Join us Thursday, January 23th for Brian Cameron's Jam Night
Doors Open at 6pm, Show starts at 8pm, 21+ Non-smoking
Brian Cameron's Hourglass Band.... 20 years ago, some local teenagers in McDonough, Georgia had a band called “Hourglass” and they made an album. This year, those local boys are doing a local show to celebrate. Come to Southern Roots on October 5 and hear that album performed in its entirety! This is going to be the biggest night of local nostalgia the Square has ever seen!!!in 1995, there was a little coffee house on the square called “Seattle Style Expresso.” That was Genesis. The very first Hourglass show was in the building that is now Pasta Max. many were in attendance, including Collective Soul's Will Turpin, who says “I knew they had somethin’ special then!”Through the rest of the 90’s, Hourglass was recording, both their own original material penned by Brian Cameron, and as a studio group for other artists. They rehearsed on College Street in Mcdonough, often giving free concerts both on College Street and at the park in town.School dances in Henry County, private shows, and even performing in local McDonough bars and clubs, most notably a summer residency at Blue Sky Tavern, where the idea for the Southern Roots jam night was born. But in 1999 they recorded and released their first full length album. It featured songs like “Till Mornin’,” “I Will,” and “Shine On Me.” Songs that had filled the air of their hometown now filled the speakers of trucks drivin’ up and down 42, 155, 81, and 20.It’s been 20 years and it’s time for a celebration of the band and the music of this town and this county’s days before cell phones. You’re all invited
Join us on Friday January 24th as Southern Roots presents
The Velcro Pygmies (9 pm Show)
The World Famous Velcro Pygmies want to take you on a little journey, and they promise it won't hurt. This golden ticket will get you a trip back to a time when music was in its prime. Back when hair was big but rock 'n' roll was bigger … back when a 17-second guitar solo transformed a man and his machine into a Rock God … back when fallen angels swarmed the front row like Aquanet to a feathered bang.
The Velcro Pygmies travel the country year round - from the Gulf Shores to the Great Lakes - to share the sights, sounds and stain-washed denim of the glorious '80s, schooling audiences on the difference between a rock band and a rock show. From start to finish, they command the stage with a prowess uncommon in today's industry, and they leave you begging for more. No gimmicks or tricks, just undiluted rock 'n' roll energy that unites every race, creed, age and gender.
The Velcro Pygmies are more than just a band - they are a way of life. They're a nitro-fueled Trans Am prowling the streets at dusk, looking for some action - satisfaction all night. They ain't looking for nothing but a good time, and it don't get better than this.
The Nation's #1 Jason Aldean Tribute Artist. With hundreds of concerts under his belt, Greg West, a tribute to Jason Aldean, has had an amazing first 5 years performing nationally from coast to coast for cheering crowds, some of up to 6,500 fans.
The highlight of Greg’s career was on November 6th, 2018 when he performed at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Kitchen and Bar located downtown Nashville. This was an amazing collaboration between TC Restaurants and Hello Nashville to bring the tribute to the corporate event that had 2000 attendees. The band made history that night. Not only did the band perform a full show at the venue but the Ultimate Aldean Experience is the first tribute to ever perform downtown Nashville at a current country artist’s establishment.
Greg West, has won multiple radio contests, landing him prizes including, "Best Look Alike" and even a Grand Prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2016 ACM Awards. This was an exciting event for Greg because this was the first year Jason Aldean received the Entertainer of the Year award.
Though most careers of tribute artists end in Las Vegas, Greg's career performing the Ultimate Aldean Experience began in Las Vegas. In 2013, the Greg West starred in the show "Country Superstars" located on the Vegas strip. From there his career has soared, Greg has done several television interviews, played guitar for country artist James Otto, performed at corporate events, state fairs, casinos and many other venues.
Greg held a 2-month residency at Harrah's Casino in Reno, a 2-week residency in Harrah's Casino Laughlin, and has opened for the country act Lone Star performing with a couple friends that pay tribute to Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.
By far, the accolades from Live Nation recognizing Greg West "The World's Greatest Tribute to Jason Aldean", has fueled Greg to continue to work hard and strive to stay true and authentic to Jason Aldean's music, for many years to come