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September 4, 2019

Mike and the Moonpies, Sunny South Blues Band

Tuesday, Sept. 10 @ The Foundry

Photo Credit: Kirk Marsh

After the critical acclaim garnered by 2018’s Steak Night at the Prairie Rose, Austin, TX, country band Mike and the Moonpies could’ve maintained momentum by recording more red-dirt anthems close to home. Instead, the group flipped the script by cutting Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold in London at Abbey Road Studios. Beyond the change of scenery, the historic studio offered the band a chance to collaborate with special guest the London Symphony Orchestra. This unlikely mix of roots tradition and highbrow music allowed for a well-crafted celebration of the string-accompanied Nashville sound of the 1960s. It’ll be interesting to hear how this highfalutin experiment translates to the live stage.

Calendar

  • Tuesday, September 10

    The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    Mike and the Moonpies, Sunny South Blues Band

    MIKE AND THE MOONPIES Outlaw country group from Austin, TX. 

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

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