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MPAC LIVE AND BUCKMASTERS PRESENT RIVER REGION REVIEW

MPAC Live and Buckmasters present RIVER REGION REVIEW:  A WEEKEND CELEBRATION OF MUSIC FROM MONTGOMERY TO NASHVILLE

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2019

Doors open 5:30 pm both days

Tickets: $20 for one day, $30 for both days

Friday Aug. 16, 2019:

6:50-7:10 p.m. - Scott Grant
A singer/songwriter/guitarist, Scott Grant performs in Montgomery and around central Alabama. He has fronted and played sideman with several bands over the last 30 years doing R&B, funk, blues, country, rock, and originals. Scott is a very versatile guitarist specializing in the Minneapolis sound and Chicago Blues as well as being a dedicated songwriter . He worked with the late legendary blues harp player Topper Price in the mid-nineties, played with David Allan Coe in 2003, guitarist in BB King's house band and opened shows for Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Alabama, The Black Crowes and Pat Green. After serving in the Navy as a gas turbine technician, Scott began performing hundreds of songs from Jimi Hendrix to Cole Porter, Merle Haggard to Marvin Gaye. 

7:10-7:30 p.m. - Sid Phelps 
Ever since he was thirteen years old Sid Phelps has enjoyed playing his guitar. In 2008, Sid starting playing shows locally around Troy, AL and overtime word of mouth had spread his name as far north as Lake Martin. With a set list made up of classic country, classic rock and even a few originals, Sid’s got something to keep everyone at the party tapping their toe. Make no mistake though; Sid’s music is deeply rooted in the country he grew up on. 

7:30 - 8 p.m. - Ella Langley
Ella Langley is a singer-songwriter from Alabama who got her start in country music in the back room of her grandparents’ home. Raised in Hope Hull, a tiny town south of Montgomery, nothing made Ella happier than singing “Mama Tried” in the truck with her daddy or belting out “Froggy Went a Courtin’” next to her Grandpa on his guitar. Music was the thread woven through the fabric of her childhood. When she was 13, Ella’s grandpa passed away, leaving her his old guitar and his passion for performing. Ella’s daddy took that guitar, had it restrung for her, and she took right to it. Ella hasn’t put the guitar down since. Inspired by long-time artists like Willie Nelson and Stevie Nicks, and current artists like Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlisle, Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, and Chris Stapleton, Ella is drawn to the truth tellers. Real artists who tell real stories through their lyrics and melodies.Ella has performed as an acoustic act and with her band around the southeast, opening up for such acts as Muscadine Bloodline, Mike Ryan, Wilson Brothers Band, and Tyler Braden. 

8 - 8:45 p.m. - The Wilson Brothers Band 
With the recent radio success of “Loving You Loving On Me”, and with the #1 debut of “It All Looks Good From Here” on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown, the Wilson Brothers Band (WBB) have been traveling the country working to keep up with the demand for their brand of music! Their live performances showcase why they are committed to staying true to the message of what and who they are. 

8:45 - 9:30 p.m. - OTI
OTI (Outside the Inside) is a group of three brothers in music that have been writing and recording original music together and playing in the River Region and beyond for well over 20 years including opening slots for Atlanta Rhythm Section and Ted Nugent. Mark DePlanche-drums/vocals, Steve Wingard-bass/vocals and Neil Young-guitar/vocals play original music that veers from power pop to funky groove rock and all points in between. Our mission is to be slightly off center while being accessible to all, or as we like to call it, Outside the Inside. 

9:30 - 10:45 p.m. - Jamie Kent 
Named by RollingStone.com as an "Artist You Need To Know", and dubbed a "Must Watch Artist" by The Huffington Post, one might say the future of Jamie Kent looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern Americana artists like Jason Isbell and Will Hoge, as well as paying tribute to classic greats like John Prine and Tom Petty, Kent is a "an important young voice with something to say" (Music City Roots). Kent has had no fear of hard work, playing 150+ shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, and Marc Broussard. His songs have been heard across major network television, from VH1 to NBC's The Today Show and World Of Dance. His latest album "All American Mutt", debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Heatseeker Charts. 

Saturday Aug. 17, 2019 

6:30 - 6:55 p.m. - Jessie Lynn 
Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl, Jessie Lynn, is a multiple award winning independent country music singer & songwriter and proud CMA member! She exhibits her infectious personality and independent, “No Quit” attitude on and off the stage! She has opened for the Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Jessica Meuse and Shane Owens. 

6:50 - 7:15 p.m. - Ed Pickett 
Ed Pickett is a multi-instrumentalist from Montgomery, Alabama. This Montgomery native began his music career at the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Inn in 1979. You can hear influences of bluegrass, country, gospel, folk, blues and rock in the music he plays. Currently the guitarist in the John Bull Band, you can catch him at many of the local and regional venues. Photo attached.

7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Britt Johnson 
Britt Johnson is a singer-songwriter from Prattville, AL and also a mother of two. Since she began playing live music nine years ago, Britt has gotten the opportunity to open for Keith Anderson, Chris Stapleton, and The Doobie Brothers. Expect a performance that is raw and real. Britt's original songs are drawn from personal experience and it shows.

7:35 - 8:10 p.m. - Tony Brook 
Tony Brook is a musician/songwriter click who frequently plays around the U.S.A as well as Europe. He has appeared on BBC Radio with Keith Greentree, and BBC Radio with Stephen Bumphreys. He has performed with Lucinda Williams, Steve Young, Johnny Neal, Tanya Tucker, The Waylors, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Adam Hood. Tony has opened up for such acts as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Government Mule, Tensely Elis, and Sam Bush. Tony Brook has released his 6th and 7th full length records, "Live from the 280 Boogie" and “Songs from the 20th Century.” 

8:10 - 8:55 p.m. - Jeff and the Johnsons Jeff and the Johnson are four local musicians who decided to be a little different. We just try to play stuff that everyone else doesn't do. Jeff Robert plays lead guitar and sings. Tony McCarty plays percussion. Tony Mills is lead vocals and Kenny Stinson plays bass. All are seasoned musicians from the Montgomery area. Each member brings something special to the band and when you put them together, it's just magical. They play everything from blues, Southern rock and hard rock to country and a few original songs and sounds. No show is ever the same but their excitement will have the fans up and dancing. 

8:55 - 9:05 p.m. - Buckmasters’ Jackie Bushman
In 1986, Jackie Bushman acted on an idea he’d been developing since he was a teenager. The Montgomery, Ala., native had grown up exploring the great outdoors and hunting with his grandfather. He wanted to take the camaraderie of the hunting camp to a national level. He envisioned a deer hunting association that would encourage a feeling of community, sportsmanship and wildlife conservation while promoting a positive image of deer hunters everywhere.With the support of family, friends, investors and new subscribers, his dream grew quickly. In 1987, he published the premiere issue of Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine. Buckmasters is now in its 28th year and going strong. 

9:05 - 10:30 p.m. - Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie 
Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40 along with five other songs landing in the Top 100. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with 1980’s “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You.” His appearances on TV staples such as American Bandstand, Solid Gold and others have cemented his part in the pop culture of the Rock era. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s. Jimmy is an inductee of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. 

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