Kelli Johnson is the former lead singer for bluegrass band Distant Cousins and is a regular at the annual Foggy Hollow Bluegrass Gathering. She has opened for Marty Raybon, Claire Lynch, Exile and Sugarland. She produces and hosts her own TV show, Kelli Johnson LIVE, and performs an average of 200 shows per year both solo and with the Americana/bluegrass band Sweetwater Road.
Mike Hulsey Band
An acoustic/blues band based in Piedmont, appearing for the first time in the Hot Blast Music Cafe.
These regulars at the Bama Cowboy Saloon will play a variety of rock and new country for their first Noble Street Festival.
Abby is influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and EmmyLou Harris. She attended Jacksonville State University and is a private guitar teacher at the Donoho School. Her sophomore effort The Homeplace, was recorded at Huntsville’s Sound Cell Recordings with Doug Jansen Smith.
Tony has been a performing musician for about 40 years most notably with regionally popular bands KnightOwl and The Usual Suspects. His influences include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stephen Stills, Steely Dan, Little Feat and James Taylor among many. His first solo instrumental CD, Surface Tension, was released in 2009.
Calhoun County-based singer songwriters playing originals and some ’90s alternative. This 3-piece formed by Jonn Medders, has been together about a year and is appearing at the Noble Street Festival for the first time.
Acoustic gospel and a little humor from Jacksonville-based singer/songwriter Bill McAdams. Appearing at the Noble Street Festival for the second year in a row, Bill has been influenced by Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Straight and Brad Paisley. His latest CD is titled She Did It.
This bluesy foursome is appearing for the first time at the Noble Street Festival. They have been individually influenced by a diverse collection of artists, including the Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters, Alex Chilton, Delbert McClinton, Devo, Robert Johnson and Tennessee Ernie Ford.