Athens Americana Kickoff Party @ Treppenhaus - April 24, 2014
8:00pm - TBA
9:00pm - Sans Abri (Athens, GA - featuring members of Packway Handle Band)
The literal translation of "Sans Abri" is "without shelter." The French use it as a term for "homeless." In late 2011, Josh Erwin and Michael Paynter found themselves with a handful of new songs that didn't have a home in The Packway Handle Band, the acclaimed bluegrass-based group from Athens, GA, that they co-founded. Using a cajon to loop live drum beats and alternately adding acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin, the band creates a sound that steps away from their bluegrass roots and finds itself wading firmly in Americana waters.
10:00pm - Family and Friends (Athens, GA)
As these things so often do, Family And Friends began as a lowly seedling of inspiration. "Good music, good people." A stalk gave yield to branches. One became six, a collective of musicians by trade, lovers by spirit. Inspired by a life worth living, the Fam and Pals remained rooted with three ambitions in heart, mind, and soul: the people, the music, the memories. The reflection represented by blend of earnest folk rock and a communal spirit pouring a collective heart into something bigger than itself. An intangible force of an unfaltering love worth giving away. A Family And Friend tree ever-growing, ever-lasting.
114 College Ave.
ATHENS, GA 30601