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Roswell Live Music Issue

ISSUE # 25 Display until June 30, 2019 COMPLIMENTARY

Michelle Malone


LIVE at Gypsy Rose Music Friday, May 17 - p. 62

a lot like SUMMER

Roswell Magazine 2019

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Issue #25 Live Music - Display Until July 10

p8 About Us p18 Music on the Hill another fun Friday night. p14 Lavender Festival smells so good. p14 Be the Voice - stand up to bullyling. p14 Solemn gratitude expressed Memorial Weekend. p22 From the Earth Brewing Co. rocks the Eastside. p13 Grub Gastro Pub’s upstairs music room. p26 Atlanta Plays it Forward more than just ‘ALIVE’. p29 Real Estate Market update & walkability. p32 Remodeling Expectations: No more crazy contractors. p36 Summer Sippin’- starts June 1 - thirsty yet? p42 Who is playing in Roswell this summer? p44 Mojo Vinyl is a little weird this summer. p46 Rucker, go home! LIVE in Roswell family series. p46 Roswell Clay Collective’s juried art show winners. p46 Any Dream Will Do, Variant Brewing sponsors public art

p47 New installations! RAF’s public sculptures tour. p48 Maintain Your Maximus p.49 SFX Fitness’ is serious, fun fitness. p52 Music Series City p56 Where you’re most likely to find music. p60 Find your Voice: Local entrepreneur/musician can help. p62 Gypsy Rose changes the local conversation. p72 Run for Hope 5K, 10K - still time to register. p73 New Columnist! Small Business Smarts - Natasha Cary p76 May Music lineup

p77 June live music lineup - 85+ opportunities to listen live. p78 10U40 recap: Oh what a night! - gratitude. | issue 25

Band Profiles PAGE 16 Karla Harris, Nathan Nelson PAGE 34 Birdtalker, Georgia Soul Council, The Seven Sons PAGE 24 No Diggity, Jon Oswald, BFD, Groove Fetish PAGE 20 ToneDaddyz, The Dial Up, Men in Blues, Classic Recall, Tyler Neal Band PAGE 30 Used Groove, Atlanta Dance Party, Rusted Soul, Last Call Band, Jazz Jones Legacy PAGE 43 Jon Liebman, Adam Klein, Toni Byrd, Ruby Reds Band PAGE 55 Jeff Pike & A1A, Randy Hoexter, Julie Gribble, Rev. Jeff Mosier PAGE 57 David Childers, Project Detour, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers PAGE 65 The Orange Constant, Michelle Malone Gwen Hughes PAGE 68 Crane, Stephane Wrembel PAGE 70 Moves, Front Country, Family & Friends PAGE 74 Martins Landing Band, Cosmic Charlie, Urban Soil PAGE 75 Navajo Joe, The Ormewoods Battlefield Collective, Davin McCain


UP-AND-COMING LOCAL TALENT, ENERGETIC COVER BANDS, HIP NEW VENUES, AND AWESOME VIBES. Visit Roswell supports the growing music scene in our city.

For more information on planning your Roswell Live Music’fest weekend, June 27-30, 2019, visit or call 770-640-3253.

There’s music playing upstairs or on the deck every weekend, starting with Open Mic Night every Thursday. Grub Gastro Pub owners Dave and Terry Fast believe live music naturally goes with beer and food .



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THE GRUB GASTRO PUB IS a go-to hangout for locals, with friendly bartenders and a hip atmosphere. The owners express their love of the Roswell community by featuring chef-driven cuisine, local and regional craft beer, large wine selection, specialty drinks and lots of live music to ensure memorable experiences for guests. Live music is very important to the owners at The Grub who feel strongly good, local, live music is a ‘must-have’ in the hospitality business. Terry and (chef) Dave Fast, familiar faces in the local restaurant industry, were intrigued when they learned the 1090 Alpharetta Street building was available - its large deck, separate special events room upstairs with a second deck, two fantastic bars, general ‘fine casual’ ambience, fantastic curb appeal and location all contributed to the decision to open The Grub Gastro Pub. The placed felt like it had been waiting for just the right concept - a chef-driven gastropub with a lot of live music. Just a couple of years later, The Grub has become a regular favorite for locals, beer enthusiasts, discriminating diners and music lovers. Derek Ferwerda (www.theguitarroom. org) heads up Open Mic Night every Thursday, which brings out some really great talent; and the Fasts’ insist on offering live music every Friday and Saturday from 7 to | issue 25

10pm either upstairs or out on the deck. Everyone gets a kick out of “Trivioke” (a trivia - karaoke hybrid) on Tuesdays at 7:30pm, which has become a serious competition among regulars. The deck is dog-friendly --- and there’s even a special menu crafted just for the pups! Televisions are strategically placed throughout to ensure none of their guests misses a game. Happy Hour includes lots of activity and thier brunch on the weekends includes a Bloody Mary Bar and a $3 mimosa and Bellini special. We hear a menu quick favorite is The Grub’s Dogs of Summer, with two grilled BallPark hot dogs crowned with caramelized onions, roasted red bellpeppers, melted cheddar and creamy coleslaw. Spiced up, beer-brined wings and hand-battered chicken tenders are year-round favorites, and the specialty items wow the pickiest palates and include dishes like Shrimp & Grits, Grub-Eye Steak and a Farm-to-Table Vegan Plate. The Fasts insist attentive, professional service from a friendly, competent staff are the keys to their success. Treat people well, learn their names, and serve up great food, drinks and live music -- and customers will return again and again. 13

LAVENDER everywhere 9th Annual Lavender Festival | June 9 | Barrington Hall |

THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL RETURNS TO the historic grounds of Barrington Hall on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10AM– 5PM. Inspired by Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington King, this celebration of all things lavender will feature the many uses associated with this ancient plant. Lavender has narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers, contain scented oil glands. In this “all things lavender” festival, there will be arts & crafts, antiques, children’s activities, lavender inspired demonstrations, an enchanted fairy hollow, vendors

showcasing one-of-a-kind and unique items, a ‘Zen Zone’ devoted to the healing properties of lavender, food trucks, beer/wine (even lavender beer!), frozen treats and live music from Davin McCoy, Battlefield Collective, and Highbeams. Pinnacle Home Improvement and Hanalei SUP Yoga have sponsored to make this event fantastic. Parking is available at Roswell Presbyterian Church or City Hall - trolleys are providing ongoing transportation between the parking lot and festival, as there is no parking onsite.

BTV is a local anti-bullying initiative launched which uses peer-led, videobased messages focused entirely on empowering bystanders

BE THE VOICE Executive Director of a local initiative against bullying, Debbie Baker Cwalina is naturally wired to be of service to those in her community. She was Roswell Debbie Baker Cwalina and Rotarian of the Year in 2016 and Darlene Mahar Griffith is the owner and founder of Creative Corporate Ideas Inc., a certified Woman Owned Business (WBE) and Top Woman Owned Small Business ( Deborah shared, “I’ve had a real passion against bullying after witnessing what my developmentally delayed brother endured growing up, which drove me to find similarly passionate Rotarians to create Be The Voice.” Be The Voice is the the only peer-led, video-based anti-bullying initiative available to schools and which focuses entirely on empowering bystanders to find “their” voices and defuse situations.  This innovative approach revolves around short, weekly videos shown school-wide featuring celebrities, athletes and students sharing tips and suggestions to motivate students to “bypass the bully and support the target.”  65% of students are visual learners, which makes this video format a highly effective method of teaching. 14

ROSWELL REMEMBERS JON ANDERSON (New Horizons Band) will be playing the poignant and beautiful bugle call of ‘Taps’ at the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony on the grounds of City Hall, the largest Memorial Day commemoration in the state. The Lone Bagpiper will be Scott McAliley; and a beautiful rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” will be performed by Massee McKinley. The emcee will again be Moby, who has a 25-year history as the top morning DJ in Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta and is creator of “The Biggest Small Town in AMERICA (sm) Radio Network.” Sgt. George Lingefelt is the featured speaker who proudly served his country with two brothers who thankfully survived. The solemn and powerful military ceremony features: Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, “Lest We Forget” POW-MIA, Laying of the Wreath, Benediction, 21-Gun Salute and Taps.


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KARLA HARRIS ( Based in Roswell, Karla Harris engages listeners with vibrant vocals that range from velvety vulnerability to soul-tinged power. A nationally acclaimed jazz singer, she delivers her music with sensuous expression, sheer energy and a sophisticated warmth. She weaves her American influences of swing, standards, blues, soul, rock and pop, as well as an affinity for Latin jazz, into a multi-textured musical tapestry for audiences to hear, sense and enjoy.  Karla has opened for Grammy-nominated jazz singer Kate McGarry and performed as featured vocalist with some of the area’s finest bandleaders, including Joe Gransden, Kevin Bales and Ted Howe.






Nathan Nelson emerged onto the Atlanta Blues scene in the early 2000’s. With his rich southern vocals and deeply soulful playing style, he soon connected with Dave Roth and Andy Tomko to create the Entertainment Crackers. They have a signature sound that enriched classic blues standards and spawned original songs that audiences have grown to know and love. Nathan Nelson and His Entertainment Crackers have just released their Spectra Music Group debut album “Amerijuanacana,’ available on all the usual sites. Amerijuanacana transcends labels and exists as a singular work of honest songwriting. | issue 25

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Free Outdoor Concert Series Date night, family fun or relax with friends on the grounds of City Hall

FREE MUSIC! THE SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH month May through October is another great Friday night in Roswell! Spread a blanket out on the lawn at City Hall, the crown jewel of Hill Street, lift your glass, uncork a bottle, and unwind from the week while listening to Music on the Hill. Music on the Hill is a free outdoor concert series that debuted in September and October 2018 and has come back for a full season Hosted by the City of Roswell, with Musical Entertainment provided by Atlanta Plays it Forward, ( Music on the Hill invites concert goers to a enjoy a casual BYO environment where they can dine al fresco under the trees at City Hall. Talk of the Town- Catering (www.talkofthetownatlanta. com) will have 4 different pre-boxed meals to choose 18

from - gourmet meals from $12 to $19. View the menu:

Beer, wine and food will also be available for purchase from Ceviche Taqueria ( and Top Job Hospitality ( and Fickle Pickle Cafe ( Free parking is available at City Hall, 38 Hill Street. Free trolley service will be provided by Roswell Trolley: routes and maps are available at Music on the Hill offers unique opportunities for sponsors to showcase their businesses and services and their commitment to providing engaging cultural and artistic experiences within Roswell's historic district. For additional information about Music on the Hill, contact Christine Ward, Special Events Manager, at or 770-594-6271. | issue 25

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The Dial Up



Tonedaddyz is a diverse band playing rock ’n’ roll mixed in with some country, rhythm and blues. They are an entertaining, high energy rock ’n’ roll band from Roswell, whose band members include JB, Dr. Paul, Spence and Raj. A reviewer wrote the sound is “where Jim Morrison meets Van Morrison in a dark alley.”

Dial Up is a five-piece band from Rochester, NY playing all the ‘90s you can handle from band members Allison Stephens (vocals/dance moves), Matthew Stephens (guitar/ vocals), Taylor Smith (keys/vocals), Tommy Masters (bass/ niceness) and Danny Roelle (drums/electronics).

@ Food Truck Fridays July 26

Classic Recall

@ ALIVE in Roswell May 16

Men in Blues



Men in Blues is an energetic Atlanta wedding/special events band that has been playing “funky classic rock ’n’ roll, soul, R&B, funk, blues, oldies, and country.” The Atlanta Society of Entertainers voted the band the “Best Blues Band” and “Best Overall Band” three years in a row. Creative Loafing readers voted them “Best Local Blues Act” three times, “Best Cover Band”, and twice the “Best Local R&B Soul Act.” They’ve opened for Little River Band, Sara Evans, Johnny Winter, James Cotton and Big Bill Morganfield. One reviewer writes, “They especially did a good job of reading the room and mixing up the set list in order to keep everyone on the dance floor all night.” Classic Recall is local to Roswell and is a four-piece classic rock band specializing in the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. This band features four great lead singers and instrumentalists, each with their own show-stopping headline talent. Think of the harmonic, spellbinding vocals and driving rock of Three Dog Night or Journey– each one is designed to get you on your feet on the dance floor. The band is composed of Stewart Brown (guitar and vocals), Roger Byrd (drums and vocals), Gary Honeycutt (bass and vocals) and Tom LaDow (keys and vocals).

Tyler Neal Band


@ From the Earth June 27

TYLER NEAL BAND Atlanta-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Tyler Neal, spent two years in “the last band Colonel Bruce Hampton ever led.” At Northside Tavern, Hampton invited Tyler to sit in, saying, “Come play with us tomorrow. Bring a bongo and a tambourine.” Soon, he joined as lead guitarist for Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express. After Hampton’s death in 2017, Tyler was joined by Yonrico (drums) and Madrid Express’ Frahner Joseph (bass) in working on their first album, produced by Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell of Tedeschi Trucks Band. He says, “Songs are a way to connect with the things and people that mean the most to me.” He hopes to reach others in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Derek Trucks and John Coltrane reached him. | issue 25 | issue 25


From the Earth Brewing Co. Roswell’s Only Brewpub is VERY Committed to Live Music


chef-driven, locally sourced cuisine, house-brewed and craft beer and live music

Conversations about providing the city of Roswell with a new dining concept began in 2015, and were quickly followed by conceptualizing, pooling resources, finding a location, drawing up blueprints, completing the build-out and hiring a gracious staff. From the Earth Brewing Company opened its doors in November of 2017, and Roswell residents have responded affirmatively with terrific reviews and repeated patronage. Two months later, in January of 2018, FTE was voted 2017’s Best New Brewpub in Georgia by thousands of participants in a poll commissioned by Beer Guys Radio. Later that year, an article featured in Beer Advocate honored FTE as one of “50 of the Best New Breweries.” Interviewed by Beer Advocate, Tim recalled the accompanying write-up, which was very complimentary, with judges writing, “An accomplished Atlanta fine-dining restaurateur, Tim Stevens parlayed his expertise into From the Earth Brewing in Roswell, a brewpub with a menu even the most critical gourmand would appreciate.” And then early this year (2019), FTE placed third in the nation of all brewpubs throughout the U.S. in a top-rated readers’ poll coordinated by 10Best and USAToday. The hyper-locally sourced cuisine and wide variety of well-balanced craft beers tie right into the vision Tim had for the brewpub from its earliest conception. He


believes there is an unwritten obligation restaurants have to do everything they can to source their products as locally as possible. He looks at this as coming full circle– from the earth and then back to the earth– using the freshest, most sustainably-raised ingredients possible and finding ways to give back. FTE gets creative supporting its local food partners. Tim says, “One way we support our food partners is by giving our spent grain from brewing our beer to local farmers to help feed their cattle and animals.” They also incorporate some of that spent grain into their house-made breads and even into making dog-friendly treats for their four-legged customers! “We want to become a part of this community in every way possible,” Tim adds. Tim was 15 when he started waiting tables in an upscale retirement community in his hometown of Clearwater, FL. Later he moved to Atlanta and gained tremendously beneficial restaurant experience working for Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, initially at the Buckhead Diner and followed by General Manager of Nava, where he is grateful to have met world-renowned and award-winning chef, Kevin Rathbun (before Kevin was cool). The two maintained their friendship while both were essentially ‘growing up’ in the Atlanta restaurant scene. Tim always had great admiration for Kevin’s drive and his authentic passion for good food. | issue 25

Chef-driven Cuisine | Craft Beer | Live Music Venue

When Tim shared his vision for the From the Earth Brewing Company concept, naturally Kevin and his wife, Melissa were all for it and invested early on.

rich with bands and musicians, and most people in Roswell know now that FTE is the go-to destination for music lovers on a regular basis.

“We have always trusted Tim’s judgement and expertise in the industry, so becoming investors was not a tough decision at all. We want to see him succeed doing what he loves to do,” said Rathbun.

The menu reads like a page from the old Gourmet magazine, with customer favorites including Brussels sprouts, which come with a house fermented powder hot sauce, Asher blue cheese and bacon, and the FTE Double Stack with pimento cheese, bacon jam, arugula, tomato, tobacco onions and white barbecue sauce. Guests also tell us the Seared Scallops, Crabcakes, Fish & Chips and Fried Chicken are excellent choices. Next time, we plan to order the Soup of Yesterday, because it’s always better the next day, right?

Veteran Brewmaster and SweetWater Brewing Company’s co-founder, Kevin McNerney, was instrumental in the design and setup phase of the concept as well, contributing his expertise of all things beer; and he continues advising as FTE’s Head Brewing Consultant. Since opening their doors, FTE has had live music every Thursday, hosted large corporate events, invited a few fellow local breweries to share taps alongside whatever talented brewmaster Jamie Parker has crafted on-site, and participated in ‘all things local.’ Although most of the locally-generated attention and buzz has focused primarily on the craft brewing aspect of FTE, there is so much more to their grassroots success than great beer. Executive chef Heath Miles, pastry chef Palma Arthur and the rest of the kitchen staff collectively prioritize serving dishes that use only the finest, freshest ingredients taken directly ‘from the earth.’ In addition to craft beer, 40-plus varieties of wine and custom cocktails, From the Earth hosts live music every Thursday, welcoming local and regional touring bands to their brewpub; and on the last Sunday of every month, the Jeff Mosier Ensemble treats guests to beautiful afternoon events. They also host musical performances on select Fridays and Saturdays, welcoming some bigger name bands that may require a cover charge, and go as far as setting up a stage out front for guests to enjoy. The staff has put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the calendar is consistently | issue 25

FTE are such live music lovers, they even name their beers after songs: DARK STAR Dark Ale {4.6%} TWO STEP Hefeweizen {4.9%} MIDNIGHT RIDER Porter {5.6%} TRAVELIN' LIGHT Pale Ale {6.1%} OCTOBER Marzen {6.2%} APPLE BOTTOM Unfiltered Cider {6.4%} RAMBLE ON ROSEHIP Saison {6.5%} SWEET LEAF IPA {8.0%} GOOD APOLLO Double IPA {9.3%} HOWLIN' FOR YOU Triple IPA {9.4%} THIRD EYE Belgian-Style Tripel {9.7%} dog-friendly

From the Earth Brewery 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd Groove Fetish 770-910-9799 @ FTE, May 18 Closed Mondays; Noon - 10pm Tues, Wed, Thurs Noon - 11pm Friday, Saturday; 11am - 9pm Sundays | Brunch, 11am - 3pm SUMMER MUSIC LINE-UP AT FTE: May 16: The Shady Recruits w/ Donna Hopkins opening (ticket) May 18: Groove Fetish (ticket) May 23: Catfish Hill Roberts & The Bottom May 25: No Diggity (ticket) May 26: Jeff Mosier Ensemble (free) May 30: Chris Stalcup & The Grange (free) June 6: –Honeywood Jamgrass (free) June 8: Moontower– (ticket required)

June 13: Donna Hopkins & Friends (free) June 14: The Broadcast (ticket) June 20: Foothill Brothers (free) June 27: Tyler Neal Band (free) June 30: Rev. Jeff Mosier (free) July 11: Brian Ashley Jones (free) July 13: Michael Malone (ticket) July 18: Donna Hopkins & Friends (free) July 25: Catfish Hill Roberts & The Bottom July 27: Skyballs–Phish Tribute Band (ticket)


@ From the Earth


No Diggity Band

@ Tap & Six June 29

The Golden Era Of Hip Hop Perfectly Paired with your favorite RNB and Pop from the 90s and Early 00s -- No Diggity Band is an exciting and talent-packed 90s-2000s Hip Hop, RnB and Pop Tribute and Party Band. The band has sold out all of their Atlanta area shows to date. Band members include: Melanie Amaro (Lead Vocals), Mike “Truth Hz” Martin: (Lead vocals, MC and Trumpet) , Justin Moore: (Vocals and Keyboard), Adam Goodhue: (Drummer) and Tyler Sherard: (Bass/ Key Bass), and some have shared stages with Elton John, Pink, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and more. This Hip Hop and Rhythm & Blues band delivers spot-on renditions of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Fugees, 2Pac, Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, Notorious B.I.G., Warren G, Aaliyah, Mary j. Blige, Naughty By Nature, Eminem, Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot, Usher, House of Pain with serious musical depth.

JON OSWALD ( Raised in central Ohio, Jon singing and picking for over 40 years, and toured nationally with such artists as Jerry Reed, Tanya Tucker, The Outfield, Taylor Dayne, Robert Palmer, Meatloaf and many others. A move to East Nashville in the late 90's sealed his fate as a musician. Playing in Music City for 10 years, Jon was featured at The Bluebird Cafe, The Family Wash and various clubs on the Broadway circuit. He says Nashville still feels like home. His kids are there and it has his heart. The exposure to the likes of Willie Nelson, Tommy Emmanuel, John Hiatt and Kris Kristofferson in intimate venues added a new dimension to Jon’s music. Living in Atlanta for several years now has Jon re-inspired by troubadours like Jason Isbell, Parker Millsap, Tyler Childers and John Fullbright, and he has focused on live shows and the release of his album ‘Hung Up Wet’ last month (April 2019). “ I play a lot of live gigs so my chops are up. I quit drinking a handful of years ago and my voice and songwriter are better. Music is peace to me and that's a central theme of 'Hung Up Wet.”

@ The Gaslight July 20

@ From the Earth May 18


( BFD is a three-piece cover band from Roswell that plays the most popular rock hits of the ‘90s and ‘00s, including alternative rock, modern rock and pop rock. The band has many years of experience between them and take their music very seriously, but insist on having fun while offering pro-level talent, sound quality and stage production. The band members are locals: Sam Renkin, Pete Carlson and Michael Weiss. They will play at BoneYard Kitchen & Tap on May 18. 24

GROOVE FETISH ( Slave to the groove....Groove Fetish is a five piece rock n roll band from Wilmington, NC, comprised of Clay Crotts (lead vocals/ rhythm guitar), Ethan Schilf (bass), Jason Woolwine (piano/ organ), Andrew Massey (drums), and Andy Blair (lead guitar/ vocals). Their writing style brings each song together organically without genre restrictions; however, their songs exhibit pieces of rock, jam, jazz, funk and soul.  The band combines driving rhythms, seductive melodies, solos and transitions to create unforgettable live experiences. | issue 25

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Musicians and Bands

PLAY it Forward IN 2014, TOM LADOW HAD AN IDEA, which he hoped may help alleviate some frustration musicians and bands who are often asked by civic and charitable organizations to donate their performances complimentary to support worthy causes. A friend of and a musician himself (keyboard), he decided to flip the script a little so bands and musicians could choose which organizations and events they would be able to perform for little or no cost. Rather than organizations reaching out directly to the artists, they would come through Tom’s nonprofit organization, Atlanta Plays it Forward. ( Atlanta Plays It Forward is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality musical entertainment and event related services at little or no cost (or value-added) to pre-qualified charities and causes. They maintain a large pool of professional musicians, entertainers, event managers and other event service providers who are willing to perform or provide ser26

vices at reduced fees under a set of circumstances and benefits determined individually for each event. The unique organization has created concert series in a number of venues, offering unique, family-friendly, professional musical performances, which are supportive of a local charity. They completely manage and promote the shows, including all talent, content, marketing, ticketing, set-up, parking, seating, clean-up, security, etc. The current show genres vary from jazz, rock, musical revue, dance, etc. and are usually picnic style, meaning concertgoers may bring their own picnic. Tickets are either for table seating (tables, chairs provided) or lawn seating (bring your own lawn chair). Tom’s Roswell-based organization was the force that launched “ALIVE in Roswell,” considered the largest and longest running street party in North Atlanta. Additionally, Atlanta Plays it Forward books all the music for Roswell’s Music on the Hill and Food Truck Fridays concert series. | issue 25



(404) 586-4719


REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Distance Address Distance to Canton Street + Address

ROSWELL IS CERTAINLY ALIVE with the ‘sound of music,’ and part of the reason residents, business owners and musicians find downtown Roswell so appealing is its walkability - the ability to stroll, shop, dine and be entertained (often by live music) within a short radius without getting in your car. Walkability is also an aesthetic - an area where people feel comfortable and interested in their surroundings. Sidewalks, crime rates, people on the street, traffic, interesting architecture and green spaces are all factors in determining a place’s ‘walkability.’ Beautiful spring and summer weather help, too! Walk Score ( was founded in 2007 to promote walkable neighborhoods. You can check your own home’s walk score and easily see the walk score for any property for sale at Studies show people are unwilling to walk more than ¼ mile to a destination if a car is readily available. An exception is in highly walkable areas like NYC or Savannah, where longer walks are broken up frequently by interesting sights and sounds. Windward Parkway (a 29 walk score) is lined on both sides with sidewalks, yet doesn’t have a high “walk appeal.” If your home has a low walk score, then give us a call if you decide to move to a more walkable location!

Walk Score Price Neighborhood Walk Sales Price Neighborhood Score

0.1 mi 0.2 mi

307 Canton Way, Top Fl 112 Canton Way

435,000 748,900

Parkside on Canton Parkside on Canton

72 63

0.2 mi

460 Canton Walk




0.2 mi 0.2 mi

800 Camp Avenue 410 Green Oak Drive

739,000 575,000

Providence Canton Street Walk

15 66

0.3 mi 0.3 mi

1035 Camp Avenue 305 Roswell Landings Dr

789,000 180,000

Providence Roswell Landings

71 68

0.3 mi

1105 Freedom Ln


Liberty Lofts


0.3 mi 0.3 mi

105 Webb St 915 Freedom Ln

899,999 398,000

Providence Liberty Lofts

66 67

0.4 mi 0.4 mi

340 Clover Ct Unit#3 849 Mimosa Blvd

639,900 925,000

Oak Crossing Historic Roswell

68 66

0.4 mi

35 Woodstock Rd




0.4 mi 0.4 mi

303 Canton Way 160 Moonshadow Ct

379,900 395,000

Parkside on Canton Windflower

68 4

0.4 mi 0.5 mi

190 Windflower Tr 135 Weatherford Pl

331,000 Windflower 1,150,000 Weatherford Pl

10 13

0.5 mi

250 Windflower Tr




0.5 mi 0.6 mi

195 Corinth Ct 374 Norcross St

475,000 775,000

Historic Roswell Roswell Heights

47 44

0.6 mi

7025 Magnolia Pl


Magnolia Walk


0.6 mi

1252 Thomas Cir


Historic Roswell


0.6 mi

92 Oxbo Rd


Oxbo Bluffs


0.6 mi 0.7 mi

148 Oxbo Rd 98 Oxbo Rd

599,999 899,900

jose l montes N/A

40 56

0.7 mi

94 Oxbo Rd


Oxbo Bluffs


0.7 mi

88 Oxbo Rd


Oxbo Bluffs


0.7 mi

90 Oxbo Rd


Oxbo Bluffs


0.7 mi 0.7 mi

10400 Woodstock Rd 172 Oxbo Road

699,000 674,900

none SoCo Heights

54 15

0.7 mi

174 Oxbo Rd


SoCo Heights


0.7 mi

365 Charles Pl


MM Thomas


0.7 mi

343 Pine Grove Rd


Estates Old Ros


0.7 mi 0.8 mi

260 Pullman Tr 9870 Coleman Rd

569,900 580,000

Roswell Station None

9 20

0.8 mi

1310 N Coleman Rd




0.8 mi 0.8 mi

65 Sloan St #7 65 Sloan St #4

850,000 765,000

The Bricks The Bricks

48 48

0.8 mi 0.8 mi

120 Founders Mill Ct 1555 Oakfield Ln

689,000 525,000

Founders Mill Historic Roswell

49 43

0.9 mi

1230 Knoll Woods Ct


Knoll Woods Est


1.0 mi

125 Lynwood Dr


Lynwood Place




Canton Street, Historic Roswell Horseshoe Bend, Roswell Downtown Alpharetta NYC, NY

74 - Very Walkable. Most errands ok on foot. | issue 25


16 - Car Dependent. Almost all errands require car. 65 - Somewhat Walkable. Some errands ok on foot. 89 - Very Walkable. Most errands ok on foot. 29

@ Boneyards Kitchen & Tap

@ ALIVE in Roswell

Used Groove

Atlanta Dance Party



A not-so-average Atlanta area trio performing rock, classic, funk and pop hits from the late 60s thru today, from Aerosmith and Bruno Mars to Walk the Moon and ZZ Top. Fans will kick back and relax or kick off their shoes and dance, depending on the tune. Band members are Mark Drake (drums/lead vocals), Don Rousell (bass/vocals), and Shane Regal (guitar/vocals).

( A local special events and party band with Roswell members, they play top 40 dance favorites with a ten-piece band bringing the the hits of Chicago, Temptations, Cheryl Crow, Huey Lewis, Stevie Nicks and more. Band members include Stewart Brown, Melanie Dobbins, Michele Glende, Kelly Harlow( lead vocals), Brandon DeGroff (trumpet/ vocals), Darrell Jefferson (trombone), Jason Matthias (sax), Mark Konzal (guitar), Tom LaDow (keys), John Hancotte (bass) and Allen Gant (drums).

@ Food Truck Fridays

Rusted Soul

Last Call Band



Rusted Soul is a hard driving yet melodic force based out of Atlanta with an original, unmistakably haunting new style that everyone within earshot is drawn to. Their recordings are epic, but their live show captures your soul. They’re currently touring in the Southeast. The band consists of Fred Hadley (Vocals), Jennifer Fowler (Bass), Joe Burson (Percussion) John Ward (Guitars), and Kyle Lake (Guitars).

Last Call Band is Roswell-based and one of Atlanta’s favorite dance party bands. This fun group of musicians continues to serve up fantastic harmonies and solid dance hits from classic rock to country from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and current day. Band members are George Vogel (drums), Pete Morley (keys/vocals), Shelli Farquhar (vocals/percussion), Jack Kaplan (bass/bookings), Ed Sanker (guitar/ vocals).

JAZZ JONES LEGACY ( @ Music on the Hill

Jazz Jones Legacy


Local to Roswell and established in 2008 by Atlanta area jazz musicians Tom LaDow (keyboards), Mark Konzal (guitar) and Detroit native Rudolph Washington (electric bass and upright bass), to bring their audience a high-energy mix of contemporary jazz fusion and standards along with some blues, funk, and Latin flavors. Talented, professional and energetic drummer Allen Gant completes the band’s line-up, and the band is regularly joined on stage by vocalist Melanie Dobbins of Atlanta. With her degree in vocal performance from Kennesaw State University and years of big band, small ensemble and solo vocal experience, Melanie brings a dynamic stage presence and a clear and powerful voice to the band. | issue 25 @wildslicepizzeria


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REMODELING EXPECTATIONS In an industry rift with stereotypes of lax or uncommunicative contractors, this local, father/son team - Jon and Jack Spicer - are raising the bar on homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expectations one customer at a time with Kitchen Tune-Up. By Danielle Bartling

Kitchen and bathroom updates at various levels and price points all completed between one and five days.

32 | issue 25

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THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME, a place where families and friends engage in quality time and good meals. It is a gathering space that should bring joy, encourage conversation and capture the essence of a household. Refreshing your kitchen’s look (and function) is one of the best investments you can make, and the process doesn’t have to be expensive, lengthy or disruptive. In Fall of last year, father-son team Jack and Jon Spicer embarked on a project to co-own a business together and they ultimately decided on Kitchen Tune-Up, a franchise with more than three decades in the industry and 170 franchisees, or “Tunies,” as they call each other. Jack and Jon, referring to themselves with a laugh as “Baby Tunies,” opened their independent franchise in February 2019 and were initially attracted to the profound sense of community and professionalism at the Kitchen Tune-Up home office. “They are very strong, supportive and knowledgeable of the industry,” said Jack. “Even though it’s a big operation, they make it feel like family.” After training in Aberdeen, South Dakota, this father and son brought expertise to their own southern territory, Roswell and East Cobb. As a former physician, Jack applies his customer service skills, and has always been keen on do-it-yourself projects and remodeling. In his recent home improvement repertoire, he has finished three basements, independently and up to code, including all of the electrical, plumbing and tiling. His son, Jon, is a teacher by JON & JACK SPICER trade who found

Owners, Kitchen Tune-Up | issue 25


solidarity in his father’s passion for remodeling. In business, their strengths complement each other well. Jack is skilled at marketing, sales and client relationships, whereas Jon has a management background and is adaptable to any situations that may arise. Jack is also grateful for Jon’s “millennial expertise” when it comes to social media and current design trends. The Kitchen Tune-Up slogan is, “Remodeling your expectations.” The franchise distinguishes themselves with trust points like customer service, timeliness, respect for client homes, and open communication. They offer several options for revamping a tired or outdated kitchen, including – in ascending budget order – the standard “Tune-Up,” cabinet painting, replacing doors, refacing and completely replacing the cabinets. Refacing is their “claim to fame,” which is cost-effective and involves new drawers and door fronts, matching veneers to existing cabinets and all of it carries a “brand-new” look. Two criteria must be met in order to reface – you must be satisfied with your current layout, and the existing cabinet boxes must be sturdy and in good shape. Each new cabinet employs soft-close technology and comes with many design options and accessories including knobs, pulls, Lazy Susans and roll-out trays. White cabinetry is the easiest to update and is a popular choice, according to Jack. Despite the name, Kitchen Tune-Up also applies their core tenets to bathroom remodeling. Most incredible is their ability to complete a standard-size project in no time – between three and five days! 33

@ Riverside Sounds


BIRDTALKER ( Birdtalker is made up of Zack and Dani Green, Andy Hubright, Brian Seligman, and Jesse Baker. Zack and Dani were married in 2012 and soon after their wedding tried writing a couple songs together. Andy, a talented drummer friend, started beating on stuff while Zack and Dani played them., and it sounded good. While these 3 were

playing the songs at Shakespeare in the Park one August afternoon, Brian became interested in adding his immense talent to the mix as well and began playing along with mandolin and guitar. It sounded even better. Soon, another talented friend and fan, Jesse, began lending his bass sounds to the band. It is the combination of each member's specific offerings that gives Birdtalker its life and sounds. The Seven Sons

Georgia Soul Council

@ Gypsy Rose





In 2010, this band originally came together in Atlanta as the backing unit for singer Otis Redding III. The sound was old-school and funky modern soul. Later, they evolved into more jazz elements, but kept their Southern roots and taut, danceable compositions. Weaving jazz-funk and Afrobeat into their sound, they wrote and play individual solos, chanted vocals and interlocking grooves. They toured the Southeast as an opening act for Antibalas, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Rebirth Brass Band and many more. In 2013, their debut album, Thickens Upon Standing, was released to critical acclaim, and in 2017, ‘Whats for Breakfast’, their first full length vinyl LP, was released. They’ll be playing the Roswell Live Music’fest at Gypsy Rose, June 28.

Formed as a pickup band in Roswell in 2011 with four friends who met on the baseball field as dads coaching their sons’ team. Between them, they have seven sons. Their children were in school and played youth sports with each other; and the four spent a lot of time talking about music and sports. One simple jam session got them hooked and ‘The Sons’ have been delivering their high-energy style to local breweries, pubs and restaurants ever since.


Bill Houck, owner of Houck’s Grille raves, “The Seven Sons always bring a raw and inspired brand of music to my listening room – no one goes home from their shows unsatisfied!” Band members include Nick Starr (guitar), Jared Young (drums), Tim Christner (guitar), Tony Walsh (guitar/vocals) and Ron Walker. ‘The Sons’ will be playing Roswell Live Music’fest at Mojo Vinyl, June 28.

@Gate City Brewing


@ Mojo Vinyl

(www.tcarterandkosmoknot) This band fuses elements of blues, Americana, country and soul with tight grooves, unique chord structures and progressive movements. Band members: Trevor Carter, Brandon Swift, Joe Worrel, Jon Lorentz, Casey Crogan and Luis Gorfinkel.

Rooted in classic and progressive rock music, the band performs at local Atlanta venues and for corporate events. They’re influenced by a variety of genres ranging from the driving hard rock bands of the ‘70s to the alternative folk rock of today. Ever-evolving, ‘The Sons’ pepper in some original work that fits tightly within the genres offered. | issue 25

JUNE 1 - JULY 31

Help decide the 'Best Sip in Roswell'! Rate your sips on or the Summer Sippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; App.

visit Follow Us #SummerSippin2019

an event by | issue 25

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Summer Sippin’ brings out Roswell’s best Concoctions

Rate your drinks.


Summer Sippin’ Roswell returns to celebrate the creative craft beverage-making skills of Roswell restaurants, cafés, breweries, and coffee shops from June 1 to July 31, 2019. This year’s competition includes 46 participants from around the city, all of which have created and will launch a unique alcoholic or non-alcoholic specialty drink not already featured on their menus. During the two-month event, patrons will be able to rate each sip they try on the Summer Sippin’ app or at At the end of the event, based on the drink ratings, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink will both be crowned “The Best Sip in Roswell 2019” in their respective categories. In its fourth year, Summer Sippin’ is one of the industry support programs created by Roswell Inc, the economic and business development organization for the City of Roswell. “Summer is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to celebrate and promote the creativity and innovation of our food and beverage businesses through Summer Sippin’.” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “This event not only supports our hospitality industry, which is one of Roswell’s largest, it also positions us as a destination for other restaurant and craft beverage entrepreneurs.”

Order a special “Smoke on the Water” while listening to music at Gypsy Rose.

Photo courtesy of Roswell Inc by Angie Webb Photography


The full lineup of participating restaurants and drinks will be available May 1 at and on the Summer Sippin’ App. FB @SummerSippinRoswell Tw + IG @SummerSippin #SummerSippinRoswell Summer Sippin’ is sponsored by Gas South.

Summer Sippin’ - June 1-July 31

1920 Tavern

American Pasta Factory

Effen Blossom, $12 Effen Cucumber vodka, Velvet falernum, bubbles, and finished with an edible flower

Clericot, $6.50 oranges, apples, pears, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, ice, sugar and Sauvignon Blanc

Brookwood Grill

Chipper’s Club

Strawberry Lavarita, $10 1.25 oz Don Julio tequila, .5 oz triple sec, fresh strawberry, mint, cucumber, jalapeño, simple syrup, salt and pepper rim

Photos courtesy of Roswell Inc by Angie Webb Photography

Deep Roots Wine Mkt. Strawberry Basil Margarita Mimosa, $10, sparkling wine, Strawberry Basil simple syrup, limeade, strawberries, basil, limes

Fresco Cantina Grill Tamarind-Mango Twist Margarita, $10.99 Tequila Herradura Sil., triple sec, lime juice, tamarind pulp, mango pulp, splash agave, Tajin | issue 25

The Impeachment, $10 Peach Schnapps, Dp. Eddy’s Peach Vodka, POM juice, Chili Chatt. lime spiced rim, mint, lime, peaches, Sprite, mint sprig

Bad Daddy’s Buger Bar BA Strawberry Habanero Rocks Margarita, $7.25 - fresh lime, tequila, triple sec, fresh strawberries, habanero peppers.

❤Crazy Love Coffee

Spro Shaker, $5 ❤ espresso, house-made butterscotch sauce, chai, sweet cream

❤Fickle Pickle Cafe

Fellows Cafe Fellow Americans, $10 strawberry infused Bruto, Cocchi Dopo Teatro, and soda water.

From the Earth Brewing Co. Dueling Banjos, $10 Redemption Rye, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, soda water, Fee Bros. orange bitters, Hickory smoked Reagan’s orange bitters

Cool as a Cucumber Lemonade, $3.99 ❤ lemons, sugar, water, cucumber juice

Foundation Social Eatery

Bistro VG Not So Les Miserables, $12 Barr Hill Gin, St Germaine elderflower, blueberries, lemon & lime juice, lavender, hibiscus syrup

C&S Chowder House Michelle My Belle, $14 Cucumber Vodka, St Germain, fresh cucumbers, mint, watermelon shrub

Flama Pizza Co. Don Lemon, $9 1 strawberry, 3 lemon wedges, 5 mint leaves, 1 oz agave nectar, 1.5 oz Bacardi rum

The Gaslight

Passport, $11 Irish Bulleit, $15 coconut-washed denizen Guinness reduction, lemon aged white rum, Cocchi Rosa, juice, Bulleit rye, egg white Giffard Banane du Bresil, lime, egg white, banana dust

❤= non-alcoholic


Gate City Brewing Co. Lavender Ale, $4 Lavender buds

Gypsy Rose Music Smoke on the Water, $10 Xicaru Mezcal, pineapple juice, Creme de Coconut, lime juice

Hugo’s Oyster Bar


❤Land of a Thousand Hills

Cucumber Melon Crawl, $14, organic cucumber vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, watermelon mint shrub, organic agave

Watermelon Champagne Cocktail, $9.95 fresh watermelon juice, Absolut vanilla, orange liqueur and Champagne

Summertime-Lime Chill, $5.50 ❤, milk, dark chocolate sauce, hand-made key lime syrup, blended base, whipped cream (optional), toffee bark

Local on North

Lucky’s Burger & Brew

Marlow’s Tavern

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

Blackberry Bonnet, $10 fresh blackberries, Southern gin, Chambord, vanilla vodka, splash club soda

Botanical Breeze, $7.50 Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, fresh raspberries, mint leaves, lemon juice, soda water

Pom Collins, $11 Tito’s Vodka, Pama Pomegranate liqueur, house-made sour mix, simple syrup, mint leaf, pomegranate seeds

Lavender Bloom, $11 lavender syrup, citrus-infused vodka, vodka, strawberries, fresh squeezed lemon

Monkey 68

Monterrey Mexican

NOCA Eatery

Osteria Mattone

Pig 19 Kavalan Whiskey, ginger liquor, spicy ginger shrub, lemon juice, bitters, green tea peach popsicle

Dragon Berry Mojito, $10 Dragón Fruit, strawberries, sparkling soda, lime, mint, rum, agave nectar or Splenda

Hibiscus Margarita, $9.75 Lunazul Blanco tequila, house-brewed hibiscus juice, agave nectar, fresh squeezed lime juice

Watermelon Lemonade, $5 ❤ watermelon, mint, lemonade

Grub Gastro Pub It’s a Southern Thing, $11 100 proof Southern Comfort, house-made watermelon/ sweet basil puree

HOLA Taqueria


❤Gracious Plenty

It’s Peachy Keen, $12 Ciao Bella, $11 Ketel Peach/Orange Blossom Piùcinque gin, Génépy vodka, Ketel Citron, white peach liqueur, Prosecco, lime, bitters purée, jalapeño-infused peach schnapps, lemon juice, orange zest rim, jalapeño slices non-alcoholic


Photos courtesy of Roswell Inc by Angie Webb Photography

Summer Sippin’ - June 1-July 31

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Summer Highlights

Music to my hair.

New Clients - Special 50% OFF Highlights & Haircut Exp. 6/30/2019, cannot be combined w/other offers or discounts.


Summer Sippin’ - June 1-July 31

Pinkies Up Roswell Migose, $9 Variant’s Strawberry Lemon Gose, Valdo’s prosecco brut, rosemary simple syrup, w/ tart blackberries, candied gin lemon slice

❤ Sublime Tree

Paradise, $6 ❤ strawberries, papaya, lime, coconut water, diced kiwis

Taqueria Tsunami Cayo Hueso, $8 Hand-squeezed lime juice, Bubba’s Secret Still Brown spice liquor, Don Julio Silver, agave, fresh cream

❤Plum Cafe Strawberry Mojito Mocktail, $6.95❤ - Organic strawberries, organic mint, lime, cane sugar, water

PURE Taqueria Little Sweet & Tangy, $9.99 Blanco tequila, fresh lemon and lime juice, agave, fresh tamarind paste

❤Sugar Shack in the Back

❤Scooter’s Coffee Peanut Butter Mocha Caramelicious, $5.30 ❤- caramel sauce, peanut butter, espresso, ice cream base, whipped cream, mocha drizzle, caramel drizzle

Table & Main

Tap & Six

Strawberry Shortcake Shake, $5.50 ❤ - strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream, milk, shortcake crumbs, strawberries

Milltown Local, $11 Virgil Kaine ginger-infused bourbon, ginger beer, blackberry syrup, muddled berries, fresh mint

Double Tap, $8 Meridian Hive Dynamo mead and Southern Brewing Company’s Red and Black

(TBK) The Big Ketch

Variant Brewing Co.

Barely Peach Tea, $8 vodka, sweet tea vodka, muddled mint, lemons, peaches, topped with iced tea

Mai-Tai Gose, $6 2-Row Barley, white wheat, live culture lactobacillus, Saaz hops, tangerine, orange + lime zest, toasted almonds, rum extract 4.8% ABV

VIN 25 Vin Paloma, $12 El Mayor reposado tequila, Fresh grapefruit juice, Fresh lime juice, Agave syrup, Sparkling Rosé

❤= non-alcoholic The Whiskey Project Me So Honey, $13 Barr Hill Gin, Lemon, Lavender, Honey, Egg White 40

Zest on Canton Spiked Blueberry Lemonade, $13 mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, Ketel One Citron, lemonade, club soda, blueberry puree

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Who is Playing? We found 170 different bands and musicians playing in Roswell this summer. (Many venues didn’t have their full line-ups ready for us yet)

120 East Rocks 40 Hz 7 Sharp Left Ace Suggs Acoustical Left Adam Klein and the Wildfires Allagash Aspen Anonda Atlanta Dance Party Back n’Black Band X Banks and Shane Barefoot Geno Battlefield Collective BFD Birdtalker Blair Crimmins/ Hookers Bound to Ramble Brad Parsons Band Bradley Cole Smith Duo Brandon Leonard The Breeze Kings Brian Ashley Jones Bring ‘ur Money Band The Broadcast Bruce Gilbert Bumpin’ the Mango Caleb Warren & the Gents Camryn Leigh Smith Catfish Hill Roberts and the Bottom Chelsea Taylor Chip Jones (The Illiad) Chris Talcup/The Grange Chris Thomas King Classic Recall Coast Guard Cosmic Charlie Cyndi Craven David Wright Band Davin McCoy Dean Taylor & The Better Days Debut Deep Blue Sun The Deep Cuts The Dial Up Djandre’d Don McBroom Donna Hopkins & Friends Douglas Cameron Orchestra Dr. Jams Drake Freeman Dyrty Byrds EarKandy Experience Electromatics Ezra Jacob Family & Friends The Foothill Brothers

Frank Lisco Trio The Free Byrds Freedy & Francine Front Country Garcia Free Garrett Collins Project George Hilliard Georgia Back Porch GLOW Band GooD WooD Goodnight Drive Gray Matters Acoustic Grey Street Band Groove Fetish Gwen Hughes Highbeams Honewood Jamgrass The Ides of June Jack Bandel Jackson County Line James Anderson Jamie McLean Band Jazz Jones Legacy Jeff Pike & A1A Jenn & Sky Jeremiah Jeremy Wayne Dean Jimmy Cav Project Joe Alterman Joe Gransden/ Big Band Jon Oswald Josh Jeffords Julie Gribble Justin Karla Harris Kate Coleman & the Highbeams Kevin Vosbein Kevin Wyglad Kurt Lee Wheeler The Last Call Band Laur’e Pen’ Lazy Lightning Leah Calvert Leslie Wray Lyndsay Lou M&E Madeline Steward Mark Michelson and Friends Martin’s Landing Band Marty Nickel Men in Blues Mermaid Motor Lounge Michael Malone Michael Ricks Michael Tolcher Band Michelle Malone Band Mike Rizzi/Strong Personalities Mike Veal

Moontower Moves MT Arms Duo Music by Drea Nathan Nelson No Diggity Ooo…Shiny! Pam Cushenan, Loose Shoes Porcelain Gods Project Detour Rachel House Randall Bramblett Reckless The Relics Rev. Jeff Mosier Ensemble Revivalists Rhythm Earth Ricky and Bambi The Riot Rock n Roll Jones Rock Vault Roshambeaux Ruby Reds Rusted Soul Sam Lewis Sean & Josh Second Best Seth Walker The Seven Sons The Shady Recruits Shane Skyballs Smash Castle Smashcastle Southern City Lights Space Coast Ghosts Spirit of Rush Stephane Wrembel Sugarcane Jane Sunset City T Carter Kosmoknot The Tatums Thunder Gypsy Tonedaddyz Toni Byrd & her Big Band Too Many Peachtree Streets Trevor Carter Tyler Neal Band Tyson Michael Halford Urban Soil US Beat Used Groove Voodoo Visionary Wade Hudson Wasted Potential Brass Band The Way Back Band Zach Goodfellow

JON LIEBMAN - ELECTROMATICS ( This red hot blues, jazz and Americana band is based in Roswell. Band members include Jon Liebman (vocals, harmonica), Aaron Trubic (bass), Nick Johnson (guitar), David Savage (piano) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). Jon has been playing music professionally for twenty one years and got his musical start in Washington,D.C though born and raised in Georgia. There he studied with players such as Big Joe Maher, Joe Stanley,  Doug Jay, Members of The Nighthawks, and others. In Atlanta he toured  and played with late Tone Cool/Artemis/Delta Groove recording artist Sean Costello. He has recorded with many Atlanta musicians including Bill Sheffield,  Sean Costello, Forest McDonald, The Last Waltz Ensemble and others; and he has appeared on the  cover of Blues And Co magazine, a premier French blues magazine. He recorded harmonica on Shemekia Copelands Grammy-nominated album 33 and 1/3.

@ Gypsy Rose

( ADAM KLEIN & THE WILDFIRES An Atlanta-via-Athens, GA -based singer/songwriter troubadour, Adam Klein’s music blends Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock, and West African Mande music. He solo/duo, with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, or with his American roots-meets-West-African-roots project under his Peace Corps name in Mali, Lassine Kouyate. For Low Flyin’ Planes, his seventh album, Klein teamed up again with his longtime producer Bronson Tew at Dial Back Sound. “He’s a close friend and a genius engineer and producer whose role in shaping the sounds and textures of these records and bringing my songs to life can’t be overstated. ’You set them up; I’ll knock them down’, he’s said about our musical partnership. And it’s true- these albums are just as much his handiwork as they are mine,” Adam explained. The other two albums in this so-called trilogy include 2013’s Sky Blue DeVille and the 2015 release Archer’s Arrow. “To me, Low Flyin’ Planes is the sonic follow-up to Sky Blue DeVille. I think it’s a natural progression.” @ Gypsy Rose

TONI BYRD & HER BIG BAND ( A world class vocal recording artist of jazz and gospel, song writer, TV and movie actress and singer and now Roswell favorite, Toni Byrd opened the very first season of the Music on the Hill series. In addition to winning numerous awards including “Best Female Jazz Record” for 2014, “The Velvet SongByrd” has made a name for herself touring through Europe as well as the United States, thrilling audiences singing with her Big Band. A 2016 tour included a command performance at the Whitehouse. Originally from Memphis, Toni Byrd’s latest CD release, Toni Sings Natalie featuring Toni and her Big Band’s tribute to Natalie Cole, is now available. The Toni Byrd Big Band is managed by Big Band Contractors, LLC.


Ruby Reds Band

@ Music on the Hill

@ Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Ruby Reds Band may be the longest tenured jazz band in Georgia. The band was formed in early 1966 to perform nightly at a rowdy beer hall and banjo sing-along parlor called Ruby Reds Warehouse, downtown Atlanta, and has been playing throughout the Southeast ever since. | issue 25


“There is something about dropping a needle that makes your heart be By Regina Barkley

IT’S NOT UNUSUAL TO SEE Mojo Vinyl Records’ owner Rand Cabus at many of Roswell’s business networking events, social gatherings and civic organization’s monthly meetings, and he seems to know ‘everybody’ around town. He has a cynic’s dry humor; and at the same time it’s clear he loves people and doesn’t take himself (or life) too seriously. Never garnering for attention, he instead hangs back and observes, cracks a witty comment or two only heard by those within earshot, and then makes things happen without fanfare. Rand successfully spearheaded the development and launch of the Historic Roswell Business Association’s mobile-friendly website,, which has helped to promote economic prosperity in the Historic district; and he was unanimously selected by the outgoing board of HRBA to be its Board Chairman.


experience Roswell’s only independent vinyl record store settled into its new location on Alpharetta Street in a cool bungalow building with plenty of parking. 44

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Mojo Vinyl is an independent record store established in 2011 in historic Roswell that buys and sells new and used records, as well as Audio-Technica, Music Hall and Pioneer turntables. It’s a cozy, local haven for vinyl enthusiasts and curious browsers and offers an impressive selection of new and used, original and reissued classics. Rand insists vinyl provides the purest listening experience, therefore his tagline “Listen Naked” reflects this natural, pure sound sentiment. After 8 years, Rand recently moved the business a quarter of a mile away from it’s tucked away spot on Webb Street to a cool bungalow-type building with road-frontage on Alpharetta Street — and lots of free parking. Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually in April. It’s one of Mojo Vinyl’s biggest days of the year. He opens early to a crowd of folks waiting to get inside. Die-hards determined to get first dibs on RSD limited edition offerings camp out in order to be first in line. This year on RSD, (April 13) Rand coordinated the first annual ‘Mojopalooza’ in collaboration with Gypsy Rose Music. Perfect weather smiled on live sets by Project-Detour, Nate Nelson, the Entertainment Crackers, and The Seven Sons on Mojo’s new outdoor stage. Señor Brown & Co. brought a | issue 25

eat a little faster. Playing vinyl is a physical act.”

PROJECT DETOUR (RAND CABUS, MOJO VINYL) Playing at Mojo Vinyl on ‘Record Store Day’

food truck filled with tasty tacos, Variant Brewing offered their craft beer, and Om Grown and Monkeyfist featured really ‘freaky’ art. The old album art associated with vinyl triggers memories for baby boomers who grew up listening to records; but Rand said the attraction of vinyl records actually goes beyond any sense of nostalgia. It delivers an authenticity virtually impossible to duplicate digitally and that’s why it is attracting younger audiences today — although they don’t have the memories, they do crave authentic, offline experiences.



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Mojo Vinyl’s Rand Cabus came up with a “Make Roswell Weird” logo just for fun and posted it to his Facebook page. It went a little viral locally, so he decided to make a more organized effort to spread this light-hearted, positive message. You can spread the weird too. Share this logo and mention how you show your own weird. Tag @mojovinyl and hop on the Weird Train this summer.


The George Center for Music Therapy Roswell Cultural Arts Center June 24-29, 2019, Tickets $5, 10AM

Any Dream Will Do S P E C I A L N E E D S - B R O A D WAY I N 3 A C T S

The George Center is a music therapy practice in the ‘THAT PUPPET GUY’ (LEE BRYANT)

Rucker, Go Home! Based on the book Rucker, the Lost Country Dog by Elaine DeNiro and the Roswell Historical Society. The World Premiere! Meet Rucker, a local Roswell dog, and his boy, Sam. Join in their adventures as they discover friendship, laughter, and fun in turn-of-the-century Roswell! This show was created w/ a grant from GA Council for the Arts, National Endowment for Arts and Roswell Historical Soceity; and it weaves shadow and rod puppets into a tapestry of community where teamwork saves the day.

Sweet Apple shopping center in Roswell and they provide music therapy programs from pre-natal through senior clients. Recently their foundation “The George Center Foundation” and through its initiative “Any Dream Will Do,” organized twenty teens with various neurologic, developmental, and learning differences and presented a staged performance of 3 musical theatre vignettes. The show featured singing, dancing, and acting in both solo and group performances through highlights of three classic musicals: West Side Story, Pippin and Hairspray. The Any Dream Will Do Special Needs Performing Arts Group meets weekly throughout the school year and includes teens from Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee Counties as a one-ofa-kind opportunity for the students.

VARIANT BREWING CO. has sponsored one of this years pieces of public art, which is part of the Roswell Arts Fund’ annual Sculpture Tour. ‘Portal Majestic’ is a weathered steel sculpture by Nathan Pierce, standing 8 feet tall; and the artist says for him it highlights the significance of effective communication strategies and sparks imaginations. Variant Brewing has jumped in to sponsor one of the works of art, which has been installed on the Variant property.

Roswell Clay Collective’s Ju r i e d E x h i b i t a t A r t Ce n t e r We s t

More than 20 artists entered their best sculptural and functional ceramic works in the Art Center West Winter Showcase, a yearly juried exhibit hosted by Roswell Clay Collective. Roswell Clay Collective is a volunteer group of students, instructors and professional artists that supports ceramic arts and Art Center West. Three artists were recognized with top awards, including: > PAT MAGERS, Best in Show, Sculpture. The sculpture is named ‘Phrenology,’ which refers to a pseudoscience that predicts mental traits. The piece conveys thoughts we carry with us throughout our lives. > HERB SMITH, Best in Show, Functional. This large footed platter is layered in ochre and turquoise colored glazes. > LIBBY DEVINE, Blick Award. The totem sculpture, ‘Thunderbird:’ a 53” figurative piece of clay sculptures suspended by an iron stand and rod, and a bird with a wingspan of 17 inches. This award is sponsored by Blick Art Materials, a supplier of materials for the visual arts.

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Art & Culture

Take yourself on an enlightening tour around Roswell exploring 9 new public sculptures on loan through May 2020.

New Sculptures Provoke Curiosities Celebration


Exploratory Unit

Hill Climb

Hole in my Heart

EXPLORE | EXPERIENCE | ENJOY ArtAround Roswell - produced by Roswell Arts Fund and hosted by City of Roswell and corporate sponsors - is a temporary sculpture tour featuring works of art selected to tell stories, provoke curiosities and delight viewers. Nine new and diverse works join ten permanent sculptures to create an amazing museum without walls. The tour runs from April 2019 through March 2020. Listen to an audio tour with insight from the artists, download a sculpture map, submit photos and sign the guestbook online. CELEBRATION - by Cecilia Lueza, Riverside Park East Polychromed aluminum, 12’ X 5’ X 12’, purchase: $35,000 Created by Argentine-American artist and sculptor Cecilia Lueza, this playful, free-standing sculpture inspired by happiness, innocence, and freedom explores the visual effects of color and movement. Sponsored by Synovus LOST HORIZON - by Mike Wsol, Riverside Park West Weathered steel and faux grass, 10’ X 10’, $22,000 The sculptor offers an opportunity to focus on space, landscape, and self. The outside has an industrial form but upon closer inspection the viewer will recognize an entrance to the interior. Once inside visitors are invited to inhabit the atmosphere with their entire bodies while small parts touch the landscape. Sponsored by Carl Black Buick GMC Roswell PORTAL MAJESTIC - by Nathan Pierce, Variant Brewing Weathered steel, 8’ X 4’ X 1’, purchase for: $28,000 An abstract form of weathered steel, Nathan Pierce highlights the significance of effective communication strategies and technologies and aims to spark imaginations and encourage more meaningful, effective engagement and communication. Sponsored by Variant Brewing Company HOLE IN MY HEART - by Ben Pierce, East Roswell Park Steel, stainless steel, 10’ X 5’ X 3’, to purchase: $9,500 A work of steel inspired by his love of architecture and appreciation for the profound importance of the natural world, the artist finds inspiration and beauty in nature, especially in plants, and that has inspired a fluidity and softness to his most recent work. Sponsored by LMC | issue 25

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Portal Majestic


Wild Bird

EMERGENCE - by Deanna Hoffman, City Hall Complex Steel, 7 ½’ X 3 ½ ‘ X 5’, purchase for: $4,000 The earthy, dark sculpture is the artist’s depiction of leafy forms emerging off a rocky platform. A reminder of all the natural world does for us, and in return an urging to appreciate and care for it. Deanna Hoffman loves being surrounded by nature and is her dream is to contribute to the earth by triggering a connection with people and nature through her art forms. Sponsored by Staff Zone WILD BIRD - by Diana Shepherd, Don White Park Cast bronze and powder coated steel, 10X10(ish), $17,500 After surviving two hurricanes in Jacksonville FL , it finds a temporary nest among Roswell’s many parks, hiking paths and wildlife. Diana Shepherd is inspired by an awareness of the relationship between the spirituality of the heavens and the human connection to the earth. Sponsored by ALDI TANGLED - by Fred Ajanogha, Old Mill Park Stone, 84” X 48” X 48”, purchase for: $19,000 While artist Fred Ajanogha and his family were walking along the Chattahoochee River, he was reminded no matter how modern and technologically advanced we become, or how many differences we have, our spirits and our community will forever be intertwined with nature and with each other. Sponsored by Randall-Paulson Architects EXPLORATORY UNIT - by Harry McDaniel, Roswell Area Park Lake Aluminum, colored glass, 16’ X 12’ X 10’, purchase: $25,000 This piece stands 16’ tall and presents as a whimsical, abstract, aluminum sculpture of colored glass and solar lighting, suggestive of an alien spacecraft or a giant mechanical insect . The name suggests the possible creature’s purpose but also the exploratory process Harry McDaniel used to create the sculpture - Sponsored by Turner Construction HILL CLIMB - by Jim Collins, Big Creek Park Aluminum, 13’ X 6’ X 6’, purchase for: $22,500 Featuring five aluminum bike riders climbing a steep 13 foot incline in a race to the finish line, this piece engenders a perfect theme for Roswell as Georgia’s first “Bicycle Friendly Community,” with amenities that include mountain biking trails, cycling events and miles and miles of bike paths. Sponsored by Pieper O’Brien Herr 47

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Health & Fitness

MAINTAIN YOUR MAXIMUS The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and that means there are so many benefits to getting your butt in gear.

By Robert Haddocks LADIES FEAR THE JIGGLY ARMS and muffin tops. Guys obsess over bulging triceps and traps. But before worrying about any of those, pay homage to the monster of all muscles - THE GLUTES. Few, if any, muscles have more impact on your physical well-being than your glutes. Why is that? Because the gluteus maximus is the biggest single muscle of your body (not the quads, which are four separate muscles. Given their size and strength, your glutes are built to handle a heavy workload. They, along with the hips, are the hub of all movement. Problems arise when your glutes are lazy or dormant because other muscles kick in to perform jobs that they're not designed to do. And because your glutes are at the center of your body, they're crucial to function for both the lower and upper body. (Jiggly arms, while unappealing, might affect your elbow, but not much more.  But, if that butt starts lagging you're far more likely to experience back pain and have knee trouble, just to list a few. You're also more prone to falls, which, of course, are of increasing concern as we get older. Not to mention this undeniable truth: no one wants a droopy bottom.  But it's so much more than that. Think of your glutes as brakes and shock absorbers. Every step or stride that you 48

take, upon foot impact your glutes serve as shock absorbers and then propel you into the next step. Every time you slow down or bend over, your glutes play a key role in decelerating forward motion. From my 15 years as a personal trainer, I can tell you this; this: the great majority of people that I encounter with chronic back or knee issues have one thing in common: Weak glutes. So, ladies and gentlemen, get to those squats and deadlifts, which are staples to developing strong, healthy glutes. If those exercises are painful, glute bridges, side planks with knees bent and banded hip abduction exercises are good places to start. Cable or banded kickbacks are other options.  But whatever you do, make sure you're firing up those glutes, both the maximus and the medius. They'll take you far, improving your posture, overall appearance and performance while reducing your chance of injury. ROBERT HADDOCKS A personal trainer at Sports Fitness Experience, Robert became involved in the fitness industry over 15 years ago after overcoming a serious back injury, which doctors had told him would require surgery. He has multiple certifications and specializes in corrective exercise and athletic training. Reach out at

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Experience It’s a sports and fitness

SFX Fitness

Owner Rick Banks insists his staff makes the deliberate decision each day to remember that every person who walks in the SFX doors is an individual, with his or her own set of unique reasons for being there.

WE DROPPED IN AGAIN TO SPEAK to Rick Banks, owner of SFX Fitness in Roswell, to hear a little more about its success. Independently and locally owned, this fitness and training facility has been serving the Roswell community for over 10 years. It is popular with the locals as it provides several services such as work-outs, classes, personal and sports performance training. Rick took ownership of the gym almost 2 years ago and has made a few key changes that has brought new energy into this facility. SFX is a professional, full service facility designed to meet their member’s fitness needs at every level from weight loss to conditioning training. Their approach is inviting and friendly and everyone seems to be having a great time while working-out. The instructors and trainers are eager to help people at all levels of fitness, whether they are beginners, students, casual or maintenance exercising to advanced athletes. They aim to help each individual strive toward his or her own personal fitness goals.  On that note, Rick insists his staff makes a deliberate decision each day to remember that every person who walks in the SFX doors is an individual, with his or her own set of unique | issue 25

reasons for being there. He says he and his team also make sure to create a supportive environment around SFX Fitness Owner each individual. They have pride in building RICK BANKS long-lasting relationships beyond SFX, and into the Roswell community of like-minded people working together to motivate each other for increased accountability.  “Sustaining a lifestyle of fitness for everybody, every day, is our commitment. Improving the lives of our members is our passion,” added Rick. Be prepared to change your expectations of what a gym experience should be thinking outside the big-box, cookie-cutter gym. At SFX, you’ll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable trainers and instructors, in a clean, modern facility, filled with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. There is a vast and creative selection of fitness programs offering more than 20 classes per 49

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For those trying to make lasting changes in their health and fitness, SFX has an incredibly positive and supportive community of like-minded individuals on the same path who are there to provide motivation and accountability. week. Membership levels are designed to fit each member’s lifestyle and budget. They offer a sizable number of experienced and professional trainers which provide semi-private as well as 1-on-1 coaching sessions. A variety of group classes are offered, including X-Core Boot Camp, which is an array of training principles with different intensities. This work out will increase whole body functional strength, decrease overall body fat, and improve cardiovascular health to help increase stamina. Many student athletes spend time at SFX participating in its X-Cel Sports Performance Program. This popular program helps to increase speed, agility, balance, functional strength, power, reaction time, mobility, core stability, mental awareness and most importantly, confidence. It’s common to see elite athletes working out, inspiring each other to take their performance to the next level.   Lastly, they offer a wide variety of group fitness classes for all levels. Some of these

classes include R.I.P.P.E.D, Dance Jam (100% Cardio Dance), H.I.I.T Boxing, Yoga, Body Chisel, Muscle Mania, Club Vibe, Tabata, Insanity by Beach Body, and Spin Zone. You can find additional details on these variety of classes on their website at

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It’s incredible how affordable it is to be a part of a family that helps us become the best versions of ourselves. The Silver membership (at $24.99 per month) includes full access to the gym, and cardio equipment. Their Gold membership (at $49.99 per month) will include all of the group fitness classes as well as the silver offerings. Every membership is set up on a ‘month-to-month’ basis, so making a commitment to change your lifestyle at SFX Fitness makes this an easy decision. 

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SFX FITNESS - ROSWELL 925 Woodstock Rd. #102 (770) 587-2389 FB & IG @sfxfitness Photo by Angie Webb


Music Series City Roswell boasts six free* concert series from April through October... FAMILY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS


( 4th Fridays, April - September, Riverside Park, 6 - 8:30pm An array of different food trucks each month, as well as entertainment and fun for the whole family, including sprayground (for a nominal fee, opens May 24) and two playgrounds. Bring a blanket or chair, and drinks will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Carl Black, Atlanta Plays it Forward, and Top Job Hospitality Music line-up April 26 - Pam Cushenan and The Loose Shoes Band May 24 - The Deep Cuts June 28 - The Last Call Band July 26 - Men in Blues August 23 - Gwen Hughes September 27 - Classic Recall

2nd and 4th Thursdays in June, August, September, 1st Thursday in July (5th) Chattahoochee Nature Center A laid back, family friendly event with CNC grounds open to explore. Live, local music, cash bar, and BYOF. Admission and free to CNC Members.

*SUNDAYS ON THE RIVER ( 2nd Sundays, May - October Chattahoochee Nature Center, 6-9pm Wrap-up the weekend with an evening under the stars listening to live music at CNC with friends and fun.

RIVERSIDE SOUNDS ( First Saturdays, May–October, Riverside Park, 7 - 9pm Beer, wine and sangria will be available for purchase at each concert, as well as various food options. Guests are also invited to bring their own chairs, blankets, beverages and food. Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the City of Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Dept. and through community sponsorships.  Music line-up May 4 – Seth Walker (Country & Soul) June 1 – Stephane Wrembel (Django Jazz) July 6 – Moves (Rock, Pop, Soul) August 3 – Family & Friends (Folk Rock) Sept. 7 – Birdtalker (Indie Rock melded with Acoustic Folk) October 5 – Front Country (Roots Pop)


Family & Friends Band August 3 - (Folk Rock)

MUSIC ON THE HILL ( 2nd Fridays, May - October, City Hall grounds, 7 - 9pm Music on the Hill is a free outdoor concert series held on the second Friday of each month May through October in 2019. Rain or shine. Hosted by the City of Roswell with Musical Production provided by Atlanta Plays it Forward. BYO__. Music line-up May 10: Toni Byrd and Her Big Band June 14: The Douglas Cameron Orchestra July 12: Joe Gransden & His Big Band August 9: Jeff Pike & A1A September 13: Karla Harris October 11: Bumpin' the Mango

ALIVE IN ROSWELL ( A family-friendly street and park festival of live bands, food trucks, hundreds of interactive vendors, kids' games and entertainment. > May 16 Music line-up 120 East Band ( DjandrEd ( Gwen & Mike (, Classic Recall ( 40 HZ (

> June 20 Moves - Riverside Sounds, July 6 Music Line-up Atlanta Dance Party ( DjandrEd ( Mermaid Motor Lounge ( David Wright Band ( Martins Landing Band ( > July 18 Music line-up US Beat ( DjandrEd ( The Loose Shoes Band ( Last Call Band ( Jimmy Cav Project ( Line-ups TBA August 15 September 19 October 17

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It’s hard to play favorites when good eats and live music meet almost everywhere throughout Roswell. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite dining (and drinking) establishments, where music is a dish best served live.

Best Places to Catch Music: Gate City Brewing Co.


43 Magnolia St.,

Standard at Roswell 994 Alpharetta St.

Taqueria Tsunami 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd

From The Earth Brewing Co. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd.

Roswell Provisions 953 Canton Street

HOLA! 688 Holcomb Bridge Rd

Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee 352 South Atlanta St.

Table & Main 1028 Canton St

Gaslight 890 Atlanta Street

Crazy Love Coffeehouse 1088 Canton Street

Osteria Mattone 1095 Canton St

Gypsy Rose 964 Alpharetta St

Moe’s Original BBQ 12020 Etris Rd Suite B-140

PURE Taqueria 1143 Alpharetta St

Houck’s 10930 Crabapple Rd

Chippers Club 659 Atlanta Street

Spiced Right BBQ 635 Atlanta Street

> OTHER < Blessed Trinity Auditorium 11320 Woodstock Rd

The Grub Gastro Pub 1090 Alpharetta St

Peach & the Porkchop 12040 Etris Rd

Red Door Playhouse 587 Atlanta St

Brookwood Grill 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd.

Boneyard Kitchen and Tap 12050 Etris Rd

Mojo Vinyl Alpharetta Street

1920 Tavern 948 Canton St.

Mac McGees 936 Canton St

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@ Music on the Hill, Aug 9

JEFF PIKE AND A1A ( Jeff Pike and A1A are internationally recognized as the official and original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show - the only sanctioned by the man (JB) himself. Jeff has performed on stage with Jimmy Buffett in concert. A1A’s audience is guaranteed a highly energetic, colorful, family friendly show. A1A performs as a seven-piece band with audio and

light production, bringing to life a highly energetic, colorful, family friendly JB tribute show performing for clients such as: Ted Turner, Bill Gates, NASCAR, Atlanta Braves, US Navy and more. As original recording artists A1A has released three all original CDs of their own Trop Rock music: "Ship Happens,” Beachwrecked,” and “The Road to Paradise,.”


Julie Gribble

Roswell composer/pianist Randy Hoexter has had a long career in the jazz world, performing with such artists as Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Herring, Sonny Emory and George Howard. He is a member of the Georgia Symphony and performs with the Atlanta Symphony Pops. Randy composes his own original jazz as well as music for television and commercials, including Fox Sports, Nippon Television, (Japan) Yamaha, Arby's and Bank of America. He is on the faculty at Lagrange College, teaching composition and jazz piano and also teaches at Georgia State University with The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra. He was previously the Director of Education at the Atlanta Institute of Music.

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JULIE GRIBBLE ( Roswell-based Julie Gribble started making music while living in L.A. saying she brought out that dusty guitar and spent hours every day trying to figure it out because, “I’m not a chick who can be told I can’t do something.” Julie continues, “After a few open mics, I got offered my first gig, made my first record, got signed with a label, and did my 1st tour.” Julie performed 3X on The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, as well as The Tyra Banks Show. She finished her 6th record, Crimson Sky, traveling around the country hearing people’s stories and adds, If I’m not playing music, I’m not happy. Julie finishes with, “Cheers to a good dream, a shot of whiskey, some laughs and a hell of a lot of hard work!” | issue 25

REV. JEFF MOSIER ( Scruggs’-style banjo picker, The Rev. is one of the earliest music pioneers to merge bluegrass instruments and traditional tunes with rock ’n’ roll, has shared the stage with legends such as Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Col. Bruce Hampton, Phish, Leftover Salmon and Widespread Panic. Mosier’s superb vocal mastery and unique banjo picking combine to deliver a special experience highlighting his original tunes as well as familiar traditional songs in novel arrangements. Whether traveling through acoustic ballads, thought-provoking and humorous banter, or high-energy bluegrass, each performance a musical journey sending the listener on a foot-tapping, mind-bending and body-grooving jaunt down the road and back home again.

@ From the Earth Brewing Co.

Rev. Jeff Mosier


Project Detour

@ Mojo Vinyl June 28


DAVID CHILDERS ( Singer-songwriter David Childers is the proverbial study in contradictions. A resident of Mount Holly, North Carolina, a former high-school football player, a good ol’ Southern boy, a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen, listens to jazz and opera, and fed his family practicing law before turning switching to his creative passions.His album Run Skeleton Run, is filled with songs. Scott Avett contributes to four tracks, and Avett’s bassist Bob Crawford co-executive-produced the effort with label head Dolph Ramseur. Crawford and Childers, both history buffs, have recorded and performed together in the Overmountain Men. pictured here @ Gypsy Rose in April 2019


6 years ago, four guys from Roswell, Marietta and Alpharetta started a band to pay tribute to some of the greatest rock ’n’ roll, alternative rock and country songs ever made– calling themselves ‘Project Detour.’ They’ve played public and private venues and celebrated with artists like the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Zac Brown. The band creates and performs unique mashups of classic tunes while showcasing current songs from artists like Bruno Mars and DNCE. Their varied set list gets everyone on the dance floor. Dean Gottschalk (drummer) grew up in Cobb, Jason Willard (singer) in Birmingham, Robert “G” Gettys (keyboard/sax) in South Carolina, Kevin French (bass) in Delaware, Steve Adkins (guitar) in West VA/Nebraska, and Mike ‘Z’ Zahariades in Connecticut. They cover rock, country, funk and more but specialize in creative mashups. An original song, ‘Give Me Peace’, is a tribute to breast cancer survivors, and written by their guitar player Mike, for his wife Deb. PD has played ‘Record Store Day’ for several years for Rand Cabus, owner at Mojo Vinyl Records, and they performed the 5th anniversary show at Houck’s. Half the band considers Roswell ‘home,’ and they’re psyched to be playing Roswell Live Music’fest at the end of June, outside at Mojo Vinyl.

BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS (www.blaircrimmons and the “Atlanta’s genre blending ensemble Blair Crimmins and The Hookers have been creating a sound that is both unique and inspired for years. Crimmins himself began developing it some time ago, honing in on the magic of ragtime and the 1920’s, coupled with some Dixieland jazz. The fourth studio album from Crimmins’ impressive creative mind is due out in February of 2017, and we haven’t been this excited in quite some time.” Impose Magazine Best Songwriter “Crimmins has never been more refined than on this year’s Sing-ALongs CD. If he caters to any genre, it’s one that’s entirely his own, and that’s something a lot of guys with pens and guitars either don’t know how to do, or | issue 25


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ALWAYS FREE! As a 501-c3 nonprofit organization, Roswell Trolley is supported entirely by sponsors, donors and through local business advertising.

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Runs between Etris Rd (Peach & the Porkchop) and downtown Roswell (City Hall)


Runs from GA400 / Holcomb Bridge Rd area (From the Earth Brewing Co.) to downtown Roswell (Gate City Brewing Co)

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Seadragon Songhouse 2019 SUMMER WORKSHOPS Intro to Jazz Voice Vocal Freedom for Singer-Songwriters



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Roswell 2019 Live Music’fest: Friday, June 28 Sing/Songwriter Workshop at Gypsy Rose Music

Courtney Cutchins, a Roswell business owner and passionate musician loves to help you:

Find Your Voice For nearly 15 years, she’s been sharing her passion for music education, helping clients learn to sing their songs and love their voices. 60 | issue 25

Local Business Profile: Seadragon Songhouse By Regina Barkley


COURTNEY CUTCHINS IS THE FOUNDER and voice coach of Seadragon Songhouse here in Roswell. For nearly 15 years, she’s been sharing her passion for music education, helping clients learn to sing their songs and love their voices – from Seattle to New York City and now, Roswell. With a Master of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, her coaching is informed by Somatic Voicework™ methods, as well as her experiences as a performing artist and educator. Her focus is on CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) styles such as pop, rock, jazz, folk and original songs. Courtney believes in trusting the client’s creative voice to guide each session, encouraging their authentic and unique self to shine through. Seadragon Songhouse was founded on the vision to help people free themselves from self-limiting beliefs about their creative voices and artistic goals, which can be life-changing and empowering for many people. Originally from the mountains near Seattle, WA, Courtney’s musical journey has taken her around the world. Since 2004, she’s enjoyed working with students and clients across the country, and has since become an in-demand clinician for college and high school vocalists and jazz choirs. She’s helped singers of all kinds in preparing for major auditions, album releases and recording projects, graduate school studies, music applications, competitions, performances and more. After her years as a teaching artist with the groundbreaking Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Program– and her need to work remotely while on the road– she discovered her appreciation for e-learning as a medium for voice and music education. For nearly a decade, Courtney was also instrumental in the development of JazzClubsNW, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring future generations of jazz musicians throughout the Pacific Northwest. She was the creator and host of JazzClubsNW’s popular “Vox at the Box,” a vocal jam series active to this day. She was also the voice mentor for the area’s weekly, high school vocal jazz labs, and later worked as the jazz choir interim director. Additionally, Courtney planned and coordinated numerous marketing campaigns, jazz and blues festivals and special events which established relationships with nearly 100 local businesses and raised substantial funds, exceed-

ing the goals of the organization. As a vocalist and composer, Courtney has been an active performer since 2009 and has shared her music nationally at venues and festivals from coast to coast: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Earshot Jazz Festival, Cornelia Street Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Columbia University, Silvana, Poncho Concert Hall, Tula’s Jazz Club, Boxley’s, North Bend Jazz Walk, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and many more. In 2015, Courtney held a monthly residency at NYC’s legendary 55 Bar with the Vinyl Live series. Influenced by the intensity of Jeff Buckley and the sophistication of Sarah Vaughan, her upcoming album “Grunge to Grace” is an introspective fusion of her Seattle rock upbringing and lifelong passion for jazz and storytelling. Find her performance website at: In 2009, she graduated summa cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA where she received the Welland-Jordan scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. She was later invited to sing and compose as a member of the esteemed Jim Knapp Orchestra which performed regularly at the Seattle Drum Club. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s “Ultimate Score” contest, and in 2011, she was a finalist in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Competition. Courtney is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Voice Foundation, Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and Somatic Voicework Teachers Association. She’s also an Apple Teacher and Certified Google Educator.

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Music Lives. is where

The opening of the first true live music venue in Roswell (and locally owned!) has changed the local conversation and shined a light on an apparently already vibrant live music community.


UNTIL RECENTLY, MUSIC LOVERS in Roswell had been pressed for a dedicated, true-blue music venue in town. In January of this year, Brittany Mullins, with the help of her marketing director Jeris Hollander opened Gypsy Rose to fulfill the collective demand for a space “where music lives.” They believe live music has the unique ability to bring people together under one roof, regardless of culture, class or political differences as communal experiences. Gypsy Rose was founded on friendships, courage, experienced business mindsets, and all around good vibes. Referring to themselves as the “Rose Crew,” the team


received an outpouring of support from the Roswell community, and their vision came to life in Historic Roswell.


We contacted Brittany first when we had the idea for a commmunity-wide music event - 2019 Roswell Magazine Live Music’fest was scheduled soon after she confirmed GR was on board. Unlike what one would typically think of when hearing the words “music festival,” the Roswell Music’fest is not a single event in a central location. Rather, it’s deliberately planned as a community-wide celebration of live music in every corner of the city. We discovered that the opening of Gypsy Rose has changed the conversation and shined | issue 25

The mural on their brick facade captures the unique identity of the establishment– elevated, eclectic and charmingly psychedelic.

Photo by Alison Gurevich

The Orange Constant is coming from Athens to be Gypsy Rose

Blair Crimmings and The Hookers put on quite a show at Gypsy

headliner during the Roswell Live Music’fest June 29.

Rose in April, moving off stage to on top of the bar.


a light on an apparently already vibrant live music community. This ‘Live Music’ themed issue, as well as the RM Live Music’fest event at the end of June prove how impressed we were with the existing music scene here when we digged a little deeper.

A little over a year ago, Brittany moved to Roswell as a single mom looking to plant roots in a friendly, supportive community. Little did she know how quickly the city would share and embrace her vision for Gypsy Rose. Brittany discovered a vibrant, creative and active community of entrepreneurs in Roswell, who embraced the GR concept, graciously offered positive feedback and support from the very beginning and ongoing. Brittany believes the timing could not have been more perfect. Speaking of perfect timing, last summer when Brittany was seeking quotes from electrical contractors, one of the pricier bids came from a man named Josh Mullins. She noticed some sort of split second vibe between the two of them and quickly realized they had a shared passion

for music. Joshua stepped in and became affectionately known as “the real GC” to ensure Gypsy Rose opened as quickly as possible. About 8 months later she and Josh were married and have recently returned from a fantastic (delayed) honeymoon in Belize. Josh has become instrumental in the day-to-day operations, believes whole-heartedly in Brittany’s vision for GR, and is ’all-in,’ as the venue’s co-owner. Since Brittany knew the significance of opening the first true live music venue in Roswell (and locally owned!), she insisted on meticulous attention to detail with every decision during the build-out. Sound quality, parking, lighting, space planning, interior design - she knew everything mattered. And, she was determined to open more than just a spot to hear great music. Rather, she envisioned and built GR to offer authentic live music experiences to audiences and musicians alike; an eclectic space musicians would hang out after a show or stop by to support other musicians playing. Brittany says, “Music

The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition all with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility. @Gypsy Rose 6/29

is magic, and musicians are magicians.” Gypsy Rose looks quite comfy in their premium spot, backing up to east alley alongside Canton Street’s restaurant row. GR is open late from Wednesday evening through Sunday, hosting original live sets from local and regional artists who share the same goal to enrich the community through sound. They have opened up choosing jam bands, as well as a variety of Funk, Indie, Americana, Blues, Southern Rock and Reggae sounds. Coming up in the line-up, they have Cosmic Charlie, Michael Tolcher, Wasted Potential, Michelle Malone, Brad Parsons, Jamie McLean, Urban Soil, Leah Calvert and the Electromatics. GR kicked off the first ALIVE in Roswell of 2019 with Wasted Potential Brass Band, who brought the New Orleans-style party to town, which was such a hit the band was invited back for the May 16 ‘ALIVE’ street party, too. Brittany was excited to tell us Gypsy Rose has lined up some great bands for the Roswell Live Music’fest June 27 - 30: The Orange Constant, Julie Gribble Band, Rhythm Earth, Adam Klein & the Wildfires and Georgia Soul Council. With next-level entertainment, partnerships with food trucks and local restaurants to provide top notch food, a friendly crew and a full service bar, Gypsy Rose is set to soar. The mural on their brick facade captures the unique identity of the establishment– elevated, eclectic and charmingly psychedelic.

Brittany and Josh Mullins met during the early stages of GR build-out and were married inside the venue this Spring. The newlyweds have recently returned from a honeymoon in Belize.


Brittany wants to say to our readers, “Whether you’re going out with friends, your significant other, work pals or just on a solo mission for the night, our lively, friendly atmosphere and good vibes guarantee you’ll have a memorable evening. Come visit us!” Gypsy Rose - 964 Alpharetta Street, Roswell GA 30075, (678)226-1178 Hours: 7pm - 1am Wednesday & Thursday; 7pm - 2am Friday & Saturday; 12pm - 8pm Sunday. | issue 25

The ORANGE CONSTANT ( From Statesboro to Athens, rock outfit The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition all with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility. TOC’s debut album, ‘Time to Go’ (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) and garnered national attention from Relix Magazine. The band won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best “Jam/Funk” band. In 2017, they released ‘Point of Reference’, which was recorded in Athens, Ga. and produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds). Band members include Andrew Brantley (guitar and vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar, vocals), Tyler Walker (bass, vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboards) and Sam Groveman (drums).

played @ Gypsy Rose in March 2019


Gypsy Rose Line-Up 2019 Roswell Magazine LIVE MUSIC’FEST June 27 - June 30, 2019

Thursday, June 27 Rhythm Earth

Saturday, June 29 (day) Adam Klein and the Wildfires

Friday, June 28 Saturday, June 29 (evening) Georgia Soul Council Orange Constant Sunday, June 30 Julie Gribble

Produced by Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins, Gwen’s new singles are “I’d Know Your Voice Anywhere” and “Same Old Day.” Grady Harp writes on Amazon Music,“ Not only does Gwen have an exceptional voice, she surpasses that gift with the manner in which she makes her terrific songs communicate.” Offstage, Gwen was a Board Governor with The Recording Academy, a Johnny Mercer “Artist in Residence” with the GA Music Hall of Fame and instructor for The Otis Redding Foundation Songwriter Camp.She is an advocate for music education all over the world, working with students of all ages in the US, Morocco, Kenya, Slovenia, and France. The band was recently signed to the historic performing arts agency, Alkahest Artists, for their touring show, “American Gold.”

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MICHELLE MALONE ( Michelle’s musical roots run deep and wide like the mighty Mississippi river, twisting and turning through rock, blues, and alt-country music territory. She is "a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE). Over the course of Malone’s career, she has shared stages with artists from Gregg Allman to Indigo Girls, SugarLand's Kristian Bush to Brandi Carlisle, Mississippi All-Stars Luther Dickenson to ZZ Top, released more than a dozen records, and went indie when it still took guts. Her powerful live show will take you on a journey from red dirt back roads to bright city lights, whether she's solo acoustic in a living room concert or in a big arena backed by her band. She "has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass" (NASHVILLE RAGE), and she's determined to bring the masses back together in the name of love and music with her latest, Slings and Arrows. 65


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Best described as crossover music, Crane has a sound that is all his own. Musical influences range across the board, but most prevalent in his current writing would be Soul, Reggae, R&B, and Pop. Hypothetically, you might find him on tour with Ben Harper, G Love, The Dirty Heads, Citizen Cope, or Allen Stone. With an average of 250 performances per year, including 5,000-attendee festivals, cruise ships, dive bars, and wing joints, Crane’s motivation in 2017 has been a business-minded focus on “not keeping the band a secret anymore.”

With a unique background of having learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside, this prolific virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is presenting his new album The Django Experiment IV, the fourth installment in his series of albums by the same name. The concept is a tribute to the great guitar master, Django Reinhardt; mixing compositions and influences from other landscapes of the musical world. Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django, Wrembel has been based in the New York City region for the past 20 years. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including USA, Canada, France, Israel and India.


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MOVES ( Fitting uniquely between the rock, pop, and soul genres, Moves is composed of some of the most accomplished players from Asheville’s diverse musical scene. These experienced musicians carry on the traditions of layered instrumentation and stout three-part harmonies, proving themselves students of ‘60s and ‘70s rock greats, while still finding plenty of room for contemporary flair. On stage, Moves provides non-stop entertainment with each member playing seamlessly from one instrument to the next, delivering well-crafted shows with undeniable ensemble-wide chemistry.

FRONT COUNTRY ( Top Country's members are more than capable While Front of using traditional techniques on their instruments, they Chef often choose not to. An acoustic group which NPR has dubbed “string-band pop”, Front Country learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. The members are a colorful mosaic of training styles and backgrounds; singer Melody Walker got her start belting out roots-rock, bassist Jeremy Darrow studied jazz, fiddle player Leif Karlstrom is a classically trained violinist, and mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz studied classical guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The band is newly based in Nashville and is currently on tour promoting their new album Other Love Songs.

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FAMILY & FRIENDS ( Hailing from the musical mecca of Athens, Georgia, Family and Friends s a crew of seven best friends who play a heart-pumping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping version of indie-folk rock. The band boasts not one, but two drummers, a violinist, three guitarists, and when the mood is right, seven vocalists steadily gained a loyal following through two beloved Eps and their debut full-length album Felix Culpa (2018). With an electrifying and fresh sound, the 70

album is described as “an epic coming-of-age tale with a massive sound that amplifies their former indie-folk roots onto a technicolor screen.” The band’s infectious, dynamic anthems are intoxicating in a live setting, with epic builds that crash over the roar of two dueling drummers. A Family and Friends show is pure, unadulterated fun with a lightning bolt of enthusiasm and a familiarity that is immediately endearing and undeniably gratifying. | issue 25

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Authentic Professionalism You better check yourself before your wreck yourself By Natasha Cary


BEING AUTHENTIC AND PROFESSIONAL at the same time? Is that even a thing? Is it possible to be both? I have always been described as someone who is very direct. I have been told before, “You tell it like it is.”, and, “ I never have to wonder how you feel about anything because it is obvious.” While that is true, I am more open and direct with the people closest to me, but I filter myself when it comes to my business. Authentic professionalism doesn’t mean you compromise yourself, it means you edit yourself. As a marketer who caters to small businesses, I see too often business owners being too casual, sharing too much, or not being self-aware on how they come across to their audience. There is a fine line between being authentic and being unprofessional. I am not saying you can’t still be YOU, but if you are too casual people may make assumptions about your business based on that particular behavior. They may interpret it as a lack of professionalism which will in turn may cause them to not do business with you. Professionalism is not being someone you are not or being fake. Professionalism is a common set of expectations. It means showing up on time, doing what you say you will do, having integrity, being reliable. And if people feel you are not able to deliver by the way you present yourself or by what you do or say, that perception can be | issue 25

hard to change once it has been established. There are many opportunities to still be yourself, you just have to find the balance between showing your flavor, while maintaining your business presence. In today’s digital age, businesses have a broader audience than ever, however it is easy to get lost in the endless stream of emails and social posts. Carving out a time and place for authenticity is important to differentiate your business from your competitors and establish a relationship with your consumers. Take advantage of the platforms available to tell your story your way. Being authentic should be a part of your strategy all about sharing your values, your sense of humor (if you have one), your services and products, and delivering a consistent experience. Just remember your mom is probably seeing your post on Facebook, so if its ok for your mom it’s probably ok for your consumers. Natasha Cary runs Flavor EXP, a full service marketing agency in Roswell, specializing in websites, marketing strategy, graphic design, social media management and email marketing.


Playing Roswell


Influenced by early roots elements, Urban Soil fuses those sounds with a fresh take, delivering a blend of raw nostalgia with a modern and glistening slant.  Sarah Reinke fronts the band on vocals, guitar and percussion including an occasional electrified washboard. Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Chesson, delivers forceful and driving components with every lick, and offers steadfast vocals. Greg Meckley’s skillful violin, vocals and percussion blend tight layers and bright sounds that solidify the band smoothly against driving guitars. Holding down the rhythm section, Jonathan Wilson and Leo Kishore provide a concrete foundation on drums and bass, respectively.

Hailing from North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings. Their studio albums reflect the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet-visceral sound. Urban Soil has the unique ability to capture the energy of their live shows and translate it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience.

The City Dirt Trio is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. It features Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, and Jonathan Wilson on Cajon, bass and vocals. There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban Soil originals and tasty Americana-inspired renditions of popular songs.

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Martins Landing Band

All the musicians of the Martin’s Landing Band live in one of the greatest neighborhoods of Roswell: Martin’s Landing. What started out as neighbors getting together for a casual jam, their sound and synergy emerged and was unforgettable.

@ ALIVE in Roswell in June

The first Rockin’ the River Jam Session in September 2017 presented a well-received mix of musical styles to the community and gave everyone something to enjoy. The success of the Jam Session led the group to form the Martin’s Landing Band and begin accepting bookings. The popular band now produces entertaining shows with playlists that include Classic Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative, Funk and Soul music. Band members include Michelle Slater (lead vocals), Jessica Sanders (lead vocals), Basil Banko (bass), Randall Blevins (guitar/vocals), Tom Georges (keyboards) and Allen Goodwin (drums). Upcoming: May 11 - Chattahoochee Nature Center June 20 - Alive in Roswell/City Hall

June 30th - GA 400 Century Bike Ride July 19 - Black Tie Club @Atlanta National Sept. 21 - Annual Martins Landing Event

( Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue, a Dead cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands. Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead's energy and style as a foundation on which to build. The result is healthy balance of creativity and tradition, and both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that, music is actually being made here tonight.Moving and


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shaking even the most skeptical of Deadheads, Cosmic Charlie storms into a town and plays with energy that eludes other bands and they’ve performed over 800 shows in theaters, clubs & festivals across the US.Members of Cosmic Charlie are a versatile bunch, having collaborated with the likes of Widespread Panic, Robert Fripp, Indigo Girls, Ween, Jimmy Herring, River Phoenix, Juliana Hatfield and Vic Chesnutt, to name a few. Originating as a "one-night-only" Jerry Garcia birthday tribute, word spread quickly that this was no ordinary musical confluence. Gigs started knocking at the door.

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Navajo Joe

T Carter & Kosmoknot


( Navajo Joe is a hook-focused rock band from Roswell/East Cobb, inspired by the 1966 western starring Georgia icon Burt Reynolds. The members – Joe Ciucci (drums, vocals), Dean Siewert (bass, vocals), Jeff Siewert (guitar) –  have toured regionally, held local bar residencies, played corporate and charity events in Atlanta and cross-country. 

T-CARTER & KOSMOKNOT ( An organic music experience said to stimulate your body, mind and spirit, this mixed rock, blues, Americana, country and soul offers tight grooves, unique chord structures and progressive movements. Band members include: Trevor Carter, Brandon Swift, Joe Worrel, Jon Lorentz, Casey Crogan and Luis Gorfinkel. This incredibly intuitive group of artist has taken T-Carter’s vision and combined it with their own to create an undeniable musical force.

Battlefield Collective

Davin McCoy



The combined musical talents and efforts of Stephanie Caron (vocals, guitar, tambourine, kazoo) and Evan Hart (violin, . A unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots, and rockabilly give the group an unmistakable and unique sound that is as full of energy as it is passion. Touring the East Coast, Battlefield Collective performs original material as well as their own arrangements of cover songs selected from top hits from the past sixty years. Energy, creativity, flexibility and versatility set Battlefield Collective apart from other bands. Stephanie and Evan often perform as a duo, but also frequently hire local musicians to create a fuller sound to match the needs for any venue or private event.

“As soon as he opens his mouth… everybody stops to listen.” says Don McCollister, a studio veteran who spent 20-plus years producing hits for artists like Shawn Mullins, Third Day and Sister Hazel. Davin McCoy’s music offers an honest observation of the dark side of humanity with themes of hope and redemption, heavy lyrics and emotional performances. Davin was born in Albany, Georgia, but moved to Atlanta when his parents divorced– split between folk and soul. At his dad’s house, he listened to James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan and Jim Croce. At his mother’s, he listened to Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bill Whithers. At age 11, he picked up a guitar and led a worship band for several years.



The Ormewoods

The Ormewoods - Don McCollister and Claire Pearson - live in Roswell, coming together as The Ormewoods after 20 years, and their music is touted as "sexy, folk, pop, country" by fans of their lush harmonies and infectious vibe. They combine the best of their musical histories, Don as a two time Grammy award winning engineer/producer and Claire as a singer/songwriter. The duo quickly building a base of fans as they toured the Southeast and Mid-West promoting their debut album, "The Bedroom Sessions". The album continues to receive strong Americana radio support across the country thanks to their #1 single "HeyBabe" (RootsMusicReport). They played the produced the album ‘Not Your Mama’s Folk’ in and played the prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival. Vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and seasoned performers, The Ormewoods enjoy nothing more than loading up gear and hitting the road for live shows where they can share their authentic take on love and life with all ages and fans of all genres. | issue 25


MAY & JUNE - Live Music Line-up


Voodoo Visionary - From the Earth Brewing

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Jon Oswald - Tap & Six


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Acoustical Left - The Gaslight

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Orange Constant - Gypsy Rose

JUNE MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Gypsy Rose Peach & the Porkchop Roux on Canton Riverside Sounds MacMcGee Irish Pub Gypsy Rose Gypsy Rose From the Earth Brewing 1920 Tavern MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop Roux on Canton From the Earth Brewing MacMcGee Irish Pub The Gaslight Chattahoochee Nature Gypsy Rose From the Earth Brewing 1920 Tavern Chattahoochee Nature MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop Houck’s From the Earth Brewing MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop Roux on Canton MacMcGee Irish Pub Gypsy Rose Gate City Brewing Co. From the Earth Brewing Co.

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Tyson Michael Halford Trevor Carter Band Nine Times Blue George Hilliard Banks & Shane Acoustical Left Pete Henry Lazy Gate Matt Carroll Battlefield Collective Tyler Neal Band Rhythm Earth Tyson Michael Halford Decatur Bluegrass Assoc.

Trevor Carter Band Trevor Carter Band Chip Jones GA Soul Council Mike Veal Band Highbeams Men in Blue Mike Snowden Jon Oswald (album release) John McKnight Taylor Harlow Adam Klein & Wildfires Orange Constant Band X Barefoot Geno Jeff Mosier Ensemble Julie Gribble

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1920 Tavern MacMcGee Irish Pub Tap & Six Peach & the Porkchop Houck’s The Gaslight Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop Roux on Canton MacMcGee Irish Pub From the Earth Brewing Gypsy Rose 1920 Tavern Chattahoochee Nature MacMcGee Irish Pub Gate City Brewing Co. Peach & the Porkchop Gypsy Rose Houck’s MacMcGee Irish Pub The Gaslight Gate City Brewing Co. Tap & Six Peach & the Porkchop Roux on Canton Gypsy Rose (day) Gypsy Rose (night) Houck’s MacMcGee Irish Pub From the Earth Brewing Gypsy Rose


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Oh what a night...

The 2019 Roswell Magazine 10U40 awards presentation event at Naylor Hall was a lot of fun. In this piece we’re naming all the good people who made this event possible. We couldn’t have done this without each and every one of you. The 2019 Roswell Magazine 10U40 Awards event on March 21 at Naylor Hall was an incredible occasion that brought together locals from all over Roswell to celebrate and honor the 10 winners of the inaugural initiative. I wanted to let our readers know which local businesses support and honor the work of local Millennials. They didn’t have to get involved. They wanted to. Now let’s go support all of them. Chris Smith, my business partner here at Roswell Magazine / Local Life Publishing is such a great supporter and encourager of my ‘crazy ideas’ and never once has he bursted any of my bubbles when I have gotten excited or talked fast about something of which I’m passionate. He’s 78

always there when I need him and has become a mentor for me over the last five years —- His “real job” is running his company Praxis Technology Escrow (www.praxisescrow. com) of which I still have no idea what he does; and his “fun job” PhotoSmith ( with which he gets to stay on top of the photography essentials he was so familiar with as a commercial photographer (and shoot a cover of Roswell Magazine for me every now and then!). First, what a night created by Sunny Bailey, and her right-hand woman Abbey, and her her team at Naylor Hall ( Never ruffled, completely organized and intuitive throughout the event planning process and | issue 25


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execution. What a beautiful venue and enjoyable evening everyone experienced because of Sunny’s masterful behind the scenes work putting all the pieces of the event puzzle together. Some people are naturally gifted with having a Southern Hospitality-like disposition — that’s Sunny Bailey. I keep saying this; but it was so interesting to me to realize Naylor Hall is the only historic special events facility on Canton Street. The other prominent ones are over on Mimosa. Andrew Brackner of Talk of the Town Catering (www. went above and beyond with their menu choices for this event; and we had so many compliments from guests about the food. When we met Andrew Brackner to discuss plans for this event, we asked him to decide the menu trusting his reputation for being a preferred caterer at the best venues in Roswell and throughout Atlanta. He and his team - coordinated by Georgina Mathews - impressed our guests with their choices. A guest favorite of the collection of passed hors d’oeuvres was the Ahi Tuna, which was seared and sesame encrusted, served with sweet chili, tamarind, aioli and seaweed salad on a wonton crisp. The ‘after party chatter’ appeared to indicate a tie between two of the ‘small plates’ items: Caribbean Meatballs and the Chorizo Skewers. The meatballs were garnished with grilled pineapple, mango, roasted peppers and onions with a sweet and tangy demi-glace. The grilled potato and chorizo skewers tasted and looked amazing in presentation. The chef-attended smoked brisket station was a treat, offering brisket in both Asian and Gyro-style. Jean Korac of Truffles Chocolate Factory was so generous to pull everything together for us the day before the event so we would have something sweet for our guests at the event. One guest commented those were the best chocolate covered strawberries she has ever ‘experienced.’ The crew from Positively Roswell (www.positivelyroswell. com) was instrumental in the planning and production of the professional-quality awards program and ceremony, and their own Tai Anderson ( as emcee was a big hit with our guests - his timing and quick wit were perfect and everybody enjoyed the “show.” Scott Long always had a smile on his face and kept the sound and lighting in check, and Theo Keyserling (www.meridiangrouppartners. com) was a calming and wise voice of reason throughout the month-long judging process and hectic pre-event activity. Also part of the Positively Roswell ‘package’ was Natasha Cary ( who worked up the run of show, secured song picks from the winners and devised each of the questions the ten had to answer in their best Miss America-style seriousness. She also handled my nerves beautifully in the days leading up to the event and specifically just | issue 25


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before the presentation began. Jackie Hites of Blooming Hites Floral Boutique (www. set the classic tone with simple white tulips adorning every table and buffet. Jackie was a joy to work with — easy going and agreeable, as well as knowledgable and helpful, despite her business being recently temporarily relocated after a fire in her shop’s building. Tracey Hoexter Photographer ( is the gifted photographer who was graciously flexible in photographing the winners quickly before the magazine went to press and then putting so much care and attention into capturing all the right moments and shots of the event. She had the photos back to me within days and it was so much fun reliving the night through her eyes and images. I was so excited when Ashlyn Alford of Bow & Arrow Media ( presented me with the finished 2 minute promo recap video a few days after the event because it reminded me what a positive night it was for all involved. Having that promo video from Ashlyn providing us with an added professional-wow-ness that we were able to share through social media, email and our website to those in attendance and those unable to make it. You can view it now at Dana Gurela from Deep Roots Wine Market (www. chose some of the best wines for the winners, classically wrapped in gift bags which matched the color and tones reflected throughout the event decor. Each winner was presented with a hand-crafted Waterford Crystal red or white wine goblet personally engraved for each of them by Kahla Lewis, owner of Roswell-based Georgia Engraving ( Jon Oswald ( is the talented and creative local musician we chose to entertain our guests during the cocktail reception - he has performed hundreds of events and I was able to leave it all in his hands to do what he does best. He managed and engaged our guests in this networking celebratory style event with some our their favorite covers, as well as his original songs released just one week later on his debut album ‘Hung Up Wet.’ Go to his website to buy it and support local music! Lisa Weltsch of Street Studio Creative ( was a star social media marketer for the 10U40 from the first call for nominations all the way through to the post-event praise. Always positive, kind, enthusiastic and helpful, I have decided to suggest she where a name tag 24/7 that says, “My name is Lisa — how can I help?” As busy as she is running her own local social media marketing firm, she was incredibly generous with all of her “how can I help”s! Thanks so much Lisa. XO

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Paul & Marybeth Lunsford from The Wandering Photo Camper ( provided such a unique treat to our guests adding a really fun element to the “experience” of the evening - another cool factor was all the social media love we got when we shared the silly pics from inside the camper. All of these folks looked so normal when they came out of the photo camper… Who knew? Doug Fallon of Roswell Pedicabs (www.roswellpedicabs. com) was another unique treat for our guests who were able to take a short ride down and back on Canton Street as part of his pedicab service. At the end of the night, after all the guests had gone (to the after party at Osteria Mattone lol) Doug pedaled me around downtown and I felt like a princess. Frank Mack of City Antiques & Interiors (www.cityantiques. com) - my good friend, Frank. He is the kind of friend I can say, “I have no idea what I need help with but I’m completely overwhelmed with everything on my plate;” and he will offer full availability to do whatever is needed to help. While I drove to Gwinnett to get the banners three hours before the guests arrived, Frank went to my home, loaded all my event materials into his jeep, picked up my wonderful Danielle (Milton Magazine), and swung by Truffles Chocolate to grab the deserts. And he doesn’t judge :-) XO Danielle Bartling - My sweetheart niece and Associate Publisher ‘everything’ of our sister publication, Milton Magazine. Seriously, I couldn’t have gotten everything ready had I not had Danielle there early setting up for us hours ahead of time, checking in guests and then being the last to leave with me | issue 25

after packing up the car at the end of the night. Judges: Dotty Etris (retired), Joanna Spencer (Bentley, Theo Keyserling ( and Sunny Bailey (www. Swag Bags: Ahoo Sarab from Korsi Yoga (www.korsiyoga. com) provided a cool t-shirt for each guest; Natasha Cary of Flavor EXP ( provided the new trend in promos items: stainless steel straw and cleaner brushes; April Lundy of Harmony Chiropractic (www.harmonychiropractic. com) got the mosts ‘oooohs’ and ‘aahhhhs’ with her sweet promo lavender calming essential oil rollers that filled the foyer with the smell of lavender well after the last guest had left for the evening. Other neat swag donations were from Rick Banks of SFX Fitness ( who gave $25 Amazon gift cards, Tim Stevens of From the Earth Brewing Co ( gave vouchers for free flights of craft beer; and Mike Thomas of Wildslice Pizzeria gave each guest a $5 off voucher towards one of his tasty pies. Sherry & Company real estate team provided soft koozies; Lisa Weltsch of Street Studio Creative (www.streetstudiocreative. com) provided vouchers for $100 off her marketing project service; Lilly Sage Apothecary (www.lillysageapothecary. com) provided coasters; and the swag bags also included interesting information from Gate City Brewing, Seadragon Songhouse, Naylor Hall and 10% off wine from Deep Roots Wine Market. Our 150 guests — Every time I checked for an RSVP update it was so cool to see that number kept climbing until we had 81


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reached our capacity a few days before the event and could not accept anymore guests. I appreciate you suiting up, showing up and then sharing all over social media the next day about what a fabulous time you had. lol. Seriously, I was on a pink cloud reading all of y’alls impressions of the evening. Thank you. The 48: I really appreciate the time and careful consideration each nominee gave to the application process. I was inspired to do great things after learning about everything you guys have achieved and done for the community and the world, actually. I appreciate your graciousness every time I had another ‘quick question’ for you guys to answer 82

for me. The responses from these cool Millennials were prompt and courteous. Way to represent, y’all! The 10: You guys have gotten enough accolades, right? What can I say that hasn’t already been said? You guys are respected professionals and leaders in your fields. Your award simply reflects a moment in a time in your life you inspired others to be more than they believed they could be. You’re basically awesome: Randy Mallard, Lisa Steves, Ryan Pernice, Jennifer Peterson, Alex Kaufman, Michael Curling, Gisele Holloway, Jon Copsey, Carli McDonald and Pat Rains. | issue 25


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And a huge thank you to my clients - our advertisers and sponsors who made all of this possible and such a terrific inaugural event sure to continue for years more. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll list yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all here and continue to encourage our readers and social fans to support you, shop from you, hire you, use your services and appreciate you. Each of you own businesses in Roswell, giving so much of your time and attention to local life. I can think of no better way to show the love for our hometown than to frequent the small business owners who smile a lot and wear many, many, many hats.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS Sunny Bailey | Naylor Hall | Andrew Brackner | Jackie Hites | Tracy Hoexter | John Herbert | Ashlyn Alford | Paul & Mary Lunsford | Tim Stevens | Brandon Ippolito | DeAnn Fordham | Kayla Harris | Aprio | Doug Fallen | Gate City Brewing | Dana Gurela | Lisa Stevens |

April Lundy | Courtney Cutchins | Lauren Shields | ZEST Sushi & Tapas | Jean Korac | Lisa Weltsch | Tai Anderson | Tai Speak | Lindsey | Ashley Curling | Variant Brewing | NOCA on Canton | Kahla Lewis | Natasha Cary | Flavor EXP | Joanna Benson Spencer | Benson Enterprises Mike Thomas | David Bercaw and Frank Mack |

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Roswell Magazine Issue #25 - Live Music  

Issue #25 is our "Live Music" issue. Enjoy!

Roswell Magazine Issue #25 - Live Music  

Issue #25 is our "Live Music" issue. Enjoy!