Drive-by truckers. Something older.
Check out the Georgia music hall of fame web site…
Also worth mentioning…
John Mayer says his music was born here in Atlanta.
Elton John is a longtime resident of Atlanta.
Have fun and if you want to hang out with the locals try East Atlanta Village or Little 5 Points. (Stay away from just plain 5 Points unless you are on the MARTA train!)
“Midnight Train to Georgia”
“Georgia On My Mind”
“Welcome to Atlanta”
Just had a quick look on the site … I had no idea the connection between many of the musicians / groups and Georgia. Thanks for the suggestions.
And thanks for the tip about where to go in Atlanta.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Southern Accents
Kasey Chambers – Southern Kind Of Life
Michael Buble or Willie Nelson – Georgia On My Mind
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
Marc Broussard – Lonely Night In Georgia
Josh Rouse – Quiet Town
James Taylor – Carolina In My Mind
John Prine – Angel From Montgomery
And LAST (but certainly not least): Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried (This is a MUST.)
Enjoy your Trip!
Great suggestions, thanks!
I’ve never heard of the Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried. Sounds, we;;, delicious. Going to check it out.
Well, Southern Rock is a must: Lynyrd Skynyrd,Little Feet, Charlie Daniels, Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker should give you plenty to listen to.
There is other relevant groups:
R.E.M.: they are from Athens, GA (1/2 hr. from Atlanta). So are the Black Crowes and the Georgia Satellites.
Drivin’-n-Cryin’: from Atlanta … I think.
Ray Charles: from Georgia.
Don’t know if you are in Country Music (I’m not), but in the “Da South” you are going to hear it. So if you are looking to “get in the mood” for Georgia, I good dose of Country should do it.
I’ve slacked-off on my music, so I am not up-to-date on the latest local talent, but you can check the Creative Loafing of Atlanta for that.
There will definitely be some Southern Rock on the list. I’ve always been a big fan of Skynyrd.
Excellent suggestions. Not so much a fan of country music but we’ll find a few to set the tone.
Really appreciate the “Creative Loafing” tip. We like to discover local bands we’ve never heard of.
BTW, Visited Greenville a couple of times in the last few years for business. Great little city for visitors, especially the Main Street down to the falls area!
Glad I could help.
I wouldn’t bother making a country music CD. A country music radio station is the only thing you can count on down here.
Downtown Greenville is a very nice place. They have done a fantastic job with it. There is always something going on there. Every Friday afternoon from now to the fall they will have a band playing outside, and soon the Saturday concert series will begin too.
Have a nice trip.
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