GF Happenings / JUNE

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6/3 – Ethan Crump CD release at HCMH / Hartwell, GA
6/3 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at HCMH / Hartwell, GA
6/4 – The Drovers at the Purple Onion / Saluda, NC
6/4 – Flight Mode USA at Go Bar / Athens, GA
6/4 – Fat Coyote at The Optimist / Atlanta, GA
6/9 – Casper and The Cookies at The Foundry / Athens, GA
6/11 – Pine Tar Rage at Backstreets / Clemson, SC
6/12 – The De lux Interiors at The Globe / Athens, GA
6/24 – T.S. Woodward on Hull St stage / Athens, GA
6/24 – Old Smokey, Mother The Car at Flicker / Athens, GA

 

 

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GRATEFUL GREETINGS / 2016

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Welcome to the strange world of 2016 folks – Following is the latest scheduled GF Happenins for the month of January :

JAN 15th / 40 watt / Athens GA –  The fabolous 40 watt is proud to present : OLD SMOKEY, SCOTT SPILLANE and THE ALL CITY CANNONBALLERS at 9pm / $5 / 18+ / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / Capri on Main / Gaffney SC –  It’s them DARNELL BOYS again – and they’re up to the usual stringing with the SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS opening at 9pm / $10 / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / ODDITORIUM / Asheville NC – Join SHADOW SHOW, FRIDAY NIGHT CAT FIGHTS and JOSIE McQUEEN / EVENT PAGE

JAN 17th / CRIMSON MOON / Dahlonega GA – The SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS return to the forever cozy North-Georgia venue for a special Sunday-Show at 7pm / $9 advance /$12 at door / EVENT PAGE

JAN 22nd / SUPERICA / ATLANTA GA – The MIDNIGHT STRANGLERS are on the loose and will be performing at the local TEX-MEX restaurant at 9pm /  EVENT PAGE

 

 

Hallows’ Eve Show / 10-30 at FLICKER

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Your participation is strongly encouraged as we summon the sounds of hell – beginning this Friday night at the Flicker Theatre in Athens, GA.   The establishment is proud to welcome GF veterans Garett Hatch (and his one-man-band extraordinaire), The Shoal Creek Stranglers (performing a peculiar blend of various interest), Pine Tar Rage (Carolina Rock  ‘n Roll quartet of souls) with Old Smokey (haunting the musical hairs off of you).  10pm / $5   / RSVP to the official event page

Happenins for OCTOBER

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T.S. Woodward and friends (pictured above) earlier this month sinking in an attempt to capture what will eventually become the cover of his upcoming release, planned for 2016.  Photo courtesy of Woodward’s facespook – Many thanks to Dominar productions.

Below are the GF happenins for OCTOBER

Oct 1st / Caledonia Lounge – Launch into the month as Atlanta’s own Gringo Star revisits the classic city with our pals Slow Parade and Tedo Stone – Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 9:30pm – Athens, GA 

Oct 2nd, 3rd and 4th / BRWA Music Fest  – Elf Power, Athens Cowboy Choir, Shoal Creek Stranglers, Scott Spillane, Sea of Dogs, Shade and so many more! Tent Camping and other activities.  Visit official Event Page for details   – this happening is at Camp Kiwanis in  Danielsville, GA

Oct 10th / Lavonia Gazebo – Celebrated poet and local resident John W. Williams will host an autograph session for his latest book “A Cup of Warm Words” as Zeke Sayer provides musical entertainment from 10am-11am at the Gazebo in downtown Lavonia, GA 

Oct 16th and 17th / Mountain Hitchin – The Shoal Creek Stranglers are off to the South-East end of Appalachia this weekend to croon a lovely couple into holy matrimony for all eternity. Our highest congratulations to Ashlie and Andrew! – Asheville, NC 

Oct 22nd / Salem Community Center – Sponsored by the Salem Branch/Oconee County Library presents The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show performing at 7pm in Salem, SC 

Oct 23rd / The Optimist – It’s the infamous return of the Midnight Stranglers performing various renditions of rock and roll treasures from 7-10pm while you sample some of the towns finest seafood cuisine. We wholeheartedly recommend the lobster roll – Atlanta, GA

Oct 30th / Flicker Theatre – Join us for a fabulous evening of music from Old Smokey, Pine Tar Rage (from the upstate of South Carolina), The Shoal Creek Stranglers special electrified set and a solo performance by Garett Hatch.  For more details visit the official event page – Show starts at 10pm / $5 – Athens, GA 

Oct 31st / Flicker Theatre – Prepare for a night of ghoulish delight summoned forth by our ole friends LOS MEESFITS along with ANTLERED AUNT LORD and JOWE HEAD (of Swell Maps – all the way from England!) Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 10pm – Athens, GA

Upcoming Shows

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Noble happenings from the GF family this month :

NOV 6  All City Cannonballers / 10 pm – GREEN ROOM / Athens, GA

NOV 15   Shoal Creek Stranglers / 7pm – WONDERROOT / Atlanta, GA 

NOV 21   Shoal Creek Stranglers / 10:30pm – CALEDONIA / Athens, GA

NOV 21  The Cryptides / 11:30pm – CALEDONIA / Athens, GA

NOV 22   Old Smokey / 12:30am – CALEDONIA / Athens, GA

NOV 29  Shoal Creek Stranglers / 7:30pm – BLUEGRASS EXP / Hartwell, GA

NOV 30  The Drovers  / 11am –  Providence UMC / Lavonia, GA

 

 

 

 

OLD SMOKEY premieres new music video

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After unleashing their debut LP last Tuesday via CLOUD Recordings, OLD SMOKEY reveals a real “live” music video in tribute to their jingle, “All The Way Slow”.  The performance was captured at Gypsy Farm by editor WJAY on the first day of Fall 2013. Thanks to the folks over at Earbuddy.net and thee spiritual assistance of Sir Stephen.

 

OLD SMOKEY / “DEAD MAN’S POSE”

This message arrived yesterday via the OSO :

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AMERICA!! LOOK AWAY from yon Stupor Bowl. This promotion commotion, courtesy of Benjamin McCormick, Esq., appeared at our offices earlier today. The video is for “Dead Man’s Pose,” the lead single off Old Smokey’s debut album, “Wester Easter,” which is due out any day now (April 29, 2014 to speak specifically) as a joint release on Cloud Recordings and Gypsy Farm Records. Mr. McCormick, who has no time for such trivialities as The Facebooks, also lent his talents to the album’s artwork, for which (and for this) we at the offices of Old Smokey are eternally grateful.

WATCH VIDEO BELOW :

OLD SMOKEY PREMIERES “LEGGY” VIDEO

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Local weavers of the string dream known as “Old Smokey” have finished their debut record,  titled “Wester Easter” and may we say, it’s an ear tickling treasure for sure.  While we have not confirmed when it is to be released,  our morning feeds are still spurting streams of magic via Robert Lomax’s direct vimeo line that reevealed a new video of the band’s latest single, “Leggy”.  Shot on the spot at GFR, the clip captures cameo appearances by  GF patrolmen Sgt Boogie and Funkin Duncan.   Watch and Share via the player below :

Catch Old Smokey SEPTEMBER 1st
FOR FREE at TEDS MOST BEST in Athens, GA
7pm So SHARP!

RSVP to the OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

Jim Old Smokey

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Until thee full leigth is released, cut yer teeth and jet on over to the GF STORE to grab a copy of their  7″ / CD, released earlier this year on Gypsy Farm Records.

 

 

OLD SMOKEY 7″ / OWT NOW

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Creeping into the year [2013], conjured up from the thick Georgia fog, we are pleased to bring you the OLD SMOKEY 7″ [GF005]

“Soothing”, “Strange” and “Stringy” could be the first impression of veteran gypsy ears,  geared and callused from our previous “Rock, Raw and Pop” releases, this [OS 7″] marks the dizzy dawn of what we like to call our “country Strange” sector, by-way of the Gory Gospel truth being, that this fine piece of wax was summoned up, smoked out -if you will, in the summer months of 2012 by Athens native, Jim Willingham (Ham1, Infinity Cat Recordings).

Nestled comfortably behind a banjo, matched with his lyrical approach (for lack of more fitting slang) – melodies are plucked straight out of the mind’s darkest neighborhoods. Fellow stringers Jacob Morris, John Fernandes, Jason Trahan and Robert Lomax join in together, forming a mysterious musical cloud composing of strings, woodwinds and a 70+ year aged bass drum head.

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Old Smokey’s debut 7″ release bares three-KUTS with Side A’s opener “Lazy Eye”, which sounds as if it were originally featured on “The Wickerman” Soundtrack (1973), but some how, rather found itself reincarnated -falling through the laws of time. . . and landing on your turntable, here in this strange modern world.

Allow your senses to fall into the cradle that is “The Natural”, the instrumental stand out of the release, hypnotizing at moments signaled ahead by bells, haunted by whistles.

The B side is totally consumed in the whopping 5+ min trance titled “Weeping Willow” – perhaps the most somber of the the three selections,  featuring rhythmic “trap-doors of change” that complete the knot in this tangled memory of bliss.

Special editions of the 7″ will include an inner CD Sleeve (with art designed by Fernandes’ son) that includes Exxxtra tracks for your own exxxtended adventure into the mystical haze that is Old Smokey.

WJAY / Jan 18th 2013

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BUY THE 7″ from GF store 

ORRR why not go get one from the band in person?! That’s right chyld,  they’re playing the 7″ RELEASE PARTY tonight at Athens’ newest venue, The World Famous, more info below :

RSVP to the official event here