Music This Week Nov 26th thru Dec 2nd

Hey there,
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope y’all have a safe, happy and drama free
Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Health, Happiness, Strength, Patience, Peace and Love.
Really great news, due to sleep deprivation, I have always forgotten to give a shout out to a fellow blogger. festgrrl. I am now fixing that. Check out her blog at: for the most intelligent, insightful, articulate and accurate descriptions of the festivals in the Southeast. She expands the music I record with pictures and descriptions so you get a better feel for the entire experience. I highly recommend her blog.
I’ve almost finished unpacking the car from my month long journey. I have had the time to post Cosmic Charlie’s Dark Side of the Dead show from last Sat. I’ve also started on Bear Creek and have posted Copious Jones, one of my favorite shows of that festival.
I will be bouncing between Magfest, Hulaween and Bear Creek posting my favorites first. If you have any requests for a particular show please text or email me and I will put it in the queue. (Last night’s Workingman’s Dead show at the top of the queue and should be posted soon).
A light schedule this week but still some great music in town.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 26
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as “pickup truck rock and roll” plays its annual Thanksgiving show.

Friday, November 28
40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $5.
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.
FISTFUL OF STEEL Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $8.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before.
MINA WEGNER Young singer-songwriter from Eugene, OR.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group.

Saturday, November 29
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Dan Nettles and Allen Owens.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m.
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ’60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Monday, December 1
Creature Comforts Brewery Industry Appreciation Night. 5:30 p.m.
K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop featuring theremin and more.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, December 2
40 Watt Club 7 p.m. FREE!
GIVING TUESDAY Nuci’s Space celebrates its participation in Indiegogo’s Giving Tuesday event. In keeping with the theme of the Reconstruction of the Steeple campaign, artists will play three of their favorite songs by other local bands. Among the participants are T. Hardy Morris, Don Chambers, Five Eight, Danny Hutchens, Betsy Franck, Peter Alvanos, Jef Whatley and Norma Rae.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent.

I will be at Cosmic Charlie on Fri. This show is a real treat with a stripped down version of Cosmic Charlie opening with a set by Michael’s niece Mina and hopefully his brother Jeremy will play as well. Sat I’ll be at Kenny and the Bashers (One of the most fun shows of the year and a chance to belatedly celebrate Kenny’s birthday, a real don’t miss). Mon I’ll be at Big C’s Blues Night and on Tues. I will be at Nuci’s Space celebration of  its participation in Indiegogo’s Giving Tuesday event.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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