This Middle Georgia-based band covers a huge rock repertoire, pepped with exotic beats and some fusion of country, blues and pop favorites. Founded by guitarists Mark Campbell, Campbell Airlines has been hitting local stages and headlining parties since 2010. The band also features Dana Jefferson, Trino Pardos, John Phillips, and Mike Cantrell.
The Eli Carlan Band
Eli Carlan was born in Athens, Georgia. He began his musical journey at the age of fifteen performing in bands across the southeast. In February of 2014 he signed with Tate Music Group. He released his debut album R&B on August 12th, 2014. His band mates include Robin Hines, Bass/Guitar/Vocals and Ricky Baker, Drums.
Special Performer: Pat Bergeson
Guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson has written, toured, and recorded with many of his musical heroes. Pat’s style incorporates jazz, blues, and rock. He has been in the studio with Dolly Parton, Peter Frampton, and Allison Krauss and has toured with Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett, and Shelby Lynne, among others. He has been a teacher and producer, played on many GrammyAward winning records, and has appeared on many movie soundtracks.
Special Performer: Jimmy Hall
Jimmy Hall is the former lead singer and harmonica player for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie. His hits include “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” and “Fool For Your Love.” Hall was nominated for a Grammy award for this performance as lead vocals on Jeff Beck’s album, “Flash.” His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, The Mashall Tucker Bank, Johnny Russell and others and since the 80’s has sang and played with Hank Williams, Jr.
Jack Pearson Band
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, session-musician…this only begins to describe Jack Pearson. He is best known as an A-list blues/rock lead and slide guitarist but Jack is also a soulful, creative songwriter and artist in his own right. He was a member of The Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has worked with music legends from the world of jazz, rock, blues and country including The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Tommy Emmanuel, Keb Mo’, Delbert McClinton, Earl Scruggs, Chris LeDoux, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Mac McAnally, Amy Grant, Groove Holmes, Mike Snider, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Hall, Gov’t Mule, Buddy DeFranco, T. Graham Brown, Shelby Lynne, Jimmy Raney, Lee Ann Womack, Vassar Clements, Bonnie Bramlett, Mundell Lowe, The Jordanaires, Jim Horn, Lee Roy Parnell, Kirk Whalum, Martina McBride, Taj Mahal, Trace Adkins, Dr John, Sam Moore, Eric Church, John Hiatt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and the list goes on and on.
The Has Beens
The Has Beens are four of the original members of the famed Stillwater band and one original member of the Doc Holliday Band. Back in 1972 while in high school in Warner Robins, Sebie Lacey, Rob Walker, Eddie Stone and Mike Causey were performing together in a group called “Highway.” Another local and well-known musician, bassist and vocalist Al Scarborugh was also performing in the Warner Robins music scene.
They formed the group Stillwater in 1973 and soon after the band got a recording contract with Capricorn Records in Macon, releasing two albums; Stillwater in 1977 and I Reserve the Right in 1978. “Mind Bender,” reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1978. After 10 years of performing, Stillwater broke up. Members of the band continued to perform and showcase their musical talents throughout the Middle Georgia area.
Sometime back in the ’90s, the Has Beens were formed. Members were four of the original members of Stillwater; Sebie Lacey (drums and lead vocals), Rob Walker (lead guitar and vocals), Al Scarborough (bass and lead vocals), Mike Causey (lead guitar and vocals) and one original member of the Doc Holliday Band, Eddie Stone (keyboards, guitar and lead vocals).