Tedo Stone w/ Deaf Poets and Drew Beskin
Thu · June 6, 2019
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1860090/
Now living in Atlanta and with a searing new album, Marshes, due out on September 18 via This Is American Music, Stone is making a name for himself with an enthralling fusion of throwback southern vibes, indie rock hooks and a wall-of-sound resonance.
A lifetime of listening to classic country and soul artists like Patsy Cline and Otis Redding imbued the young songwriter with a retro pop and strong vocal appreciation from a young age, though finding his own voice has been an ongoing process. His 2013 debut album, Good Go Bad, saw Tedo delving into glam jams and alt country rock, though Stone admits he wasn’t fully assured of his sound yet.
While hanging out in Athens, Georgia and playing with the endless array of talented young musicians there, Stone realized his songs were sounding different live, evolving into a mixture of Dinosaur Jr’s wailing guitars and Neil Young’s raw emotion; and he liked it. Taking that new energy into the studio last year, Stone recorded Marshes straight to tape, live in a room with a core group of friends. Under the guidance of producer and engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, of Montreal), Stone this time around establishes himself as a pure rock and roll songwriter, with invigorating rhythms, addictive hooks and keenly layered guitars.
Certain tracks throughout the album, like “By Your Side” and “Home to It” seamlessly infuse myriad musical elements at once, simultaneously echoing 60’s sock hop riffs, T. Rex-styled big amp fuzz and soaring post-rock solos, all while Stone fearlessly croons with a fierce timbre. Reflecting the swampy mires that Stone grew up around, Marshes is an album of deep grooves and assured writing that will find its way into your rotation with an endlessly repeatable appeal.
Deaf Poets cemented their place in the South Florida music scene by performing at venues across the region. In 2014, they were awarded the title, “Best Band of Miami” and were included in the, “20 Most Influential People of Miami” in 2015, by The Miami New Times. Their single, “Degenerate Mind”, from their debut album, “4150”, was selected to be a part of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video game soundtrack and was also featured in Classic Rock Magazine's compilation CD in 2014. Deaf Poets have become regulars at Miami’s iiiPoints music festival, performing four years in a row, alongside acts like Mac Demarco and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Since 2015, Deaf Poets have spent much of their time on the road, touring and sharing the stage with Mac DeMarco, The Growlers, Best Coast, Matt & Kim, The Naked and Famous, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, DIIV, The Psychedelic Furs, DOROTHY. In 2017, Deaf Poets released their sophomore album “Lost In Magic City”, before relocating to New York in 2018 and releasing their latest EP, “Change and Bloom”, their most ambitious and personal work to date.
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601