Located on Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, The Southern Café & Music Hall opened in 2009 in the former location of The Gravity Lounge and has been the leading club level music venue in Charlottesville since that time.
The Southern has two distinct portions of the business: The Music Hall and The Café. The Music Hall offers world class sound and professional lighting with a capacity of 300+ while playing host to local, regional and national touring acts of all genres nearly 150 times per year. The Café offers traditional Southern inspired fare for lunch and dinner 5 days per week, specializing in smoked meats. The kitchen is always open for business during shows.
Pony Bradshaw w/ Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth, Micah Howard Doors: July 23, 2023 6:00 PM Online Scheduled Ticket Price: ADVANCED: $20.00 DAY OF: $25.00 Pony Bradshaw with special guests Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth and Micah Howard Doors 6pm | Show 7pm | All Ages | $20 ADV // $25 DOS Full bar with food available for purchase from KNOW CONCESSIONS Limited seating available on main floor and mezzanine levels. Please arrive early and on time to ensure your preferred seating arrangement. Email Info@TheMonumentVA.com with any questions regarding the venue, tickets, accessibility, or required seating.
DIGS, Inc. Benefit Courtyard Concert 🎸 Saturday, July 8th 2023 📅 6 PM - 10 PM ⏰ Schroeder’s New Deli 📍 Newly Renovated Courtyard 406 Broad Street Rome, Ga 30161 Concert will feature Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth AND Scott Thompson and Brother Mojo🎤 $10 cover fee, 100% of which will go back to DIGS ♥️
Outsider Art Trail: a celebration of art in Northwest Georgia, and Fine Folk and Americana closing reception
Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth are playing in support of our good friend Pony Bradshaw at the Historic Grant's Lounge in Macon. RC & the Teeth open, with Pony Bradshaw to follow.
On his new album North Georgia Rounder, Pony Bradshaw leads the listener on an exploration of the woods, rivers, and mountains of Appalachia, more specifically, the area for which the album is named and he’s called home for the past 15 years. “It’s got its hooks in me,” Bradshaw says of North Georgia, and it shows, with songs that quickly establish a setting, much like the one he initiated with the album’s predecessor, Calico Jim. The sonic excursion includes stops along the Conasauga River, visits to the holler, and a few diversions—nearby Knoxville plays a supporting role, as do Louisiana and Arkansas. It’s an impressionistic journey of introspection and connection all at once. Will Stewart's tastefully-understated guitar leads and Philippe Bronchtein's atmospheric pedal steel provide the perfect backdrop for Bradshaw's impassioned vocals in lead-off track "Foxfire Wine." Its swampy, bluesy intro makes way for an interesting amalgamation of Sturgill Simpson and The Grateful Dead, serving as the perfect aperitif for “a hell of a heaven and a hell of a show.” From that point on till the album wraps with the aptly titled “Notes on a River Town,” not only do you see and hear North Georgia, you even smell and taste it. Take, for example, "Safe in the Arms of Vernacular," a pensive, melancholy track that delights all the senses and is reminiscent of Ray Lamontagne’s mellow side. When Bradshaw sings of the “bonafide gas mask” his Dad brought back from Desert Storm and describes the Saudi Arabian sand as turning to “glass sharp as a sultan’s sword,” one can almost see it. As quickly as it sets the ever-vivid stage, the track shifts its focus to a waitress downtown. "Draped in Bedouin gown, smoking Kent cigarettes in the underground" in an attempt to "escape all those voices," she naturally drinks white wine—"Riesling room temp from a coffee cup," to be exact. A voracious reader, Bradshaw credits his talent for expressing such rich details in his songs not so much to other songwriters but instead to books, fiction, short stories, essays, and literary criticism. With such colorful descriptions as “teeth stained red with Lebanese wine, long hair … in sweeps of oil blacker than a cypress pool,” one might assume he bases the subjects of his songs on real-life people he interacts with in North Georgia; instead, Bradshaw describes them as “nameless characters” compiled from “fragments” he’s collected, pieces that usually start with just a line or two. These fragments all add up to a remarkably cohesive 10-song collection, despite Bradshaw being a self-professed admirer of (and writer of) the non-sequitur. This is thanks in no small part to his own masterful vocal delivery and the expert musicianship of his backing band, one that includes the aforementioned Stewart and Bronchtein with Robert Green on bass, Ryan Moore on drums, and Jenna Mobley on fiddle. “I really enjoy records that are actual records of time,” he explains. With this in mind, Bradshaw looked to create an album that relied less on innovation and experimentation, aspiring to capture the songs' live spirit. He and his band did just that, making North Georgia Rounder—vocals, overdubs, and all—in just five days at Jason Weinheimer’s Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he had also tracked Calico Jim in 2020. “Me and balance … we’ve never really worked out,” he confesses, acknowledging the irony of his quest for order and structure despite having chosen a path that is often chaotic. But as he sings in the moody yet catchy “Holler Rose,” “you’ve got to be willing to play the long game.” “If it’s worth it, there’s a beauty in suffering,” he explains. “It’s taken me a long time to realize that, but I’m thankful for all those terrible decisions I’ve made.” “Every day, I wrestle with the moral consequences of being a touring musician,” he adds. “I’m always finding ways to make it okay to be doing this. I feel irresponsible sometimes,” he professes, "because I basically make my living off the goodwill of others and chance. So I'm always trying to battle those two things." “The poet soon stops experimenting and innovating and starts his life’s work,” Bradshaw expounds, citing a quote from one of his favorite writers, Wendell Berry. A single album as a life’s work may seem like a grand, overambitious aspiration. But for Pony Bradshaw, North Georgia Rounder is just that – a life's work, one that, as he describes it, is a culmination of “sweat and work and joy and pain and anger and patience and restraint.
Reinhardt Bluegrass Festival! LCG performs at 7pm More info TBA
Come support our Music Guild and local songwriters this Thursday at our Acoustic Cafe! Acoustic Café began in 2019, and was inspired by the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Patrons are offered the opportunity to hear local and regional talent in a relaxed setting. Cover charge for this event is $5 at the door and a cash bar with beer, wine and snacks will be available. Performance begins at 7p.m. Audience members are encouraged to tip the entertainment. For more information, call the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599. Reservations are not required.
Adam Klein Album Release w/ Russell Cook and The Sweet Teeth
"Holidays In United States" album release show w/ Russell Cook and the Sweet Teeth
Little Country Giants are playing from 7-10.
Our 5th annual Georgia Mushroom Festival is a 2-day event combining mushroom education with art, food, music and activism.
It's a time to let the worries of the week pass you by as you enjoy our educational program, our bands and experience the joy of being part of a community of like-minded people. Our weekend ticket holders have the opportunity to camp and socialize with our mushroom community, attend interesting workshops, go on mushroom walks with experts in their fields, experience good food, creative vendors and SO much more!! Day passes are available. Book early! A fun-filled weekend around mushroom education awaits YOU! Most out-of-town attendees choose to camp at our 14-acre location where our 2nd annual MAGIC MUSHROOM MUSIC JAM aka MMMJ will take place Saturday afternoon/night, but there are also a variety of lodging options available in the area through AirB&B; plus we're only 13 miles away from Rome & Cedartown.
Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth are excited to play at Eddie Owen's Red Clay Foundry this May. The fantastic Arlo Finch opens. Tickets available at link below:
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Chattooga River Fest 2022 You're invited to our First Annual Chattooga River Fest in Lyerly, GA
Saturday, April 30th 11a-9p & Sunday, May 1st 1p-7p
Our main attraction is the All-American Lumberjack Show from Minnesota, complete with 2 teams, 10 exciting lumberjack events, 10,000 gallons of water, & sport camps! Plus, we have a kayak paddle, fishing tournament, kids carnival, live music, festival vendors & FOOD! Two days of fun for all! Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth play at 7pm Saturday, April 30th.
Russell Cook is a visual artist and musician. Trained as a painter, his work includes collage, sculpture, songwriting, and performance. He has shared the stage with a range of musical artists, including Del McCoury, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Dale Watson. He has recorded six albums with his wife Cameron as the Little Country Giants, including recording with Mike Compton and Stranger Malone (Guinness world record holder for longest recording career), and was part of the original ensemble cast for a Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical. His award-winning paintings and sculptures have been shown at galleries and festivals across the United States. Currently, he is exploring new sounds as Russell Cook and the Sweet Teeth, a terrific two-guitar and drums juke-joint style trio. Though he has crisscrossed the country and gone up and down both coasts playing music and showing artwork, he spends most of his days as Associate Professor of Art with Tenure at Georgia Highlands College.