Jam for Justice- Sam Burchfield, Jason Gridley
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Sam Burchfield is a singer/songwriter currently based in Athens, GA. He was raised in Seneca, SC and spent his younger years developing his guitar playing and adding in vocals as he grew older. Now attending the University of Georgia, he hopes to gain as much knowledge about the music business as possible while experiencing it with his local band Street Rhythm & Rhyme. With a voice that can be soft and sultry, or full of a loud southern soul, the music Sam Burchfield performs is full of passion. This passion has led him to Athens, where he will continue to develop his live sound while pursuing the recording of his first real album.
Jason has high hopes for this Spring as his debut album will be released in March. After spending the better part of last year refining and perfecting his songs, he’s ready to show his fans that some things are worth waiting for.
Gridley teamed up with Nashville producer David Spencer (Elenowen, Blake Stratton) to make these six tracks come to life. Accompanied by musicians who play for artists such as Taylor Swift, Jars of Clay, and Drew Holcomb, the songs carry uplifting and catchy hooks that make it near impossible to keep your foot from tapping along. Drawing comparisons from the likes of Ben Rector, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson, Jason’s chill voice and pop grooves are sure to appeal to fans across generations.
Living up to the title of his album, Jason is no stranger to traveling. After earning a Music Busines Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Jason spent two years in Colorado then moved to Athens, GA. Currently based in Georgia’s best music scene, this Georgia native is looking to make a scene of his own. “Wherever the Wind Blows” is a collection of six songs that capture Jason’s laid back and care-free approach to life and offers a pleasant escape from our fast-paced lives.
One thing is for sure; Wherever the wind blows this album, it is bound to flourish wherever it lands. create a sound that is sure to attract fans across generations.
Mike Young is a writer and a comedian. Following in the footsteps of Judd Apatow his perception is
sharp, his style is edgy, and the combination is pure comedy. With standout performances on
SHOWTIME, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly and on tour with
top acts like Dave Chapelle, Bob Saget, Joe Rogan and Russell Peters, Mike has established himself in
the world of writing and comedy as an original voice in high demand.
After striking a development deal in 2003 to create and star in his own sitcom for WarnerBrothers network
Mike went on to develop Forever Young for ABC with Executive Producer Tobey Maguire. The two
partnered up again the following year to develop "The Light" for HBO, a one hour drama set in the world
of stand up. Mike was then brought in by American Eagle to write and produce a series of comedy shorts
directed by Kevin Connolly of the hit series Entourage and produced by Jay Lavender, writer of "The
Break Up." starring Vince Vaughn. Mike's recently penned feature "Right Angle" starring Jeff Daniels,
Tom Berenger, and Emmy-Award winner Aaron Paul, is due out next year. The movie was produced by
Gilbert Films, producers of Garden State and The Kids Are All Right. His latest film and also his
directorial debut My Man Is A Loser Starring John Stamos and Michael Rappaport is due out next year.
Mike is also the creator of The Young American Comedy Tour, a wildly successful tour featuring himself,
Bobby Lee of Mad TV, Steve Ranizizi of FX's The League, Steve Byrne and Tony Rock of Showtime's
new Showtime At The Apollo series. The tour was assembled in 2008 and toured over 40 cities and 21
Improvs around the nation.
From an early Mike learned to turn tragedy into comedy. " I felt like we were the Jewish Kennedy's.
Family members were dropping like flies. When I was in eighth grade my favorite aunt committed
suicide, in tenth my uncle did the same, a year later another uncle, and two years later my dad died of
cancer. I started to think it was my act. Slowly but surely my audience was getting smaller so I knew I
had to branch out."
In addition, Mike has been featured as a contributing writer for lifestyle publications, Saturday Night
Magazine and US Weekly, reaching 1.9 million readers per issue. He splits his time between writing,
stand up comedy and producing for television and film. His comedy CD's, Dropping Bombs
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