Wilmywood Golf Tournament Musicians
Monday April 27th
Mariah is a singer/performer based out of Wilmington, NC. She performs for many different events, some most mentionable are for the Wilmington Hammerheads, Cape Fear Community College Convocations, and local Veterans Ceremonies in which she is known for her rendition of the National Anthem. She performs a variety of genres ranging from Christian Contemporary, Country, Jazz, Classical and various others. She is currently a student at University of North Carolina Wilmington and is majoring in Music Entrepreneurship.
Golf Tournament Featured Artists
Jessie is a contemporary, country singer/songwriter from Bridgewater, Virginia. Her passion and love for music started at a young age when she would sing gospel songs in church with her granddad. As she grew older, she fell more in love with music and decided to pursue it even further.
Jessie spends much of her time writing songs, playing guitar, and developing her unique sound and style. Jessie is a featured cast member on a national TV show, Virginia Dreams, which airs weekly on RFD-TV on Saturday nights at 7:30 PM and Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM. She currently attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee pursuing a music business degree.
Jessie continues to encourage people through doing what she loves most, music!
A uniquely gifted songwriter and performer, Melody Guy continues to reach fans and inspire them to follow her through a life’s journey of love, loss and independent triumph of the spirit. Artists of varying genres have recorded her songs from Sherrie Austin to Jesse James.
Melody currently tours the country as a troubadour, visiting fans and weaving tales that resonate with music lovers across a wide range of styles. Her live performances with her band have garnered even more attention, sharing the stage with Keith Urban, The Avett Brothers, Leon Russell and Tanya Tucker, where Melody earned a standing ovation at the famed Ryman Auditorium.
After achieving success with her last release “Diamond On The Street,” Melody has now completed the long awaited “Dry The Rivers” album, Produced by famed musician and producer Michael Webb and recorded in Nashville, TN. The “Dry The Rivers” Tour currently takes Melody from Tennessee to Portland, OR with stops throughout the Southwest and California.
Fascinated from an early age with all things musical, Kent has been playing and strumming his whole life. he picked up his grandfather’s ukulele and couldn’t put it down. Over the next decades, he learned to play the 4-string and 5-string banjo, bluegrass, classical and rock guitar, mandolin, resonator guitar and, of course, he continued to grow on the ukulele. He’s an instrument collector and builder and has been a founder and or member of 7 different bands, played in studio on several albums and has been all over the east coast playing his music.
Why start the Ukulele Academy? “I have a passion for playing music and for teaching other people. I love to play, it’s really simple. I guess I just want to share the love”