The Frank Hamilton School is excited to begin the second year of its ongoing concert series featuring two fantastic up and coming Americana bands from the ATL. Dusty Roads and C.J. Jones & The Spirit Bones represent two different sounds but come together at an amazing crossroads, and you’ll see this connection in their performances back to back as well as a jam at the end. The musicians believe in music both as a connection catalyst and an educational tool.
$10 Adv/$12 Door, Advance Tickets
9 PM, 8 PM Doors
To learn more about CJ Jones & The Spirit Bones and The Odyssey of Cledus Jeremiah Jones, I suggest you view the video below 😉
Dusty Roads is a high-energy Georgia-grown Americana band, formed by Atlanta based musician, J.L. Mickelson. When you’re at a Dusty Roads show, expect to hear influences of the legends of country and bluegrass music, such as Merle Haggard, Flatt & Scruggs, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, and Bill Monroe. You can also expect sprinklings of songs and sounds of the great writers and musicians from across the globe and halls of time, like Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin. “Come take a trip, down that long, dusty road!”
Comprised of some of the Southeast regions finest pickers and singers, the band is ever evolving and growing. They’re constantly searching for that sound, that lick, that twangy hook that sinks deep into the listener’s soul and pulls them into the unfolding story of each song. Dusty Roads cherishes the purity of silvery steel strings ringing together harmoniously. The band champions comradery, respect for the craft of their instruments, and finely constructed songs that feel as if they soar down from the mountaintop to resonate the listener’s heart-strings.
“We came here with one purpose, to have a blast playing and performing live acoustic music”- J.L. Mickelson, singer/songwriter for Dusty Roads. Like a rear-view mirror in a pick-up truck, Dusty Roads looks back through the history of written and recorded music, studying fervently to decipher just what made each of these classic songs so special and unique. Just like ‘looking backwards to go forwards’, Mickelson applies this approach to writing original material for the band. “Life is heavy, but music can make your bags a little lighter” – J.L. Mickelson