Stevie Tombstone (with banjoist Buck Thrailkill), Jonathan Battleship Hughes, Jim Garrett

Stevie Tombstone (with banjoist Buck Thrailkill)

After a chance meeting with Roy Acuff, Stevie (then, a young man) was certain he would always be a musician. Born in rural Georgia, Stevie learned the ropes playing country, gospel, and blues. Rebelling against his roots, he immersed himself in the world of rock and the underground music scene of the 80s in Atlanta but never lost the twang of his childhood. Almost three decades later, he has become an accomplished performer and songwriter. Stevie has now released five solo albums and several music videos, produced music with his 1980s swamp rockabilly band, The Tombstones, and made appearances on compilations all over the damn place. In his early days, Stevie penned the college radio anthem and regional hit "Nobody", which was later recorded by rock icon, Stiv Bators. After separating with The Tombstones in the 1990s, he toured as the supporting act for Jason & the Scorchers in Europe, which opened the door for his solo career. Taking a more serious approach to songwriting, he then began to write with as many accomplished song-writers as he could find in every realm of the music world, from street poets to music row regulars.

Bouncing between Atlanta, Nashville, and Austin, Stevie recorded Second Hand Sin (1999) and Acoustica (2000) and then settled in Texas. His full-length debut CD, 7:30 am (2003), showcased his singing ability and continuing growth as a songwriter. The CD spent six weeks in the top ten of XM Radio's Channel 12 (X-Country) charts, including two weeks at #1. During this period, Stevie worked as a sideman for several respected Texas acts, including acclaimed songwriter, Rich Minus, and songstress, Texacala Jones. 2004 brought the Cash tribute/compilation, "Dear Johnny", featuring Stevie's version of "Folsom Prison Blues", which received airplay and great reviews. Stevie followed up with a number of West Coast gigs with Supersucker front man, Eddie Spaghetti, in support of the disc. 2006 found Stevie briefly back at the helm of the Tombstones for a national tour to support the re-release of the bands earlier material. Leaving the band for the final time, he married Tombstones bassist, Melissa "Killene" Tombstone, returning to his solo work and fatherhood. In 2008, his sold-out show at the Red House Arts Center was broadcast in its entirety on XM's Wired In series.

Stevie's band mates, over the years, have been a veritable whos who of underground and nationally recognized players, featuring members of Circus of Power, Wilco, the Georgia Satellites, and Jason & The Scorchers. Priding himself in his ability to cross genres, he has also had the honor of sharing the bill with the likes of Leon Russell, the Stray Cats, Greg Allman, Willie Nelson, Drive By Truckers, Johnny Bush & the Ramones, just to name a few. After living in Austin off and on for almost 10 years, Stevie relocated to Atlantaand then the Ozarks where he recorded his 2011 release "Slow Drunken Waltz".He is currently living in Upstate New York with his wife and child when not touring. Stevie is presently publicizing his most current release "Greenwood" an autobiographical account of his life as a father,husband and traveling musician.The title track tells the tale of his trip to Greenwood Mississippi in the early 90's to deliver a grave marker for the then unhonored Blues legend Robert Johnson.

Jonathan Battleship Hughes

King of the Bros.
Acoustic jams from Jonathan of 25 Minutes to Go, Sister Fister, HU/LK and Sext Message.

Jim Garrett

Jim Garrett has been performing music for over 50 years. He has a diverse background by playing in various country, rock, hard rock, and bluegrass bands, as well as studio work. He is an accomplished musician as he plays lead and acoustic guitar, lead and backup vocals. He is accomplished songwriter and has written and worked on original projects, which produced record label interest. He has performed as the opening band for Nashville recording artists John and Audrey Wiggins and Lonestar. Most recently for Elizabeth Cook and Hellbound Glory. Also did three shows in 2011 with Jim Avett (Avett Bros father) and have another scheduled for March 25, 2012. He has played as headliner at local and regional County Fairs. Local venues include Double Door, Tremont Music Hall, Comet Grill, Smokey Joe’s, Puckett’s Farm, Thirsty Beaver Saloon and several local bar/restaurants. Frequent featured artist “Emerging Songwriter Series” at Yn Café and Bathtub Gin. Has appeared on various local TV shows. Currently fronts Jim Garrett Band, Popcorn Sippers and Thompson Bros. Band. Has performed as lead guitar with Nita B & Swingin Soiree, The Loose Lugnuts, Chuck Johnson, “the Charleyhorse”, singer/ songwriter, Kevin Marshall, singer/songwriter and Jud Block, singer/songwriter.

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Stevie Tombstone (with banjoist Buck Thrailkill), Jonathan Battleship Hughes, Jim Garrett

Monday, November 11 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Milestone Club