Later in the month I would see Scott Low perform solo at Farm 255 (www.farm255.com) and then in my living room. I mentioned Jody Hackel (from Columbus) last month and I have to again. I didn’t mention that he is a doctor, has the nicest house I have ever been inside of and he’s still as down to earth as they come. He came to Athens a few months ago to visit, saw Low perform and liked what he heard. Move forward a few months and Jody wanted to have a party at his house, so he contacted me and I worked it out with Low. Low wanted to put on a show for Jody so he asked Tyrus J. Manning III (Tye) of the Bearfoot Hookers (www.thebearfoothookers.com) to join him and…low and behold….Low Tyed was born. I call it Athens first two person Supergroup playing a huge helping of swamp rock drowning in thick country gravy. There is not a song that these guys can’t make their own. Tye looks like an overgrown garden gnome, a dirty Papa Smurf, like Jerry Garcia, Neil Young and Hank Williams Jr. & Sr. got together and…well never mind, they don’t come any nicer. Just like Donnie and Marie, Tye is a bit more country and Low is a bit more Rock’N’Roll. They’ve got over 40 years of music between them and they’ve respected each others work for years. I hope to see Low Tyed become a regular thing. They practiced in my living on a Thursday, played a Happy Hour show at the Kumquat Mae in Watkinsville on Friday, then played a rowdy set at the Georgia Bar that night, and Jody’s the next day. Low put the Georgia Bar show together at about 3:30PM on Friday and enough great musicians showed up that he could have had a battle of the bands. Low, Tye, Scotty Nicholson, Shawn Patrick, Adam Poulin, Clarence ‘Big-C’ Cameron, Doyle Williams and more rocked the rafters at the Georgia Bar.
‘Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound’ (Hank Williams Jr)
‘Ain’t Got No Plans’
‘Coked Up Frat Boy’
‘Folsom Prison’ (Johnny Cash)
with Adam Poulin