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Today I was going through one of my hard drives, and I came across some pretty cool photos, of a pretty cool town. Back in 2009, I traveled to Austin for the Texas Rockabilly Revival. There were some fantastic bands, and some even more fantastic folks.
Jamming at Jo’s Coffee
At the Revival in Dripping Springs, Texas
There have been many nights at Atlanta’s Star Community Bar, and this was one of them. Johnny and Cletis‘ new CD was being released: “Four Tracks and Several Miles Ago”. Also appearing were Atlanta rockabilly veterans “The Blacktop Rockets” and country/honky tonk sensation “Julea and her Dear Johns”.
Here are some un-edited photos from the evening
If it’s Labor Day weekend, you know it’s time for that annual parking lot party, DRIVE INVASION. It was either the 15th or 14th year for the event, depending on who you ask, at Atlanta’s Starlight Drive-In. It’s all about bands, booze, and b-movies.
Starting off the show was Ghost Riders Car Club… and a final appearance by the nearly-famous Ernie Dale.
A big part of the fun is just people-watching.
We were blessed by an appearance by “The Pits”
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The Pits – Hypnotic Trance
Two stages were in operation…. The Surf Stage featured fine folks like The Mystery Men … whoever they are.
and the always well-dressed “Intoxicators”
The Oblivians made an historic appearance.
and what’s a Drive Invasion without GARGANTUA?
I missed the fabulous and freaky “Man… or Astro-Man” Oh well. And I couldn’t stay for the all night movies and mayhem. Dang it.
A friend found this photo, and the identity of the woman pictured continues to elude everyone. What’s your best guess?
Atlanta’s growing number of fans of Chicago-style Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll were blessed with a visit from JD McPherson and his band.
He started out with a rocker:
“DIMES FOR NICKELS”
And the hits just kept on coming…
“YOU GOT TO LOSE, YOU CAN’T WIN ALL THE TIME”
“YOUR LOVE (All That I’m Missing)” + “FIRE BUG”
and JD’s Big Hit:
“NORTH SIDE GAL”