Midwesterners The Matchsellers headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Atlanta's own Georgia Railroad opening the show! Weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.
$6 Adv – $9 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)
The Matchsellers are an alternative bluegrass duo that formed in Leipzig, Germany. Though they met abroad, the group’s members Andrew Morris and Julie Bates are Midwesterners (from Indiana and Kansas City, respectively). While working as ex-pats, Morris and Bates began musically reanalyzing the folk forms of their homeland in the decaying buildings of East Germany. In this environment, they developed their own take on bluegrass and folk. The Matchsellers’ music is stuck somewhere between the electric blues of Chicago and the bluegrass of Kentucky, and has acquired the abandonment of post-communist, ex-patriot life.
Since June 2013 the duo has been on the road performing music full time. Consisting of a mix of traditionals, covers and original music, the live performances are sure to please bluegrass fans and skeptics alike. The duo has successfully completed tours through Europe (UK, Germany, Czech Republic) and the US. Their debut EP Claypool Dog Race has been praised by Dying for Bad Music, Musical Pearls Rebirth, Tuning into the Obscure, Road Dog Radio and more. They also released a gospel CD called The Matchsellers See the Light in January 2014.
Georgia Railroad may be comprised of members with very diverse musical backgrounds, but it finds itself right at home in the Newgrass-Americana scene. Georgia Railroad formed in 2013 and consists of Adam Higginbotham on guitar, Dave Hardy on bass, Matt Warwick on banjo, Karl Hepler on mandolin, and Jacques Dolan on fiddle. While their various backgrounds include folk, rock, blues, country, punk, and metal, the guys each found themselves attracted to the honesty and ethos of the modern Americana / Roots movement. Inspired by groups ranging from Old Crow to Drive-by Truckers to The Infamous Stringdusters, Georgia Railroad blends traditional acoustic instrumentation with an edge that was honed in more rock-based genres. With a focus on delivering energetic performances that get toes tapping and asses shaking, Georgia Railroad is a band that is best experienced live.