Music This Week Jan 23rd thru Jan 29th

Hey there,
Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I’m better but not quite back yet. Again I ask y’all to send good thoughts and energy to Melinda, Craig’s girlfriend.
I have been fortunate in that several friends have stepped in and recorded some of the shows I missed. The down side is I am even further behind as I still can’t fully concentrate and get my head and heart back into the music. This too shall pass.
Music recommendations:
Tonight, Wednesday, January 23
Green Room 7 p.m.
Carl Lindberg & Friends
Tonight is Jazz Night! Greg Hankins will be playing the PIANO [not
keyboard!] and Carl will be thumping the upright bass. We will start the evening
with some old school jazz and work our way into more modern flavors.
Excited about some new material including an obscure Duke Ellington tune
and a Bad Plus arrangement of an 80s pop tune. . .
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele,
flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to
perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and
’30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
MATT SCHOFIELD BAND Talented and energetic band fronted by the
renowned British blues guitarist.
BLONDE BLUES Blues-rock group from Asheville, NC.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and
classic rock.
Thursday, January 24
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
CONNECTED HOUSES Local rock band with funky edges.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative
group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $5 (adv. or w/ UGA ID) $7 (door).
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes
with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high
lonesome sound.
MONKEY GRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.
The Office Lounge Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues
covers from this skilled Athens five-piece. This is an open jam and guests are
Friday, January 25
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice
Box and High Strung String Band.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter.
ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and
 40 Watt Club 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. $11.
THE MUSIC TAPES Elephant 6 stalwart Julian Koster and his whimsical,
esoteric outfit are presenting two shows of The Traveling Imaginary, an
elaborate performance complete with circus tent, games, magic and more
Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
former Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and
Mike Strickland.
Norma Rae guitarists team up.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $27 (door).
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Acclaimed West Virginia-based
Western-swing/boogie group.
SWEETBACK SISTERS Honky-tonk band from Brooklyn.
The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk, classic rock and
sappy pop. Originals and covers.
Saturday, January 26
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic”
approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of
classic tunes. The band’s close four-part harmonies are backed by high
energy, and the contemporary lyrics are delivered with an engaging sense of
SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of
traditional bluegrass and folk.
The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
Hilltop Grille 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local “hillbilly swing” outfit featuring
Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 8 p.m. 706-769-1105
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk
YOUNG AMERICA Local alt-country band.
Monday, January 28
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
Tuesday, January 29
Green Room yuuth6 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of
guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and
drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general
mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving
noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents
his simple, plucked country songs.
JOHNNY ROQUEMORE Award winning songwriter, guitarist and vocalist
plays character-rich folk.
RON KIMBLE Atlanta-based country singer.
I’m not sue if I’m going out tonight, if I do I’ll definitely go to Carl Lindberg’s show. Thurs I’m definitely going to Odd Trio and I’ll try to make Connected Houses. Fri is really tough with too many friends playing at the same time. I’ll bounce between Lazy Locomotive and Scott Low and TY & Kelly . Sat I’m going to a birthday party but will try to catch Chris Enghauser Trio the party. Mon I’ll try to catch Holly Belle. Tues Starts with Kenosha Kid and then to Fester’s Confessional. Not listed yet but next Wed Is another scheduling problem between Carl Lindberg with guest  Betsy Franck and The Guitar Summit. I’ll be at the Summit as Craig Lieske was supposed to play that night and the show will be in his honor. I will catch Bad Tempered Rabbit after that (3rd time is the charm).
I hope to see y’all at the shows.Peace and Love,

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