Atlanta, Thu. 2/21: Go see Eric Lindell & the Sunliners at Vinyl! Very few artists write, sing and play exactly how I want them to. Eric Lindell is one of them. Whether it’s the blues, soul or roots rock, Eric’s music has been touching my soul since I first heard Low On Cash, Rich In Love in 2008. After recording his first album in 1996, this New Orleans blues musician has toured extensively and somehow been able to record a new album or EP every two years or so. When I book my first music festival, Eric Lindell WILL be on the line-up 🙂
“That’s Why I’m Crying” from West County Drifter…
Tickets & Such:
$15 adv at box office / $19.25 online / $20 day of show
Atlanta, Fri. 2/22: Go see Josh Garrels at Center Stage! I was heartbroken last June when I had to be out-of-town during Josh’s sold out concert in Dawsonville, GA. I couldn’t be more excited to see him playing live in our city. His music, inspired by his faith, has a message of love, hope and freedom that continues to inspire compassion in me every time I hear it. With powerful lyrics and a unique voice on every album and EP, his blend of folk and hip hop finds a way to speak to my soul.
The concert will open with the Mason Jar Music film, The Sea in Between. This documentary explores Josh’s “hand-built career, the creative process, and the challenges and rewards of being an artist in the 21st century.” Following the film, a 10-piece Mason Jar Music ensemble will join Josh on stage for the show. Be there!
Atlanta, Tue. 2/19: Go see The Maccabees at The Masquerade! I just discovered this English rock band from Brighton when The Masquerade added the show to their calendar. Apparently, they played in “Hell” back in September, but no one told me about it ;). This time, they play in “Purgatory” and if it sounds as good live as it does on the three albums I’ve sampled, this will be a good show.
“Ayla” from their latest album, Given to the Wind…
Atlanta, Fri. 2/22: Go see Good Old War and Bronze Radio Return at Vinyl! For the 2nd time, Hartford’s Bronze Radio Return makes our monthly list of top 9 shows (4th in October). This time they’re opening for Good Old War, an equally talented folk band from Philadelphia.
“My Own Sinking Ship” from Good Old War’s self-titled sophomore album…
Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Last year, Bronze Radio Return played an acoustic set at Sixthman offices in Atlanta. “Further On” is their new single…
Fun Fact: Bronze Radio Return frontman, Chris Henderson, grew up listening to “delta blues and jazz standards… American folk and country twang” on an old bronze radio in his father’s art studio. He told The Huffington Post they “wanted to pay a certain homage to these styles with the music [they] would make together…the return of the bronze radio.”
Atlanta, Tue. 2/19: Go see Buddy Guy at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre! Buddy needs no introduction… At 76-years-young, he’s still got it and Cobb Energy Centre is the perfect venue to see him live. He’ll be joined by the talented Jonny Lang.
“Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues”
Tickets & Such:
$49.75 & up online (This show is almost sold out!)
Atlanta, Thu. 2/14: Go see EarPhunk and Brownout at The Masquerade! New Orleans funk! Austin funk! Funk! If you don’t like to get funky, we probably can’t be friends. But since all of you like to get funky, this is the show to do it. Watch and see why…