Sautee Jamboree


The Atlanta-based crunchy rock band, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, fronted by Kevn Kinney, makes its Sautee Nacoochee debut on the outdoor stage at SNCA, where it will be joined by a heavy-hitting, diverse array of musical artists that includes:

Col. Bruce Hampton, a living legend and one of the most influential performing artists over the past several decades, has formed and led cult monster bands like the Late Bronze Age, Fiji Mariners and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (ARU), turning players into musicians who survive and thrive in his musical boot camps, then go off to join the likes of the Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic, among others.

The Mosier Brothers, led by banjo player and singer, the Rev. Jeff Mosier (who got his nickname from Hampton and played in ARU) and guitarist Johnny Mosier. These guys have performed at every Sautee Jamboree. In fact, according to Jamboree co-producer Tommy Deadwyler, “it wouldn’t be a Jamboree without the Mosiers.”

Sol Driven Train are regional favorites, veterans of the Sautee stage. This five-piece collective from Charleston is one of the hardest-working (and most talented and eclectic) bands in the South.

Yarn is based in Brooklyn and followed across the country by its loyal fans (called the ‘Yarmy’), brings its wide-ranging American/alt-country sound to Sautee for the first time. Listeners are warned to hold on tight for this joy ride.

Caroline Aiken, another veteran of the Sautee stage, is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer (and ace guitarist) who has shared the stage with the Indigo Girls and Bonnie Rait (among others) and could serve as the poster child for the independent music scene

Tommy Talton, has taken the southern music scene by storm in recent years with a new band, a new determination, and exceptional new music. Talton’s music showcases not only his classic slide and guitar work, but his distinctive vocals, and passionate songwriting.