Molly Stevens with special guests Shelly Fairchild and Natalie Stovall
Shelly Fairchild, Natalie Stovall And The Drive
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 7:45 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Nashville TN based and Macon, GA Native Molly Stevens grew up in Macon, GA, singing in church and at many revivals led by her grandfather, a celebrated preacher around the Southeast. Growing up in Macon, home to the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding, among others, Stevens never knew a time when southern rock or soul wasn’t floating through the air. “Singing was just always a huge part of my life,” says Stevens. “I'd get off the school bus and my mom would have a dress waiting for me and before I knew it I was headed off to sing at a revival of some kind. That was my childhood. When I was about 10 I played on stage with Johnny and June Cash and didn't even know who they were at the time! But I love saying I "opened" (wink) for them. "
Stevens studied theatre in college and moved to New York City shortly thereafter with acting aspirations. It wasn’t long, however, until she realized music was her true passion. Armed with a vintage 1950s Gibson acoustic given to her by her grandfather shortly before he died, she moved to Nashville in 2009 intent on turning her passion into a career.
Molly has toured with acts such as Jamey Johnson, Lindi Ortega, Darlingside, Billy Joe Shaver, Mindy Smith, Griffin House, Angie Apparo, the Indigo Girls, Christian Lopez, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Elizabeth Cook, Bonnie Bishop along with many others. Molly is a powerhouse vocalist who lays her soul on the stage for all to feel. Complimented by raw and real lyrics that capture the audience, she reels you in to the depth of her heart as she sings about her story. She has performed at all venues across the country such as Rockwood Music Hall, Eddie's Attic, Bluebird Cafe and The Evening Muse as well as many festivals including the CMA fest two years in a row and 30A Songwriter's festival. Molly was on season 14 of The Voice.
Natalie Stovall And The Drive
Whether it's Natalie Stovall's breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her band's turbo-
charged, take-no prisoners live shows, or the collective unit's barnstorming worldwide tours, Natalie Stovall and The Drive prove they are arena ready. A humble, charismatic entertainer with a trademark lion's mane of big blonde hair, Natalie and her powerful vocals and sparkling fiddle leave audiences spellbound.
Although she can seem larger than life onstage, offstage she's as down home and as easy-going as can be. One-on-one sincerity and a contagious personality just come naturally to this small town girl from Columbia, Tennessee. Make no mistake though, as soon as you put this small town girl in front of an audience - something spontaneous, mesmerizing, and explosive happens.
Natalie has been playing professionally since she was ten, and performed everywhere from the White House to the Oprah Winfrey Show. "I started violin lessons at the age of four after my granny saw an ad in the Columbia paper for a new violin teacher in town" says Natalie. "Looking back, I'm not even sure if I really knew what I was getting into. I think I just knew it involved me being on stage and that's all I needed."
Natalie's musical influences might span from the high-energy shows of Shania Twain and Garth Brooks to legends like Michael Jackson and Aerosmith, but make no mistake, her country roots run deep.
"Growing up performing at Opryland, I was always around the Opry and following all the country stars… I spent hours dreaming of being on that stage, " says Natalie. At the age of 12, her dream came true when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
"It's funny when people ask me if my music is country," Natalie smiles, "I grew up in Columbia, Tennessee playing fiddle at Opryland every day, but at the same time I was a child of the radio. Once I put my fiddle down for the day, I was just as likely to be listening to Michael Jackson or Aerosmith as I was to Reba or Faith Hill. I'm sure my music reflects that, that's who I am."
The Drive's seven–year journey has been forged like fine steel with the durable attributes of family values and hard work. Performing over 200 dates a year, they were named Entertainers of the Year in 2012 by Campus Activities Magazine and returned this Summer from the Middle East on one of their many Navy Entertainment Tours in support of our troops across the globe.
$12.00 - $16.00