The World Famous
351 North Hull Street
Athens, GA 30601
9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013
With apologies to George Thorogood, not every great Blues musician is born bad to the bone. Find the nurse that worked the graveyard shift in the maternity ward at St. Mary's Hospital on June 18, 1982 and she probably won't have that story to tell about young Matt Joiner. How would they know the crying babe would become the musical pride of tiny Colbert, Georgia? Joiner's music blends slick licks and gritty narratives, informed by down-home comforts like those hot dogs from Billy Meadows filling station on Highway 72 and the solemn Sunday sermons of Brother Pike in a sanctuary his teenage hands helped create called Little Bethlehem. Seriously. That was back when... Way back when.