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The Athens Cowboy Choir, The Darnell Boys, The Shoal Creek Stranglers, Art Rosenbaum, Orange Twin Family Band

Wednesday’s concert (moved from the Orange Twin Conservation Community to the 40 Watt due to weather concerns) is an impressive, all-local lineup of country- and folk-minded bands, an evening of music designed to celebrate the setting and the season. Headlining Wednesday’s show is The Athens Cowboy Choir (see this week’s cover), an all-male group of local vocalists—Nick Gould, James Huggins, Bryan Poole, Joe Rowe, JoJo Glidewell, Matt Yelton, Matt Hudgins and Davey Wrathgabar—who eschew indie rock modernity and choose instead to perform the traditional songs of the Old West. You read that right. They wear authentic cowboy gear. Some of them sport burly lumberjack beards. It sounds spurious, except these guys are actually goddamn great at it. Art Rosenbaum, the local folk historian and an Orange Twin shareholder, will also perform Wednesday, as will trad-folk Gypsy Farm crew The Shoal Creek Stranglers, blues explorers The Darnell Boys and Orange Twin’s nebulous Family Band.