Fats Grill was recently the setting of The Acoustic All-Stars Festival, a festival of music by bands in Utah. The Festival is run by Melody Pulsipher and Tyler Forsberg, who perform themselves, as Melody and Tyler. This festival went for three days, a few hours each day, with two stages to accommodate all the artists. The festival is meant as a tool for networking, where local musicians can find new fans and share any fan base they’ve already developed. It is also a good way for the music scene to come together to share their talent and find other musicians to keep in touch with. A couple of artists that stood out at The Acoustic All-Stars Festival, were Christian Coleman and Lorin Cook.
Christian Coleman is the front man of the Blue Zen band, a local Blues/Boogie rock band. Christian is a pretty upbeat character, which does come across as he sings. That may seem contradicting to the blues but the man knows what he’s doing. Songs about himself and of love; were tastefully coupled with his skilled guitar and harmonica playing. Closing one’s eyes and letting the mind go could have you in a club somewhere down South, swaying along, everyone smiling and the smell of well-aged bourbon in the air. All-the-while, Christian lulls the crowd into a state of Blues-induced, tranquil, bliss.
Lorin Cook is the vocalist/guitar player behind Lorin Cook and Friends. He has more of a soft rock and folkish sound to his tunes. Lorin and Friends somewhat sound like Peter, Paul and Mary, particularly with the song, ‘Do You Love Me?' Lorin is perhaps a little rough looking but basically a big teddy bear type of guy. Who also comes with a surprising vocal range. His music is good for anyone, including kids. Go ahead and have a chat with him, he may even remember you by name. He’s a pretty sociable guy. There were many more talented artists involved with Acoustic All-Stars. To find them and learn more about the festival in general, be sure to click on the name, where it is first mentioned.