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Albatross and The Vinyl Suns live at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon
February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am| $5
Rising from a town so rich with musical bliss, Athens musical group “Albatross” is making people dance all over the Athens/Atlanta area, with their driven blues/funky grooves and diverse line-up, consisting of founding members of Albatross, Dustin and Matt Urich. The brothers each add their own twist to the music with a wide spectrum of heavy blues/jazz/guitar influences and soulful vocals. The band has been richly rewarded with the dynamic and pulsating rhythm section comprised of Austin Young on Keys/Sax and Scott Tracy on Drums. Austin and Scott, both hailing from bands of their own,(respectively) are well seasoned musicians, delivering a driving beat that demands MOVEMENT. These 4 artist combined lay down a diverse and dynamic flow that appeals to almost any demographic. Albatross, fresh from a period of diligent practice, now continues to entreat the souls of the Athens and Atlanta area with a drive that cannot be held in place!!!
The Vinyl Suns burst out of Athens, Georgia in August of 2015 like a phoenix rising from the ashes. After jamming together and enjoying themselves a little too much, it was eventually inevitable to form a band. Blues, rock, and funk have always been the roots for the Vinyl Suns, but there really is no telling what they might do next. A better way to describe them would be… unconfined. You might hear a bit of americana in their sound at one moment and then be surprised by a modern blues riff tearing through the speakers the next.
The name really says it all about these four lads, in the end. They will all tell you that naming the band was a tedious task to say the least, but in the end they all agreed on one thing: where they come from. The real music, the soul music, the “four chords and the truth” was born before the digital era. The boys consider their love for music was born in the time of vinyl. A time when change was spontaneous and rebellion was the norm. They owe it all to the Beatles, B.B. king, Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Queen; you name it. They are the suns of vinyl, hence they are The Vinyl Suns.