The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
- 18+ Show -
Avery Dylan Project is the intersection of several talented musicians, who form a creative powerhouse of Southern Blues. Join us on Friday, February 22nd for this great concert. Avery Dylan has been playing music since the tender age of 8, and his skills have grown exponentially over years of relentless touring and playing. They mix everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Robbie Robertson, and are guaranteed to make your night a success. Tickets for this show are $5, so join us for an inexpensive, but talent-HEAVY night of music! Southern Rock and the Texas Blues meet the versatile Avery Dylan, an original musician/singer/songwriter, emerging in music production, and professional father & friend.
At just 8 years old, Dylan had already decided to pursue his craving for making music. He has since been generating a buzz in the Georgia music scene with his passion, talents, charismatic presence. In 3 years time, he has established himself in North Georgia as a prominent local musician and label manager, and has toured the east coast. The dynamic influence of his originality and his passion for various styles of music bring an exciting and rhythmic flavor to his sound.
His recent production, The Avery Dylan Project, has generated a noticable amount of attention from local media. This is not the first time Dylan has been in the spotlight. Since the
small beginnings of singing and playing on the stages of his parent's home town in Va, he has been welcomed on stage by many, many different artist from R&B, Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul, Country and more. A young man with a lifetime of performance experience, Avery Dylan's stage presence is full of confidence and vitality.
He is currently recording his next full length studio album. He is planning touring this spring, building anticipation for the CD release.
"The Avery Dylan Project, Out of Athens and led by front man Dylan, the Avery Dylan Project has been putting out Southern Rockin Texas Blues for the better part of 10 years. Theirs is a mellow and intoxicating mix of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robbie Robertson- around the time of the "Storyville" album era. You'll either be soaking in the cool atmosphere thrown off by Dylan's playing, frequently on the back of his head, or stomping your boots and shaking your own project."
-The Telegraph in Macon, Ga
"One of the more impressive acts we were able to catch at Eco-Music-Fest 2008 was the Avery Dylan Project from Athens, GA. Joined by bassist Clint Swords and drummer Mike Strickland, Avery Dylan, as one of the fellows in the crowd told me "isn't Stevie Ray Vaughan-nobody is...but he's as close as you are going to find playing around here on a regular basis". Dylan has a style of his own but you can definitely see the SRV/Blues influence in his playing.
The ADP mixed some nice original songs in with some covers of blues legends like Albert Collins during their set at the Eco-Fest. The most telling indicator of the band's quality was the number of other musicians at the show who stopped what they were doing to come over and watch them play. The ADP has dates in Florida, Macon, Athens and metro Atlanta coming up in June. Let's hope we can get them back up in the mountains real soon. For more info about the band, show dates and a sample of their tunes."
"With "Dylan" and "Project" in its moniker, one might first mistake the longtime local blueshounds in the Avery Dylan Project as creating an homage to the froggy Mr. Zimmerman. However, the trio, led by Athens,Ga -based guitarist Avery Dylan (Dylan Blues Project, Petey Wheatstraw, Cadillac Johnson, and more), has churned out some seriously bluesy Southern rock in the Athens area, east coast and beyond for the better part of the last 10 years."
"Commanded by Dylan’s sinewy Stratocaster licks and rough-hewn vocals, the bandmembers do on record what they do just about any other night of the week - serve up no-nonsense, floor-tom-rattling bar blues with little frills attached. Whether it’s the suave, near Lyle Lovett-sounding "Back on Track" or more aggressive, Hendrix-inspired fare like "What It Means," Possum Hollow Road is a fitting souvenir of this group’s final chapter and, we can only assume, a partial preview of what’s to come from Dylan and his new ’mates."
"Possum Hollow Road is actually the final release for the Dylan Blues Project proper, though Dylan plans to carry on with a new band (the similarly titled Avery Dylan Project) comprised of different members. On Possum Hollow Road, though, Dylan, drummer Brian Crum and bassist Britton Posey sound like they’re just getting warmed up."
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