Can you say “world-wide demand?” Dent May sure can. He’s performed in Shanghai, Zurich, Rome, Berlin. Paris, London, Copenhagen. Oslo, Amsterdam, Stockholm too. And now, to Grenada to play for you! Dent’s unique sound will pull you in and make you wonder. After all, that’s what psychedelic synthpop is supposed to do! Come on to downtown Grenada to experience for yourself why Dent May won “Best New International Band” at the Huading Awards in in Shanghai!
Authentic original homegrown Mississippi funky blues - that’s how you describe the music of Cadillac Funk. Born in the delta, raised with a guitar in his hand, Cadillac (aka Andrew Yurkow) can sure ‘nuff get a crowd to movin’. Not only does he play in all the best blues spots and festivals, he also spoke on a panel at last year’s Oxford Blues Conference. We’re lucky to have him here at the Afterglow Festival. He’s a true down home kind of guy, with a heart of gold and he really puts that heart into his music. So if you want to have some fun and get funky, you gotta come listen to Cadillac Funk.
May Queen. These dudes are straight from our hometown! Two brothers and a good friend who make beautiful music together. Noah and Logan Owensby and Dustin Wright will show you how it’s done. Original titles written and composed right here in Grenada. You know you gotta come to the Afterglow Festival and show your friends some love. Check out this Grenada Film Project segment about them!
“Wow!” is all we can say. Just imagine historic downtown Grenada’s atmosphere booming with the soulful sounds of Damein Wash. Certain to please those with even the most discriminating ear, Damein’s voice reveals his classical background. You may know him from his days as director of choral music in the Oxford schools, or as director of gospel music for the East St. Peter Sanctuary Choir - selected to perform at the William Faulkner’s 110th birthday celebration and elsewhere. Damein’s talent is well-recognized by the University of Mississippi – they chose his solo performance for the dedication of Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, attended by celebrities John Grisham and Morgan Freeman. Don’t miss your chance to treat your ears to the quality musical abilities of Damein Wash.
The Ellis Family Bluegrass Gospel
Ever since we first heard them play, we’ve referred to them as “God’s Little People”. And they sure are just that! The Ellis Family, Jonathon, Misty and their five children live life spreading the Gospel through bluegrass music. We are so happy to have them here and feel they are the perfect band to bolster the festival’s “Feel Good” theme. Of course, we’ve requested they do our fave song of theirs, “God’s Little People”. If you ain’t heard no good pickin’ and grinnin’, you ain’t heard nothin'. Get yourself down to the Afterglow festival where the Ellis Family will kick off your day with good ol’ fashion fiddlin’ and harmonizin’.
“You’ve either got or you haven’t got style.” And Grenada’s own Moe “Sonny” Hubbard definitely has got style! On October 18th, Moe will regale us with his magic fingers on those black and white keys. He has been in the jazz business since the hey days of jazz. He’s performed his own original compositions to the delight of crowds far and wide. Moe’s extraordinary piano skills will make the perfect backdrop while you view the festival’s fine art exhibits in the Dyre Kent building. Be sure you drink in all the beautiful sights and sounds and don’t miss the musical finesse of one of our town’s finest musicians.
Downtown Gazebo: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dyre Kent: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
FREE musical entertainment all day long!
El Bebop Kid - Feat. Bud Bays
Daniel Lee Perea - also known by his nickname "El Bebop Kid", is an award-winning, third-generation musical performer. He was raised among bluegrass/hillbilly musicians, and began writing, recording, and performing original music in 2001. His upbringing, steeped in bluegrass, old hymns, southern gospel, and rural southern culture gives his music a unique authenticity. Radio host/artist Johnny Daggers called Daniel "the modern-day Roy Orbison."
Having first made an impact with his previous band, Dr. Daniel & The Rockabilly Vampires, Daniel has been featured in the internationally distributed "Rockabilly Magazine" and "Thrust Magazine". He has performed with Rockabilly Hall of Famers such as W.S. Holland (Carl Perkins/Johnny Cash), Kern Kennedy (Sonny Burgess & The Pacers), C.W. Gatlin, and Al Ferrier, earning respect and praise for his energy and authenticity.
Bud Bays is a lifelong musician whose career began in the 1950s. Hailing from Grenada, Mississippi, where he currently still resides, he played and recorded with a band called The Sundowners.Ever since those early days, he's never stopped playing music. He is active in the Bays/Guyer Band, Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band, and Country Boy Rolling Stone.Throughout his career, he's played regularly with legendary blues drummer Sam Carr, he's worked with iconic producer Jim Dickinson, recorded with WS Holland, drummer for Carl Perkins/Johnny Cash. He was also good friends with Sun Records' house lead guitarist Roland Janes.
Dyre Kent: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Zediker Brothers
Water Valley duo, The Zediker Brothers is composed of Charlie, 12, on percussion, and Matthew, 16, on guitar. The brothers have unbelievable talent in their blues - rock music! They've pleased crowds at venues such as the Oxford Blues Festival and Fox Fire Ranch!
Dyre Kent: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.