The Redneck Underground is a a local alt-country, roots rock music scene. The Redneck Underground is an aggregation of bands, a product of both geography and style, combining the heritage of Deep South roots and Southern identity with the country/rockabilly music born and bred all over the South. While mainstream country music was already popular in the Atlanta area, the Redneck Underground — the alternative country music scene in Atlanta (for lack of a better definition) — emerged from an Inman Park dive bar called the Austin Avenue Buffet in the late 1980s. The Buffet’s two-room set up was perfect for live music, and the owner was happy to have roots-oriented performances on various Friday and Saturday nights. - James Kelly
image-1MAN IN BLACK: Robin Dean Salmon (photo courtesy of Paul Street)
Day 2 of Bubbapalooza kicks off at The Star Bar tonight. Robin Dean Salmon headlines with a set of songs from his latest release, Gasoline. Cletis & His City Cousins, the Blacktop Rockets, the Downer Brothers, Ghostrider Car Club, J.J. & the Hustlers and Rat Rod & the Rusty Rebels also perform.
The Star Bar presents Bubbapalooza, an annual three-day music festival celebrating both the "Redneck Underground" and the memory of its patron saint, Gregory Dean Smalley, who passed away in 1996. But the 2002 schedule has raised some eyebrows by interspersing its country/rockabilly fare with liberal doses of hard rock and off-the-wall acts including Lust, Gargantua and Greasepaint.All of... | more...
Redneck Underground - Alt-Country Music Scene in Atlanta