Little Country Giants
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
Little Country Giants
From the sleepy town of Oakman, Georgia, come the Little Country Giants, comprised of husband and wife songwriting duo, Cameron Federal and Russell Cook, along with Michael Bowman (guitar) and David Long (mandolin). After recently successfully funding a Kickstarter campaign for a new album, the band immediately got busy in the studio, and have completed the recordings of what they feel is their best work yet. The album will be their sixth, and is entitled, Dead Reckoning, and is expected to be self released in November 2015.
The Little Country Giants have been voted "Atlanta's Best Folk Act" by Creative Loafing Magazine, and were awarded with the "Emerging Artists of the Year" by the Rome Area Council for the Arts in Rome, Georgia.
Their music has been featured in a handful of award winning films, including the documentary about Georgia's organic farmers, GROW, which uses music by the Little Country Giants as the soundtrack. One half of the songwriting pair, Russell Cook, had the opportunity to work with T. Bone Burnett and perform in the Stephen King, John Mellancamp, T. Bone Burnett musical, the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.
"Delivering pure, simple, and timeless rustic songs touching on country, bluegrass, and even rural blues, husband-and-wife duo Cameron Federal and Russell Cook produce artful work on par with the finest of the expansive genre. Masters of the lexicon of rural music, Little Country Giants create music rich with the sounds of Georgia's roots and the musical seeds of America grown. "
-Adam Klein, Cowboy Angel Music
Adron is rapidly being recognized as one of the most uniquely gifted songwriters and vocalists of this generation. Named Best Songwriter of 2012 by the Atlanta-based arts and culture magazine Creative Loafing, she has managed to unite audiences from wildly far-flung backgrounds, age groups and subcultural scenes with her universally communicative and infectious music. In a style nearly impossible to describe using the terms of conventional genres, she playfully blends Brazilian samba, bossa nova and Tropicália with Classical harmony, the sincerity and thoughtfulness of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson, and the full-bodied rhythms of 1970’s pop and r&b.
“By combining elements of surreal, personal narratives and her quasi-Brazilian-style strum, Adron’s songs [are] at once baroque and hypnotic.” –Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA
Adron’s music is infused with an international texture and a remarkably vintage, yet completely original and personal sound. While able to craft polished and mature songs, she also possesses a bold and often bizarre sense of humor that she sneaks into her lyrics. Adron also adds a unique array of embellishments such as birdcalls and other vocalizations, and sings eloquently in three languages. Though the music is effortlessly pleasing, it is Adron’s rare ability to meld genre, geography and musical epochs that reveal the true breadth of her talent.
“Born as it is out of a true love for tradition, Adron’s inclusion of world music elements never feels trite or tacked on; her music is as warm and spirited as the cultures that have inspired it.” -Flagpole, Athens, GA
Adron recently came off her most impactful tour to date, opening for Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and performing at some of the southeast’s most respected concert halls. Adron has also collaborated with artists such as Prefuse 73, Helado Negro, The Shadowboxers, Francis & The Lights, and Little Tybee, and performed alongside other such historic talents as Os Mutantes and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. Her new album, “Water Music,” is due early 2018, to be accompanied by a rigorous tour schedule in the US and abroad.