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Counterpoint Spotlight

The Counterpoint Music and Arts Festival returns to Kingston Downs May 22-24. Here’s a quick look at a few of the musicians audiences can expect to see at the three-day festival. For tickets, visit online at www.counterpointfestival.com

  May 22: Northwest Georgia-based band Jerry on the Moon has fused the influence of artists such as The Band, Stevie Wonder, and the Talking Heads with their own unique style of music, to create a contemporary sound that is indeed, timeless. The group features Jedd Lovel (drums), Jack Moss (guitar), Steven Powers (bass), and Adam Klingensmith (guitar), John Pllard (sax) and Anthony Avitollo (trombone).

May 23: Galactic is a New-Orleans based jam band that came together in 1994. Members include Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Richard Vogel, Stanton Moore, Ben Ellman and Corey Glover. The band’s sound is influenced by hip-hop, electronic, jazz, rock and blues. In 2012, Galactic toured North America with Corey Glover and Soul Rebels Brass Band. That year, they also appeared on the Conan O’Brien Show.

May 24: Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German musician and DJ. Primarily electro house, his music has branched out, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep and even classical. Best known productions are “Break Free” which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Grammy Award winning “Clarity” which charted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.