ArtAround: Pathways Performance Artist – Magnolia Express

Magnolia Express

Magnolia Express is thrilled to be part of the inaugural ArtAround Pathways Festival this summer.  We’re looking forward to bringing our unique americana/roots/newgrass music to the beautiful festival site along the Chattahoochee.  It’s a perfect location for us to play one of our original tunes-Goin Down The River !!

We hope our music, combined with the beautiful scenery and other art forms, can enhance the overall experience as we salute the festival’s goals of celebrating art, family and culture.  

Russell Brown, Magnolia Express

Performance Dates and Locations


  • September 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Riverside Park Stage

About the Artist

Atlanta based Magnolia Express plays good time americana/roots/newgrass music.  The band is known for their high energy performances, original music, and unique interpretations of classic rock, Grateful Dead, and “old time” music.   They have released two albums of original music, the last being Manatee’s Store-released in April 2022.

The band released it’s first album, Old Country Blues in January 2020 and broadcast a series of backyard “Lockdown Sessions” throughout the pandemic that were viewed by thousands.  The band continues to write new music and perform frequently in the Atlanta/North Georgia area.

Magnolia Express is:

Scott Balun – Bass
Russell Brown – Guitar and Vocals
Jacques Dolan – Fiddle
Carrie Holley – Vocal
Joe Kimsey – Banjo
Jose Rivera Robert – Percussion
Special guest – Trey Gibbs Mandolin