If you missed Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grace & Tony on February 27, 2014 we’ve got some photos to share that you can live vicariously through. What a great night of folk music for us here in the Classic City!
Our night of music with Tinsley Ellis is one that will stick with us for a long time. If you missed out, check out some of our favorite snapshots of the night!
NRBQ and The Dixieland Five are stopping by to celebrate Fat Tuesday in the classic city!
The Dixieland Five are New Orleans natives with a unique instrumentation- trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tenor banjo, and piano! They’ll be kicking off the evening on our patio stage at 6:30pm.
The Dixieland Five performs “Margie”
At 8:30 legendary NRBQ takes the main stage! NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) formed in 1967. Their sound is a mix of rock, pop, jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley styles.
NRBQ performs “Riding in my Car”
Come dance the night away with us!
Fat Tuesday Food Special: Shrimp Boil
Shrimp in a crab boil with potato, corn, sweet onions and Andouille Sausage. Grilled Baguette. $15.00
We’ve got all the info and details you need right HERE!
Come out every Tuesday night for our Terrapin Tuesday Americana Series!
Be sure to bring your UGA ID for FREE ENTRY!
($5 without ID)
All Terrapin pints are only $2!!
3/11 – Appalachian Rhythm
3/18 – The Stray Birds
“Atlanta’s modern master of blues guitar…a tour-de-force of soulful style and searing licks.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Beck and Clapton.” – Rolling Stone
Are you intrigued yet?
Tinsley Ellis is an American blues and rock musician and, better yet, an Atlanta native! He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and discovered his love of music through listening to British Invasion bands. One of his defining musical moments was at a B.B. King concert when King handed him one of his broken guitar strings; Ellis instantly knew what we wanted to do with his life. After a few years growing up in Florida, Ellis moved back to Atlanta and joined his first band, Alley Cats, a gritty blues band that included Preston Hubbard.
Live at Variety Playhouse in 1994, Ellis performs “I Cant Quit You, Baby”
His breakthrough albums “Cool On It” and “Georgia Blue” launched him into the limelight and led to a fast-growing fan base. Since then he has released more than 10 albums, the most recent being “Midnight Blue” in 2014. His music is rock-based blues with powerful tones but bluesy melodies. The perfect example is this song ”Kiss of Death”:
He has shared the stage with Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Thackery, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy.
Tinsley Ellis’s “The Other Side”
“Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Ellis has played in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America.” With that being said, you won’t want to miss this seasoned musician live at The Melting Point!!
doors @ 6pm
Little G Weevil @8pm
Tinsley Ellis @ 9pm
$10 advance/$15 day of
For complete show info click here!
Thanks to John DeStefano for these awesome pictures!
Thanks to the tremendously talented John DeStefano for another round of great photos!
“I don’t think you can have a full appreciation of Joe Pug until you’ve been to his live show. This was my third show and each one was amazing. The venues have always been small and intimate which adds to the charm of the whole experience. He is one of the best kept secrets in music. Joe draws everyone in as if we were all long-time friends and never disappoints his audience. His charisma and talent is mesmerizing and overall the performance leaves you feeling so good and lucky to have participated, it actually warms your heart!” – Ticketmaster Fan Review
This is just one of the many testaments to the raw talent of Joe Pug. If you’re interested in acoustic folk music then give this rising singer-songwriter a listen. Here is one of his most popular songs, Hymn #76.
Born and raised in Maryland, Pug was pursuing a degree in playwriting before he decided to chase his passion for playing music. On the day before his last semester of classes in college he packed up and left The University of North Carolina to begin his journey as a singer-songwriter.
An incredibly risky move quickly began to pay off. Said Pug in an intimate interview, “I’ve always been a person to second-guess a lot of things. I’m not a person that takes moves like that lightly or has done a lot of them in my life. With that particular move, I was so sure of it at the time. I wouldn’t have done it if I wasn’t sure of it. It’s one of the few things that I have been sure about in my life”. (Read more from this interview here.)
[Check out this theatrical music video for Hymn 101]
From UNC, to Chicago, to Austin, Texas where Pug currently resides, he has slowly accumulated fans one by one from playing intimate shows all over the country. Pug was fortunate enough to tour along side Steve Earle. “I was, like, I think, 23 at the time. So, luckily, I was too young and stupid at the time to know how daunting it was. (Laughs) If I had to do that now, I probably couldn’t get through it. [...] I took so much away from it, stuff that I still use on a daily basis.”
[Listen to this live session "Nation of Heat"]
Come and experience one of Pug’s intimate and unforgettable concerts for yourself this Thursday at The Melting Point!
-$10 at the door
-Doors @ 5:30pm
-David Ramirez @ 7:30pm
-Joe Pug @ 8:30pm
For more information click here!
“[Robyn Hitchcock] is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan.” -Spotify
While many may not recognize this man’s name, Robyn Hitchcock has been incredibly influential during his musical career. His live concerts usually include story-telling in the form of imaginative and surreal ad-libbed monologues in his lyrical style. Among his solo work, here are some of the major accomplishments and events he has been involved in over the years.
1974- Formed band The Soft Boys
1984- Formed band The Egyptians with former members Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor of The Soft Boys
1988- The Egyptians’ single “Balloon Man” becomes radio and MTV hit
2002- Double Album “Robyn Sings” covers multitude of Bob Dylan songs
2006- Formed band The Venus 3, a group which consisted of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Young Fresh Fellows’ frontman Scott McCaughey, and Ministry and R.E.M.’s Bill Rieflin.
2008- Joined Cape Farewell, a UK-based arts organization that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to instigate a cultural response to climate change. Other voyagers on the trip included musicians Jarvis Cocker, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright.
Check out Robyn’s solo single “Glass Hotel”
You won’t want to miss this legend on THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH!
-$20 at the door
-doors @ 6p
-music @ 7:30p
For more show details click here!
Heres a few of our favorite Soul Rebels cover songs
and some comments to their corresponding videos:
Wow! What a rush. As a horn player (french horn and trumpet primarily) that grew up in the 80′s I absolutely love what you guys did with this tune. Mad props to all the horn players, especially the wicked sousaphone player holding down the bass line. :: by Tim Schroeder
I’m a NOLA girl…keep doing ya’ll thing! I love it! :: by InaLIKEChina L
A++++, this is incredible :: by Daniel Diaz and Alex D
Join us Saturday 2/1. Tickets available here!
Give a listen to a whole mixtape of covers by The Soul Rebels below: