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Birmingham Mountain Radio

2021 PERFORMANCES

Saturday, November 6

11:00am – Hope Wendell
12:00pm – Rude & True
1:00pm – Orange Bunny
2:00pm – Alabama School of Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble
3:00pm – M.U.A.D. (Modular Units of the Analaog Domain)
4:00pm – The Starlings

Sunday, November 7

11:00am – Khloe Isabella
11:30am – Sowmya Karra, Natyananda
12:00pm – Fee-Fee Redmon
1:00pm – Dala Dance Company
1:35pm – Ashley M. Jones, Alabama’s First Black Poet Laureate (Booth 505)
2:00pm – Iron Giant Percussion
3:00pm – Cheyloe

Stage Coordinator: Sycamore Toffel

Merch Tent: Visit our Merch Tent to pick up music and more from our performers.

Performer Descriptions

11:00am – Hope Wendell – singer songwriter

  • Hope Wendel is a local nurse and Americana singer-songwriter and has performed around Birmingham venues for the last two years. Her EP, Glass Walls is out on music platforms and contains 5 of her original songs. Her music is inspired by female singer-songwriter legends such as Patsy Cline, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks, along with the honesty of Bob Dylan. She also mixes in soft rock undertones similar to the Goo Goo Dolls and Mazzy Star. Her melodies are mesmerizing and will connect you with all the bright-eyed joy and angst of your 20s.

12:00pm – Rude and True – folk duet

  • AJ Covey & Rebecca Egeland met in 2018 and spent 2019 getting to know what makes each other tick, and how to weave their wildly different personalities and backgrounds into their collective sound. Rebecca’s raw, soulful voice with AJ’s sensitive and diverse instrumental palette makes for excitingly honest songs and performances. Together, they form Rude & True.

1:00pm – Orange Bunny – folk

2:00pm – Alabama School of Fine Arts – Jazz Ensemble

  • The Alabama School of Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble, directed by Robert Janssen, is made up of talented 7-12 grade students who attend ASFA. ASFA is a tuition free public school located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. The ASFA jazz ensemble has performed throughout Birmingham and Alabama as well as New York City, Disney World and New Orleans. For more information go to www.asfachool.org or check us out on youtube.

3:00pm – M.U.A.D. (modular Units of the Analog Domain) – Electronic

  • Analog synthesizer duo based in Birmingham, Alabama. We live to sequence.

4:00pm – The Starlings

  • Harmony Driven Ambient FolkRock Americana

Sunday Performances

11:00am – Khloe Isabella – blues & rock

  • A soulful singer who’s trained under Jane Holbert for 6 years, performed in Cullman, Brewton, Ross Bridge, Mountain Brook, Montgomery, and Hoover, and won 1st place in the Jasper talent show.

11:30am – Sowmya Karra, Natyananda – Dance of India

  • Sowmya Karra has trained with Sheila Rubin, the founder of the Natyananda Dance Company, for the last 16 years. She graduated from Natyananda in 2014 and has since become an assistant teacher, teaching both group and private classes regularly. She is also a musician for Natyananda during live orchestra performances and has also choreographed dances for students. She has trained under various renowned Bharatanatyam exponents across India including the Padmabhushans Shanta and VP Dhananjayan, Padmashri Ananda Shankar Jayant, Kalaimamani Rama Vaidyanathan, Indira Kadambi, and Venkatakrishnan Mahalingam. Sowmya graduated from Emory University in 2020 and is currently an MSHA/MBA candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

12:00pm – Fee-Fee Redmon – jazz

  • Singer, songwriter, and actor, Latrisha “Fee-Fee” Redmon, is determined to emerge as one of Birmingham’s premier artists. She was raised in a household full of singers and musicians, which gave her a deep found love for music and the arts. Fee-Fee submerged herself into her love for drums at the age of 5 years old. The rewards of her hard work allowed her to travel extensively and play for a variety of groups and artists. She eventually would discover her love for songwriting and would pen songs for a few local entertainers. It’s only been a few years since she discovered her own voice, and would eventually take the stage as Fee-Fee Redmon. Her sound is uniquely her own and her passion is undeniable. She writes songs that she hopes will uplift, motivate and encourage. Her mantra in life is, #iLive2Inspire. Fee-Fee released her very first single, Dancing in the Rain, last year, off her upcoming solo project. She is the owner of both Fee-nomenal Music and Fee-nomenal Therapeutic Massage. So, once she plays you some great music, she can also turn around and give you a great massage. You’re guaranteed to have a Fee-nomenal Experience! This emerging actor, singer/songwriter and musician, is well on her way. One of her favorite sayings is, #ItsOnlyUpFromHere so, she will see you at the top.

1:00pm – Dala Dance Company – Tribal Belly Dance

  • Dala Dance Company, Directed by Liz Malcom, is a community collective that teaches and performs FatChanceBellyDance® Style Bellydance in Birmingham, Alabama. We are a very supportive and caring community of women who strive to encourage and empower each other through dance.

1:35pm – Ashley M. Jones – Spoken Word

  • Ashley M. Jones is the First Black Poet Laureate of Alabama. She teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
  • Visit the Poet Laureate booth 505 on Green Row and meet her, plus other talented local poets and writers including Jahman Ariel Hill, Laura Secord, Salaam Green, Alina Stefanescu, Tina Mozelle Braziel, and Kwoya Fagin Maples

2:00pm – Iron Giant Percussion

  • Iron Giant Percussion, or counterintuitively abbreviated FeGP, is a contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Birmingham, consisting of percussionists Sam Herman, Brett Huffman, Seth Noble, and Justin Wallace. Established in 2011, FeGP has performed alongside internationally recognized artists including Grammy Award-winners Third Coast Percussion and Glenn Kotche of Wilco, So Percussion, and Swans’ Norman Westberg. Iron Giant’s energetic and eclectic performances aim to bring an answer to the most common question regarding percussion music: “Is that actually a thing?” That answer is a resounding, unequivocal “sure is!”

3:00pm – Cheyloe

  • Cheyloe is an alt-country singer/songwriter from Birmingham, AL. She has loved the craft of songwriting and verse for a long time, memorizing poems and writing her own little songs from as early as the age of 9. Cheyloe is a member of the Bluebird Cafe’s Sunday Night Writer’s Nights family and has been performing live since she was 15 years old. Whether with her band (Cheyloe and her Sleepless Knights) or solo acoustic, Cheyloe offers not stories, but snapshots from her own life as well as lives she’s never lived. Maybe you will see yourself in them, too.
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