Pine Tar Rage debuts new single

Fellow rock and rollers of Carolina known as “Pine Tar Rage” have announced plans to release their new single on the Gypsy Farm record label.  The song, entitled I’m Gonna Have a Good Time punches right out of the gate with fierce determination; hell bent in fact, on making the most of one evening.  Writer, singer, and guitarist Ed Campbell declares, “This is about someone who’s been working two months straight without a day off.  They’ve saved up their money, stock piled their drugs only to get the flu that day…. but they’re gonna have a real good time, whether they like it or not.”

Ed, who is also known throughout the region for his bluegrass group “The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show” (formed over 30 years ago) says he’s “a rocker at heart” and that PTR serves as “an outlet for the rowdier compositions requiring more electricity” – although some songs inevitably cross over between the two bands such as last Summer’s “I Got a Headlight Out”.

Campbell is joined by lead guitarist Brant Duncan of Clemson area folk duo “The Elegance, bassist Jeff Barrett of Central’s “Wheeler, and drummer Zeke Sayer of Georgia-based band “The Humms.


I’m Gonna Have a Good Time” will be available for download and streaming via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and all other online outlets March 13th!

Preview in advance and share the official music video!


Matthew Garrison debuts first EP

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Using the alias “Marble Soup” local Georgia native Matthew Garrison released his self-titled debut EP last month as download, stream and limited edition compact disc.  The EP marks the first new physical release on the Gypsy Farm label since 2014 and is the result of several recording sessions spaced between Lula and Lavonia, Georgia dating back to 2015.

Engineered by Jake Stargel, the takes were then mixed at Gypsy Farm Studio before final mastering at Chase Park Transduction.  After touring the U.S. twice in 2017 with Elf Power, Garrison enlisted the help of Larry Choskey (of Nate and the Nightmares) for art direction and cover design, then set the EP release date for Jan 2018 and it has met with positive reviews since it’s release :

“Clocking in with a mere four songs, this little record does a fine job of exhibiting Garrison’s songwriting, which harkens back to NRBQ, a little Randy Newman and perhaps a slight amount of Gram Parsons to boot” – Gordon Lamb – “Threats and Promises” – Flagpole Magazine

“With it’s ominous beat, Marble Soup’s ‘Janet Lorraine’ solicits the listener immediately to a soundscape where time stands before inevitably running out” – WJAY – GF Press Editor

Purchase/stream the Marble Soup EP via Bandcamp or any online distributor.


R.I.P Curtis Vorda


Today we are saddened by the news of American Mannequins / Dark Meat member Curtis Vorda passing onward due to a brain aneurysm last week in Athens, GA.   Rest in peace, Curtis.  The choir invisible gains another member.



GF Happenings



9/17 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at Art In The Park – Maysville GA – 4pm

9/23 – The Beltoneans at Soundbox Tavern – Simpsonville, SC   – 9:30pm

9/29 – French Exit, JKF, Ryan Moore at Flicker Bar – Athens, GA – 10pm

9/30 – Blackfoot Gypsies with special guests at Flicker – Athens, Ga – 10pm




T.S. Woodward / DC release 8-19


T.S. Woodward is all set to unleash his “How To Breathe Underwater / In The Black Box” collection on double cassette and digital format this August 19th in Athens, GA at the Fabulous Flicker Theatre and Bar with the ever so awesome Viking Progress.

Show will commence at 10pm / Cover : $5



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We are extremely happy to announce that the kickstarter campaign launched to aid in the funding of the long awaited album by  T.S. Woodward  – surpassed the initial goal of $1500!  A tremendous “thank you” to everyone who donated to the project.  Sources from the Woodward camp predict a release date before fall 2016.

7/6 – Marble Soup, JR Fisher and Tyler Travis / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/7 – The Cryptides, De Lux Interiors /  GA Theatre Roof / Athens, GA
7/7 – Kwazymoto, Broken Windows / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/8 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at Lake Burton Bar / Clayton, GA
7/8 – Friday Night Cat Fights at Yesterdaze Records / Seneca, SC
7/8 – the VG Minus, The Grawks / Go Bar / Athens, GA
7/14 – HAINT / The Eyedrum / Atlanta, GA
7/16 – Fat Coyote / The Optimist / Atlanta, Ga
7/16 – Darnell Boys, Old Smokey / HI-LO Lounge / Athens, GA
7/16 – Tuba Skinny / Orange Twin C.C. / Athens, GA
7/217/24 – SLOPFEST / Athens, GA