The Best of Original Concert Series Reaches Its Finale at The Vista Room

Six local bands were invited to return to The Vista Room for the finale of the Best of Original Concert Series, on June 7th, 2018.

Wendlo

Wendlo performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
Chelsea and Jacob Hamilton write and perform acoustic folk pop as Wendlo, with inspiration that includes the albums Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, and The Reminder, by Feist.

You can get their EP, Engagement Party, at CD Baby.

Stephie Rae

On this night the Stephie Rae band is…

Stephie Rae performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
Stephie Rae – chiropractor, hospice worker, sonic healer, lead singer, principle writer, guitarist, current Secretary and former President of the Georgia Music Industry Association.
Dr. Kara Zajac – chiropractor, drummer, played with Stephie back in the day in The Spinal Chords Band
Malcom Fields – bass player
Randy T. Skinner – trumpet player, plays with The Skin Tones In Pursuit, and Parliament Funkadelic
Kathie Holmes – flautist, keyboardist, singer songwriter, plays with Rev. Jeff Mosier and runs the North Atlanta branch of the Nashville Songwriters Association International

Stephie uses natural resonant healing frequencies when she plays so you can get the good vibes and the healing properties amplified by her music. Her mission is to heal hearts, soothe souls, mend minds and lift spirits. Her lyrics are sassy and often about independent women empowering people to be their best, with a lot of love.

Cure My Enemy

Cure My Enemy performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
One of Libro Musica’s favorite accidental finds, Cure My Enemy is on a mission to cure people with a message about something bigger and better than they might have known previously. This soul rock band’s musical storytelling about the impact of a higher power enthralls audiences through passionate rock ballads infused with funk and spirit.

Cure My Enemy is…

Colt Coates – Lead vocals & guitar
Mason Coates – guitar
Ronnie Collier Jr. – drums
Dwayne Jones – bass guitar

Sneakin’ Creek

Sneakin' Creek performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista
Sneakin’ Creek performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
Southern americana band Sneakin’ Creek frontman, songwriter, and guitarist, Alfred Goldsmith, didn’t care for modern country music, so he began to write his own. The result is romantic — where blues meets bluegrass and rocks out.

On this night, the Sneakin’ Creek band included…

Daniel “Dan” Lee Carey – drummer, also plays with Nothing, I Guess
“Tennessee John” McClosky – guitarist, and harmonica player
Aaron Craig – guitarist, also plays with Nothing, I Guess, and provides guitar lessons through Gwinnett Discount Music
Grace Newton – accordionist, also plays with No Strangers.
Barry Lamon – bassist

Check out these music festivals run by Sneakin’ Creek musicians…

3rd Annual Pug Fest – July 1, 2018 3pm-8pm – The band Nothing, I Guess proudly presents The 3rd Annual Pug Fest, with your host Dan Carey. This is a day for music, fun and friendship. The day will consist of performances from many great local musicians — including Sneakin’ Creek. We recommend bringing a camping chair or or lawn chair for seating and you’re more than welcome to bring any food or snacks you like. This is a BYOB event so bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as we celebrate life, love, and friends. *No Pug is necessary to attend this event*

5th Annual Sneaking Creek Music Festival – September 2018 – Hiawassee, Georgia

Crooked Sidewalks

Crooked Sidewalks performs at the Best of Original Series at Vis
Crooked Sidewalks performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
When Crooked Sidewalks started it was about making time to be creative and collaborative, and building a sense of community and camaraderie about the music. That intention resulted in an alchemy that formed a distinct sound complete with accessible storytelling that connects.

Crooked Sidewalks is…

Jeremy Keen – guitar, vocals, principle songwriting
Reed Parsons – bass guitar
Matt McKinney – drums
Marcia McKinney – vocals

The Tyler Goforth Band

The Tyler Goforth Band performs at the Best of Original Series a
The Tyler Goforth Band performs at the Best of Original Series at Vista Room – 2018 June Finale
While the Tyler Goforth Band is named for one of its members, they all heartily acknowledge it’s a four-man communal project. Inspired by The Foo Fighters, these four write about hope accompanied by fun driving rock as well as show their softer side with their acoustic pieces. Tyler Goforth Band challenges themselves to compose songs that are musically complex, with lyrics that aim to inspire. Though a recent collaboration, their sound and energy are already infectious.

Tyler Goforth Band is…

Tyler Goforth – guitar
Matt Jones – guitar
Mike Stewart – drums
Colin Rutger – bass

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