The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Folk | Americana,
- 18+ Show -
We feel very honored to be asked to be involved in Little Tybee’s CD Release tour. In tow will be the supremely talented band Colorfeels, as well as Adron – who has been building quite a bit of local buzz in our fair city. Together, they offer the listener complex yet engaging melodies that willfully break the tired mold of verse & chorus song structure. Explore dense songs, performed by musicians that are masters of their craft. All this for an obscenely low advance price of $5. Wednesday, March 6th gives this show the perfect slot right before Spring Break.Come to our venue and celebrate early with a night full of music.
Whether it’s via the banjo, steel, wind and string flourishes of “Keeping Me Alive” or the worldbeat-leaning, Graceland-esque turns of “Unplanned Holiday,” Colorfeels are chameleonic in their ability to divine a strong melody via whatever means necessary. more >>> One might think from their humble beginnings in the backwaters and basements of coastal Georgia to their headlining shows at some of Atlanta’s most well known independent venues that the members of Little Tybee were the harbingers of some secret formula for artistic success. In reality, they are simply a group of friends who couldn’t stop making music together if they tried.
The core of each of their songs begins in the relentless and creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott. The songs mature through the dedicated musicianship of 8-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and percussionist Pat Brooks. Since the release of their first LP last year, they have discovered that change is not only inevitable, but indeed good.
Though Little Tybee has had its fair share of challenges along the way, the group has discovered that the path to musical success lies in patience and perseverance. Little Tybee isn’t afraid to experiment freely, even dangerously at times, to follow a musical idea to its ultimate end. This mentality has led the group to explore music that transcends genre and packs a much bigger punch than their modest title implies.
While DIY in nature, Little Tybee collaborated with over 14 Atlanta instrumentalists to produce their latest album, Humorous to Bees. With this release, Little Tybee has proven that they are just as adept at writing lilting pop ballads and sprawling orchestral melodies as they are with Motown and Tropicalia. At last, Little Tybee has found their unique voice, and they are blasting their sound with little care for the neighbors. more >>> Adron, nom de guerre of young Adrienne McCann, is rapidly being recognized as one of the most uniquely gifted songwriters and vocalists of this generation. In 2011, her newest album Organismo was voted by Atlanta’s Creative Loafing magazine as #1 Album of the Year. Adron’s music seamlessly blends Classical harmony with the playfulness of ‘60s Brazilian Tropicàlia, the earnestness and sentiment of songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson, and the cerebral sincerity of the hymn song. “By combining elements of surreal, personal narratives and her quasi-Brazilian-style strum, Adron’s songs were at once baroque and hypnotic.” –Creative Loafing
Adron’s music is infused with an international texture and a remarkably vintage, yet highly original and polished modern sound. While crafting songs with acumen and maturity, she also possesses an understanding of harmony both keen and innocent. She adds to her songs a unique array of embellishments such as birdcalls and other vocalizations, and sings eloquently in three languages. Her youthful exuberance and adroit musicianship together form a style both distinctive and pleasing, but it is her rare ability to meld genre, geography, and musical epochs that reveal the true breadth of Adron’s talent. “If you don’t like her music, you probably don’t like sunny days either, or rainbows, or the first sight of the sea on a trip to the beach, or the sounds of birds after the rain.” –Shakai
In addition to an extensive performance schedule, she is an avid artist and displays the same extraordinary deftness and creativity in her visual art that she does in her music. She is adamant that all her album artwork and merchandise designs be her own, including the delicately beaded statuette and mask used for Organismo. Outside her own creative endeavors, Adron has collaborated with artists such as Prefuse 73, Helado Negro, The Selmanaires, Francis & The Lights, and Little Tybee. Her plans for the next year include a tour of the United States and abroad, and the development of material for her next two albums: one a concept album about death and mazes called Thanatrópica, the other a follow-up to Organismo tentatively entitled Mãos. more >>> General Admission $5/$8 day of show