What’s Up Thursday?

The countdown to SXSW has officially begun! Thousands of musicians will be descending upon Austin to drink, sing, and generally cause chaos upon the pretty Texas city. So while the rest of the musical world is stocking up on FunYuns, maybe you should be checking out one of these worthwhile bands before they become “famous.” […]

CD Review: Ken Will Morton — Contenders; Playing Eddie’s Attic on November 13

Ken Will Morton Contenders Ghostmeat Records By Ellen Eldridge Listeners will hear Bob Dylan’s influence in the first note of the first song, “Broken Windows,” even before seeing the credit for Bob Dylan’s title and verse in “Swan on the River” later on the album Contenders. Connecting the obvious smoky style inspiration, patterned after greats […]

15th Annual AthFest Runs June 22-26

By Eileen Tilson It’s that time of year again!  June 22 though 26, the 15th annual AthFest will be held in downtown Athens. Known as “one of the country’s great indie music festivals,” headlining artists this year will include Futurebirds, Centro-Matic , Guadacanal Diary, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Kevin Kinney Band, Nappy Roots, Col. Bruce Hampton […]

CD Review: Brett Harris — Man Of Few Words; Playing Kavarna with Nick Niespodziani and Ken Will Morton, April 22

Brett Harris Man Of Few Words By Leila Regan-Porter It’s been said before of amazing undiscovered gems, and we’re going to say it again: It is a wonder that Brett Harris is not a bona fide pop star. His tunes should be heard on every episode of “Bones,” every commercial for a Toyota Prius, at […]

CD Review: Ken Will Morton — True Grit

Ken Will Morton True Grit By Alec Wooden For those that follow the regional folk/songwriter circuit, here’s the least surprising sentence of 2010: Ken Will Morton’s got a new record out. Here’s the second least surprising: True Grit, the newest product from the Athens, Ga. workaholic, is yet another satisfying step forward in the catalog […]

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