Local bands set to perform for, entertain Milledgeville community
Country/folk duo Justin & Jamie bring their unique sound and sense of humor to Milledgeville
The musical duo known as Justin & Jamie will be in concert on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Allen’s Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St.
Jamie Prosser and Justin Zimmer are residents of Nashville, Tenn., and have been singing together for more than 10 years. Their unique blend of harmonies and fun sense of humor have entertained audiences in Nashville and beyond. One critic described Justin & Jamie as “an acoustic cutting edge country/folk duo with insightful songwriting and a harmonic vocal blend.”
Born in Milledgeville, daughter of Bo and Gail Prosser, Jamie was raised around music. She started singing in church at age four and was playing piano by the age of eight. After graduating from Appalachian State University, she moved to Nashville. In June 2005, Christian recording artist Jeni Varnadeau recorded a song they co-wrote called “Cutting Strings,” which is on the album “Something Changed.” Jamie credits the rich tone of her voice to her Georgia roots and the fact that she really enjoys performing and singing.
Justin was born and raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Surrounded by music from the beginning and energized by his mom and dad’s talents, he started playing piano at age nine and the guitar at the age of 10. After moving to Nashville, Justin focused his energy on songwriting and performing. In 2011 he toured with eighties pop star “Tiffany,” which included performances on ABC’s Good Morning America and The View.
Tickets for Justin & Jamie’s performance are $10 each and on sale now at Allied Arts, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for tickets or additional information.
Roxie Watson Bluegrass Band jams their way to Russell Auditorium
and appearance on the Russell Auditorium stage on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Georgia College Public Services and the Theatre Department, the band will kick off a great school year. Tickets are one price only at $7 and can be bought in advance at gcsutickets.com or at the door.
“When you have a group of women who are natural storytellers, who soothe their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition and come off as a little bit Keith Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson,” declares Lisa Love [from the] Georgia Music Foundation, Executive Director for Georgia Music Magazine.
The group, which toured with the Indigo Girls, hails from Decatur, Ga. and Atlanta, and play “alterna-grass” music in three- and four-part harmonies, all playing stringed instruments. Their new CD, “Of Milestones and Moon Pie,” was just released on March 3, 2012.