|Shovels and Rope|
The first-ever Big Pine Music Festival happens this weekend at the fairgrounds in Albany, Ga. It's a country-funk-Americana mish-mash with some excellent acts, including the haunting Americana duo, Shovels and Rope, singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, Drake White and the Big Fire Band, the legendary R &B singer Clarence Carter ("Strokin'") and country artist John Anderson.
festgrrl recommends one of the lesser-known acts, a young, new funk band out of Augusta, Ga., Funk You (they play at midnight Saturday.) There's also a Jerry Garcia Band cover band for your dancing pleasure.
In all, more than 40 acts will perform on four stages Friday and Saturday. You can check out the schedule here.