Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

 
                                                         
     
Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

 October 18, 2014
Time: 4-10:30 p.m.
 
Downtown Alpharetta
Milton Avenue between Main St. and Roswell-Canton St.
FREE
         
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is free to the public and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night featuring local and nationally touring songwriters.

Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform their own songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians.
 
Two outdoor stages and performances at nearby venues will host more than 20 performers throughout the day. Participating venues include Hop Alley Brew Pub, Smokejack BBQ and South Main Kitchen. Kevn Kinney, Angie Aparo, Emerson Hart from Tonic and Michael Tolcher will headline the festival collectively performing a special in the round set and their respective career hits.
 
The festival will also feature interactive music experiences that allow fans to make their own music. Some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks including Happy Belly, One Love Jerk Grill, Yumbii, WOW, Viet-Nomies, Olde Blind Dog, Bar Meatball, Buen Provecho, Flatbread Bistro, King of Pops, Sno Bayou and Yum Yum Dessert Company will be serving up their specialties at the festival or patrons can elect to dine at nearby restaurants in the downtown area.
 
 
 
About the Headliners

Kevn Kinny is a prolific songwriter, collaborator, and performer who first rose to fame as the lead singer of Drivin N Cryin where he produced national hits “Fly Me Courageous,” “Honeysuckle Blue,” “Build a Fire”and “Straight to Hell.” Kinney still performs with Drivin N Cryin and as a soloist and has collaborated with artists such as R.E.M., Warren Haynes and John Popper.
 
Angie Aparo has enjoyed a successful solo career. In 1999, Aparo released The American. His single, "Spaceship," hit the radio waves in 2000. The American also includes his original version of the single "Cry," made popular by Faith Hill and featured on her album of the same name. Faith Hill's husband Tim McGraw also covered "Free Man" from The American.
 
Emerson Hart is best known for being the lead singer of Tonic, a Grammy nominated band who produced multi-platinum selling albums with national hits such as “Open Up Your Eyes,” “If You Could Only See,” “Take Me As I Am,” and “You Wanted More.” Emerson later launched a solo career with the release of his debut solo album Cigarettes and Gasoline which produced the hits "If You're Gonna Leave," and "I Wish
the Best for You." His follow up album released in April 2014 Beauty in Despair has produced the single "Best That I Can Give" which premiered on USA Today's website on January 7, 2014.
 
Michael Tolcher got his start at the Olympics in Atlanta as a street performer and after working his way up and touring small venues around the country he recorded his album I Am which was released on Octone Records in 2004. He has toured as the opening act for such artists as Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Gavin Degraw, G Love & Special Sauce, The Funky Meters, Pat McGee Band, Everclear, The Clarks, Hanson, and Sister Hazel. Tolcher's song "Sooner or Later" was the theme song for ABC's 2004–2005 series Life As We Know It. It also appears in the NBC sitcom Scrubs at the end of the episode titled "My Rite of Passage." His song, "Bad Habits" is featured in the episode "Near Wild Heaven" in the second
season of One Tree Hill.