215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Quinn DeVeaux spent his early childhood living with his grandmother, a former jazz singer, twenty-five miles outside of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. The birthplace of the Jackson 5 had long since slipped into post-industrial economic decline and the ambitious DeVeaux, while still a teenager, headed west with just a guitar and a golden voice. Eventually he found his way to San Francisco, CA where he was a founding member of the Blue Roots, a short-lived but near mythic group that operated out of the Mission District at the turn of the millennium. Alongside DeVeaux, the group included Lech Wierzynski and Nansamba Ssensalo, the pair who would go on to form the California Honeydrops, and bassist Nate Brenner of the Tune-Yards. Quinn would release a string of well regarded albums in the ensuing years, garnering accolades from the Bay Area music press and gathering fans on the dance floors at his high energy and “joyous” live shows. Rock critic Ian S. Port praised DeVeaux for “distill[ing] decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that feels as authentic as it does refreshing.”
The Redstone Ramblers are a Country Delta Blues Jam band out of Jefferson GA. Mixing originals, Delta and Country Blues , Bluegrass and Gospel, the Ramblers are multifaceted band with many different musical voices. It all mixes into a fine Southern Stew of regional sounds.
Born from the remains of the Athens Jam Band Samurai Trout, Mark Wilmot (singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar) and Mike Flynn (the Splinter bass) have been playing together for over 10 years.
The other Ramblers are:
Lead & Slide Guitar /Vox
Ken is a well known Athens Guitar Slinger. He has played with many local bands including the Big Smooth and Lexington Jam. Ken's sweet slide guitar and high lonesome harmonies give the Ramblers that familiar southern sound.
From Clemson SC. Formally from Nu.Tone, Ursa Major, Seeing Double, and currently The Grateful Brothers. Zach's Zambi Jazz leads open the songs up to a higher level.
Elden is a veteran of the Athens music scene. He gives the Ramblers our rock solid back beat.
The newest Rambler, Kathie is the final spoke of the wheel. From boogie woogie piano to sweet gospel organ, as well as rock and roll Flute leads and soulful harmonies. She is the whole package.
The Ramblers first release, Graveyard Gospel came out in May 2015 to critical acclaim.