Georgia's finest - The Packway Handle Band has signed on to preform after the Gala Dinner at RTC in Stone Mountain, GA. If the weather holds up we're planning on having dessert and drinks on the expansive back deck behind the resort that overlooks the tree-lined lake.
Packway Handle have been working together over the last decade and traveled around the world. For example, the above video was shot in Scotland as part of a BBC documentary. They're mostly located in and around Athens, GA - home of some other well known musical greats.
They typically preform a wide range of songs - from traditional bluegrass (links here and here) to modern covers from the likes Woody Guthrie, Lou Reed, Violent Femmes, and even Madonna (links here and here). And they've won numerous awards in the process.
So what's next? Well, if Clay Starr promises to bring his banjo, I'll bring my acoustic bass. I wonder if Steve Shell has a mint Martin D28 buried among his growing pile of Les Pauls. Anyone else? Eddy? The only thing he plays is the radio - so he's bringing Angela.
Last year was the west coast - this year it's the best coast. ;) The very best of BIM and Bluegrass. It's going to be a great RTC USA this year in Stone Mountain!
General registration opens soon!