Category Archives: 2016

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo 2016

Tom Morgan’s Musical Instrument Petting Zoo holds a wide variety of acoustic instruments. Tom is an accomplished multi-instramentalist and has been playing for over 60 years. He invites everyone to stop by and “pet” an instrument, and promises that he can teach you to play a song within 15 minutes.

In the Kids Zone on Sunday starting at noon.

Built on Blues – 2016


3:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 18 on the Monterey Stn. Platform

Working man’s storyteller Big Bob Young heads up the Built on Blues Band to deliver deep grooves and honest emotion. A local favorite, the Built on Blues Band hits hard with classic rock, southern rock, R&B, and country.

Like them on Facebook, watch them on YouTube and listen to them on ReverbNation and on SoundCloud.

“Ranger” Dave Watson – 2016

David Watson

Winchester singer-songwriter David Watson’s music reflects the region’s people and environment. Ranging from contemplative to humorous, David’s songs take you from the mines to the forests, from a guitar maker’s shop to riding a drunken mule.

Visit his web site, like him on Facebook, watch him on YouTube & listen to him on ReverbNation.

Visit David Watson’s web site. Like him on Facebook, watch him on YouTube, and listen to him on ReverbNation.

Marilyn Harris – 11 am Sat., Sept. 17 on the Monterey Stn. Platform

Marilyn Bio PicMarilyn Harris is a native of Franklin County and presently lives in the Center Grove Community. Marilyn learned to play piano by ear at an early age which led to her writing melodies. In her teens, she began weaving stories to fit the melodies. Her musical influences were songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carol King and John Prine.

Marilyn has been a member of the Tullahoma Songwriters Circle since 2008. The Circle disbanded last year when Kathy Martin, one of the founders relocated to Austin Texas. The ladies of the circle, Marilyn, Kathy Martin and Shawn Underwood-Smith played many venues in the middle Tennessee area. Marilyn continues to play at venues and festivals in the surrounding counties. She and Bob DeYoung hosts the Writers’ Session at the Celtic Cup from six until nine p.m. the fourth Friday night of every month. Americana which incorporates elements of rock and roll, blues, country, bluegrass and folk best describes her writing style.

Geoff Roehm – 3 pm Sat., Sept. 17 on the Monterey Stn. Platform

Geoff-Shenanigans Geoff Roehm will perform a down and dirty mix of Mississippi Delta, barrelhouse and other traditional blues tunes. Combining intricate finger-picking and slide with his powerful voice, Geoff delivers the blues with more raw honesty than most.

A luthier who lives in Sewanee, Geoff has been building instruments for nearly half a century and has long had a fascination with traditional music ranging from medieval to blues. During the early 1970s, Geoff helped organize the New Friends of Old Time Music in Normal, IL which brought many musical luminaries to intimate concerts in and around the Illinois State University campus. His expertise with traditional music and musicians has been invaluable in helping organize the Fall Heritage Festival’s entertainment.

Tom Morgan & Lynn Haas – 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 on the Bandstand

tom_morganTom Morgan is “Bluegrass Music’s Renaissance Man” best known for being the founding bass player for the legendary Country Gentlemen, and for his skills in instrument building & repair. Tom has played with a veritable Who’s Who of bluegrass and country stars, including Ralph Stanley at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival and multiple performances with legendary fiddler Curly Fox at the Grand Ole Opry. Tom has been recognized as a Pioneer of Bluegrass by the International Bluegrass Museum, and has featured in numerous Smithsonian Folkways recordings.

Tom’s dedication to the preservation of traditional music  and the promotion of music as a living art have been instrumental in the successful organization of the Fall Heritage Festival. His generous spirit and wealth of knowledge are invaluable.

Tom Morgan with Guitar and Lynn Haas with AutoharpTom will offer introductory lessons in bluegrass instruments in his Musical Instruments Petting Zoo on Sunday, September 18 from 12 – 5 pm in the Kids Zone.

Mark Kelly Hall – 12 pm Sat., Sept. 17 on the Monterey Stn. Platform

Mark Kelly HallMark Kelly Hall addresses topics such as love, faith and the 70’s, with an approach that is often humorous but always serious. He is originally from Chattanooga and now based in Nashville. One of his favorite songs is about his ancestor Alexander Kelly, who fought in the American Revolution and served on the original territorial and state legislatures of Tennessee. His songs reflect the spiritual heritage of the Bible-belt South, combined with a lifelong fascination with American pop culture, and seasoned by his experiences in places far away from his home. He performs an eclectic blend of acoustic folk/pop originals and favorites, flavored with congeniality, personal insight, and a touch of country blues

Tanner Hillis – 3:15 pm Sat., Sept. 17 on the Bandstand

Tanner HillisTwenty year-old singer-songwriter Tanner Hillis returns to the Fall Heritage Festival from Spencer, Tennessee. Tanner was given his first guitar at age thirteen and quickly realized writing music was his passion in life. With influences ranging from Ryan Adams to Bob Dylan, Tanner brings heartfelt, honest music to the stage.

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