their stories on Birmingham stages for the past few years. Combining sweet harmonies with biting lyrics, the two have made a name for themselves as an easy-going good time. Musicians for as long as they can remember, the two met through musical friends during jam sessions and started playing together in a female trio. Honing their skills, these ladies discovered new ways to share their thoughts on life, love, and loss, and even found some fun covers to sync their harmonies on. Experimenting with styles including indie folk, blues, and indie rock, The Daughters have found a unique sound that brings a refreshing vibe to the Birmingham music scene.

 

www.facebook.com/wethedaughters

Secret Stages 2014
Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014 By Tre Brannum

It's a new year, and another batch of secrets are about to be unleashed on the streets of Birmingham. The 2014 edition of Secret Stages Kicks off on Friday, August 1st, and Bhamrocks will help guide you to the best acts to catch on this great weekend of music.

In the festival's 3 years, hundreds of bands from all over the US have descended onto the entertainment district in Birmingham, to introduce people to their brand of music. From indie, to hip hop, jazz, rock, and all genres in between, Secret Stages has a little something for everyone. When looking back at the past few years, there are several performances that stand out as memorable. Secret Stages' Sam George remembers an early performance by a band that is beginning to make huge waves worldwide. "St. Paul and the Broken Bones played their first ever show at Secret Stages 2012, and they just blew me away. If their first show ever was as dynamic as that, then I knew that the rest of their career was destined for great things! It was super hot and early in the day, and Paul was still out there giving everything he had to the people who were braving the heat."

But it's not just new bands, playing their first shows, that you will see at this years fest. Rising acts like Birmingham's own, The Green Seed, and Feral Child provides a few of the local offerings. Bands like hip hop artist, Pigeon John from LA, The Debauchees from Louisville, KY, and pop-punk  band Gold Plated Gold from TN bring their own sounds to make this a virtual music buffet of a festival. The is truly a little something for everyone, and the is too much to list in just one article. Over the next few days we will talk with the festival organizers about who they are excited to see, and give you our pick for the perfect Secret Stages schedule experience. Stay tuned, and get you tickets now at Secretstages.net.

Manchester Orchestra makes Iron City Debut
Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014 By Tre Brannum