Nashville Unleashed May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 19th 2012, Jack & Diane’s popular concert series, Nashville Unleashed, returns to The Lodge at Copperhead, located at 171 Copperhead Pkwy Blairsville, Georgia. Dinner service will begin at 6pm. Showtime is 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets are available by calling (706)-835-7433, or by purchasing in our Online Store on Facebook. www.facebook.com/TheLodgeAtCopperhead

The Lodge at Copperhead has presented Nashville Unleashed quarterly for over a year now. The show typically sells out and garners rave reviews. The Lodge’s Grand Hall is converted into a “living room” with a circular stage strategically positioned in the center of the room, surrounded by candlelit tables. Listeners are treated to an intimate, acoustic-based concert which features Nashville’s premiere performing songwriters. The musicianship, songwriting, and quality of entertainment are incredible and highly unique.

Concert attendees will be inspired, laugh like a kid again, and maybe even spark or rekindle a flame with special someone. Memories will be made and listeners will take away something meaningful from spending an evening with these Artists. The unique, unrehearsed, and surprising dynamics of a Nashville Unleashed concert consistently exceeds expectations, leaving audiences in awe. Nashville Unleashed is so much more than a show…it’s an EXPERIENCE! VIP tickets $18, General Admission $12 (advance) or $15 at the door, based on availability.

Jack & Diane will perform with fellow Nashville songwriters Colleen McFarland and Jeff Miller in the May show. They will share personal stories behind their songs and invite listeners into the conversation. The camaraderie between the Artists and the audience is fantastic!

 

Colleen is a tremendously talented Artist with obvious influences like Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris. Her music has been heard in the TV series’ Northern Exposure and Swing Town, as well as radio stations across the country including Sirius XM.

Jeff Miller is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, a great songwriter, and a master of the guitar loop. It’s fascinating to watch him in action, as very few Artists can pull this off tastefully and on-the-fly.

Another special dynamic to the May show will be guest Artist, Conni Laine. A Georgia native, she won a prestigious songwriting competition that was held on St. Simons Island last fall, where the finals were judged by Jack & Diane and 3 other Artists from the Nashville Unleashed Roster. “Conni stood out to us all immediately . There were a lot of good songwriters we saw that day, but it’s obvious that music and songwriting are simply a natural part of who Conni is. She can’t help but write and sing…those are the types of Artists we gravitate towards. She blew us away.” says Diane

For a much more expanded view of a Nashville Unleashed concert, pick up a current Spring copy of Atlanta’s “Little Black Dress” magazine for a two-page feature on the show. More information is also available at www.nashvilleunleashed.com

For more information on the resort, or to make overnight accommodations, visit www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com

Holidays at The Lodge

Winter & Holiday Events
Saturday – December 17th – Nashville Unleashed Christmas Show
Tickets still available – Special Lodging prices
Get all the details

Do you Two-fer?
Every Tuesday the best deal in town is at The Lodge. Two dine for just $22, with an appetizer, two entrees, and a sharable dessert. Join us this week!

Merry Christmas
The Lodge will be closed on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th to allow our hard working employees to spend time with their families. The staff thanks each of you for your support in 2011, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

New Years Eve – the only place to be in North GA
We’ve pulled out all the stops to throw the best New Years celebration around. McElvis brings his Viva Las Vegas show on Friday the 30th. Saturday the 31st we’ll transform the Grand Hall into a Vegas Casino with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, along with DJ and dancing. Lodging packages include accommodations, all food for the weekend, all access to shows & events, champagne and party favors at midnight, plus state and local taxes. Limited tickets available for non-lodging guests, including shuttle service – make plans today!
Thousands in prizes  – from Spa certificates, to Jewelry, to Florida beach vacations……and much, much more!

3rd Annual Pig Roast – Saturday, January 14, 2012
Don’t miss this annual event – just announced – Keren Leppo will play 6-9 pm!

Own the Lifestyle!
Congratulations to our new Cabin owners in 2011 – Cabin #22 and #23 were both sold this summer. Cabin #25 was built and sold this fall, along with our new demo Cabin #58 – and NOW – Cabin #24 is sold and under construction! After a stop in Atlanta at the Great American Motorcycle Show, Jan 27-29, 2012 it will be our newest addition! Now is the time to Own the Lifestyle! Find out how

Nashville Unleashed Special Christmas Concert

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (November 22, 2011) Join Jack & Diane, along with a few of their fellow Nashville Recording Artists, in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains for a special concert event at The Lodge at Copperhead on December 17th, 7:30 p.m.  The concert will take place “in the round” in the Grand Hall, by candlelight, over dinner. Special cabin and room discounts apply to all ticketholders for this show.  Advance Tickets $18 VIP Seating (closest to the performers), $12 General Admission and $15 at the door.  Tickets are available at website calendar – www.TheLodgeatCopperhead.com

Nashville Unleashed with Jack & Diane is an unprecedented concert experience, catering to couples and music lovers in an intimate, “in the round” format. Similar to VH-1’s Storytellers, the audience is invited behind the scenes, as Nashville’s elite performing songwriters share the inspiration behind their music and the stories behind their songs. The professional writers WOW the audience with their superior musicianship and open themselves up personally.

About The Performers:

JACK & DIANE – Jack & Diane’s life plays out like a song we all know so well. As a married couple, the combination of their music and love for one another immediately resonates with an audience. Most refer to their music as a “bluesy, more soulful style of country.”  With her heaviest vocal influences being Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, one announcer told an audience that “Diane’s voice is as smooth as warm butter”. Jack, who formerly toured with Artists like George Thorogood and Brian Setzer, is revered as a tasteful and impressive guitar player/multi-instrumentalist.

Dani Carroll

DANI CARROLL– From her touching lyrics to her moving melodies, there is no doubt that the pure raw emotion in Dani’s music is a rare thing. Dani is revisiting her first love, Jazz, with a CD release this Spring. Dani has worked with such Nashville greats as David Malloy, producer for Reba McIntyre, Dolly Parton, and Mindy McCready; Mark Collie, a #1 charting country artist and songwriter; John Jarvis, two-time Grammy winning songwriter; and Skip Ewing, a Grammy nominated country artist and songwriter with over twelve #1’s to his credit. Dani performed often with Elektra recording artist Jason Mraz [“The Remedy,” “You and I Both”] in San Diego, her hometown. Making the move to Nashville in 2002 and inking a deal with Famous Music Publishing, Dani continues to write songs with some of Music Row’s top talent. Her distinctive alto voice and awe-inspiring presence on stage makes her performances a memorable experience for audiences everywhere.

MASON DOUGLAS possesses a distinguished diversity, sounding like Chris Isaak with his signature, sexy falsettos; like Garth Brooks with his honesty & range; & others even say he’s ‘country music’s Rob Thomas’. Mason has: showcased at the Ryman Auditorium; opened for Trace Adkins, James Otto, & Jewel; continued radio airplay with the song “Home Free”; released his 2010 debut CD on Rural Rhythm Records. Mason is: a HUGE military supporter; originally from Tucson, Arizona; a diehard Arizona Wildcats & Dallas Cowboys fan; a red wine lover.

JUSTIN ZIMMER – With his boyish grin, impressive vocals, and sought-after guitar chops, Justin is a memorable Artist that grabs the instant attention of the audience. Fresh off the Tiffany tour which included ABC’s Good Morning America and The View, Justin’s impeccable talent pales in comparison only to his genuine and humble nature.

ABOUT THE RESORT: The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA – North Georgia’s Premier Vacation Destination and Special Events Venue.  This scenic retreat is located just outside Blairsville, GA, within a few hours of Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Music Event Highlights for October 2011 – The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA

Nashville Unleashed, 7:30 p.m. – Dinner reservations open at 5:30 p.m.  Reservations Requested.

Join Jack & Diane, along with a few of their fellow Nashville Recording Artists:  Lisa Shaffer, Shay Watson, Bill Whyte in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains for a special concert event at The Lodge at Copperhead.  The concert will take place “in the round” in the Grand Hall, by candlelight, over dinner and wine.

Nashville Unleashed with Jack & Diane is an unprecedented concert experience, catering to couples and music connoisseurs in an intimate, “in the round” format. Similar to VH-1?s Storytellers, the audience is invited behind the scenes, as Nashville’s elite performing songwriters share the inspiration behind their music and the stories behind their songs. The professional writers WOW the audience with their superior musicianship and open themselves up personally.

JACK & DIANE – Most refer to their music as a “bluesy, more soulful style of country.”  Diane’s voice is smooth as “hot butter.”  Jack, who formerly toured with George Thorogood and Brian Setzer is revered as a guitar player/multi-instrumentalist.  He is known for his unconventional approach, especially to lap steel and mandolin.  The combination of Jack & Diane’s musical styles immediately resonates with an audience. Both long-time performing, recording, and songwriting veterans, Jack & Diane simply have the ability to capture the hearts of their listeners and endear them to their music.

LISA SHAFFER – Lisa grew up in Crittenden, Kentucky just below the Mason-Dixon Line.  Lisa has recorded for Disney’s Lyric Street Records and written several hit songs: “Gotta Start Somewhere” by Rhonda Vincent, “Hip Hop In A Honky Tonk” by Colt Ford (video currently airing on CMT and GAC), and “I Know I Love You” by Jeff and Sheri Easter whose album is nominated for a Grammy.  Lisa has co-written songs with Charlie Daniels, Bill Anderson and Paul Overstreet.

BILL WHYTE – Born in Montgomery City, Missouri, Bill’s first experience in Nashville came in the mid 70?s. While he was in Music City he was part of the United Talent Roster that was owned by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.  It was Billy Dean who first encouraged Bill to stop resisting his funny side and write more comedy songs and that led Bill into the studio to record his “Off The Wall CD” that was recorded “Live” at the world famous Bluebird Cafe. And his second comedy song CD “Leave Em’ Laughing” contains 12 more funny songs. Bill currently tours with various Artists. In between road dates, he offers is Award-Winning Radio Personality to WSM radio station, the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Bill’s songs have been recorded by Linda Davis, Brady Seals, Ray Stevens and Cledus T. Judd, among many others.

SHAY WATSON – Shay Watson has written songs for bands and solo artists such as Grammy Winning DC Talk’s (and Newsboys)’s Michael Tait, Word Recording Artists-Sidewalk Prophets, Fox Sports, Grammy Nominees, Sonicflood, his own duo ‘Watson & Nash’ and James Clay and others. With chart success in Europe under his belt and a number of songs cut and singled to radio by various artists in the United States, Shay has carved out a place for himself in the global music community as a songwriter, artist and producer. Shay is actively involved in child advocacy and is an artist/spokesman for Mission of Mercy, a Christian relief organization that helps find sponsors for poverty stricken children in underprivileged areas of the world.

Please be sure to get your room/cabin reservations early as this event typically sells out!   $18 – VIP Seating (closest to the performers)  $12 Advance/$15 Door – General Admission –  RESERVE TICKETS DIRECTLY FROM THE LODGE: 706-835-7433

The BacTracs

October 8th, 6-10 p.m. The BacTracs – ‘60’s & ‘70’s Party – It’s a groovy kind of love band.  You can win a prize man by styling like in ‘60’s -70’s. Get ready for reflections from the past with music from The Hollies & The Kinks, Credence Clearwater Revival, Marmalade, The Turtles…Byrds… Youngbloods.

 

October 15, 6-10 p.m. – Mike Watson Band

Put on your boogie shoes and catch the

Mike Watson Band

Groove with MWB.  Reserve your stay now at The Lodge at Copperhead to experience the change in the seasons, “Fall” foliage, in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

The popular Mike Watson Band is favored for their covers songs by top recording artists and original songs by Mike Watson.   On any given night, MWB performs songs by legendary singers Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, The Allman Brothers, Neil McCoy, B.B. King, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters.  Mike Watson has written many songs that have become crowd favorites over the years, such as, Biscuit On My Mind, Lonely Here Tonight, That’s Just The Way My Luck Has Always Been, Juanita, Juanita, The Grass Is Never Greener, and Down To The River.

MWB recent performances include the Atlanta Society of Entertainers 37th Annual Awards Celebration and with Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer band mates: Doyle Grisham, & Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art.  For updates: www.mikewatson.net  Early reservations for dinner and lodging are recommended. This event typically sells out.

Fedora Blues Band

October 22nd, 6-10 p.m. – Fedora Blues Band – Featuring “Chicago Style” Blues
In honor of the two biggest Chicago Blues rivals, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf, Fedora Blues was created to revisit the feel of these two masters. Chicago Blues was known for including guitar, harmonia, piano, bass, and drums with lots of emphasis on a good hook.  And, that is exactly what you can expect from the Fedora Blues Band at this event.

October 29, 6 p.m. Ghost of Halloween’s Past Party – Costume Contest – Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore! Choose a spooky costume and join us for a monstrous meal and haunting cocktails for an unforgettable evening!

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Nashville Unleashed visits The Lodge at Copperhead

Nashville Unleashed with hosts Jack & Diane return to the Lodge at Copperhead for encore performance with Nashville artists – Trent Jeffcoat, Mark Lonsway and Darryl MacQuarrie.  Tickets are on sale now for the June 11, 7:30 p.m. concert in the Grand Hall at the Lodge at Copperhead.  Reservations for intimate candlelight seating and buffet dining are available from 5:30-7pm.

Nashville Unleashed with Jack & Diane is an unprecedented concert experience.  The show provides a romantic evening for couples and music connoisseurs in an intimate, “in the round” format. Similar to VH-1?s Storytellers, Jack & Diane and their ever-changing lineup of guests songwriting artist share the inspiration behind their music and the stories behind their songs.  Running the gamut of emotion, from boisterous laughter to soul-soothing rhythms to heartfelt tears, it truly is an acoustic journey of song throughout the evening.

Michelle Evans, Spokesperson for The Lodge at Copperhead said, “We are amazed and excited about the performers that will be joining Jack & Diane for this concert.” “They have been here several times, and each concert has a line-up of celebrated artists.”  “And,” Evans added, “If you haven’t seen their show, you are in for a treat.”
 
About the Artists – Jack and Diane’s musical styles immediately resonate with the audience. The duo just released their new CD, “Play for Me,” a music video of the title cut and a TV Pilot Episode of their Nashville show. Since joining forces and moving to Nashville a decade ago, they have earned a tremendous reputation in Music City and formed remarkable relationships with fellow artists, a few of which will be joining them in the music circle for the June 11th concert at The Lodge at Copperhead.

Trent Jeffcoat – After a severe car accident let him paralyzed, he overcame those odds and now  writes professionally for The Writers Den. Trent just released a new CD , “When I Find Me That Mountain.”  Staying true to traditional country music, he has a compelling effect on an audience and is one of the most inspirational artists in Nashville.
 Mark Lonsway – Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, and Guitarist – Toured with Terri Clark. National show appearances include: Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, and Taylor Swift. Mark is also the composer for the theme song for WWE Wrestler,  Maria Kanellis and several film tracks.  Today, national radio airplay is in over sixty-five markets for his debut CD, “Not Your Typical Cowboy.” He is also vocalist and/ or guitarist for several national TV and radio commercials including McDonald’s, Applebee’s, and Allstate.


Darryl MacQuarrie  – Enjoys the reputation as the “one to watch” for new recording artists. His rich, deep voice, captures and holds the attention of his audience. Darryl has caught the attention of music executives and earned respect as an Artist/Songwriter.
 
Advance tickets are $18 for VIP seating. General admisstion seating is $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.  Concert tickets are available at Nashville Unleashed. Reservations for buffet dining are available beginning at 5:30 p.m. by calling 706-835-7433, and are not included in the ticket price. 

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is a destination resort offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, special events, cabins and other amenities on the forty acre resort.  Lodging reservations are available at website or by calling 706-835-7433.