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SAT Patio Ben Bostick, The Shetlands, Few Miles South, & Keven Mack Band
September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
Saturday Patio Music is an event that takes place on our weather-proof & heated patio stage at The MadLife Grill, featuring local artists!
MadLife Grill Patio Stage:
Ben Bostick 11:00-2:00
The Shetlands 2:00-5:00
Few Miles South 5:00-8:00
Keven Mack Band 8:00-11:00
MadLife’s Patio Has Been Transformed!
Music fans have come to love the local and regional musicians who perform on MadLife’s Patio Stage – a vibrant yet intimate (and now socially distanced) music venue in its own right. Our Patio has always been a great place to hang out and enjoy live music when the weather is perfect, but now, it is weather-proof!
That’s right! MadLife’s Patio is now both an indoor and outdoor space, having been transformed with motorized weather shades featuring GIANT windows and gentle fresh air exchange. If the weather is a bit cold or rainy, we simply drop the shades, crank up the heaters and the music lives on! Yes… it is AWESOME!
Now that our Patio can be fully enclosed, we will continue to book your favorite local and regional musicians through the winter months! Be sure to watch our calendar and future emails for MadLife’s weekly patio artist schedule.
Then order a burger, grab a drink and groove with the live music… all winter long!
See you at MadLife!
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Ben Bostick is a South Carolina-raised, Georgia-based outsider country singer-songwriter and one man band. His influences range from Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen to Otis Redding and Tommy Emmanuel.
After leaving home for a decade of rambling and toiling at odd jobs, Bostick blew into California and decided to try his hand busking on the Santa Monica Pier. To the great surprise of the former ranch hand and roofer, Bostick found that he could make a living playing music. Ben saved his busking money and used it to record his debut EP, My Country, in 2016. No Depression says, “he comes on like an unholy alliance of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” My Country was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Roots/Country category.
His debut album, Ben Bostick (2017), takes on a more progressive country tone, recalling such artists as Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson, and showcases his versatility as a songwriter. “This eponymous album is so well written that it is to look into the heart of the divine, a true great,” says Liverpool Sound & Vision.
Hellfire (2018), Bostick’s sophomore release, is a collection of high energy songs written during his band’s yearlong weekly residency at The Escondite in downtown Los Angeles. It was during this residency that Bostick solidified the lineup in his band and set out to write material to suit the players and the venue. Lonesome Highway says, “Bostick has a wicked & wry sense of looking at things and amidst a gumbo of Country, Rockabilly, Blues and Rock we are treated to plenty of drinkin’, hard partying on Saturday nights, lustful love flings, poor boy messes and just downright bitter and mean men – loners set to do you harm.”
September 2019 brought Bostick and his family to Atlanta, GA. Back in the beautiful southeast, he plans to keep making music and playing 200+ shows a year. His latest album, Among the Faceless Crowd, was released on April 17, 2020 to universal praise. The Daily vault says, “”The haunted feel and moral complexity of these songs inevitably bring to mind Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. It’s a point of comparison one should never make lightly, but it’s merited here thanks to the exceptional craft and affecting power of Bostick’s songs.”
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Since both were raised on a heavy dose of Folk, Rock, Blues and Country music, Jane Skillman and Bille Seymour were a near perfect fit to form a musical alliance when they met and formed the duo the Shetands. Fusing strong vocal harmonies and multi instrumentation, these two cover a lot of ground and are sure to provide an enjoyable and entertaining show for all.
Few Miles South
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Opposite south sides converge in this unlikely crew created by South GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 singing and playing in a LA church and bonded over a shared a love of country music. They began writing with intentions to shop songs to other artists, but after a couple years putting together a catalog, they decided to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band.
Tori is a classically trained singer and misplaced old fashioned country girl. She grew up playing her family’s piano and quickly picked up the guitar. Her love of singing led her to complete a Masters of Music degree, but after graduating she realized her heart wasn’t in opera. Resigning to teach piano and voice, she sidelined her dream of performing, until she met Blake who encouraged her to write. As an avid reader, songwriting came instinctively and she now pens the majority of FMS’ lyrics while budding catchy melodies with Blake.
Blake comes from a family of guitar players and songwriters and was raised on rock, country and rhythm & blues. As a multi-instrumentalist with a keen ear he moved to LA in 2000 and signed his first publishing deal. He has since worked in his studio as a writer, producer and engineer all over the genre board. Some of his credits include Toni Braxton, George Benson and a Grammy nominated album by Brandy. Burnt out by the publishing rat race and looking for a change, he was eager to return home to his country roots and play live music.
Few Miles South does it all in house, writing, record and producing songs, which offer both old school nostalgia and a refreshing detour from today’s predictable pop country. Their first single and music video “On Down the Road,” stayed on the Independent UK HOTDISC charts for over 10 weeks and was awarded the “Best International Music Video in 2017.”
Ready to give it a real shot, Blake and Tori quit their day jobs, packed up their dog, Jojo (RIP), and hit the road. In February 2018, they released a 5 track debut EP, Might Could, featuring their friend and renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). A year later, they released their first full-length album, Californ I Aint, showcasing their versatility with with blues and southern rock influences throughout. Their 3rd project and EP, Wiregrass, was released early 2020 and showcases virtuosic solos (collaboration with Grammy award fidldler Michael Cleveland) and ethereal vocals, all expected staples in bluegrass.
Though new to the country scene, Tori, “meant to sing Country music,” and Blake, with his “stunning guitar work,” (Sleeping Bag Studios) have been warmly received by fans and critics. So, “if you’re ready to saddle up and enjoy the Golden Age of Country again, then grab the reins and ride along with Few Miles South.” (Skope Magazine). You can find FMS performing throughout the U.S., or in a van camping out with their dogs.
Keven Mack Band
Please note the artists will be performing on the patio, not the music venue.
Performance set times vary between start time and length, depending on the artist.
In order to comply with current capacity and social distancing requirements, the seating in our restaurant and patio have been lavishly spaced to accommodate roughly 40% of our usual patrons. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Current hours of operation for our restaurant and patio are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM -11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (serving brunch until 3 PM, full menu thereafter)
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (serving brunch until 3 PM, full menu thereafter)