John Moreland is as unassuming as he is talented. He sings in one of those accents from flyover country that’s impossible to locate and implausible to mimic. (Texas, by way of Northern Kentucky, but mostly Tulsa, as it happens.) He sings directly from his heart, with none of the restraint and filters and caution the rest of us would apply for public protection. He sings with resolute courage. He writes songs with simple eloquence about love and faith and isolation; the human condition; and what every song and poem and novel is about, at the core: Life. Truly soulful, and full of honest energy, John Moreland is bringing his latest record, “Big Bad Luv” to this years festival, and one thing’s for certain…we couldn’t be more excited!!
Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time. Time Sawyer has performed on the stages of some of the Southeast’s most iconic festivals, including Merlefest, Floydfest, and IBMA’s Bluegrass First Class. They’ve shared bills with Langhorne Slim, Phil Cook, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Wood Brothers, proving that they have the chops to keep the party going.
Growing up just down the road in Pilot Mountain, NC, Lacy Green began her musical journey at 13 after her Dad taught her how to play “Blackbird” on his 1969 Martin D-18. For the next ten years she honed her performance and songwriting chops at venues across the country before making her new home in Nashville. She has since signed her first publishing deal, and as a songwriter has had her music featured in film and tv, as well as recorded by other artists. She has performed on some of Nashville’s biggest stages, including CMA Fest, The Bluebird Cafe and Music City Roots. Her latest EP “Nice Things” blends the best of tradition and innovation with her thoughtful songwriting and soulful vocals.
2017 Segue 61 grads, Damon Atkins and Rylie Bourne play a rooted blend of Americana/Country with prominent influences in southern rock and blues. The duo decided to take their show on the road with a Fall 2017 Tour through the Midwest and the Carolinas leading to Bourne and Atkins planning to release an EP in 2018. A truly musical pair, combining true technical prowess on their instruments with delightfully with well timed tonal harmonies, you’re sure you don’t want to miss them at this years #GCRBF !
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Duo based out of North Carolina playing original songs that nod to old-time tradition. Sarah McCombie (clawhammer banjo and vocals) was born and raised in NC and has a passion for keeping the acoustic roots music tradition alive. Austin McCombie (guitar, fiddle, and vocals) was also born and raised in NC and is determined to bring the comfort of front porch pickin’ to the masses.
Things to remember:
- Bring Cash and Lawn Chairs
- No outside food or drinks
- No Alcohol permitted in parking lot
- Must be 21 years of age and valid ID to purchase alcohol
- Kids 12 and under are free
Gets you access to:
- Exclusive GC R&B VIP lounge area
- Complimentary food & beverages
- VIP Parking area
- Preferred VIP seating
- 1 - Stainless Steel GC R&B ‘18 Pint Cup