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DUSTY ROADS / GRAIN THIEF / RUSSELL COOK & THE SWEET TEETH/ CONNOR MCGINNIS

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Dusty Roads

Grain Thief, Russell Cook & The Sweet Teeth, Connor McGinnis

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Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

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Bluegrass / Americana

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DUSTY ROADS

Dusty Roads is a high-energy Georgia-grown Americana band, formed by Atlanta based musician, J.L. Mickelson. When you're at a Dusty Roads show, expect to hear influences of the legends of country and bluegrass music, such as the late great Merle Haggard, Flatt & Scruggs, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, and Bill Monroe. You can also expect sprinklings of songs and sounds of the great writers and musicians from across the globe and halls of time, like Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin. "Come take a trip, down that long, dusty road".

Comprised of some of the Southeast regions finest pickers and singers, the band is ever evolving and growing. They're constantly searching for that sound, that lick, that twangy hook that sinks deep into the listener's soul and pulls them into the unfolding story of each song. Dusty Roads cherishes the purity of silvery steel strings ringing together harmoniously. The band champions comradery, respect for the craft of their instruments, and finely constructed songs that feel as if they soar down from the mountaintop to resonate the listener's heart-strings.

"We came here with one purpose, to have a blast playing and performing live acoustic music"- J.L. Mickelson, singer/songwriter for Dusty Roads. Growing up in Atlanta, Mickelson was surrounded by a diverse world of cultures and music his whole life. "My great-grandfather was a mandolin player from Germany, so I guess it just runs in the blood", says Mickelson of his musical lineage. Like a rear-view mirror in a pick-up truck, Dusty Roads looks back through the history of written and recorded music, studying fervently to decipher just what made each of these classic songs so special and unique. Just like 'looking backwards to go forwards', Mickelson applies this approach to writing original material for the band.

During the Winter of 2015, Dusty Roads went into the studio to begin recording its debut self-titled album. Due out in the Spring 2016, the album will feature all original music inspired by life, love, heartache. "Life is heavy, but music can make your bags a little lighter" - J.L. Mickelson

GRAIN THIEF

Grain Thief is songwriter Patrick Mulroy, Tom Farell on lead guitar, Zach Meyer on Mandolin, Alex Barstow on violin, and Mike Harmon on bass

RUSSELL COOK & THE SWEET TEETH

Performing new songs not yet recorded, and drawing from the extensive catalog of songs written over the course of six albums for the Little Country Giants, Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth explore the electric side of traditional music, folk and blues, jazz and honkytonk, rock and roll and old time. The Sweet Teeth try to push it to see where it’ll go, using songs as the structure, but staying open to improvisation and playing in the moment.

CONNOR MCGINNIS

Connor McGinnis lives and writes songs in East Nashville.

He used to sing, write and play for The Zuni Mountain Boys.

​He is currently working on his first solo record, and a collection of songs.

His new single 'Someone' is coming soon.

​He'd love to play you in pool.

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Dusty Roads

Grain Thief, Russell Cook & The Sweet Teeth, Connor McGinnis

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Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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