There’s something to be said for keeping it simple, and eternal Athens outfit Pilgrim continues to crank out some of the easiest, breeziest rock and roll in the 706. Thursday’s show will find the band celebrating the release of its brand new self-titled album. The no-frills guitar-rock that decorates the record’s 12 strong tracks feels, fittingly, like a mission statement. On the recording, songwriter and guitarist Paul McHugh is joined by a who’s who of the Athens rock and Americana scenes: Matt Hudgins, Jacob Morris, Madeline Adams and Brad Morgan all appear, as does vocalist Melissa Colbert-Taylor, a former resident best known for fronting the exceptional psych outfit Never, who lends her timeless-sounding pipes to a handful of standout tracks.
Like what you just read? Support Flagpole by making a donation today. Every dollar you give helps fund our ongoing mission to provide Athens with quality, independent journalism.