The Tuten Brothers – Tickets – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – March 16th, 2017

The Tuten Brothers

The Tuten Brothers

Backup Planet, Sarah Elizabeth

Thu · March 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Georgia Theatre


This event is all ages

The Tuten Brothers - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Tuten Brothers
The Tuten Brothers is an up-and-coming country band from Athens, GA that seems to have a fire and a passion in its sound that country music hasn't seen in years. Inspired by classic country and rock 'n' roll, Brothers Walker and Sam Tuten are the dynamic and energetic frontmen of the group, and their longtime friend Connor McAdams plays the drums.

Hailing from the city most well known as the home of chart-topping bands like R.E.M. and B-52s, The Tuten Brothers seem to be inspired by the legacy of their town. They've already made a big splash in the Athens and Atlanta music scenes, playing for packed houses at the iconic 40 Watt Club, Smiths Olde Bar and the Georgia Theatre after the release their debut single, 'Southern Sunrise', which had a 10-week stint on 94.9 The Bull.

After the success of Southern Sunrise, which they recorded in a spare bedroom of their cousins house in Athens, GA, the band took to the studio to record an album in Nashville, TN with Alex Gilson of Gold Cassette Productions. The brothers released their new EP, featuring the single ‘Why You Gotta’ and fan favorite ‘Sarah,’ with a headlining gig at the Georgia Theatre. Currently, ‘Why You Gotta’ is being featured on 94.9 the Bull. Their debut EP is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and most major platforms.
Backup Planet - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Backup Planet
Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band exploding out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—’70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal. But the members of Backup Planet mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish. With a fantastic repertoire of original songs, they’re able to build fluid sets interspersed with extended improvisation. Audiences can sense when a group takes major risks onstage; the elements of surprise and unpredictability foster a level of joy unparalleled in other types of musical performances. Masters of this process, Ben Cooper, Gavin Donati, Blake Gallant, and Chris Potocik, are doing all of the above while their rapidly growing fan base cheers in approval and shouts for more.
Sarah Elizabeth - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Sarah Elizabeth
Hey guys, my name is Sarah Elizabeth and I’m a singer/songwriter located beneath the arches in the heart of Classic City--Athens, GA. Music has given me more opportunity and life experiences than I can imagine: late nights on the road with great friends, hours of intense rehearsals, fostered an addiction (to coffee), the courage to aim high regardless of the outcome, and a work ethic that drives me to do just about anything (even if it means emailing Sam Hunt directly just to sit at the t-shirt table).

Music brings me joy. I was singing from the time that I could talk. Following the footsteps of my mother, I started playing piano at the age of 6. I picked up a 6-string at the age of 14 and taught myself to play. I wrote my first song when I was 15 and stepped foot into a studio for the first time when I was 17. At that time, I joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

My parents had a large influence in cultivating my passion for music. I give all the credit to my family for my eccentric taste: Cheap Trick, Run DMC, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Emmy Lou Harris, Aerosmith (my first crush was Steven Tyler), Led Zepplin, Bob Dylan, and all the way to 90’s alternative. I’ve always been known as the chatter bug, who skipped naptime in Kindergarten to “talk life” with my teacher and later serenade young boys on the playground. While riding around the farm, Daddy let me listen to classic country twang. This seemingly harmless entertainment led to numerous apologies in the grocery store for my vivid and theatrical performance of Reba’s “Fancy.”

Before moving to upstate South Carolina for a few years, I completed an internship for music in Texas where I was first introduced to casting for NBC’s “The Voice.” This was a spark to ignite the flame under my dream. Since leaving the Lone Star state, I have joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International, started co-writing with other local artists, and continued writing my own music. From wooden church pews to grungy bar stools, music has given me the opportunity to play throughout the southeast at a number of incredible venues, team with a fellow musician to open for Ben Rector (2014), open for Boyce Avenue (2015), and now share my music in the same city that REM got their start.

In the past year I've written, re-written, recorded, and launched an EP titled "A Taste of My Roots." I've been lucky enough to play a sold out Eddie's Attic along side Athens Country-Duo "Laughlin." I've gotten loud at the 420 Tavern, competed in a "shoot-out" of songwriters in EOP at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, and checked the historic "40 Watt Club" off my bucket list! I've held off the nervous butterflies as I took the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, and I've watched my Daddy's eyes tear up as he saw me perform my first solo project on the stage of Live Wire Athens. It’s a long ride, but I’m finding joy in the journey. I couldn’t have made it where I’m today without the love and support that I have received from friends, families, and fellow musicians. I want my music to influence others the way so many others have influenced me.

This is where I come from.

This is me.

This is a taste of my roots.

Venue Information:
Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601