UNPLUGGED IN THE PARK SUNDAY AUGUST 10

Atlanta’s longest running FREE music series returns to Park Tavern at Piedmont Park every Sunday throughout the summer.
Set in Piedmont Park and Park Tavern, all in the shadows of the magnificent Midtown Atlanta Skyline, Unplugged in the Park has grown to be one of the best and most respected summer music series in the Southeast.
(21+ Event, children 18 years old and younger can be accompanied by an adult)

Ballroom Thieves

The room is dark, as feet shuffle and people slowly mill about the open space in front of the barely-lit stage. The hiss as beer cans are cracked open mixes in with the swilling of whiskey and the dropping of ice in glasses and throwaway cups. It’s a lively, talkative crowd that starts moving closer and closer to the stage as the room lights dim and the stage lights come on. All of a sudden, the simple, lightly-strummed chords of “Coward’s Son” echo over that intimate room, and as Martin Earley’s vocals come into play, the melody continues to build, adding layer after layer. The low end of Calin Peters’ cello adds a haunting, echoing rhythm to the bright chime of Earley’s guitar part, while the accents of cymbal hits, djembe, and floor tom from Devin Mauch introduce the heartbeat of the group, their soaring three-part harmonies, with a bang. As the song grows, the band transforms from a folk three-piece in a small room into an arena-filling orchestra of soul, spilling their raw emotions into every microphone and corner. Audiotree said of the performance, “Three unique voices separate and intertwine to emit one call, channeling sounds from the Delta and bits of old Gospel guises and transcends this Boston trio’s urban roots.”

http://www.ballroomthieves.com/

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