Review and Photos By: Mike Gerry
The night started out with a brilliant set from the lovely Athens folk twosome Cicada Rhythm. With an upright bass, an acoustic guitar, and two wonderful voices, you could feel the love between these two from the start to the end. They are up there playing and doing what they love, making music together and the crowd is better for it.
This band has been playing around Athens/Atlanta for a while now, building a bigger following with every note they play around the south. While we were all there for the Book Club release, this band could have headlined their own show at Eddie’s Attic and the crowd would have been ecstatic. We can’t wait to hear more from these two.
After the Cicada Rhythm set it was time to hear the new Book Club songs. Book Club is a rural pop collective from Atlanta with the moniker “More Folk Than Most Folk” which certainly is a good representation of their music. Being a collective of musicians you never quite know what musicians might show up to play one of their shows. For the special album release, out trotted 8 of Atlanta’s finest and most talented musicians, all squeezing onto the small Eddie’s Attic stage. We knew this night would be special.
The new album “One Way Moon” was tracked live to tape and is one beautiful record, not only musically but just check out the gorgeous vinyl. Following frontman Robbie Horlick’s lead, these 8 musicians played in sync, sounding every bit as great as the wonderfully produced version.
With standout tracks like “Fallen Leaves”, “However Can It Be”, and “You Say It So Glacial” the talented Rachel Buckley blends her soothing voice in perfectly with Robbie’s more grizzly sound along side multiple instruments such as the cello, violin, upright bass, drums and more, to create a perfect sound for a listening room like Eddie’s Attic.
We have seen Book Club a number of times around town, from The Earl, to Smith’s, to house shows like Sofar Sounds Atlanta, and a listening room like Eddie’s is perfect for their sound. We could see them wherever, and we always know it will be a great night of music.
Book Club has plenty of more country upbeat tunes like “Boomerangs and Bedroom Eyes” and “September, New York, 1973” to get the feet stomping and send you out with a great time every time. Be sure to catch these talented musicians whenever you get the chance, they are one of our favorites.