Emerging from the town of my college years, Athens’ Packway Handle Band has been impressing fans of traditional and progressive bluegrass/gospel with their brand of uptempo string music since 2001. On Saturday December 7th, 2013, they visit the intimate Eddie’s Attic.
- Bluegrass quintet emerging from Athens, GA in 2001.
- Presents traditional and progressive bluegrass, typically around a couple of condenser mics presenting three- and four- part vocal harmonies.
- Finalists for three consecutive years in the Tellureide Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition, they’ve been voted Best Bluegrass Band by Flagpole Magazine and won the Miller Lite “Locals Only” Battle of the Bands in 2003.
- Has performed with Ralph Stanley, Yonder Moutain String Band, Donna The Buffalo, Larry Keel, and Confederate Railroad.
- Tom Baker – banjo, vocals
- Josh Erwin – guitar, vocals
- Andrew Heaton – fiddle, vocals
- Zach McCoy – bass
- Michael Paynter – mandolin, vocals
- PackwayHandleBand.com – Official site has bio, news, media, merch, and more.
- Wikipedia – A little more background.
- Facebook – You know you like it.
- Twitter – Read about the band in bursts of 140 characters or less.
- MySpace – Do you remember your login?
- Archive.org – Free live recordings.
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