8th Annual Christmas Extravaganza w/ Ryan Horne, Nathan Angelo, Dwayne Shivers (a.k.a. Micah Dalton), & Jonathan Rich
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Independent singer-songwriter Ryan Horne brings his insatiable creative thirst to the table with his latest release, 'Vanilla Lightning'. 8 albums into his 10-year career, Horne has arrived at a clear musical vision, and it is grand. With the success of each solo album, strong television placements in shows such as FX's Sons of Anarchy, The WB's Hart of Dixie, MTV's 16 & Pregnant, various commercials and other syncs, and solid writing cuts on various artists records, Ryan has made it clear he will be around for a while as an accomplished and prolific artist/songwriter/performer.
In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Nathan Angelo shines
as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music
and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music
in the 60’s and 70’s brought together the heritage of the Great American
songbook, the flair of jazz and heartache of the Delta blues, Angelo
integrates these forms into his own music with great ease and delight. For
the past decade, Angelo has captivated audiences across the country with
his high-spirited live show and captured the imagination of a loyal following
through prolific songwriting, independently selling over 40,000 albums along
Angelo’s latest full-length album A Matter of Time (Aug 2017)
reflects his journey through the life-altering experiences of becoming a
father and facing his daughter’s rare, life-threatening metabolic disease. His
daughter received a liver transplant in Fall 2016, and Angelo’s latest release
wrestles with the aches of adversity and ultimately celebrates the beauty of
life and the hope he has for his daughter. A Matter of Time embraces the
soul, classic r&b and piano-pop of some of Angelo’s more prominent
influences -- Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Elton John -- while
fearlessly venturing into new sonic territory to compete with pop
contemporaries like Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. Alongside his finest
songwriting to date, Angelo’s voice resounds as an irrefutable force as he
carries listeners to new places unfamiliar to the likes of modern pop music.
A Matter of Time debuted at #12 on the iTunes singer-songwriter
charts and has already garnered more than 650,000 streams on Spotify.
Dwayne Shivers is an indie blues duo, fronted by songwriter Micah Dalton. After over 10 years of touring, six releases, and critical acclaim as a genre bending soul folkster, Dalton noticed that certain songs and sounds hidden in his recordings resonated both live and on tape with fans in a more meaningful way. Songs with soulful biblical motifs, bible belt blues, and more intentional lyricism along with warm, uncompromising sonic tones, drew a more polarizing response from listeners. Raised a preacher’s son, Dalton says. “I wasn’t having a good time with the solo songwriter thing as much anymore. I got so lost in the shadows of what I didn’t want to do, that it felt like I need to re-name the act in order to be myself. Micah Dalton, as an artist, meant something that I didn’t want to perpetuate anymore – the whole thing is like a Trojan horse to get back into myself.”
In a loaded 2013, Dalton got married, moved to Brooklyn, and worked several jobs to supplement while facing an obvious professional crossroads. The he eventually worked over a batch of songs and put them to tape in Athens, GA in late 2014 and early 2014 with producer Paul Reeves. “Paul had a vision of a bunch of guys who met up in a country barn and played loosely into the night with the raw materials they could find around them. He used that theoretical scene as the main creative centering point throughout the process. It felt more like writing a film in that sense.”