Originally, "Stephie Rae & Friends" developed out of various jams in North Georgia. Stephie Rae, an original member/founder of bluegrass band Pool Mountain, couldn't pull herself away from bluegrass and blues jams and made quite a network of talented musicians to play with her, including legendary Scott Morgan, amazing lead guitarist of The Barn Rats and Bluegrass Alliance, Sandra Jo on bass and beautiful harmonies, and the outstanding Ross Pead, Peadboy, winner of the 2006 Atlanta Blues Challenge. Ross is an amazing writer and together with Sandra Jo, they formed the fun core trio where "Bonnie Raitt meets Jerry Garcia", dubbed Moonlight Riders.
Consequently, Stephie Rae stays busy with writing, recording, jamming, and performing local events. Moonlight Riders enjoy the intimacy at venues where they play original music and crossover tunes their way, maintaining the integrity and quality of the songs they choose while staying true to their style. Listeners from all walks of life seem to enjoy their groove and enthusiastically welcome their new songs hot off the press and request their old favorites. Stephie Rae has performed live on-the-air for 99X Red Neck Wedding, interviewed and performed on wctv24 show "Living Life with Style", hosted by BB Webb, owner of the luxurious Carl House in Auburn, GA, and live on AFBRadio.us as contest winners at Abbott's Grill, The Red Light Cafe, The Bluebird Cafe, 45 South Cafe fka Northern Star, Eddie's Attic, Chocolate Perks. Stephie Rae is currently developing a cd and tour with her full band and others surprise bands TBA! More fun to come!
Stephie Rae aka Dr. Steph, is also a family wellness Chiropractor near Atlanta with certifications in Pediatrics and Pregnancy care. She is also enjoying traveling to music events and helping fellow musicians and crews at venues and festivals reach peak performance levels.
May 16, 2007
Dr. Stephanie Rae Hubert Grenier, www.myspace.com/stephaniehubert, who hails from Wisconsin originally, is now a family wellness chiropractor in Lawrenceville, certified in Pediatrics and Pregnancy Care. She is a Peak Performance Chiropractor at various venues and festivals, melding her chiropractic care and musical career by taking it on the road with traveling bands wanting a wellness lifestyle and a chiropractor/singer/songwriter on their crew.
AKA, Stephie Rae, singer/songwriter, plays and writes mostly Americana acoustic music. She is a founding member of bluegrass band Pool Mountain, originating from Auburn, GA, where she is the Former Mayor. Stephie then joined talents to form an Americana acoustic duo with Scott Morgan, a world class musician, luthier, songwriter, singer and lead guitarist.
Stephie Rae is thrilled about her latest venture, MOONLIGHT RIDERS, with Ross Pead, "Peadboy". Ross is an awesome singer, songwriter, and guitarist who plays killer slide and resonator with a Jerry Garcia sound, and winner of 2006 Atlanta Blues Challenge!! myspace.com/peadboymusic. Ross & Stephie formed a duo called MOONLIGHT RIDERS, which becomes a trio with Sandra Jo on bass and beautiful harmonies, and a band with the many talents of both Scott Callison on percussion and Tomas Valenti on mandolin and fiddle.
Stephie Rae is the 2010 VP and was 2009 Membership Director for Georgia Music Industry Association. GMIA is a non-profit network of and for folks in all walks of the music industry, especially toward songwriters, working together to help each other reach our goals and create a self-sustaining world class music scene in Georgia. GMIA holds workshops and song critiques on the 4th Sunday 2-6pm, showcases, picnics, awards banquets, panels, and is developing our 1st GMIA Member Compilation CD, expecting the release date in February 2010. See GMIA.org for details and to join us on our mission.
KUDOS: Stephie Rae's son, Brian Grenier, and his band, Kilburn, www.myspace.com/kilburnrock, won the elite contest 2007 Battle of the Bands at the Masquerade in downtown Atlanta! For the Grand Prize, they opted to take studio recording time at LevelHeads Studio in Atlanta! Look for more powerful originals to come from this young talented group as they assemble their debut cd at LavaRoom Recording in Sugar Hill with Producer Eric Snipes!!! We send our Congratulations to them! They have worked hard and deserve it!!! KILBURN ROCKS!!!
Carole King, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah McLachlan, Emmy Lou Harris, Claire Lynch, Eva Cassidy, The Beatles, Elvis, John Denver, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, John Hiatt, Jack Johnson, and the list goes on...
"She sounds like Emmy Lou and Bonnie Raitt. Let's call her Bonnie Lou Harris!" ~ Tim Stafford, Blue Highway, & Brink Brinkman;
"Lovely music, and voice like honey!" ~ Don Oja-Dunaway, performing songwriter penned "Kennesaw Line";
"Beauty exudes from her when she begins to sing." ~ Anshi, Psychic;
"A voice pure as mountain water." ~ Jeff Thomas, Open Mic Atlanta;
"A powerful voice on stage, she has an extra half a lung." ~ Will, Red Light Cafe;
"Her voice doesn't come from her mouth, it comes from her heart!" ~ Pam Hibbard;
"Her voice is powerful, yet soft and smooth." ~ LB's jammers;
"She sings like an angel" ~ Dave Craver, President, Open Mic Atlanta;
"Star Quality" ~ Don Anderson, Performing Songwriter;
"She sings and writes with her heart" ~ Roni;
"Stephie Rae writes like Dylan with good voice" ~ Cell Fehrenbach, Singer/Songwriter