Join us for the "indie pop with a southern twist" of Fairshake, the "modern take on folk sound and pop structure" of Band of Lovers, and the stunning "interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar" of Alex & Todd. Music begins at 8pm after our weekly pre-show open bluegrass jam at 6pm.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Fairshake is the musical alias of Singer/Songwriter, and all around kick-ass person Shayne Goss. Her music is catchy and infectious. Fairshake makes beautiful indie southern pop. Shayne is also the hardest working musician we’ve ever met.
"Keep your eye out for her. This one’s gonna make it big. I just hope the Taylor Swifts and Iggy Azaleas are ready to move their asses over." — Chris Lyons
“It’s a golden road trip,” Kate Bee wrote of the debut album from Band of Lovers. And her words reflect the band’s lifestyle - born on the road in the fall of 2013 and living and touring full-time in their self-converted 1997 Dodge van, the music they write reflects their way of life. With a modern take on folk sound and pop structure, their songs draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of North America.
“Few songs are sweeter than 'Tennessee’...” says Christian Carvajal of the single off of the band's full-length independent release 'the Coast' (Feb. 2015). The album has sold over a thousand copies and debuted on local and public radio stations around the country, including NPR affiliates HPPR, KUWR, KXCI, and WRUR.
The constant travel draws new and evolving sounds from the duo, and the fall leg of their tour (with Las Vegas drummer TJ Hoopes) will bring them across the country to the hills of North Carolina, where they plan to hibernate in preparation for the recording of their sophomore album.
Look for a late 2016 release and keep up with them at www.bandoflovers.net.
Both Alex and Todd are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. Alex has played guitar and banjo since grammar school in folk, old-time, and bluegrass groups, and lead guitar in rock bands. He has played with Larry Campbell of Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh and Levon Helm fame, Mike Dowling, Toby Walker, and David Bromberg. He is the most accomplished fingerpicker and you will hear the influence of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, David Bromberg, Merl Travis and other Delta blues musicians. Alex was an original member of The Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and has played in bluegrass groups including fifteen years with The Sorghum Syrup Soppers Old-Time String Band. He has also played in many diverse musical situations from The Galax Old-Time Fiddler’s convention to rock and roll bands.
Todd started playing bass in high-school bands and has since played professionally since the late ‘80’s. He has played with many local Atlanta acts and has studied with Jack Casady and Bryon House. He’s played almost every Atlanta venue and with Alex by his side his musical voice comes to fruition. Though primarily a bassist, Todd is an accomplished drummer and guitarist fronting and participating in many local musical projects.
Alex and Todd are alumni of Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. They had to go all the way to the Ranch in Ohio to meet and thank goodness they did as the love and respect for music that was germinated in the Ohio River Valley has blossomed into a musical embrace here in Atlanta, an embrace that seems to grab and include those within earshot. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar has provoked positive notices all over Atlanta. They are simply the most stunning duo around.