Peter Cranton, Keyboard & Vocals
Peter Cranton, is a doctor of chiropractic medicine, author, and corporate wellness lecturer, is a dynamic keyboardist, singer, and is a creative force within the local Atlanta music community. Peter always brings high energy, originality, and sincerity when he performs.
Monica Hargrave, Harpist
Monica Hargrave is a versatile harpist with repertoire ranging from Bach to Beethoven, Brubeck to Sacred works. Ms. Hargrave received her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Indiana University School of Music and a Master of Arts in Music from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has done radio appearances on Talk Back Atlanta, and television appearances for Good Day Atlanta. Monica has 3 CD recordings, Divine Time, Divine Season, and Harp to Heart. Ms. Hargrave serves as the principal harpist with the Albany and Gainesville Symphony orchestras.
She has also performed frequently with the Greenville, Macon and Columbus Symphonies. Throughout her career as a professional harpist, Ms. Hargrave has backed artists such as Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Johnny Mathis. Go to www.harp411.com to access Ms. Hargrave’s website.
Patrick Hutchison, Pianist & Vocals
Patrick is the composer of several musicals (including THE HARVEY MILK SHOW) which have been produced all across the United States. He is Resident Music Director at ART Station in Stone Mountain, Georgia and Staff Accompanist at Georgia Perimeter College. Patrick played keyboards on the Moody Blues Strange Times tour, and has also played for such stars as Richard Chamberlain, Keith Carradine and Theodore Bikel. He has sung, danced, conducted and musically directed in Mexico, Greenland and in theatres across the United States, including Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Symphony Hall, The Atlanta Civic Center and The Fox Theatre. Go to www.patrickhutchison.net to check out his website.
Eric Larkins, Classical Guitarist
His most recent accomplishment includes putting together and leading the live band to launch the fabulous Thomas Barnette CD (to which he transcribed nearly all of the songs!) In addition, he’s also released his first live concert dvd, “Eric Larkins Live!”, which includes the famous Vivaldi guitar concerto in D. He’s also completed an original rock and roll CD, “Your Imaginary Wonderful World,” with pianist & prolific songwriter, Michael Medley (think the Beatles meet Queen), the “La Musica de la Danza” CD with Windstrum (with which he’s finally found dancers for, he adds), and a CD tributing the music of legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell which features classical guitar in more of a jazz context!
Primarily self-taught, Larkins has performed in numerous prestigious masterclasses with legendary guitarists such as David Russell, Carlos Bonell, Judicael Perroy, and Lorenzo Micheli, and has studied privately with Charles Duncan.
In addition to his busy schedule of performing and recording, Larkins is also a respected private teacher, both in guitar and piano (please inquire). Since leaving corporate America 12 years ago, he’s done thousands of gigs and is always reinventing himself.
The journey continues….follow your bliss!
Tom Woods, Jazz pianist
Tom Woods, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has become one of Atlanta’s most respected musician/ composers. His latest recording, released June 2011, ‘Conversations’, features 9 original works spanning many styles from fusion to Latin Jazz and more, and extends to almost one hour in length. The works range from mellow quartet crossover jazz to large scale compositions featuring many musicians. Several selections from this CD have been featured in various programs on the Telemundo network.
His previous recording, ‘Just in Time’, features 10 more original works and has received local and other radio play. In addition, 6 of the compositions from this CD have been broadcast nationally on The Weather Channel during the ‘Local Forecast’ segments. Additionally, selections from his first recording ‘Songs of Time & Place’ (also all-original) received extensive cable broadcast. T. Woods and his quartet have performed tunes from these recordings on local television and the group has been heard in many Atlanta jazz venues such as The High Museum of Art, Fernbank Museum, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs ‘Arts in the Parks’ series, Callonwolde Fine Arts Center, Kennesaw State University Summer Starlight Series, the Intercontinental Hotel, Sambuca Jazz Café, as well as numerous others. Click Here to read Tom’s full bio.