I have got to hand it to Clark Bush. That guy can get excited about some music. But then again, if you come out to the shows, even occasionally, you can see why he’s so excited.
These bands are so damn good. These artists are so damn good. All of these people are working so damn hard to make sure there’s something to do here in Macon. So what’s the newest project turning our attention to local music?
I was able to catch a few moments of the local 478 tonight after going to Acapulco for a birthday margarita with a bunch if friends. I caught the Honey’s band Back City Woods. They do such a good job when they have good sound! Tim “Lobsters on a Piano” Gilleland was holding the sound down. I love their whole set, but “Lawdy Mercy”, which they ended with, is my favorite.
Afterwards, The S.E.T. closed out the free show in Third Street Park. I loved that they gave a shout to the 80s, and they were pretty good. I think it’s about time to visit Sonny Spoon’s showcase at the Riverview Ballroom. Thanks to NewTown Macon, Chris Horne and host Floco Torres. Good show!
There is something to be said about the live music I’ve heard in Macon. The original acts who are creating their own music have been great. Even if I’m not particularly interested in a genre of music, I have not gone to an event featuring a local musician or group that has not had me tapping my toe at least once. I love our fledgling little scene.
It is easy to get caught up in what type of music is better, what is worth your money or time, but the simple fact is, if the scene doesn’t come together, the fans won’t be able to get behind it. The scene can’t just be about only what’s going on downtown. It has to expand it’s reach to the domain of even those who only want one type of music: the kind they hear on the radio…
A press release went out yesterday announcing the venues and line-ups for the upcoming Bragg Jam…
[Pause for excited squeal – I love it when a live music plan comes together]
The music list is copied directly from the press release so I don’t mess anything up. There is also a link to the Bragg Jam site (click, click, click!) or join the Facebook Group (you know you need to, right?) to get up to the minute information as it comes out.
Concert Crawl Locations Expand