When: Saturday, May, 26, 2018 12:00pm
LuLu's kick off to the 2018 SUMMER SEASON! Bands all day on the Bay Bar Roof Stage! Boat, Float or Paddle up!
Scott Kirby 12pm – 1:30pm
The Graytones – 1:30 – 3:00pm
Albert Simpson & The Contingent – 3:30 – 5:00pm
Carolyn Wonderland – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Acoustic guitarist and songwriter Scott Kirby was born in Concord, New Hampshire, and lives in Kittery, Maine, when he is not touring around the country or performing in Key West at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon, a 200-seat music club he opened with partners in 2011. He has released eight CDs, the latest being Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost, which was released in late 2017.
The Graytones are six piece Jam Band formed on the Gulf Coast. Original home grown tunes that are sure to move your soul and a lots of funky feel good covers!
Tanner Gray- lead vocals and guitar
Chris Crutcher- keyboard and backup vocals
Mike Ingram- guitar and backup vocals
Zach Corder- drums
Ricky Stansfield- bass
Josh Zook- saxophone
Simplicity doesn’t mean simple, certainly when it comes to music. The music of Gadsden, Alabama’s own, Albert Simpson, is certainly no exception. His Southern, funky folk sound and his rich Alabama accented voice are only the surface elements of the complex, honest and revealing songwriting that lies beneath.
While having often been seen working in collaborative settings, such as Highly Kind (who’s album Don’t Wake Albert stands as a landmark work for Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic producer Johnny Sandlin) and as a guest member of The Outsider's (who shared the stage with The Grateful Dead’s bassist Phil Lesh, the late great Col. Bruce Hampton, San Francisco Giant Jake Peavy, and with many other well known talented artists) at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco for a Jerry Garcia Tribute show.
Albert's newest project, Albert Simpson & the Contingent, consists of Simpson on guitar and vocals, Jason Guinn on bass, John Kulinich on guitar, and Chase Armstrong on drums and backing vocals
Albert is now signed with 10 Ton Records, which is another grassroots movement headed up by Jeremy Stephens out of Muscle Shoals, who was the long time engineer of Johnny Sandlin, and made up of a round table of extremely talented artists determining their own path through the maze of the music industry. Jeremy and Albert are in sync with capturing his authentic southern sound, releasing "End of the Line" & " Pieces".
More recently, Albert continues to tour largely in the Southeast, however Albert is constantly expanding his touring horizons to now include all three continental coasts and beyond so keep your eyes open and don’t miss him when he comes your way.
A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.
Carolyn grew up the child of a singer in a band and began playing her mother’s vintage Martin guitar when other girls were dressing dolls. She’s gone from being the teenage toast of her hometown Houston to sleeping in her van in Austin amid heaps of critical acclaim for fine recordings Alcohol & Salvation, Bloodless Revolution, and more recently, Miss Understood and Peace Meal.
Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin, lap steel – Wonderland even thows in a whistling solo on occasion.
Her breakthrough album release was 2008’s Miss Understood (Bismeaux). From appearances on PBS’s Austin City Limits to top slots at major festivals around the world, Wonderland’s album quickly reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Blues chart and her live shows left a trail of screaming fans in its wake.
The follow up, Peace Meal (2011), was produced by a stellar cast including long-time supporter and inspiration, Ray Benson, and two-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell (the force behind The Band drummer Levon Helm and his recent comeback) and founding Monkee, Michael Nesmith.
2014 highlights included key festival appearances in North America and Europe, as well as guest sit-in appearances with cohorts Vintage Trouble, and vocal performance on two tracks of James Williamson’s (Stooges) release of newly recorded versions of songs he and Iggy wrote in 1973 and 1974 called“Re-Licked” along with Jello Biafra, Mark Lanegan, Alison Mosshart, and many more. 2015 highlights include her first-ever New Orleans JazzFest appearance, appearance on Carson Daly Show, and a live album called “Live Texas Trio.”
Kevin Lance plays drums and is currently recording/performing/touring with Carolyn Wonderland, Nakia & the Blues Grifters, and performing local dates with the Texas Tycoons. Over the past three decades, Kevin has performed and recorded with such artists as Carolyn Wonderland, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nelson, Paula Nelson, Fastball, Nakia, Wendy Colonna, Ginger Leigh, Patrice Pike, Patricia Vonne, Miles Zuniga, Jon Dee Graham, Dewato, Darin and Trish Murphy, Skyrocket, Govinda, Matt Hubbard, Lance Keltner, Mr. Rocket Baby, Johnny Goudie, Steven Doster, Phil Lewis and LA Guns, The Holidays, Johnson (the band), and many others. He also assembled and was a driving force behind the critically acclaimed and award winning instrumental groups Gnappy and McLemore Avenue.
Bobby Perkins is a man. A man of mystery. Bass player to the stars, he is a constellation. Nobody fully understands the inner workings of such a Perkins, but everyone tries. Born in Italy, TX, young Bobby traded a pig for his first car and used that car to drive to music. He keeps driving music to this day. He is known for his stints in bands like Chickenstrut, Larry, Topaz, Graham Wilkinson, Whiskey Sisters, Bruce Hughes’ All Nude Army, and Carolyn Wonderland, with whom he currently sweeps up the dance floor with the four string thunderbroom.calendars: special eventslive music