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Antsy McClain

Red Light Cafe

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM (EDT)

Antsy McClain

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Antsy McClain at Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA 

NS2 & Windstorm Productions present singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain. Special guests to be announced.

 

Tickets go on sale July 11th!

 

$18.50 Adv – $20 Door

Doors @ 7:30 PM

 


 

Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain writes what he knows: The good life.

 

Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences), McClain is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends.

 

Antsy McClain at Red Light Café, Atlanta, GASharing his mantra of “Enjoy The Ride,” McClain has won friendship and collaboration with some of the most talented musicians in the world. With such a wide circle of mentors like Waylon Jennings, Tommy Smothers, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and cowboy poet Baxter Black, it’s no wonder McClain marches to the beat of a different drum. And his influences don’t stop there. His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and a number of Pop culture references.

 

McClain’s poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

 

After a Nashville record deal proved unfruitful in 1999, McClain took the reins himself and blazed one of the industries first fiercely independent campaigns, producing some of Americana’s most innovative projects, and cleverly relying on fan involvement (They call themselves Flamingoheads) to finance each album, and help promote live shows and events.

 

Before music found him, Antsy was an award-winning illustrator and designer for book and magazine publishers. As the DIY movement took hold, McClain was one of the first artists of note to not only record, mix and produce his own albums, but to serve as art director and designer for everything involving his music career; from CD package design to website design to merchandise. The band’s t-shirts are looked at as one-of-a-kind boutique item originals, often signed and numbered when sold.

 

When accused of being a control freak, McClain flashes a guilty look, but dissuades the dig by saying, “I’ve always just tried to save myself money. I was a self employed guy with five kids. We had an agreement that my wife was to be home while they were young, and it worked out great. But I didn’t have a thousand dollars to pay somebody for a logo. If I was going to have one, I’d have to do it.”

 

Calling himself “a life enthusiast,” Antsy McClain is eager to see what’s around every corner, and watches the horizon intently for each new change that takes place.

 

“My life is my art,” explains Antsy, “I am painting my life one day at a time, one brush stroke at a time. As I spend time with my wife and children, or as I go on the road toward new places to make new friends, as I write a new song, as I draw or paint something for people to look at and enjoy… This is my life, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share it with music, with words and with pictures.”

 

McClain looks out the window as a car whirs past, “I am enjoying the ride.”

 

Antsy McClain Official Site

Antsy McClain on iTunes

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours on Facebook

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours on iTunes

Have questions about Antsy McClain? Contact Red Light Cafe

When & Where


Red Light Cafe
553 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM (EDT)


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Red Light Cafe

Red Light Cafe is a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. We're located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA. Visit our website for more events, our food & drink menus, booking info and more: redlightcafe.com

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