Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
Wiry, bleach-blond and quick with a quip, Rev. Conner Mack Tribble has become the unofficial mascot of Athens rock and roll, thanks to his various club residencies and witty, unadorned songwriting. The ordained minister plays the Georgia Theatre Rooftop Friday to celebrate the release of his new solo album, Reverend Tribble’s Sweet Dreams, an id-driven collection of bare-bones acoustic numbers that is both kooky and carnal. It’s also, one assumes, highly autobiographical, as tunes like “I Really Just Want Your Body” and “The Girls at Publix”—where Tribble works as a grocery bagger—chronicle various days in the entertaining life of the lecherous balladeer.
REV. CONNER TRIBBLE Local artist playing old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20.