Spring Hill’s annual Country Ham Festival returns this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., bringing music, entertainment, arts and crafts and of course ham and other succulent southern food to the Tennessee Children’s Home campus.
Here is the musical lineup for the day:
111 a.m.- Crost Lines
Brandon Culberson and Ponda Frost make up the Americana husband/wife duo CROST LINES from Spring Hill, TN. With the American Songbook as a constant backdrop, their influences include The Carter Family, John Prine, Gillian Welch, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Bob Dylan.
Brandon began playing violin at a young age where he established a strong music theory foundation which he then applied to the guitar when he was 15 years old. Though guitar remains his primary love and focus, he enjoys playing any stringed instrument and has the natural ability to pick out songs by ear.
Ponda began her musical journey through a less traditional path, in a dance studio. Her background in a variety of dance styles has instilled in her a strong rhythmic base. In recent years her musical focus has been the Irish bouzouki, mandolin and percussive elements.
Together, they have a unique throwback sound with a modern twist blending folk, blues, and country. They are currently working on original music for an EP to be released soon.
212:15 p.m.- Daniel Mason Band
There is something to be said about DANIEL MASON – the way he captures an audience with his soulful voice – brings back a taste of Blue Eyed Soul with a mix of Country, Pop and R&B – and writes with integrity and truth.
Born in Paris, KY to a small impoverished family, Daniel Mason emerged and matured his talent in the local church. Raised by a Mother that influenced him with everything from Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, and Hall & Oates, to Michael Jackson.
From there he developed guitar and writing skills at an early age. As most serious hungry artists do, he moved to Nashville TN in ’08 to establish himself as a Singer/Songwriter. After 3 years and 500+ shows as a lead singer of a local favorite Nashville trio Amber’s Drive, Daniel Mason is pursuing his own music career. He is currently releasing his long-awaited debut solo album.
MEET THE BAND
Daniel Mason: Lead Vocals / Guitar
Scott Barritt: Bass / Vocals
Jase Hackman: Lead Guitar / Vocals
Joel Burns: Drums
31:45 p.m.- Pelican 212
PELICAN 212 is a Cajun Soul band of brothers and sisters that honed their skills busking on the sidewalks of Nashville, New Orleans and Pensacola. They are the world’s shortest horn band featuring identical twin trumpet players.
Their mission is to “bring on the happy.”
Katie: guitar / vocals
Angelle: piano / drums / vocals
Marie: trombone / bass / vocals
43:15 p.m.- The Ham Family
THE HAM FAMILY BAND is a father and sons act that moved to Franklin, Tennessee four and a half years ago.
They began to play together just two years ago, delighting and entertaining crowds wherever they play.
The Ham Family Band represents an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and on occasion, a little soul.
A large portion of their music is homegrown and original, offering you a peek into the life stories behind each song.
The Ham Family Band has played a variety of venues, including BB Kings and Pucketts.
Come and enjoy the heartfelt music of the Ham Family Band. Youʼre sure to be entertained!
54:45 p.m.- J Edwards
Born in Arkansas, blue-collar country rock ‘n’ roller, J EDWARDS, spent most of his childhood traveling the states with his evangelist father and singing family. He grew up performing a variety of instruments, depending on what was needed at the nightly church services. After touring on his own within the Christian music industry, J Edwards found solace in playing the blues at small clubs and juke joints across the country.
A catalog of songs and a raspy singing voice were his tools in forging a long-term career as a singer-songwriter in Nashville. The new music scene shaped his genre into something between country-rock and blues; from ballads to rockers, his tunes evolved beyond his small town roots.
In Edwards’ most recent project “Heroes,” he honors veterans, active military and their families with what he considers his most meaningful and important piece of work yet. Always working on the next installment, J Edwards can be found in the studio, writing room or on tour.
Other Fun Stuff
There will also be as many as 100 arts and crafts and local businesses at the Country Ham Festival, as well as, 20 plus food vendors.
Though no pets are allowed, the event is a free and open to the public. Organizers are encouraging attendees to bring along three cans of food to donate to The Family Center of Columbia. In return, donors get entered into a drawing for a full country ham.
The Country Ham Festival will be held on the grounds of the Tennessee Children’s Home from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. For more information on the various attractions, food and entertainment offered, visit www.countryhamfest.com.