The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
The Lacs tug the listener through mud and water to the inevitable intersection between hip hop and country. Given how politically divided our country can sometimes feel, it is refreshing to hear an act bring the best of seemingly opposite realms together under one sonic roof. Hear them reference Outkast, while riding confidently over southern guitar twang. Embedded in the Cold Ford camp is the perfect fit for them, and gives them the creative space to create their signature sound without interference.
Hey, y'all I'm, Ty Manning. I like to write songs & sing'em for people. I've been doing that for a looooong time & I LOVE IT! I was born in Waycross, Ga., I live & teach High School Art in Madison, Ga., but I still call Athens, Ga. home. For the last 8 years I've been one of the frontmen of a band called THE BEARFOOT HOOKERS. We've had a pretty good run; 1,000+ shows, 3 full length/original albums, have had songs on 3 Athfest CDs, have won 2 Flagpole Music Awards, & have even been on CNN pickin' & a grinnin' at a Crop Mob! (look it up. It's a country-hippie thang!) Our sound is kinda like… If Ace Frehley from KISS sat in with the Rolling Stones and did a Hank Jr. tune. OOH YEAH!!!! We actually call what we do "Beer Drinkin' Gospel". Our claim to fame is breaking beer sale records in most of the bars we play. I think the line from my song "I'd Rather 2 Step than 12 Step" sums up what we do best:
"For over 1/2 my life I've been drinkin' more than most
I'm the 1st to belly up, the 1st to raise a toast
cuz I'm a drinkin' song and dance man, i roam from town to town
fill the bars up with people, then shut them suckers down!"
I've been called an idiot, a drunk, dreamer, a life coach, the Capt'n of the party, & hell... even a ninja, but no matter what anybody say, What i do usually causes a good time!
To sum it all up, I'm a Storyteller Weirdo so slip on your drainkin' boots and come listen! General Admission$10.00 in advance
$13.00 day of show