Fri, Nov 10 • 8:00PM
The Atlanta Room
PAUL WARNER / ERATH OLD / SUBURBAN LOVE JUNKIES
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
Combining thoughtful songwriting, dynamic stage performance, and unrivaled guitar virtuosity, Paul Warner has emerged as one of Atlanta's most respected native sons. At first listen, there is a spacey familiarity to his songs, leaving the listener entranced in the haunting melodies and howling solos. But after experiencing the range of songs & textures, there is no doubt the sound is completely original. In his short time in the business, Paul Warner has shared the stage with several diverse national acts including: The Blind Boys of Alabama, Collective Soul, Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Gnecco (of Ours), Sonia Leigh, Rehab, and Wild Sweet Orange. In 2007, he won Creative Loafing's "Bandzilla" contest, beating out nearly 100 other bands in the process. His songs have also been featured on top Atlanta radio stations 99x and Dave FM as well as AM1690 The Voice of The Arts.
If you’re into the kitschiness of modern “pop” country, you’ll have to pass over singer-songwriter Erath Old (pronounced Air-Rith). Despite his familiar funky beats and country music “twang,” Erath will most certainly reach the pop country charts more for his unique gravelly vocals and not-your-grandma’s sensual hometown lyrics than even for his rugged good looks and masterful stage presence.
Performing over 200 dates a year, one must buckle up for an Erath Old show, even to just listen to his new album Sooner Or Later (release date TBA). Whether you see him in an intimate solo setting or with his full band, from the first word to the last note it is clear that his intent is to take you on the ride with him, through his youth, his heart, his hometown, his memories and his people. With a coy grin and a raised eyebrow, Erath Old fuses all we love about the ghosts of country western with the spry rhythms of today’s “pop,” with a dash of raw grudge that has been a part of his musical development.
You will leave knowing him, maybe even knowing yourself a little better. Songs like “Hey Y’all”, from his 2015 release, will keep you dancing with your hands in the air. Your boots will stomp and your toes will tap to anthems, such as “Waiting” (Sooner Or Later). You will feel your heart sink with his as he pours out “We Messed It Up” (Sooner Or Later). The longing of hope and desperation in his music, the ache in his voice, will take you by surprise. You absolutely won’t want to miss it.
SUBURBAN LOVE JUNKIES
James Finney-Lead Vocals/Guitar/Piano
Eric Watters-Lead Vocals/Guitar
Touring & Releasing albums since 1993