FEATURED MUSICIANS

Art and music go together. Join us at M2R TrailFest as we showcase some of the best talent around.

 
 
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BATTLEFIELD COLLECTIVE

SATURDAY, 3:30-4:30
THE HUNT HOUSE STAGE AT LEWIS PARK

Battlefield Collective is the combined musical talents and efforts of Stephanie Caron and Evan Hart. A unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots, and rockabilly give the group an unmistakable and unique sound that is as full of energy as it is passion.

Touring the East Coast, Battlefield Collective performs original material as well as their own arrangements of cover songs selected from top hits from the past sixty years. Energy, creativity, flexibility and versatility set Battlefield Collective apart from other bands. tephanie and Evan often perform as a duo, but also frequently hire local musicians to create a fuller sound to match the needs for any venue or private event, thusly: Battlefield Collective.

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MARIETTA SOCIAL CLUB

SATURDAY, 6:00-8:00
ATHERTON SQUARE

Local crowd favorites Marietta Social Club consists of six local musicians perform Eclectic Americana music. Join them in Atherton Square Saturday 6p-8p and enjoy their music, guaranteed to brighten your day.

 
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MIGRANT WORKER

SATURDAY, 6:30-8:30
THE HUNT HOUSE STAGE AT LEWIS PARK

In early 2012 local Atlanta studio musician and producer Josh Thane began what started as a simple jam on some early blues arrangements with a drummer in an upstairs loft.  Since then a myriad of some of Atlantas various musical talents have come to be a part of the collective known as Migrant Worker.  Taking their name from a tune penned by one of the groups biggest influences J. J. Cale, Migrant Worker continues to pay homage to the rich history of the American musical landscape.  Blurring the lines between Country, Folk and Rock, Migrant Worker seeks to bring back the urgency and realness that was once so ever present in the roots of American music.  Migrant Worker consists of Robbie Dotson on guitar and vocals, Rhett Huffman on B3 and keyboards, Jake Haggard on drums, Matt O’Brien on bass, and Josh Thane on guitar and vocals.

Migrant Worker have garnered a reputation as a band that can bring the heat playing live in a number of well established venues in the Southeast, especially in their hometown of Atlanta.  They have sold out the legendary Eddie’s Attic while backing up such artists as Col. Bruce Hampton and a number of others as the house band for an Allman Brothers Band tribute, no small feat by musician standards.  They have also brought their unique blend of Americana to such establishments as Smith’s Olde Bar, The Star Bar, The Basement Nashville, and a number of other venues.  On any given night the band can be seen bringing their original music to the masses while still paying homage to anyone from Gram Parsons to Woody Guthrie, Ry Cooder to Ryan Adams, Led Zeppelin to Lead Belly, and anything in between. Migrant Worker is a band which pays tribute to the past while looking forward.

 
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MICHAEL ZAIB

SUNDAY, 3:00-4:00
THE HUNT HOUSE STAGE AT LEWIS PARK

American singer-songwriter Michael Zaib is a Georgia native with a silky smooth voice that embodies the sounds of Otis Redding and Chris Stapleton with the storytelling of John Denver. Louisiana-born and Georgia-raised, Zaib brings soul, country, R&B and folks genres into his originals that invite you on his journey as a singer-songwriter. With two records to his name—his 2017 "31" featuring five songs recorded at Atlanta's Spotlight and New York's Cove City studios, and his 2015 self-titled EP featuring hit singles "The Wind" and "MaMa Said"—Zaib tours regularly across Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles.


“They didn’t realize it then, but when Mom and Dad gave me that old Washburn guitar at fourteen, they were handing me the strings to my future.”
— MICHAEL ZAIB

 

STEADY COMMON

SATURDAY, 5:30-6:15
THE HUNT HOUSE STAGE AT LEWIS PARK

A splash of Blues, a sprinkling of Funk, and a dashing of Folk all blended into a soulful Alternative.

We are Steady Common, not us, but we. This isn't a band, this is a community. A group of friends that came together to make something more than a product. We strive to provide a place for anyone to come and feel welcomed. You can hate our music, you can hate our clothes, you may even hate our faces, but we love you. Time is too short to make a fuss about the little things. We want to be liked, sure, but we aren't caught up in that. We want to help more than anything and hope that our music is a good start. Please, stop by a show and strike up a conversation with us. Let us show you that we are more than dudes on a stage trying to be cool. This is our passion, not just the music, but you.

 
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CARTER HORNE

SUNDAY, 1:00-1:45
THE HUNT HOUSE STAGE AT LEWIS PARK

A splash of Blues, a sprinkling of Funk, and a dashing of Folk all blended into a soulful Alternative.

We are Steady Common, not us, but we. This isn't a band, this is a community. A group of friends that came together to make something more than a product. We strive to provide a place for anyone to come and feel welcomed. You can hate our music, you can hate our clothes, you may even hate our faces, but we love you. Time is too short to make a fuss about the little things. We want to be liked, sure, but we aren't caught up in that. We want to help more than anything and hope that our music is a good start. Please, stop by a show and strike up a conversation with us. Let us show you that we are more than dudes on a stage trying to be cool. This is our passion, not just the music, but you.