Athens Americana 2011 Starts Tomorrow!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when guitar pickers and fiddlers and the like come out of the dusty woodwork and settle like oh so many dewdrops on Athens. I have a great fondness for our particular brand of Americana, seeing as how it provided me with my first writing assignments ever.

But you’d be hard pressed to find more talented songwriters in town, regardless of genre. Here there be storytellers and liquor bottles. Starting tomorrow and running through May 1st, Athens Americana hits the most comfortable venues in town. There’s lineups for Hendershots, Little Kings, and Flicker, all of which are perfect for sitting back in a comfy chair and letting the performer draw you into folk legends of heartache and happiness.

Here’s the lineup, full of pretty well known Athenian acts. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 27th Opening night at Little Kings
Do it for Johnny film screening, 8pm
Thursday, April 28th
Flicker Theatre & Bar:
Ruby Kendrick- 7pm/ Hardy Morris- 8pm/ David Barbe- 9pm
Little Kings (Music begins at 10pm):
Betsy Franck & The Bareknuckle Band- 10pm/ Vespolina- 11pm/ Big C & The Ringers- 12am/ Kaitlin Jones &The County Fair- 1am

Friday, April 29th (Little Kings)
Burning Angels- 8:30pm/ Redneck GReece- 9:20pm/ Justin Evans’ Chinatown Diary- 10:10pm/ The Lanes- 11pm/ Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band- 12am/ Bearfoot Hookers- 1am
Saturday, April 30th (Little Kings)
Acoustic Happy Hour w/ artisan market: Patrick Carey & Jeremy Wheatley- 4pm/ Bareknuckle Betties- 5pm/ High Strung String Band- 6pm
Night show:
Yo Soybean- 7:30pm/ Dare Dukes- 8:15pm/ Corduroy Road- 9pm/ Adam Klein & friends- 9:45pm/ The Buzzards- 10:30pm/ Dave Marr- 11:15pm/ Dodd Ferrelle- 12am/ Don Chambers & GOAT- 12:45am
Sunday, May 1st Closing Party at Hendershot’s
Welfare Liners- 3pm/ Borderhop Trio- 4pm/ Curley Maple- 5pm/ Little Country Giants- 6pm/ Hope For Agoldensummer- 7pm
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