Acoustic Palette Tent | Music and Art – unplugged expression!
Kelly Hill Hall | noon
Kelly Hill Hall is honored to be a part of the Decatur Arts Festival for his fifth year. An Atlanta native, Kelly has been playing music for over 20 years in and around the Atlanta area as well as some neighboring states. His style when playing the Acoustic Palate is Americana mixed with a bit of reggae flare, covers and original music. Accompanying Kelly will be the phenomenal percussionist, Romley Leon Hardy; and on the bass, Scott “the Birdman” Tart. This trio loves to jam and that is exactly what they will do.
Brian Revels | 1:30 pm
Brian Revels is probably most recognized as the brazen voice behind Atlanta, Georgia’s, City Mouse, a bourbon-barreled version of an Avett Brother’s tribute with its own unique canon of songs. If you know him, you might also tend to picture him holding a banjo. But, long before the birth of this rowdy band of folk-singers, he has been scribbling lyrics on scrap paper restaurant order pads, receipts, check stubs and picking a well-loved 6-string confidante.
Baatin | 3 pm
The latest CD release from Baatin, You Can’t Lose with the Blues, explores his raw Guitar technique and Southern Baptist Preacher style Vocals. It is a mix that varies from traditional to progressive Blues. Baatin’s performance in the Decatur arts festival this year will be an unplugged tribute to Jimi Hendrix and the blues.
Allen Cook | noon
Allen joins us again this year. What fans say: He crosses genres with ease. Think Al Jarreau, Sam Cooke, James Taylor. Contemporary jazzy, old school soulful, and smooth. A high originality index.
Kyshona Armstrong | 1:30 pm
Kyshona began her career as a music therapist, writing music with her patients and using music to redirect behaviors and emotions. Audiences often find a common thread of overcoming, hope and empowerment in her songwriting as she uses her emotional intelligence to create her unique bluesy and soulful style of music.
Wyatt Espalin | 3 pm
Wyatt has been entertaining audiences since he was a Hiawassee boy of 11. He and his brother Matt were known as “The Fiddling Brothers.” They have worked professionally for years, sharing the stage with Patty Loveless, the Greencards and Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors, have release two successful albums, Run (2008) and The Gospel of Hurt (2010). The eight haunting tunes on Wyatt’s solo album provide a glimpse into the joy, excitement, fear, courage and uncertainty that comes with life’s transitions and the freedom of discovering your new self.
Theater and Literary Arts Committee
Program coordinator: Jerry G. White
Acoustic Palette coordinator: Lauren Tennyson, Jerry G. White