Julie Gribble and Butch Ross tune up this Sunday
Every Sunday morning, hundreds of locals, visitors and merchants gather in the First Tennessee Pavilion for the Chattanooga Market. It’s become a trademark event for the city, a must-do for people of all ages and passions. Beyond all the bearded artisans and strolling crowds, however, the market’s best-kept secret is its music.
On June 9, Atlanta-based artist Julie Gribble and hammered dulcimer player Butch Ross will take turns to put their own unique stamp on the market. Gribble is a well-traveled musician who’s showcased her talents all over the US.
Her latest release, “Crimson Sky,” was featured by Beneath The Grid as one of the best albums of 2014, and reinforced her reputation as a free-spirited singer who effortlessly combines authentic lyrics with acoustic melody to create country ballads.
Local favorite Ross’s music is equally as impressive, but a little more unconventional. The instrument behind his rock n’ roll-driven sound is the dulcimer. He’s able to take this modest folk instrument and amp up its capabilities. The results are tunes that mix the traditional twang of bluegrass with upbeat contemporary music.
Julie Gribble will take the stage first at 12:30 p.m. and Butch Ross follows at 2 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.
First Tennessee Pavilion
1826 Reggie White Blvd.