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SAT Patio: Ryan Eagle, Sasha Hurtado, The March Divide, & Layne Denton Band
December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm EST
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:
Ryan Little Eagle 11:00-2:00
Sasha Hurtado 2:00-5:00
The March Divide 5:00-8:00
Layne Denton 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 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!
See you at MadLife!
Ryan Little Eagle
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Ryan LittleEagle is a Multi-Award Winning International Indigenous Singer-Songwriter/Musician Based out of Dawsonville, GA.
A Blend of Folk/Country Music with a Indigenous Flare!
2x NAMA Award Winner
2x Indigenous Music Awards Winner
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Sasha Hurtado is a rising indie/pop artist and powerhouse singer from Georgia. Sasha’s most recent notable accomplishment was placing within top 60 on season 3 of American Idol. With hard work and years of vocal training and guitar lessons, she landed her first paid gig at 14 years old. Sasha has become a seasoned performer with experience on stages and venues all over Georgia and East Alabama.
Sasha has released two singles which are available on all streaming platforms. With only a few years of songwriting under her belt, one of the first songs she had written is her debut single ‘Song for The Lonely’. Soon thereafter, Sasha released her second single called ‘Mr. No Good Guy’. Sasha’s Hispanic background lends to her love of blending genres and draws inspiration from a range of soulful, pop-filled, and indie artists that have helped carve out her own unique lane of artistic expression.
Sasha’s music journey began with vocal training at the age of nine. One of Sasha’s very first performing opportunities was singing at church during the children’s services. By the time Sasha was 12 years old, she was singing with the praise and worship team during the adult services (where she remains to this day). Sasha learned how to play acoustic guitar all the while winning several local talent competitions. Sasha is also a six-year member of an audition-only performing arts group in the state of Georgia. In 2016, Sasha also participated in a vocal workshop at the world renown Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia where she was selected as one of the top vocal students to sing in Jan Smith’s Talent Showcase. In 2017, at just 13 years old, and in 2019, at 15 years old, Sasha was selected for a final executive call back in Los Angeles for season’s 14 and 18 of The Voice. When Sasha is not writing music or singing at church, you can find her performing and gigging all over Georgia and East Alabama.
Some of Sasha’s greatest influences are: Queen, Tori Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Maggie Rogers, Harry Styles, Donna Missal, H.E.R., Bishop Briggs, JC Stewart and Billie Eilish.
The March Divide
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Jared Putnam is one of the most prolific songwriters in Texas, and he earns that distinction in his second act.
Having already flirted with the danger of major labels when his young band The Conversation was a national next thing, in the past decade as The March Divide, Putnam has basically done it all on his own, self-releasing a barrage of singles, EPs, and albums at a seemingly non-stop pace during that time.
cinq – his fifth album (Slow Start Records, April 23rd) – was conceived as a full-length, but has mostly been released throughout the pandemic as a series of singles, with the last two arriving surrounding the album’s release date.
With Putnam’s successful regional touring business at a stand-still, he recorded cinq at home, sending tracks to friends to add bass and drums, and tending to his expanding business managing social media ad campaigns for other artists, a skill he learned while systematically building a fanbase for The March Divide that has sustained him, even during lockdown.
“I am very much looking forward to forgetting and moving on from the wrath of what still might end my career,” Putnam says, voicing the frustration of many musicians with vulnerable cottage businesses on the line. “Recording these songs was something I was able to do to get my mind off of all that. What came out is a real hodgepodge of who I am as a writer.”
This “hodgepodge” is a boon for fans of Putnam’s songs that are personal, but always safe-effacing, and with a sly humor underneath their rich production and get-to-the-point style. Think a slightly less angular Spoon with work boots on instead of pointy tips (but not too worn out!)
“I was able to revisit my rock roots in a meaningful way on this record,” Putnam explains, “but still expand and experiment with the acoustic-based pop ideas I’ve been obsessed with the last few years. I even incorporated some of the hokey melodies that have popped into my head lately by finally taking the time to go back and listen to all the ridiculous phone recordings I’ve made of them.”
One of these “hokey” melodies, that a less humble musician might just call “catchy,” became one of cinq’s two yet-to-be-released singles, “The Funk That You’re In,” a number Putnam thought would remain in his phone graveyard.
“That’s usually where my ideas go to die! It’s not that I don’t like them,” he says, “I usually just forget about them, but like everyone else, I had a lot of time to burn last year. Once I picked up my guitar and started messing with the idea, the whole song just kinda fell out of me. The kazoo solo is probably worth mentioning.”
On the other side of the conceptual spectrum from “Funk That You’re In,” is what will be cinq’s final single and video. “I Believe,” is one of the most personal songs in Putnam’s catalog.
Written in a stream of consciousness style, and backed up by a promise to himself not to change the words, Putnam plans to work in this style more going forward.
“It’s pretty satisfying to just say what you wanna say, without worrying about how cool it sounds,” he confesses.
cinq, the fifth full-length album by The March Divide arrives on April 23rd via Slow Start Records.
A blend of folk, blues & americana. Inspiring lyrics and soulful performances. Laid back and authentic.
Sign Up to Perform at MadLife’s Patio:
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.
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)