First Open Mic Monday for FargoTube

Posted: December 7, 2010 by chrisbagley in F3 Technologies, FargoTube

Stephanie and I cruised over to downtown Decatur last night to feast on the weekly smörgåsbord of acoustic music that Atlanta’s best folk musicians serve weekly at Eddie’s Attic (including at least once a month under a FargoTube banner).

(Georgina) Callaghan in the Listening Room at Eddie's Attic; Monday, Dec. 6

This was the first time in my life attending a performance where nobody in the audience budged while the musicians were playing. Eddie’s Attic has that sort of reputation. The space with the main stage has a capacity of 185 and is called “The Listening Room.” You can get an Irish coffee, a pint of Sweetwater 420, or a wheel of brie baked in Jack Daniels batter, but cigarettes and flash photography are off limits, y’all.

My personal favorite last night was Callaghan. She’s a native of England, but her accent was just as Kentuckian as any other singer of American folk music, and she even lapsed in and out of a light southern drawl between songs. Maybe her given name, Georgina Callaghan, explains her move to the Empire State of the South.

Callaghan and FaroTube early adopter Coles Whalen, who is now touring the eastern United States, made Eddie’s cut into a final-round sing off, but ultimately fell to Joy Scout (a.k.a. Emily Kate Boyd). For the 20 other musicians, not advancing to the final round “doesn’t mean you suck,” as Eddie told them. And that goes for Callaghan and Coles, too, to say the very least.

We’ll have last night’s music up on The Attic’s section of FargoTube in a day or two. For now, here’s some of Eddie’s holiday cheer for you:

Stephanie Miller (L), Eddie Owen, Coles Whalen

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