About the Bands.The Summerville Miracle League would like to thank each of the bands and band members who contribute their talents to the Southern Flame Festival each year. Their love of music and generosity of spirit shines through!

Bands for the 2018 festival are still to be determined.

cgphotoCommon Ground, Featuring Alan Bibey:Common Ground is one of Charleston’s longest running bluegrass groups. Blending the traditional sounds of banjo, acoustic guitar and bass with harmonica gives them a unique sound unrivaled in the Lowcountry. Sitting in on mandolin is a special guest for Southern Flame, nationally recognized mandolin player Alan Bibey. Bluegrass aficionados should definitely not miss this chance to see him!
About Alan Bibey: alanbibey Since first hitting the scene in the early 1980’S, Alan Bibey has made a name for himself as one of the most creative and technically gifted mandolin players in bluegrass and acoustic music. Alan has been nominated for awards each year at SPBGMA (The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America), winning “Mandolin Player Of The Year” for 2007, 2009 and 2010. He has also been nominated at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards and has most recently won for “Album of The Year”, “Instrumental Recording of the Year” and “Recorded Event of the Year. In 2004 The Gibson Company put into production The Alan Bibey Signature Series line of mandolins, reaffirming his status as one of the most influential mandolinists in bluegrass and acoustic music history!  
 Saul Brooks: Singer songwriter Saul Brooks’ unique sound is right on the cutting edge of the hottest artists in Nashville.  Growing up in Johnson City, TN, Saul began singing at age 14, touring with country artists and mentor Cody McCarver, and later opening for numerous major artists throughout Tennessee and the Carolinas.  Although Saul focuses primarily on Country music, his early influences were 90‘s grunge and alternative rock, clearly evident in the angst and emotion in his songwriting and in the powerful and emotional vocal exuberance he unleashes in his performances.  With his unique voice and raw vocal emotion, Saul gives an amazing performance which draws in every crowd and holds them captive. His new CD, “Saul Brooks – Bring Your Friends”, is an edgy combination of raunchy rock and heartfelt ballads which place him at the forefront of New American Country Music.


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