Taste of East Point Entertainment

The Mar-Tans
3:30pm

The Mar-TansThe Mar-Tans were founded by keyboardist/singer Matt Wauchope, drummer Terrence Prather, and Melvin Zachery on bass. They were the long time rhythm section of Sean Costello. They toured and recorded with Sean, traveling through 48 states, Western Europe, and Scandinavia. Playing in Sean's band allowed them the opportunity to play with blues legends such as Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, and Elvis Costello. They played on three of Sean's CD's in addition to numerous local sessions including the Grammy-Award winning gospel act, the Blind Boy's of Alabama. 

The horn section is made up of accomplished musicians who are band leaders in their own right. On trombone and vocals is Jonathon Lloyd who also fronts the reggae band Lloyd's Rock Steady Review. Saxophonist/singer Will Scruggs is also the leader of organ group CC Booker III.  The band plays New Orleans Funk and R&B along the lines of Professor Longhair and the Funky Meters. We also mix in Memphis Soul, originals, jazz, blues, and latin. The band's first CD, "Repurpose", was released in April of 2012.  Jam Band and percussion legend Count M'Butu joined the band for a year and a half before his retirement to Argentina in 2014.  The band is hard at work on their next recording due out in 2015.

 

Frankies Blues Mission
5:00pm

Frankies Blues MissionAs the name implies, these gentlemen are on a mission: Their purpose is to present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.

Frankie’s Blues Mission has been together for over a decade, providing down-home, roots music for grateful listeners in the Southeast region and beyond. The current lineup is the best ever. They are masters at performing the music as it should be played and heard.

Frankie’s Blues Mission has performed with or shared the stage with blues legends such as Robert “Chick” Willis, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Flynn, Henry “Gip” Gipson, Chicago Bob Nelson, Roy Lee Johnson, Luther” Houserocker” Johnson, Willie Hill and Rita Graham. The group has performed at numerous festivals and special events including The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, The Gwinnett Arts Festival, The Lowcountry Blues Bash, The Pee Dee Blues Bash, The National Black Arts Festival, The Decatur Arts Festival, The Blues-by-the-Sea Festival, The Clemson Blues Festival, The Barnesville Blues and BBQ Festival, the Historic Columbia Festival, The Greenwood Blues Cruise, The Northside Tavern “Chicken Raid” Festival and The Blue Ridge Blues Festival. The band continues to perform major events regionally and nationally.

 

Uptown Entertainment Band featuring 2unes
6:15pm

Uptown Entertainment Band featuring 2unesUptown Entertainment Band is one of the hottest bands in Atlanta Georgia. “UEB” has been a major driving force on the music scene for quite some time. The dynamics of the group allows them to offer a variety of music styles. Check out band Bios below.

North “2unes” Woodall With “2unes” as your stage name, and if I were a betting woman, I would put money on the theory that jazz guitarist North Woodall can play his hind parts off. Mmmm, I’m feeling lucky right about now… any takers? On the real tip, my point of view is much more than conjecture. Having sampled the goods, if you will, speculation turns into truth.Primarily self-taught, it was at the age of eleven that his mom introduced him to the guitar and a love affair with music that has stood the test of time and many challenges was born. In his teens, North studied the playing styles of Ernie Isley, Santana, and Joe Walsh, among others. Hard work, determination, and a natural gift paid off. North began playing R&B, entered several talent shows and, as a result of his burgeoning proficiency with the guitar, he was quickly established with known groups in and around Dayton like The Delvones and Round Trip Ticket.Mississippi bred and Ohio led, not my words ya’ll, Woodall, followed his internal guide and headed south to Atlanta. There, he continued to hone his skills and his cup over-floweth when opportunities came a-knocking for him to share the stage with his homies, funk masters Lakeside and The Ohio Players, along with Roger Troutman and Zapp, Roy Aires, Millie Jackson, Tom Brown and Will Downing.

 

Jae Crue
7:30pm

I Want WhiskyOut of all the hype in a heavily saturated Atlanta music scene, Jae Crue emerges from the crowd, bringing a positive and progressive advancement to the sound of R&B. Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Jae Crue formally known as Justin Edwards was born November 7, 1988 into a musically enriched family; His father influenced his musical talents at an early age by introducing Crue to the saxophone, which Jae picked up at the early age.

Music became passion for Crue; he joined his 1st “boy band” in elementary school, sang in church youth choirs, participated with many chorus and bands throughout grade school, all the while exploring many different avenues of turning his passion into a career.

Crue began ghost writing and demoing for many studios, producers, and artist alike for many years before he decided to pursue a personal project.

The beginning of 2012, Crue partnered up with Mic Villo, from The Industry Group; a St. Louis bred producer with an Atlanta Based Indie Label. The team set out to orchestrate what they knew would be the best sound for a unique singer/songwriter like Crue. Bringing influences of the past, ie: Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and Boys to Men, and blending Jae’s POP/R&B sound. Villo, hit the nail on the head with their first record together, “In the Nude”… which became Crue’s first smash single!

Industry Groups Creative Director Brianna Madison then took Jae’s sound public, booking shows and broadcasting the new sound, gaining major local and international attention!

Crue is currently making many appearances and performing at many major events around Atlanta exploiting the true meaning of sound and performance, giving R&B a new and refreshing vibe, and paving a way for the future of R&B.