This special night celebrates Ethan Fogus’ latest record Southbound. Join us at the Red Light Café to celebrate with special guests andi. (Night Driving in Small Towns), Cortez Garza and Slow Parade.
This event is brought to you in part by The Sound Connector.
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Ethan Fogus will release a new record on October 14th 2016. The follow-up to 2013's A Door Swings Back will be a change of pace for the young songwriter. Gone are the whimsical instrumentation and abstract lyrics from his previous records. “I wanted to make a record that you could listen to at a party—like something you could put on around your friends and it wouldn’t bum everyone out.”
Southbound, sounds like the E Street Band fronted by Conor Oberst. Southbound was recorded live by Damon Moon at The Cottage, (Ben Trickey, Small Houses, Sydney Eloise and The Palms) in whirlwind sessions that Moon said were "so good that they gave me chills." With the help of seasoned players—Brandon Belcher (Dojo Collective) Matthew Pendrick (Cicada Rhythm, Slow Parade), Paul Stevens (Grand Vapids), and Ben Davidow, (Buzzards of Fuzz, Gas Hound). "Without the help of my friends, this would be a completely different record. My favorite moment on the record is the end of the song "Southbound" where everyone who wrote on this record is singing together. It feels special."
Look for Southbound on October 14th available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.
Cortez Garza is an Americana singer-songwriter who currently resides in Athens, Ga. Originally from the Atlanta area, at an early age discovered a passion for listening to, as well as creating music. Having over 10yrs experience performing in front of audiences in various types of musical projects, ranging from hip-hop, punk rock, techno and Americana, Cortez Garza’s style of country, folk, and bluegrass can easily be described as unique due to the multiple genres he is musically influenced by. Following in the foot steps of such folk pioneers as Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and Bob Dylan, Cortez Garza is on a mission to not only carry on the tradition of the folk singer-songwriter, but to focus on the evolution of Americana music.
Slow Parade is a new project from a group of established Atlanta/Athens musicians headed up by songwriter Matthew Pendrick. After calling upon bassist Andrea Demarcus (Cicada Rhythm) and multi instrumentalist Paul Stevens (Grand Vapids), Slow Parade was formed out of the need for a new extension. The goals were explicitly implied through means of analog conversion: follow sonic bliss until it exceeds the order of 38 db RMS above unity gain, translate the oft mud caked melodies back to silver vibrations of which they were born, catch the tail of the echo loop that knows no decay.