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. 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. FREE!
Also known as Louque, is a musical auteur living on the road in a Westfalia. He collects stories and cultures and distills them into song. Small batch. An American songwriter who's often called Zelig's musical son. He describes his sound as somewhere between Mod & Rocker. During his childhood years growing up in Grande Pointe, Louisiana, he heard an old speech on the radio by Huey P. Long and believed himself to be a king. Just when the crown was getting too heavy and "The Kingfish's" words were fading, tragedy struck his family. He was forever changed and vowed to never take off the crown no matter what.
ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.
$20 ADV $25 DOOR
Burroughs brings his passion to all musical styles and melodies. By weaving them into a distinct percussive tapestry, he is in a constant state of evolving. Chris takes a metaphysical approach to percussion, always in the present moment, intuitively seeking a higher level. A non-conformist, he creates his own path.
She has been called "electrifying". She has trained with top vocal coaches in Atlanta, Nashville and Los Angeles singing everything from pop, rock, Broadway, jazz and commercial jingles. Get ready for a Grassland experience like no other. Get ready for Tonya Scott!
A Dallas native now living near the same Nashville airport immortalized in the opening sequence of Robert Altman’s country music odyssey, Andrew Combs is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and heir to that 1975 film’s idea of the Nashville troubadour as a kind of musical monk. Here in the twenty-first century whorl of digital narcissism, where identity can feel like a 24/7 social media soft-shoe performance, Combs makes music that does battle with the unsubtle. Like the pioneering color photographer William Eggleston, he sees the everyday and the commonplace as the surest paths to transcendence, and he understands intuitively that what is most obvious is often studded with the sacred. As a songwriter, Combs relies on meditative restraint rather than showy insistence to paint his canvases, a technique commensurate with his idea of nature as an overflowing spiritual wellspring. NPR music critic Ann Powers noted as much in a 2015 review: “His song-pictures are gorgeous, but he recognizes their impermanence as he sings.” This deeply felt sense of ecology, of the transient beauty within nature’s chaotic churn, lies at the heart of Combs’s approach to his art.
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship.
Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.
Blazing her own trail in the mid 70's when there were few role models for young women in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band which evolved in the 80’s and 90’s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has since consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.
$15 ADV $20 DOOR
This unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has, over the past few years, emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. In that time, the band has grown from a somewhat informal instrumental combo which routinely drew enthusiastic and loyal followers at raucous restaurant and bar gigs to a respected and admired touring act that’s as comfortable in an attentive listening room or large concert hall as they are in a crowded nightclub
Classical revolution has been a growing phenomenon throughout the US and abroad. The idea is to make the music more accessible to a wider ranged audience in a more relaxed setting, hence being hosted by a restaurant. Classical music to be enjoyed as you eat, drink, and socialize!
The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20+-year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, and CNN, and he has shared the stage with an innumerable list of eclectic artists from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, Béla Fleck to James Brown, Lyle Lovett to Morphine, and Rod Stewart to Ben Harper.
$15 ADV $20 DOOR
He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music
$15 ADV $20 DOOR
Join Ansley Stewart and Ferrill Gibbs in his new band, All the Kimonos.
BRIAN SMITH of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, Revien and the Odd Trio brings his eclectic guitar playing style into the world. Blending seven string classical guitar with electronics, Brian combines elements of the past and present to create something uniquely his own. http://briansmithguitar.com
Well we were going to have the great Kayla Berrie and her band but the impending hurricane is preventing them from making it up. We will send them all the positive thoughts. The show must go on however so we will have
7:00 pm: Sydney Rhame (featured on America's "The Voice")
7:30pm: Louis Romano Quartet, ft. Brian Smith
The amazing bubble waffles filled with frozen, sugary, goodness is coming to Hendershot's! From 12:30pm-4:30pm the good people of Nedza Waffles will be set up inside Hendershot's in front of the roll up door. Come get some of this delicious, unique, soul satisfying treat. Not to be missed!
Lingua Franca is the solo hip hop project of linguist Mariah Parker, whose scientific fixation with hip hop language is obvious in the intricate rhymes she drizzles over boom bap beats.
Sprawling Atlanta outfit the Ruination knows no musical boundaries, flirting heavily and in equal measure with flighty dub reggae, psych-spiced freak-outs, free jazz firepower, freewheeling jam rock, and druggy downtempo rhythms. It's a hot, glorious mess of a sound that astonishingly manages to hold its shifting shape, even when laden with the headiest of grooves. Imagine the lo-fi bedroom dub of recent underground acts like Sun Araw, only amped up to 11. This is some no-nonsense shit. - Gabe Vodicka, Creative Loafing
Michael Potter has been recording noise, drone, and experimental music since the mid '90s. Taking up the name The Electric Nature sometime in the late aughts, he's used the moniker for several groups of live performers, as well as a plethora of home and studio recordings. Currently focusing on solo acoustic performance, Potter is well-handed in a blend of ambient folk, American Primitive, and extended technique guitar styles. A languid and pastoral, yet still visceral and immediate design, indebted as much to older players like John Fahey and Robbie Basho as to more modern pickers like Glenn Jones, Jim O'Rourke, and Jack Rose.
Hot local jazz trio led by premiere Athens via NOLA drummer Louis Romanos. FREE!
"A drummer that knows how to give everyone else some, Romanos has great mastery of the kind of club sound that never hit the charts but kept the clubs packed and spawned an almost religious fervor among the true believers." - MidWest Record
$8 admission/$5 with student ID
10pm - Broken String Band
The Athens-based "Broken String Band" excites your senses with thrashing banjos, iconic harmonies, stompy percussion, sentimental lyricism, and a live energy that provides appropriate extremes of ups and downs for a show that is as electrifying as it is moving. Featuring Sean Patrick Stephansen (banjo), Taylor Thompson (guitar), John Phillips / Doctor Pogo (drums), and Laura Camacho / Laura Camacho (bass).
9pm - Lassine Kouyate
Lassine Kouyate is the West African Mande roots-meets-American folk rock project of Athens' own Americana and folk singer/songwriter Adam Klein. Featuring Steve Abercrombie (bass), Jamie Derevere (drums), Tony Oscar (percussion), Brian Smith (guitar), and Jim Wilson (shakers, djembe).
8pm - String Theory
String Theory (Athens, GA) plays old time, bluegrass and Americana music and is made up of some of Athens finest acoustic musicians. The music is high energy and refuses to let the audience sit back and simply listen: they have to move, dance or even just tap their feet. The lineup includes Tommy Jordan (banjo, guitar, vocals), Dick Daniels (bass, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Antoon Speters (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Susan Staley (guitar, vocals), and Dale Wechsler (fiddle).
Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler whose music touches on Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock, and West African Mande music out of Athens, Georgia. With six albums under his belt, Klein performs either solo, duo, or with a rotating cast of players in his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires. The group’s first album together, Sky Blue DeVille, was released in April 2013. In fall 2015 Klein released his latest collection, Archer’s Arrow.
LeeAnn Peppers is a songwriter from Athens, GA!
Adam Payne has been writing and performing with friends since he was in high school. Adam began his musical journey as an folk writer and singer in Marietta, Georgia. He moved to Athens in the nineties to continue education and discovered the joys of distortion and reverb. That's where he lived when he was abducted by aliens that rebuilt the folksinger with weapons such as face-melting rock and harmonizing awesomeness. He only uses his powers for good, but don't cross him; he'll beat your ass with explosions and stuff. There is a bunch of bad stuff that almost happened to the world but didn't; because Adam stopped it from happening by defeating the evil forces with melodic destruction. He continues on today fighting evil and being awesome!
Come see some fresh talent in the Athens music scene. 3 artists playing original music with some covers peppered in there of course. Most of the participants are Open Mic regulars with more material they want to showcase. This weeks installment features Drew Albenesius, Katie Collins, and Andy Rogers FREE!
Please join us for a night of collaboration, music and stories on August 12th at Hendershot's Coffee in Athens, Ga., as Adelaide Tai and Christopher Alan Yates of The Sweet Tea Project come together to create fresh sounds, bringing both of their unique writing styles to the stage. Expect harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and top-notch songwriting.
Christopher Alan Yates
Born and raised in the south metro-Atlanta area, Christopher Alan Yates’ musical roots began at the feet of his father, Doyle “Red” Yates, a country guitarist and bluegrass bassist. Playing neighborhood parties, fish fries, and barbeques with his dad, Yates’ talent grew quickly. His easy, catchy rhythms borrow from and blend the eclectic genres he loves. Songs on albums Familiar Fire, Mint Condition and Red vary from country to pop to pure rock thus appealing to a wide audience.
A regular on the Atlanta music scene, Yates’ devoted fans have followed as he has morphed into a collaborative soloist who writes and performs both alone and with friends and writer’s groups.
In addition to being on stage, Yates is also an accomplished studio engineer. A desire to understand all elements of music production and a need to control the quality of his work led him to an impressive resume behind the boards. He feels blessed to have learned from each artist he has worked with.
With his latest collaboration, Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, the horizon has a new dawn. Yates cofounded The Sweet Tea Project in 2011with Ed Roland, best known as the frontman of the rock band Collective Soul. This group made its debut via a cover of "Shelter from the Storm" on the 2012 Bob Dylan tribute, Chimes of Freedom which debuted in the U.S at number 11 on the Billboard 200. The Sweet Tea Project released their debut album, Devils 'N Darlins, in September of 2013. Their latest work, “Alder Lane Farm” is scheduled for release later this year. When not writing or performing with The Sweet Tea Project, you can find Yates performing at local spots around the Atlanta area.
From his childhood music has been the defining element in the life of Christopher Alan Yates, and he constantly strives to reinvent himself and his music.
Adelaide Tai is a Taiwanese-American songwriter and visual artist born in Ohio and raised in Georgia. She studied International Affairs at the University of Georgia and began writing and performing as soon as she graduaed in 2012. Music has led her to perform at venues such as Eddie's Attic, Terminal West, and Smith's Adelaide is currently recording her debut EP. Her paintings are currently sold at Paris on Ponce in Atlanta and her workAdelaide Tai is an artist and songwriter born in Ohio and raised in Georgia. She studied in the UK and in Italy, eventually completing her degree in International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
After several years of traveling abroad Adelaide returned home to the States and settled into the vibrant artistic community of Atlanta. Her passion for the arts encompasses an array of disciplines. As a painter and songwriter, she keeps busy year-round.
Her musical projects have brought her to perform at venues such as Terminal West, Eddies Attic, the Vinyl, Smith’s Old Bar, and Steve’s Live Music. As a visual artist she has exhibited in solo shows as well as group exhibitions throughout Atlanta and beyond. Her work has been featured by Lululemon, J.Crew and Blue Mark Studios and is currently on display at Paris on Ponce.
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Hot club alert!! Thursday we are playing Hendershots Coffee!
Hope to see you all there- bring your instrument if you wanna sit in!
Hot Club de Athens is a multinational collaborative jazz project of four Athens City based musicians, violinist K Ishibashi, Keiko Ishibashi, guitarist Antoon Speters and bassist Elijah Smith.
Their love for Gypsy jazz brought them together to form the group and
has been playing in the classic city. Because of the members versatile musical background, their music is inspired from jazz standards to American folk compositions.
Alace Fraley and Graham von Oehsen are hosting the first in a series of special cocktail nights at Hendershot's. Every Tuesday evening they'll be making drinks from a limited menu of one-off cocktail recipies that will rotate every week.
This Week's Menu:
Because school is nearly back in session, this week's menu is based around the theme "Back to Old School". They'll be making variations of 4 classic cocktails.
Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Raw Sugar Simple Syrup, Orange Peel, Rocks
Campari, Prosecco, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Peel
Gin, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Soda, Rocks
Vodka, Orange, Grenadine, Rocks