Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/8/18
The Celebration of the Award-Winning Photographer’s Chronicling of American Blues Includes a Performance from Ben Nichols (Lucero) and Cedric Burnside
Friday, August 24, 2018
ATLANTA, GA – City Winery is set to host one of the most respected authorities on the blues culture of the Deep South, Adam Smith. His work has earned him Photographer of the Year by the 11th Hour, and a permanent installation at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Smith’s collection of works, titled Mornin’ Ain’t Come Yet: A Look Into the Music and Landscape of the Deep South, features moments he captured with blues legends such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and T-Model Ford, as well as the swampy environment of the Mississippi Delta.
Also included will be pieces with Georgia rockers such as Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell as well as Marty Stewart, Porter Wagoner, and others.
His collection of 35mm, medium-format, and large-format photography will be on display at City Winery the night of Friday, August 24th. Available for purchase will be limited edition silver gelatin prints of negatives from his darkroom.
Accompanying the exhibit will be live music from alt-Americana rock songwriter Ben Nichols of Lucero. Lucero formed in Memphis in the late 90’s, gaining notoriety in the 2000s from its gritty approach to alt-country music.
Nichols is joined by GRAMMY-nominated bluesman Cedric Burnside, grandson of blues legend (and one of Smith’s subjects) R.L. Burnside. Cedric Burnside is noted as one of the most accomplished drummers in the world, having won ‘Drummer of the Year’ at the Blues Music Awards four years in a row.
6 p.m. doors and viewing, 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are available for purchase here now for $20, $25, $30 plus applicable fees. For more information, call (404) 946-3791, or visit citywinery.com/atlanta.