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.

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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!

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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.

 

T.S. Woodward launches a Kickstarter

 

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Athens, GA based pianist known as T.S. Woodward debuted a new video earlier this month via Dominar Films – outlining a plan to finally release his long-awaited concept album.  The project originally began production in 2013 before eventually transforming into a double-album with the addition of a live recording titled “In The Black Box” captured during Woodward’s 2015 graduation from the University of Georgia for studies in Popular Music Composition, a major which T.S. created himself after initially being declined entry into the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Woodward commented that the album is a “surrealist’s guide to navigating the dark descent into and out of a dream. Everything is complete except the physical release!”

Rewards for donations include everything from a digital version of the LP – all the way up to – T.S. delivering an actual piano to your home, spot tuning included!

Catch T.S. Woodward and his ensemble at this year’s Athfest – Friday June 24th on the Hull St. Stage at 7:15pm!

You can find out more and help contribute to the cause by visiting the official Kickstarter page and sharing the video below :

 

GF Happenings / MAY

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4/29 – Koko Beware + more / GO Bar / Athens, GA
4/29 – Parkertown Pickers / SWAMP Bar / Hartwell, GA
5/6 – JKF Art Opening / Flicker Theatre / Athens, GA
5/7 – Midnight Stranglers / Derby Party / Decatur, GA
5/13 – The Darnell Boys + more / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/14 – Midnight Stranglers / Superica / Atlanta, GA
5/21 – Athens FACE/OFF / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/21 – Midnight Stranglers / The Optimist / Atlanta, GA
5/22  – Shoal Creek Stranglers / Depot / Lavonia, GA
5/28 – FNCF+ more / Uptown Lounge / Anderson, SC 
5/29 / Nicholas Mallis + more / Athens, GA

 

 

 

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

Oh my, July

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Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.

The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :

The Rodney Kings at Little Kings / Athens, Ga / 10:45pm / July 30th

Old Smokey at 40 Watt / Athens, GA / 9:00pm / July 30th

Shoal Creek Stranglers at NICK’s / Clemson, SC / 10:00pm / July 31st

All City Cannonballers at Little Kings / Athens, GA / 7:30pm / Aug 1st

The Cryptides at Hi Lo Lounge / Athens, Ga / 10:15pm / Aug 2nd

The Cryptides at Kavarna / Decatur, GA / 8:00pm / Aug 15th