Atlanta Dogwood Festival Music Schedule 2004

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the April, 2004 issue of Creative Loafing.


This is an article from 2004. For all current information and additional links see Cl’s coverage of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Sat., April 3

STAGE 1noon 23Jinx

1 p.m. HESTON — A native of the Dominican Republic, raised in Philadelphia, Heston has impressed countless audiences with his special blend of reggae and soul. His voice, which fits nicely into Atlanta’s thriving neo-soul scene, is smooth and soothing. (Penrice)

2 p.m. DANIELLE HOWLE BAND — Playing a rare full-band show, lovably impish Danielle Howle shows off her divine talent for heart-wrenching tunes, as well as her skill for making audiences convulse with laughter between songs. (Nicoll)

3 p.m. RALPH RODDENBERY — Rootsy, Athens-based Roddenbery has an easy-going vibe that appeals to rock, country and jam band fans. The Cairo, Ga. native has collaborated with members of Widespread Panic, Sea Level and R.E.M. (Smith)

4 p.m. THE SWEAR — The Swear is the new vehicle for the raging rock anthems of the dynamic Elizabeth Elkins, formerly of Alastor. The explosive singer/songwriter stalks the stage like a hungry punk rock tigress pursuing her prey. (Smith)

5 p.m. Bill Mallonee

6 p.m. YONRICO SCOTT BAND — Derek Trucks Band minus Derek Trucks, Yonrico Scott Band brings together a resonant blend of jazz and R&B. Without Trucks’ guitar virtuosity, Scott — an accomplished drummer who has played with acts ranging from Stevie Wonder to the Allman Brothers Band to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the past 20 years — assumes the spotlight. (Stein)

7 p.m. RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND w/ CHUCK LEAVELL — Putting his gig as sideman for Steve Winwood and Traffic on hold, Athens-based multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Bramblett takes center stage. With his burnished everyman vocals and introspective songs, he is a Southern voice of rare intelligence and soul. (Horowitz)

STAGE 2noon Amy Carol Webb, Michael Veitch, Caren Armstrong

1:30 p.m. Jo Serrapere, Lea Morris, Joanne Rand

2:45 p.m. Meike Koester Band

3:45 p.m. Maggie Simpson, Liz Barnez, Rebecca Folsom

5 p.m. Jan Smith and Peter Vogl

6 p.m. IAN MOORE — In recent years, guitarist/songwriter Moore has enlarged his sound, melding the blues-rock style that so defines his Austin, Texas, base with melodic pop leanings that strive to earn comparisons to the atmospheric and even psychedelic incursions of the ’60s British invasion. (Moreau)


12:45 p.m. Maggie Simpson, Rebecca Folsom, Liz Barnez

2 p.m. Moe Loughran

2:30 p.m. Caren Armstrong

3 p.m. Amy Carol Webb

3:30 p.m. Michael Veitch

4 p.m. Jo Serrapere

4:30 p.m. Lea Morris

5 p.m. Ion Ave

PICKIN’ PARLORnoon Bobby Miller & Friends

1 p.m. High Water

2 p.m. Whoa Nellie!

3 p.m. Deja Blue

4 p.m. Dark Jam

5 p.m. Open Jam

Sun., April 4

STAGE 1noon The Artie Ball Swing Band

1:15 p.m. DELTA MOON — Blues and boogie-woogie mingle with easygoing Americana in the music of Delta Moon, featuring the sweet lead vocals of Gina Leigh and acoustic slide guitar by Tom Gray. (Nicoll)

2:15 p.m. The Diane Durrett Band with Tom Grose

3:30 p.m. TISHAMINGO w/ DONNA HOPKINS — Today Tishamingo, the enjoyable Southern rock and blues band from Athens, joins forces with the soulful rock-solid wail of Atlanta’s own jam diva Donna Hopkins. Expect free-flowing jams a-plenty. (Smith)

5 p.m. Michelle Malone

6:30 p.m. DAVE MASON — Mason, a recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will revisit his past tonight with a retrospective set that includes samples of his work with Traffic (“Dear Mr. Fantasy”) and his solo hits (“We Just Disagree”). (Smith)

STAGE 2noon Eric Schwartz, Stephanie Corby, David LaMotte

1:30 p.m. Buddy Green, Cindy Kalmenson, Jill Knight

3 p.m. Tom Prasada-Rao, Rachael Davis

4:30 p.m. Ras Alan

5:30 p.m. COWBOY ENVY — The sweet little cowgirls of Cowboy Envy spin tales of the Old West, with heavenly three-point harmonies as comforting as a crackling prairie campfire under a starry Texas sky. (Nicoll)

SONGWRITER’S HAVENnoon Donna Hopkins, Trina Meade & Tomi Martin

1:30 p.m. Heidi Pollyea

2 p.m. Stephanie Corby

2:30 p.m. Eric Schwartz

3 p.m. Cindy Kalmenson

3:30 p.m. Jill Knight

4:30 p.m. David LaMotte

PICKIN’ PARLORnoon Whoa Nellie!

1 p.m. High Water

2 p.m. Blue Velvet Band

3 p.m. Ras Alan

4 p.m. Buddy Green

5 p.m. Open Jam

Contributors: Hal Horowitz, Kevin Moreau, Greg Nicoll, Ronda Racha Penrice, Lee Smith, Eliot Stein, Nikhil Swaminathan