- Sunday | September 4, 2016
- Gates open at 5 PM, show starts at 6 PM
- The Vegabonds, Bama Gamblers, The Bank Walkers, Rexton Lee
The Summer Concert Series comes to an end with another jammin' Labor Day Weekend concert. Join us Sunday, September 4, 2016 at The AMP. Gates open at 5:00 pm and the show starts at 6:00 pm. Bring everyone and enjoy the last big blowout of summer on the grassy Lawn at The AMP!
About The Vegabonds
The Vegabonds’ seamless harmonies and flawless instrumentation is created by Daniel Allen (lead vocals/guitar), Bryan Harris (drums), Richard Forehand (guitar/vocals/pedal steel/mandolin), Paul Bruens (bass) and Beau Cooper (piano/organ/vocals). This group of skilled musicians incorporates their instruments into every song, making not only the lyrics come alive but awakening listeners’ senses allowing them to feel the emotion in every note. From the heartfelt,stripped down lyrics of "Hope She’s Still Mine", to the reminiscent chorus of "Where We Used To Go", that uses the pains of growing older and loosing touch; “What We’re Made Of” is a musical journey that rose out of the experiences of life’s highs and lows.
Well versed, two-time Grammy nominated producer and engineer, Tom Tapley (Destiny’s Child, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen), applied his soulful roots background and passion for rock ‘n’ roll to bring The Vegabonds’ vision to fruition. The combination of Tapley’s unmistakable chops, the groups impeccable instrumentation and vocals andthe raw sound from the analog console creates a genuine style that is exclusively their own. This 12-song journey is their fourth project as a group and the first release they have had since 2012. Over the past 3 years The Vegabonds have discovered what they’re made of and are eager to share their adventure and self-discovery with the masses.
About The Bama Gamblers
The Bama Gamblers, a 5-piece rock n’ roll outfit from Auburn, Alabama, realized their potential and on-stage chemistry almost immediately upon forming in 2010. Their classic, Southern sound quickly gained them a solid fan base in Auburn University’s fraternity houses where they covered classics and current music from their favorite bands: The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, and Blackberry Smoke. The band has continued to travel, grow, and make new fans all over the Southeast, gaining more momentum with each performance. To date, they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with similar acts such as Moon Taxi, Shooter Jennings, Whiskey Myers, American Aquarium, The Dirty Guv’nahs, North Mississippi All-Stars, Bart Crow, Benjy Davis Project, Casey Donahew Band, Johnathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and The Vegabonds. The Bama Gamblers released their much anticipated debut album “Iron Mountain” in the Spring of 2014 and are scheduled to record a follow-up EP in 2015.
About Rexton Lee
Rexton Lee was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. At the age of 13, Rexton’s family experienced a devastating house fire. The family came out of it unscathed; however, nearly all of their belongings perished. Almost as if it were a sign, the only belonging of Rexton’s to survive was the old guitar his brother had passed along to him years prior found hidden in his closet. The rest is history. With the help of some fellow musician classmates he diligently practiced and taught himself to play. Rexton was a guest performer on a local television program called The Front Porch, where TV host, Kenny Dean saw promise in him. Dean called Rexton a few days later and set up a meeting with Bobby Randall, an original member of super group Sawyer Brown. After hearing only a few of Rexton’s songs, Randall agreed with Dean. He made it simple “I can’t promise you a record deal, but I can put you in front of someone who could make it a possibility.” Before he knew it, Rexton, Randall and Dean were meeting with the Vice President of Sony/BMG Entertainment, Renee Bell and he was offered an RCA Developmental deal. Shortly thereafter, he met with the President of Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Troy Tomlinson and left with his first publishing deal as a new and upcoming artist. “It’s my dream coming true."
About The Bank Walkers
The Bank Walkers is comprised of Steve Forehand (lead vocals, bass, guitar), Roger Holliday (back-up vocals, rhythm guitar), David Sturdivant (drums), and Brian Bice (lead guitar). The Bank Walkers have been playing shows around the Lake Martin area since 2013, and their songlist includes many hits from Southern and Classic Rock.