The Dalton Music Scene continues to explode with more and more people coming out to see live music performances ALL over town. Some great local talent, mixed with regional talent makes the music scene all the better. Last Friday night Blue Mother Tupelo, hailing from Nashville, rocked the stage at Burr Park. If you missed it, you missed one heck of a concert. Don’t make that mistake twice, because this Friday night we have another spectacular Live Music Performance lined up for you again.
The Trailer Hippies will open the Music Series at 7:30PM followed by the main act, The Dead Trees at 8:30PM. If you haven’t seen either of these bands play, you should really come down to Burr Park this Friday and check them out.
The Trailer Hippies –
Sometimes when the conditions are just right groovy magic happens. It was just this kind of magical chemistry that began brewing in the winter of 2011, when Tommy & Silvia Davis first met at an open mic in Chattanooga, TN.
Silvia, a homegrown singer/songwriter from Michigan quickly caught the attention of Tommy Davis a local N. Georgia singer/songwriter originally from the coal mining state of West Virginia. The two were instantly impressed by the others talent and style. Each recognizing the similarities between them. The draw was inevitable, and a friendship was naturally established.
Due to life circumstances they lost touch and ironically simultaneously both lifelong musicians took a long hiatus from their craft. Then in the Summer of 2016 Silvia returned to the music scene and was hosting an open mic in Ocoee, TN. It was just about the same time Tommy was getting back to music himself. He noticed Silvia’s ad on facebook and came to Ocoee to participate.
The attraction between the two was undeniable and Tommy asked Silvia if she would be interested in getting together to work on some harmonies. She enthusiastically agreed and shortly thereafter their relationship evolved both musically and romantically.
Blending their talents and their lives together they became the “Trailer Hippies”. Then in September of 2017 at Tommy’s family home in the beautiful hills of West Virginia the Trailer Hippies got hitched.
They are currently sharing their unique mountain/folk/homespun vibe and captivating audiences from N. Georgia to the mountains of West Virginia. Tommy Davis with his rugged Arlo Guthrie style and Silvia with her Emmy Lou like resonance have been described as magically harmonious with a deep soulful sound.
The Trailer Hippies journey has only just begun. They are now writing and preparing for their first CD together, which will be titled “Trailer Hippies for Life”. The sky is the limit for Tommy and Silvia and they plan on taking the “Trailer Hippie” experience across the country. Love, Life & Liberty is the philosophy of these two genuine articles. If you ever get a chance to catch a show you are sure to be touched by their contagious down to earth vibe.
The Dead Trees –
The Dead Trees have a sound reminiscent to folk rock with a lead female vocalist, Tiffany Beavers, that hindges on the dramatic. Greg Parton, a twenty year veteran of the local and regional music scene, caters well to Beavers’ authentic style. His roots are in 90’s alternative and alternative folk, and it shows in his songwriting ability.
They both live in the area and have been playing together for 3 years. Their first EP will be available for purchase in mid-August 2018.
The Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series is sponsored by BB&T Bank, BB&T Insurance Services, the Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Community Foundation of NWGA, the Creative Arts Guild and the Downtown Dalton Development Authority. The DDDA will be serving ice cold beer in several varieties as well as cold bottled water. Outside alcohol not permitted. Kona Ice will be on site selling everyone’s favorite iced treat.
Burr Performing Arts Park and the Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series caters to a family environment. So bring your whole family downtown this Friday night for the FREE concert.
If you’re visiting Dalton from out of town and staying in one of our areas 1,400 hotel rooms, check out the Downtown Dalton Trolley. The trolley is FREE of charge, sponsored by the Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information regarding the FREE trolley service call 706-270-9960.
For more information about this Friday nights concert visit www.DaltonEvents.com.
See you Downtown!