featuring FOLLOWED BY: BRUSHFIRE
Friday, Sep 14, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Mac Powell grew up in Clanton, Alabama. His love affair with music began at an early age as both of his parents would sing and play guitar around the house. Mac soon began to sing in the little bitty Baptist church by day, and listen to his dad's record collection by night. The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jim Croce, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson filled Mac's ears and imagination.
When Mac was a sophomore in high school, he moved to Atlanta, Ga where his passion for music and faith found an outlet in the band Third Day. The band has traveled the world and earned 4 Grammy awards while selling millions of albums and building a devoted fan base. Third Day has helped transform Christian music, and Third Day was honored by being entered into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Though Third Day continues to go strong with a new release slated for later this fall, Mac has put together a collection of country songs that reach back into the musical influences of his childhood. The rootsy collection of foot-stompin', hand clappin' country tunes is a way for Mac to pay tribute to his early musical inspirations while showcasing some music with a bit more levity than Christian music affords.
We hope you enjoy the music, and look forward to the chance to play it for you live very soon
Brushfire is INTENSE…they are EXPLOSIVE…think matches and barrels of gasoline…with an unrelenting pressure on the audience of high energy…Brushfire has been igniting stages all over the Midwest for the past 4 years. Being sought out by the BIGGEST and BEST events that the industry has to offer, including Chicago’s COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, COUNTRY FEST and COUNTRY THUNDER in Wisconsin…as well as premiere venues like, 2 Time ACM NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR WINNER, JOE’S BAR in Chicago, Illinois and SPINNAKER BEACH CLUB in Panama City Beach, FL for SPRING BREAK!!
To prove just how much of an impact Brushfire can have, they decided to enter the BATTLE FOR THE SADDLE at Nashville, Tennessee’s legendary WILDHORSE SALOON in early 2012. Out of the over 300 national bands that entered, Brushfire came out on top and was selected the winner by a panel of top industry professionals including Michael Knox (the man credited with “discovering” talents such as Jason Aldean, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson…as well as producing top industry acts such as Aldean, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins).