The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013
We are very grateful for the support that we have received from our patrons over the years, and as a way of saying thanks, we started an annual event last year…Our 2nd Annual Motown Downtown series features three nights of super-affordable, super-talented Motown acts LIVE at The Melting Point! This is our way of saying thanks to everyone who continues to make our venue such a special place night in and night out. Tickets for each show are only $3! The Grains of Sand give us a perfect cap to our Motown Downtown Series by blending in a dash of Beach music to the mix! The Grains of Sand -- Beach:Soul:Motown
With more than half a century of combined playing experience, the band is comprised of eight of the finest musicians in the country. These are true artists, players who have performed with the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Platters, Jerry Butler, The Marvelettes, Jackie Wilson, and Patti Labelle to name a few. The lineup consists of Scotty Piotrowski - trumpet, lead, and backup vocals; Donny Whitehead - baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano sax, lead and backup vocals; Clarence Young - lead vocals, keys and backup vocals; Jody Worrell on lead guitar; Greg Veale – bass guitar and backup vocals; Ed Magruder on drums; Randy Peterman - tenor saxophone and percussion; Phil Boleman - trumpet and backup vocals. Their debut album, From City Lights to Beach Nights, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Full Circle Music Studio and produced by Greg Smith. The album is a snapshot of the songs that have inspired and energized generations of music lovers and includes such classic covers as Dancing In The Street, Teenager In Love, Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie and Carolina Girls.
Effortlessly blending Beach, Soul, and Motown music, the GOS create a fresh and energetic sound that will have you feeling the warm sand between your toes again. Just like magic, you’ll be transported to another place and time as you listen to their soaring, soulful vocals, tasteful and timeless keys, subtle and sassy guitars and of course, the smokin’ hot horns! Up-tempo and funky or slow smooth ballads; their new CD is filled with immortal musical treasures. more >>>