The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
In an article featuring JP & The Gilberts, GO! Magazine described their music as “air-tight and whiskey-strong songs about the essential American experience.” We couldn’t agree more, and it is why we are so excited to welcome the Brooklyn outfit to our Terrapin Tuesday Americana/Roots Series. Surprisingly to some, Brooklyn has become a strong incubator for bluegrass acts, and JP&TG are proud to fly their BK flag high. Not to be pigeon-holed, the band works hard to incorporate themes of the 1960’s, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and even psychedelia. Join us for this $5 show, coupled with $2 pints of delicious, local Terrapin beer!
The last thing you’d expect to come out of Brooklyn in these modern times is a country band more comfortable in overalls than in skinny jeans.
But wander into a crowded listening room on the banks of the East River and this is exactly what you get–JP & the Gilberts, modern storytellers in a timeless setting, road-worthy and with chops to beat the band.
Not content to re-imagine the past, songwriting duo J.P. Gilbert and Trevor Williams have embraced their disparate backgrounds as North Jersey crooners and South Texas honky-tonkers as a means of looking to the future.
Part accordion-laden string band from the western plains, part sea of achingly intimate guitars, and developing a reputation as the ‘youngest old-timers east of the Mississippi,’ JP & the Gilberts will release their much-anticipated debut album, Introducing…, in late 2011.
Packed with tales of heartbreak from start to finish, Introducing… is whiskey-drinking music for the new millennium. Highly intoxicating; not to be consumed alone. more >>> General Admission$5.00