Photo Credit: Rachael Renee
New to the Athens scene but well established on the wider folk landscape, local group The Moonshine combines traditional Appalachian instrumentation with a lyrical restlessness and punk-rock spirit, creating a unique but accessible Americana sound. The group, whose West Coast version operated as a five-piece but which currently takes the stripped-down form of guitarist and vocalist Michael Levasseur, autoharpist Rachael Renee and bass player Evan Bradford, is readying the release of a new album, The Cuckoo’s Crooked Path, planned for next year. They’re joined at Flicker on Saturday by Louisiana’s Cullen Wade & the Waters and local roots-ramblers Driftwood.
THE MOONSHINE Local roots band playing "an incandescent blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
CULLEN WADE & THE WATERS Telling stories of loss and gain through rock-influenced Americana.
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective playing darkly accented folk music.