Doors open 6:45
Show Time 7:30
Birmingham, Alabama’s Robert Abernathy has recently become Gigmasters TOP Country Singer/Artist in the entire US. With 120+ shows in 2016, 2017 is sure to be even better. As the recipient of the 2016 Gigmasters Country Artist Rising Star Award, he is also 2014, 2015, 2016 Best of Gigmasters award winner. In the mid 90’s Robert played the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Vocal Boys and recieved 1st Place at the Nashville Starbound Competition.
Since then, Robert has compiled over 20 years of fine-tuning an Acoustic/One-Man Band Show with heavy influences from the Eagles, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. These influences can be heard in his own unique blend of 80’s and 90’s country mixed with a modern acoustic flavor. In his latest songwriting venture, Robert has summoned those influences and put them together on his newest project to be completed in April 2017. “10 Years in the Making” is a culmination of 10 years worth of life’s journey that have been captured that many can connect with.
Huntsville, Alabama’s Jonathan Laird will be joining the stage with Robert on March 3rd. Inspired by pop culture heroes, both young and old, this music aficionado puts his own twist on some very familiar sounds. Huntsville’s publication, “Valley Planet” voted him “Best Jazz Artist” in their “Best of the Valley” reader’s poll in 2010. His songs have been spun on independent podcasts in Germany, New York, and the United Kingdom, and two songs from his current EP release, “Tangled Up In Me” have been aired on 104.3 WZYP out of Huntsville. His EP was produced by Cam DeVaney. (Flyleaf) Since then, Jonathan has not only continued growing as a singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Jonathan delivers a hooky slice of happiness by combining head-bopping grooves, silky vocals and picturesque lyricism. It’s a style of modern pop that meshes elements of Paul Simon and John Mayer with George Benson and Jason Mraz. He is currently writing songs for his first full-length recording, has shared the stage with Independent Christian artists Jonathan Lee, Kathleen Carnali, Jason Albert and Norris Jones (Michael Jackson), and opened at festivals for Incubus and Sister Hazel. He has shared the studio with Buddy Hyatt (Toto) and Bruce Boughton (Reba McEntire).
Jonathan and Robert frequently share the stage together as a cover duo throughout central and north Alabama. March 3rd, at Moonlight on the Mountain will be a preview of “10 Years in the Making” for friends, family and fans from both Jonathan and Robert’s independent solo projects.
Local artist Jordan Beam will be opening at 7:15