Local 5-pc Americana band drawing from old-time roots music and known for its notoriously lively shows.
Comprised of Drew Carman (vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica), Elijah NeeSmith (vocals, bass), Matt Dyson (banjo, guitar), Garrett Chism (drums), and Russell McCumber (fiddle) the band has been touring in some form since 2008. T
Their latest release is Two Step Silhouette (June 2012).
Formed in 2009 by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, The Whiskey Gentry is a group of seasoned veterans—to put things mildly, some of the finest pickers and musicians theSoutheast has to offer. A recent finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest, Staley's natural gifts with words and her powerful lead vocal abilities complement the band’s edgy interpretation of an otherwise traditional sound. All of this, coupled with a commanding and high-energy live performance, sets the bar for the way today’s country music ought to sound—honest, tight, daring, and void of pretension.
Twilight Americana Music Festival will be held April 25th-28th throughout downtown Athens and features such acclaimed acts as Leon Russell (of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame),Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers), Deer Tick, and many others. Participating venues include Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt Club, The Melting Point, Green Room, Little Kings, The Green Room and Hendershot's Coffee.