Sun, Mar 18 • 6:30PM
The Atlanta Room
A.M. RODRIGUEZ / ABE PARTRIDGE / COSMO JR.
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
Blues-driven Folk/Country, Texan, based out of Georgia. Narrative and confessional lyrics; finger-picking; whiskey-singing.
Partridge is one of the most respected songwriters on the burgeoning Mobile music scene. He is gearing up for the release of his second full-length release, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, on January 26, 2018, on Skate Mountain Records. Ranging from the earthy to the surreal, from the spiritual light to the depths of depression, the 8 original songs on this new CD come together with a gripping intensity. Partridge draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor reminiscent of the late Townes Van Zandt – delivered in a gravelly tone that conjures up images of Tom Waits in his barstool warming days. The album closes with a stirring rendition of the traditional song "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" that would make Screamin' Jay Hawkins proud.
Partidge is rapidly developing a solid reputation as a powerful performer playing songwriter festivals and listening rooms around the Southeast; he is particularly well-received in the music loving state of Texas. He recently closed out the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival. Producer Jim Halfpenny comments, "Abe Partridge is that special kind of singer/songwriter who has the ability to connect with just about any audience. His songwriting is top notch and his stage presence and song delivery are nothing less than stellar. Everyone should keep an eye on Abe Partridge - his future is bright."
Cosmo Jr is a 4 piece band from Athens, Georgia with diverse musical backgrounds. Dana Downs, vocalist and bass guitarist, has played in many bands over the years including the Tone-tones, Go Van Go, and Atlanta's own Vietnam. Deborah Wall, drummer and percussionist, was in one of Athens' first all-female groups; the Super Vixens. She has also drummed with the Carliles and has played with Dana in her Charleston band the NoSeeums. Ben Hesse is the guitarist and producer, played in NoSeeums and Adams Family Country Band with Dana, as well as other local bands. Kevin Dunn, the newest addition to Cosmo Jr brings his magical virtuosity to the group. Kevin was a member of Atlanta's first punk band, the Fans, and is known for his solo albums and his work with the Regiment of Women.
The band's sound is Americana punk psychedlia with a dash of Broadway. They have performed at the 40 Watt Club, the Foundry, and the World Famous in Athens, Ga. They have also done special performances for the Piccolo Spoleto and Moja Festivals in Charleston and are working on their full length pirate opera "Sisters in Arms".