Marshmallow Coast, Jay Gonzalez and Jacob Morris
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Marshmallow Coast, Jay Gonzalez and Jacob Morris

"MEMORY GIRL" is Athens, Georgia--based Marshmallow Coast's 10th album. To capture the hazy feeling of being in love, Andy Gonzales (The Music Tapes, Of Montreal, Mind Brains), stylistically dove headfirst into the 1980's, bringing together the warmth of adult contemporary and the coolness of synthesizer-driven pop and New wave. Yacht rock?
Such comparison may seem dismissive, but it really shouldn't be; after all, that particular style was notable for its mixture of pleasant and relaxing sound tempered with thoughtful and relatable lyrics. And what's wrong with that?

$10 admission.

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DeCaf Comedy
Apr
23
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)." $5

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Leah Calvert w/ Neal Fountain Band
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Leah Calvert w/ Neal Fountain Band

Leah Calvert is many things, among them a singer-songwriter and in- demand Atlanta-area fiddler and vocalist. Over the years, she has shared the stage with award-winning artists including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and renowned songwriter Radney Foster. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is a member of Atlanta acts The Dappled Grays and John Driskell Hopkins Band (Grammy winner and founding/current member of Zac Brown Band).

https://www.leahsatellite.com/

$7 at the door and all ages.

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The Blue Roses and Michael Guthrie
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Blue Roses and Michael Guthrie

The Blue Roses is a high energy blues band featuring two Americans, Steve Barker on lead vocals and harp, Garry Limuti on guitar and backup vocals, joined by Irish drummer Ian McNamara, British keyboardist Tim Connelly, and Welsh bassist David Christy Jones. They play a blend of Texas, Chicago and traditional blues and soul, with an exciting hard rocking edge, similar to Cream, Rory Gallagher, and Johnny Winter.

Michael Guthrie is an Athens Music staple. Purveyor of fine guitars and brit rock and leader of the Michael Guthrie Band MGB!

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Next Act Cabaret
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Next Act Cabaret

Next Act is UGA's student run musical theatre group. Our goal is to provide an outlet for those interested in musical theatre, whether it be in performance or otherwise. We work at providing a positive environment for growth in the arts.

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Educated Mess
May
1
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

Stand Up Comedy
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm
$5

Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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Ryne Meadow Sophomore Album Release Show!
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Ryne Meadow Sophomore Album Release Show!

From Ryne:

I'm so excited to bring my new album, There are Clouds in the Sky, to life for the first time at the place where I first shared my stories with an audience! I'm sharing the show with Athens native Greg and my dear friend James Worsham out of Macon. They're two very well rounded singer/songwriters and I've enjoyed watching them grow since I've come to know them. Tickets are $7.00 for the show and there will be a merch table, so bring cash!

I can't wait to see you all. Its been so long. I'm ready.

Hey, while we're here, I'm releasing a new song from the album every week! You can hear the first five songs at the link below!

https://rynemeadowmusic.squarespace.com/shop

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DeCaf Comedy
May
14
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)." $5

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Educated Mess
May
15
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

Stand Up Comedy
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm
$5

Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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Jazz Jam Tonight!
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Jam Tonight!

Host Seth Hendershot and House band, Unstarched, will light up the stage and then turn it over to anyone who wants to jam with the band. We will also feature weekly performers and conduct interviews with those performers. Jazz standards, be bop, ballads, you call it. Sign ups start at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Join us or just listen, either way its gonna be a swingin affair. $5 or free if you jam, and all ages welcome!

 

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Tim Easton and Don Chambers and Dave Marr
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Easton and Don Chambers and Dave Marr

American songwriter Tim Easton was born on the Canadian border in upstate New York and spent his formative years living in Tokyo, Japan and Akron, Ohio. Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, living in Paris, London, Madrid, Prague, Dublin, and wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style - folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as it is" reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity."

Don Chambers is cool as hell

Dave Marr is a singer-songwriter based in Athens, GA. His album We Were All in Love is available as a limited-release CD and streaming at his website.

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DeCaf Comedy
May
28
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)." $5

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Jazz Jam Tonight!
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Jam Tonight!

Host Seth Hendershot and House band, Unstarched, will light up the stage and then turn it over to anyone who wants to jam with the band. We will also feature weekly performers and conduct interviews with those performers. Jazz standards, be bop, ballads, you call it. Sign ups start at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Join us or just listen, either way its gonna be a swingin affair. $5 or free if you jam, and all ages welcome!

 

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 Educated Mess
Apr
17
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

Stand Up Comedy
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm
$5

Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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GERALD CLEAVER - NELS CLINE – LARRY OCHS
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

GERALD CLEAVER - NELS CLINE – LARRY OCHS

Within the greater universe-of-sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised

music. And it is from within this interstellar sound-space that music lovers discover the

interplanetary sonic-system where Cleaver, Cline & Ochs mind-meld their sonic

energies for each unique concert. Expect the music to be focused and energized. Know

that these sound explorers -- veterans of decades of improvised music -- will be doing

their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.

The trio’s first CD – What Is To Be Done - releases on Clean Feed in February 2019.

$25 ADV $30 ATD

https://henderprizes.com/collections/tickets/products/gerald-cleaver-nels-cline-larry-ochs-tickets

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Mokah Speaks & Mousai Present: Da Art of Storytellin' Vol. 3
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mokah Speaks & Mousai Present: Da Art of Storytellin' Vol. 3

Join us in celebrating both Black Women's History Month and National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 14th at Hendershots as Mokah Speaks and Mousai present Volume 3 of Da Art of Storytellin'. This special edition will feature a pop-up shop that will feature published works from our featured authors, Mokah Jasmine Johnson, Celest Divine Ngeve, and Mykeisha Ross, and visual artists Rashad Dardy and Tetaisha Hunter. The event will be followed by live readings and storytelling from our featured authors and special guests Angie P. The Arsonist, Kaileb Webb, and Myah Paden. $3 will get you in the door as well as a chance to win a book bundle courtesy of Avid Bookshop. Doors at 5PM. Show at 6PM.

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RootKit featuring Amos Hoffman
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

RootKit featuring Amos Hoffman

Israeli musician Amos Hoffman joins RootKit duo David Ellington & Louis Romanos at Hendershots on Friday, April 12, 8:30-11 pm. $10/cover, $5 w/student ID.

Organ and percussion combine with oud and guitar to stretch from New Orleans roots and push into the timeless and mysterious rhythmic cycles and scales of Mideast music. A gumbo seasoned with Cajun fire and Mediterranean spice, RootKit will funkify your being. Visit us at http://rootkitfunk.com/

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Trey Wright, Laura Coyle and special guest guitarist Dan Nettles
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Trey Wright, Laura Coyle and special guest guitarist Dan Nettles


Join Trey Wright, Laura Coyle and special guest guitarist Dan Nettles from Kenosha Kid for an intimate performance at Hendershots in Athens celebrating Trey’s recent Blue Canoe Records Release Begin Again. In addition to playing selections from the new CD, Trey and Laura will perform their favorite jazz standards, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba, and songs by singer-songwriters including Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton.

Begin Again features seven original compositions and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”. In addition, Trey was able to reunite Squat members Tommy Somerville, Darren Stanley, Kevin Hyde and Marlon Patton for a rendition of Carl Lindberg’s “looking at each other” featuring vocalist Laura Coyle.

Listen to Begin Again online:
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4H461MRrLu6K1pYANidp6s?si=3HIj_SRiTimlg2IPxgCclw to

Itunes/Apple music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/begin-again/1450340869

The duo will perform two sets of music starting at 8 p.m. No cover!  

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Habitat for Humanity Spring Concert!
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Habitat for Humanity Spring Concert!

On Wednesday, April 10, from 7:30-9:30pm, we will be having our spring concert at Hendershot's Coffee in downtown Athens. If you need a ride, please message us, and we will make sure to get that sorted out. Admissions is free, but donations are welcome. The lineup includes: Ian Kinney, Cannon Rodgers, and Aspen Countryman. We hope to see you there, let's pack the house!

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DeCaf Comedy
Apr
9
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)." $5

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Juniper Douglas and Social Circle
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Juniper Douglas and Social Circle

Juniper Douglas is a collaborative music and visual performance group with over 30 contributors collected and grown out of the Twin Cities in northern Minnesota. They released their album Error To Introspection via Subaquatic Records Sept 21st. Error To Introspection includes a story boarded visualization, a completed story-line performance, as well as media updates on characters involved. They are on what they call an "Endless Tour" in their converted school bus throughout the United States, planning on setting up small residencies in many towns they visit. Juniper Douglas is committed to bringing connections to communities outside of the regular circuit that most bands approach performance with.

Social Circle is from Athens GA

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Gypsy At Heart
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Gypsy At Heart

This ensemble’s sparkling performances feature a mix of original world music. "An extravaganza of musical genres woven into truly unique and memorable compositions" ...Creative Loafing

With Joe Leone, Souryadeep Bhattacharyya, & Jeremy Raj

$5

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Educated Mess
Apr
3
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

Stand Up Comedy
Wednesday 3/6/19
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm
$5

Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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Latin Night!
Mar
30
10:00 PM22:00

Latin Night!

Athens Latin
Entertainment
Presents:
NOTA FORTE
LIVE SALSA

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

First Time in Athens:

NOTA FORTE LATIN BAND
7pc Band

*Cuban Salsa
*Puerto Rican Salsa
*Colombian Salsa
•Cumbia
•Merengue

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Music by: DJ K.LIENTE

|| Salsa || Bachata ||
||Merengue ||Reggaeton ||

|| Drinks || Coffee || Food ||

Cover General
$12
UGA ID $10

Doors open @ 9pm | DRESS TO IMPRESS
18+ Party | 21+Drink

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A Night of Music for Medicine
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Music for Medicine

Come out to show your support for the Athens Nurses Clinic at our annual Night of Music for Medicine! Music will be featured by Mr. Jordan Mr. Tonks, the WildJordan TonkCats, and special guest star, Dana Downs.

Best of all, this event is FREE! Come out and enjoy music with friends over coffee or drinks while supporting one of your favorite local charities! Donations will be accepted!

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Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman


Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman
Hosts: David D'Angelo and David Gay

Date: March 29 2019Times/Venues: 4:30PM Colloquium/Conversation/Performance at the Dancz Center for New Music, Hugh Hogson School of Music AND8PM Performance at Hendershot's Coffee Bar
In live musical performance and open discussion, Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman demonstrate/explain analogies between the dynamics of the discovery/creation/learning of both Music and Mathematics. As a consequence of the abstract natures of Music and Mathematics these analogies can provide insight into other human disciplines. 
Marcus Miller graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a stint working for a hedge fund, he has since been traveling the world playing music, both leading his own groups as well as performing with Jazz artists such as grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and Late Show musical director pianist Jon Batiste. Marcus has performed at The Obama White House, and has studied music production and engineering under grammy-winning sound engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo). Marcus has spoken at the New Jersey Association of Music Educators, and was noted as an Artist of Distinction by the State of New Jersey. He is the creator of the Math+Music Project, and is currently the host/creator of the Quadrivium series at New York's Museum of Mathematics, while he continues to study and teach mathematics. http://www.marcustheartyst.com/
Rob Schneiderman joined the Lehman College CUNY Department of Mathematics faculty in 2006 after a busy career as a musician, including performances and recordings with jazz luminaries such has Eddie Harris, James Moody, Charles McPherson, JJ Johnson, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Art Farmer and Harold Land, as well as 10 recordings as a leader for the Reservoir Music label and a more recent "Tone Twister" release on the Hollistic MusicWorks label. In 2001 Rob received a PhD in Mathematics from UC Berkeley under the guidance of topology guru Robion Kirby, and before his current professorship at Lehman, Rob had postdoc positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, NYU’s Courant Institute and UPenn. His research is focussed on studying 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional spaces. In addition to many research articles in mathematics journals,  Rob’s musicomathematical essay “Can One Hear the Sound of a Theorem?” was published in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society and in the collection “Best Writing on Mathematics 2012” Princeton University Press.  http://comet.lehman.cuny.edu/schneiderman/

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DeCaf Comedy
Mar
26
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)." $5

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 Tannahill Weavers
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Tannahill Weavers

$15 ADV $20 At the Door https://henderprizes.com/collections/tickets/products/tannahill-weavers-ticket

In the late 18th and early 19th century Scotland was in a turmoil of change. Highlanders

were being driven from their lands and into the burgeoning Lowland factory systems. This

brought two quite distinct cultures together, the mystic Celtic culture of the North and the

old Anglo/Scots culture of the Lowlands. They were married by the double barreled shotgun

of necessity and the Industrial Revolution. But this forced union brought forth a cultural

heritage which, thanks to people like Robert Burns and Robert Tannahill, outlasted the

worst of the Industrial Revolution. It married the mystic beauty of the Celtic music to the

coarse, brawling, but vitally human music, poetry and ballads of the Lowlands. It is precisely

this strangely moving yet lustily stirring quality that the Tannahill Weavers have captured in

their arrangements of the traditional music and songs of Scotland. All of their material is

traditional, but as good musicians should, they have transformed it and brought it into the

modern world, vitally alive and kicking.

HT, Stringbark and Greenhide, Newcastle, Australia

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Tyler Ramsey
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tyler Ramsey

Tyler Ramsey, For the Morning

Tickets https://henderprizes.com/collections/tickets/products/tyler-ramsey-tickets

 At Hendershots Coffee Bar Thursday 3.21.19 $12 ADV $15 DOOR ($10 at door with college ID)

http://TylerRamsey.com

http://Facebook.com/TylerRamseyMusic

http://Instagram.com/1000BlackBirds

As the naturalist John Muir wrote, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” It is for this reason that musician Tyler Ramsey goes into the woods when he is writing, and why he and his wife have settled on a plot of land many miles outside of the nearest city of Asheville, North Carolina, to raise their young daughter. For Ramsey, living deliberately and with a little space, removed from distractions and the allure of needless consumption, is how he feels most creative and at ease. And while writing For the Morning, his first album since 2011’s The Valley Wind, Ramsey tapped into that insulated world where imagination flourishes and sounds for mining are plentiful to create his most realized and regal work yet.

 

The Ramsey home is surrounded by mountains, fields, and trees, and a small river winds through it all. Wild animals live in the family’s forest, paying daily visits to sing their own songs. Ramsey’s hand-built music studio affords him a shelter from the cacophony or a chance to join the chorus, depending on whether or not he has the windows open. The things he does at home are the things he sings about in his songs—neither costumed nor fabricated—and in keeping with his deliberate existence, he clarifies that his lifestyle is not a badge to be worn but simply his preference.

 

“Spending my time here in North Carolina, swimming in the stream and walking around in the woods, it’s part of my character as a musician,” Ramsey says. “We live out in the country, I built my own studio. Out here, you have the ability to take your time and work on things slowly and comfortably. These are reasons why the music I make sounds like it does.”

 

For the Morning is filled with instrumentation connecting the listener to this setting: radiant acoustic piano and stark, dexterous guitar fingerpicking; lilting, poignant pedal steel and gentle, babbling beats that mosey rather than rush. We are transplanted to Ramsey’s woods even before any words can take us there. But, as he reveals, the process that brought the album to life wasn’t just one sunny stroll in the pines—a newborn baby and a professional musician’s touring schedule create their own challenges. So, it was up to Ramsey to find a balance, and he learned to take advantage of any fleeting moments of stillness whenever possible, while also using his time on the road as its own form of inspiration.

 

He wrote what would become the first song for the record just after the birth of his daughter. As a way of keeping her calm during the long nights he would wear her on his chest in a baby carrier while playing piano, and the gentle, rhythmic chords would lull her to sleep. Of course, the family rooster, Pip, did not help matters, but such is life in the wild. Despite his exhaustion, a melody and words came to Ramsey quickly, written abstractly about coming to terms with his own sleeplessness, and he called the song “For the Morning.”

 

“I’d never been a morning person, but I became one because I had to,” he says. “Our daughter was up all the time, and our rooster starts crying at 4:30 in the morning. It’s just our world now, everything starts before the sun comes up. But that shift in my life created a song I was happy with, and the other songs came pretty quickly after that.”

 

While at home on the musician’s equivalent of paternity leave, Ramsey took to the woods whenever possible, finding inspiration in his familiars as well as in his footsteps. Carrying a notebook and humming guitar lines into a recorder, he worked the songs out viscerally in nature before returning to his studio to record home demos. And oftentimes, once there, his playing would transcendentally transport him back to where he’d been. “I do find the rhythm of walking helpful for working out song ideas, and the only thing anywhere close to the meditative aspect of hiking for me is playing acoustic guitar,” he says. “I can sit and play guitar for a couple hours, or go for a hike, and take myself to another world. Some of the images from these songs are visual cues that turn into parts of stories I’m trying to tell. When I’m singing them on tour, I have that visual in my head; it gets attached to the piece and never really separates.”

 

But for as much as he prefers to spend his time at home, his past decade was spent largely away from it. As guitarist for and co-writer with the rock group Band of Horses, Ramsey found himself on the road constantly, forced to make temporary shelters inside of hotel rooms and bus bunks. After ten years with the band it was time for a change, and Ramsey seized the opportunity to pour all of his creative energy into his solo work. It became natural, then, for some of his new material to explore that dynamic of being away and creating a respite wherever possible.

 

“Parts of this record were written on the road, back and forth and on airplanes and in hotels while traveling,” he says. “Some of it comes from the endless touring and that feeling you get after a while of not knowing where you are, and longing for your home and child.” The song “A Dream of Home” is a product of that perspective. On a day off during a Horses tour, Ramsey holed himself up in a hotel room outside of Nashville and began writing about that familiar tug of greener grass on the other side, wondering if following every musician’s dream of touring the world to play for huge audiences was actually all it was cracked up to be. “A lot of people see the touring life as glamorous, but there are plenty of times where it’s hard to keep up. It becomes difficult to miss your family that much, and you want to be around your newborn child rather than sitting in a room ten hours away while knowing you won’t be home for three more weeks.”

 

And so, following his exit from the band and free to follow his own music full-time, Ramsey took an album’s worth of demo songs to La La Land studios in Louisville, Kentucky, where he, studio engineer Kevin Ratterman, and Ramsey’s longtime friend Seth Kauffman, the crack session and touring musician (Jim James, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne) who fronts the North Carolina band Floating Action, set out to record. The trio fulfilled the majority of all sonic duties during this tracking phase, with Ramsey’s demos serving as blueprints as they pieced songs together during the first weeklong session. Ramsey, Ratterman, and Kauffman would return to the studio again for another shorter period to flesh out those recordings, and one final day in friend and former Band of Horses bandmate Bill Reynolds’s Nashville studio finished the job. The process was complemented by spots from several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden singing harmony on various songs, the pedal steel player Russ Paul contributing several solos, and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar. “I’ve learned through the years that calling the right person for the right part is so important,” Ramsey says. “While I love picking up an instrument I don’t know how to play, bringing in someone who really knows how to play it can make something far cooler happen. The guests filled these songs out perfectly.”

 

For the Morning comes together seamlessly as a cohesive work from a master songwriter and musician. “Breaking A Heart” joins the aforementioned “Dream of Home” as a standout, with sublime piano chords and beautiful guitar playing urged along by upbeat drum tracks, Ramsey’s pristine vocals left hanging in the air like mist. The lament of the former tune is one not uncommon in Ramsey’s work, and he notes that many of his favorite songs—his own or by others—are dotted with sadness. “I do gravitate toward sad music, and heartbreak is a part of the songs I write,” he says. “Writing a song is this huge emotional release and it can be very intense. There’s a lot of melancholy in what I do.”

 

“Firewood” is one such number, a somber song written in suites with a heaviness that gradually lifts as it moves through its parts. Written on guitar, it came out of what was an instrumental piece before Ramsey found its vocal pieces and story while in Ratterman’s studio. “It’s a heavy, dark song with a positive twist at the end,” Ramsey says. “It comes from that feeling of winter and things falling apart and trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” The song took on a different energy when the trio played it in the studio, and in turn branched out to become the instrumental song “Darkest Clouds,” which precedes “Firewood” on the album. “I always like to have a long instrumental piece and then a song to come in as its companion,” he says. “It can create a cool arc and is an interesting way to tie an album together.”

 

And yet, bright moments and Ramsey’s optimistic outlook abound. “White Coat” is a shining example of the way Ramsey uses visual imagery from his walks in the woods to write. The specific place he mentions in the song (“You went out across the river to lay down in the sunlight where it filters through the pines”) is an exact spot on his land where he sat while writing it. The song highlights Ramsey’s skill as a fingerpicker and creates space for his haunting voice to climb higher and higher. Elsewhere, “Evening Country” is an updated, country music version of the song “Evening Kitchen” he wrote for the Band of Horses album Infinite Arms and swings with gorgeous harmonies and pedal steel. “For the Morning” ends the album like a sweet, soothing lullaby, transporting the listener—and, as we know, the singer—to a peaceful place of beauty and sanctuary.

 

For Ramsey, the receiver of far more than that for which he has sought, that space is not some rented respite, nor some transient fabrication. It is home, and it is perfect.

 

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Educated Mess
Mar
20
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

Stand Up Comedy
Wednesday 3/6/19
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm


Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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Green Flag Band
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Green Flag Band

Green Flag Band is an Athens, Georgia-based folk-music ensemble that stays close to the heart of traditional Irish and other Celtic music.  Band members are Carl Rapp on fiddle,Dave Coons on banjo, vocals, and guitar, Ken Ross on accordion, and Julia McDermotton hammered dulcimer and vocals.  These musicians, sharing a love of Irish music and dance, have played Irish and other styles of folk music in the Athens area for years, joining forces in 2008 to become Green Flag Band.

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KONGAKAI
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

KONGAKAI

Kongokai is the new explosive project from Colin Mee a founding member of Deer Hunter and a veteran in the Atlanta music scene.On this endeavor he is joined by Brandon Floyd and Michael Person;blending elements of psychedelic jazz,and early 90`s noise rock this three piece is slowly carving their own progressive sound.The band is currently on the road supporting their new cassette release Where Time Starts Bleeding 


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