Drive-By Truckers, Don Chambers
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, founded 1996.
Don Chambers is an Athens, Georgia based singer, songwriter, and visual artist best known as the frontman for Don Chambers and GOAT. Chambers music is “Southern Gothic story-songs ... hobble down lonely dirt roads, kicking up dust past ghost-town trailer parks, rusty littered yards and long-abandoned backwoods graveyards. Chambers serves up dark tales of hardship in the Deep South, with a moonshine voice and aching melodies.” (Robin Hilton, NPR)
In 2018 Chambers released his 10th full length recording, Love of Oblivion. This collaborative full band release departs from the cinematic noise of 2014’s Disquietude. The album ranges from the heavy to the melodic, from romantic ballads to grueling gospel. Stream of consciousness lyrics roll up against Stones riffs fractured with stark lyrical piano. Chambers says “this record takes you through love, heartbreak, longing and wanting to give up. It’s stark and bold and it stands alone. I like records that feel like a journey and I picture this one ending in winter on a deserted beach with foam from the waves rolling in.”
Chambers is also a visual artist and the Love of Oblivion artwork features watercolor and rust paintings he has been creating while making the record. “Some are landscapes - views from overhead and underground. They are like little weather fronts.” Limited edition prints of from the series are available at shows and online.
As frontman Chambers has recorded Demonstration Model (1994 Vaudeville), the single Mona Lisa Overdrive (1995 Vaudeville), Into the Burlesque (1998 Vaudeville), Back in the Woods (2001 Don Chambers), Don Chambers and GOAT (2005 Don Chambers + Goat), I Got the Recollection of the Blood of the Lamb (2007 Don Chambers + Goat), Zebulon (2008 Don Chambers + Goat), and Punch Drunk (2011 Don Chambers + Goat) A Sudden Loss of Elevation (2013 Don Chambers), Disquietude (2014 Don Chambers), Love of Oblivion (2018 Don Chambers).
Chambers has recorded or toured with a wide variety of artist including Ralph Stanley, Drive-By Truckers, Jim White, Drivin N Cryin, Howe Gelb, Nikki Sudden, Marty Stewart, Woven Hand, the Handsome Family and a host of luminous Athens bands.
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