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Presented by Live Oak Music & Arts Foundation and Relix Magazine
Fri-Sun, May 15 – 17, 2020

Online Everywhere on Zoom via Facebook and Our Website

LIVE OAK, FL —  The Live Oak Music & Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Relix Magazine, is hosting Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020. This virtual online festival will take place Friday-Sunday, May 15-17 and is intended to raise the spirits of our music community, to keep us connected to our beloved Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, and to raise some funds for festival support staff.

As our fans, artists, and festival production teams are sheltering in place and dreaming about being at festivals at our favorite music venue, we wanted to do something to raise everyone’s spirits and the online festival Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020 was born.

Artists are volunteering their time to participate in this online festival by performing live or sending in pre-recorded content from their shelter in place. The sets will air live on Zoom via Facebook and the Suwannee Spirit Raiser website and will range from brief cameos to longer 30 minutes slots, some with a Q and A.

Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020 will be hosted by Suwanee Rising Event Co-Producers: Beth Judy (Suwannee Spring Reunion, Suwannee  Roots Revival) and Paul Levine (Hulaween, Purple Hatters Ball).

Live Oak Music and Art Foundation Inc, a 501c3 organization will collect and distribute any collected funds and will be the sole recipient of any merchandise sold.

SSR---Video-submission-post---1080x1080-480wFans can also get involved by telling us what coming to a festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park means to them. Folks are being encouraged to make a short video of themselves telling their Suwannee story through a poem, live art, straight story telling, or any other creative medium that inspires their thoughts about the park.  

If you would like to get involved as an advertiser or sponsor, please contact suwanneespiritraiser@gmail.com to find out more information.

For more information and to watch, please visit www.suwanneespiritraiser.com

Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser Artists
Featuring Members of →
Big Gigantic
Donna The Buffalo
Doom Flamingo
Eric Krasno
George Porter Jr.
Grass Is Dead
Greensky Bluegrass
Jennifer Hartswick & Chris Chew
Jim Lauderdale
Joe Craven
Jon Stickley Trio
Keller Williams
Larry & Jenny Keel
Leftover Salmon
Luther Dickinson
Mike Dillon
Nikki Talley
Railroad Earth
Rev Jeff Mosier
Roosevelt Collier
Sierra Hull
Snarky Puppy
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Duhks
The Motet
The New Mastersounds
The Nth Power
The Travelin’ McCourys
Toubab Krewe
Umphrey’s McGee
Van Ghost
Verlon Thompson
Weedie Braimah
Will Kimbrough
Zach Deputy
More TBA

For more information and to watch, please visit www.suwanneespiritraiser.com.



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Love Medicine (itunes & spotify).001Nate Lee Independently Releases Wings of a Jetliner June 12, 2020

1st Single “Love Medicine” Out Today:

Produced by Professor Dan Boner, the Album Features Todd Phillips,
Wyatt Rice, Ned Luberecki, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Thomas Cassell, Daniel Salyer,
and the Becky Buller Band!

Wings of a Jetliner Preorder Link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/natelee/wings-of-a-jetliner 

“On first hearing, Wings of a Jetliner reminded me of the first time I heard the original David Grisman Quintet album. Something distinctive and new has arrived, and it’s Nate Lee’s musical voice” Chris Sanders

“Nate is an incredible musician and human being. This project really shows the world the depth of his abilities, both as a picker and a singer. I’m so honored to be along for the fun!”
Becky Buller 

Wings of a Jetliner is your first class window seat on an exciting musical journey with Captain Nate Lee at the helm. So put on your noise cancelling headphones, recline the seat and enjoy your flight!” Ned Luberecki, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Derailed Host

“Wings of a Jetliner mirrors all that I have observed in Nate’s persona. He is an objective seeker, lifelong learner, patient teacher, and a quick-witted responder to happenstances. He is as nimble on the fretboard as he is at racking up airline points. His smooth bow arm reflects his own pursuit of balance.” Professor Dan Boner

NASHVILLE, TN — Nate Lee is an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. The overlapping landscapes of folk, bluegrass, old-time, and new acoustic music offer a wide field to hoe and singer/mandolinist Nate ably covers every bit of that ground. Tuneful lopes, the muscular bounce of ‘grass, the sparkling charm of Grisman-Rice inspired dawg music, and more are all in his comfort zone and he moves between them with uncommon ease. Nate is known as the kind of musician who is able to put his own stamp on whatever he plays and his forthcoming album, Wings of a Jetliner, brings that home and is set for independent release June 12, 2020 on his own Adverb Records.

The first single “Love Medicine,” (written by Chris Sanders of the Hard Road Trio) was premiered by The Bluegrass Situation who says, “Even while bluegrasser and multi-instrumentalist Nate Lee puts the main focus on the powerhouse instrumentalists on his new album, Wings of a Jetliner, the lyrics and masterful chordal harmonies of ‘Love Medicine’ — a song about addiction and tough situations — shine through.” 

Nate Lee 20 (b_w web) Photo credit Dan Boner

Nate Lee. Photo by Dan Boner

Nate is known as a member of award-winning bluegrass group, the Becky Buller Band, which he joined in 2017. For this project Nate assembled an inspired collection of iconic players, modern masters, and rising stars—including bandmates from Becky Buller Band: Becky Buller herself, banjoist Ned Luberecki, bassist Daniel Hardin, and the album’s producer and engineer Dan Boner. Also joining in on guitar is original member of the Tony Rice Unit and flatpicking legend, Wyatt Rice,  icon of acoustic music and sideman to the stars, living-legend bassist Todd Phillips, and rising star Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Mile Twelve) on fiddle. Bluegrass singer and songwriter Daniel Salyer joins in on harmony vocals on a few songs and Thomas Cassell (Circus No. 9) serves as Nate’s duet partner on the Grisman-inspired two-mandolin instrumental “Serenity.” 

Nate composed all five instrumental numbers on Wings of a Jetliner: The lead-off track and bluegrass ripper, “Wonderbat,” the light-hearted jazzy “Quick Select,” the lovely and spare “Comealong Brown Dog,” and the spiraling “Rook Roller.

Listeners will find equally satisfying variety in the carefully chosen vocal numbers, penned by an eclectic assortment of accomplished songwriters, on Wings of a Jetliner. All here to delight are hard-driving bluegrass songs (“Tobacco”), western swing (“The More I Pour”), nuanced tales (“Miner’s Grave”, “Somewhere Far Away”), the waltzy “Sweet Allis Chalmers,” and the new-grassy sounds of “Love Medicine,” as well as a cover of 90’s rock icons The Offspring’s “All Along.

Nate Lee - Square Web Res Cover -Wings of a Jetliner

Nate Lee: Wings of a Jetliner Track Listing and Credits

  1. Wonderbat 1:54
  2. Tobacco 3:21
  3. Quick Select 3:05
  4. Somewhere Far Away 3:27
  5. Serenity 3:45
  6. All Along 2:20
  7. Comealong Brown Dog 4:10
  8. Miner’s Grave 2:55
  9. Rook Roller 3:39
  10. The More I Pour 2:54
  11. Sweet Allis Chalmers 3:45
  12. Love Medicine 3:57

Nate Lee – mandolin (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12), lead vocals (2,4,6,8,10,11,12), fiddle (5,10), banjos (8)
Todd Phillips – bass (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Wyatt Rice – guitar (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – fiddle (1,3,4,8,9,10,11,12)
Ned Luberecki – banjo (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12)

Becky Buller – fiddle (2,6,7), harmony vocals (2,6,11)
Daniel Hardin – bass (2,6,7), harmony vocals (6)
Dan Boner – guitar (2,6), fiddle (10), harmony vocals (10,11)
Thomas Cassell – mandolin (5)
Daniel Salyer – harmony vocals (8,10,12)

Songwriting Credits:
Nate Lee (Human Adverb Music, BMI) – 1,3,5,7,9
Daniel Salyer (Pay Low Music, BMI) – 2
Bradford Lee Folk & Nicholas Ian Woods (Folk/Woods, BMI) – 4
Bryan Holland (Round Hill Works, BMI) – 6
Ashleigh Caudill (Ashleigh Deanna Caudill Music, SESAC) – 8
Tim Stafford & Mark Bumgarner (Daniel House Music, BMI/Two Chairs Music, BMI) – 10
Bill Caswell (Farmhand Music, BMI) – 11
Chris Sanders (Desert Night Music, BMI) – 12

Produced by Professor Dan Boner at ETSU Recording Lab
© 2020 Adverb Records, a division of Nate Lee, LLC

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