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Keith Burns is a Singer/Songwriter from Atlanta, GA. He was a founding member of Grammy nominated, ACM, AMA award winning platinum selling trio, Trick Pony, as well as one half of 2010 independent artist of the year, Burns & Poe. He has four children, Frankie Jean, Savannah, Jared & Josh.
Birth-date: November 16 (Scorpio)
Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Favorite Sport: Boxing
Favorite fighters: (Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Evander Holyfield, Mickey Ward)
He loves walks on the beach with furry puppies but tends to keep his distance from cats.
Grammy Nominated-AMA Award winner-ACM Award winner- BMI top 10 award winner
Melissa Alesi is a singer-songwriter from Delaware who combines a multitude of genres to make her own style. With a focus on folk and adult contemporary, Melissa also brings elements of alternative, jazz, country, and world music into her performance. Her background in classical voice and percussion adds to her unique, fresh sound in both her vocals and guitar playing.
Melissa began her career in late
2007 as part of the trio, High Maintenance, playing covers in venues on the Eastern Shore. After a couple of
years, she started playing solo and recorded her first full-length original album self titled, “ALESI,” in 2008.
Her second album, “House Of Stones,” takes the listener on a journey from thunderous drums and stunning string arrangements, to the beautiful simplicity of soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. The album’s title refers to taking the “stones” thrown at you by life’s experiences and using them to make yourself a stronger, wiser person.
Eric sings from the perspective of a fellow traveler who understands well the doubts and frustrations as well as the joy and laughter this life brings. He's never been afraid to tell the truth in all its ugliness and beauty in his songs.
Growing up in Kentucky, Eric was the child of a father who was a pastor and a mother who
is a lauded music teacher. Eric has been performing since he was a teen and writing since he was just twelve.
Some of Eric's biggest influences include R.E.M., Tom Petty, Over the Rhine, Sixpence None the Richer, Simon and Garfunkel, U2, and Ryan Adams.
Never satisfied sounding like anyone else, Eric strives to be an original and veer away from the ordinary. This is reflected in the wide array of artists with whom he has shared stages including The Band Perry, Tiffany, Colony House, Jukebox the Ghost, Futureman (of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones), and Cavo.
Eric recently released a winter EP and a new single. He will more music later this year.
"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.