Thu, Oct 05 8:00PM
The Atlanta Room



Artist Bios


“One of the best bands around” “Incredibly talented” “Authentic” “Spontaneous” “Fantastic” "Powerful"
-Just a few of the accolades and compliments from those who’ve experienced a Funky Bluester performance.

With roots firmly planted in the foundations of the electric blues masters who preceded them, Funky Bluester pays the reverence and homage due to the masters while simultaneously being unbound by traditional blues formats.

Funky Bluester has been earning a reputation as a must-see live blues act in Atlanta and around the southeast. Drawing from influences in all types of music, the quartet pumps out gritty, grinding, and swinging blues that hearken back to the alleys of Chicago and the roadhouses of Texas, but at any moment can turn on a dime into a magical, spontaneous musical journey that only happens when musicians who are completely in tune with each other perform live.

Funky Bluester is a member of the Atlanta Blues Society and is based out of Monroe, GA.


Louisiana natives Cullen Wade and Stephen Boudreaux  moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 looking to bring a fresh sound to a city known for its traditional take on country music. After discovering local drummer Darren Darling and Ian McEwen on guitar, the band has spread its wings on winds of unique southern energy. 

The band plays an outstanding and passionate live show with Cullen Wade's powerful, deep voice and message of life's lessons learned the hard way. A deep appreciation of southern, wholesome music brought the band together and the rock 'n' roll keeps bringing the crowds on their feet. 

​Often compared to Cat Stevens, Ryan Adams and Zac Brown Band, Cullen Wade & The Waters provide a show and experience worth seeing.  Embarking on a nationwide US tour in 2017, tour dates for their summer shows will be announced on June 1st.


Heather Luttrell and the Possumden have been peddlin' their whiskey-soaked traveling show of Blues and Americana up and down the East Coast tirelessly for the past ten years, gaining fans, notoriety and a few speeding tickets. With four part harmonies, acoustic guitar, banjo, drums and kazoo, the band brings a big sound, often surprising venues and fans with the large powerful voice that comes tearing out of Heather’s wiry tattooed frame like a freight train. The witty lyrics of a story teller and the voice of a gospel queen gained Heather the nickname Possumdiva. While Heather was laid up with a hurt back in 2014, she decided to learn the banjo -- her latest CD, Boatpaddle, is the result. Sharing stages with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Ani Difranco, playing dive bars and concert halls, Heather Luttrell and the Possumden are coming to a town near you, so grab a glass and pour yourself a strong one. Sit back and enjoy the show.

“Moonshine music at it’s finest”

- Phil Kloer Atlanta Journal

“From the front porch to the front of the stage... Raw yet refined... Honest

and Seductive with no apologies... The music of a free spirit” - CDBABY

”Blending sounds and styles ranging from rock, country, blues soul and even a tinge of gospel Heather Luttrell has songs of failed love and life’s successes. Lyrically she has penned some clever lines that might make you laugh as well as break your heart” - Jeff Wiley Amazon

”Don’t let the tattooed roughness of Heather Luttrell fool you, her soulful voice of gold is the perfect compliment to her funky blues style, cramming 300lbs of soul into her 105lb body!” Atlanta Music Magazine

She has shared stage with Lyle Lovett, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Buddy Miller,The Indigo Girls, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, The GA Satellites, The Zac Brown Band, Dave Mason, Johnette Napolitano, Shawn Mullins, Alana Davis, Tift Merrit, Jakob Dylan, Over the Rhine, Angie Aparo, Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, Elton John, The Jon Butler Trio, Delbert McClinton, Richard Thompson, Brandi Carlille, Bain Mattox, Melissa Ferrick, John Hiatt, and Louden Wainwright.