There are only two kinds of music: good music and bad music
--Duke Ellington

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Packway Handle Band

It all started in Athens, Georgia in 2001 during a most peculiar spell when 5 or 6 bluegrass bands circulated the town. The famous Athens, which had once spawned the B-52s, REM, Widespread Panic, and countless other indie, pop and punk acts, was now the home to a competing minority of bluegrass players. The Packway Handle Band emerged from this small scene, finding national acclaim first as finalists at the Telluride bluegrass competition in 2002 and 2003, then taking 2nd place in 2004. The band’s 2003 debut album, “Chaff Harvest” was produced using prize awards from a local Battle of the Bands. PHB was on a roll and has continued to win over fans and rack up awards.


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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Whiskey Gentry

The Whiskey Gentry will be playing at Papa Joe's Banjo BQ in  North Augusta, SC if you're interested in that sort of thing.


Formed in the spring of 2009, The Whiskey Gentry is a band of Atlanta misfits that defy categorization in Atlanta's saturated music market. From bluegrass to punk to gospel to outlaw country to old-time rock and roll, The Whiskey Gentry combine accomplished musicianship with high-energy stage shows that are sure to provide many a night of pickin' and dancin' for the southeast music scene.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MORE Tunes from the Tombs

This weekend at Historic Oakland Cemetery, it's Tunes from the Tombs!

Here are a couple more bands scheduled to play.

This is Roswell, GA's own Jackson County Line, scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00pm

Here are the Young Antiques, scheduled to play Saturday, May 21st at 2:30pm

this Nashville, TN's Renee Wahl, scheduled for Saturday the 21st at 3:00

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tunes From the Tombs

This weekend, if you are planning to be in the Atlanta area, you should really think about checking out Tunes From the Tombs at Historic Oakland Cemetery. Check out the lineup HERE.

Here's a sample of a couple of bands that will be playing -- The Coathangers and Howlies.

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It's a benefit for Oakland Cemetery, which needs the money for restoration efforts. If you've never been to Oakland Cemetery, it's worth going on a normal, non-music day. But seriously, check out the lineup and come on down this weekend. It's only Ten bucks per day, or $15 for the weekend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Those Darlin's

From Murfreesboro, TN, it's Those Darlin's.

Check 'em out HERE

Thursday, May 5, 2011

If you're going to be in the Atlanta are this weekend, check out Art-B-Que!

Here are a few of the bands that will be playing at this year's Art-B-Que:

This is Smokey's Farmland Band

 This is Possum Jenkins

These lovely ladies are Underhill Rose:

And these are the Worthless Son-in-Laws:

And there will be others. Get the full line-up here:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Wood Brothers

Oliver and Chris Wood grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Sons of a Poet and a Microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.
While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to rock and roll. This is where he met his band mates to form Medeski Martin & Wood.
Now The Wood Brothers have begun a collaboration that combines their shared childhood influences with everything they've learned since leaving home. Their music has a rootsy feel that blends blues, folk, and rock music in a guitar/bass duo.

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