I sure do wish I could be in the vicinity of Athens, Ga., on August 14, because an event I’d dearly love to attend is happening down there that night. Various luminaries from Athens bands including Futurebirds, Drive-By Truckers, Party Dolls and others are teaming up to perform a tribute show at Athens’ Green Room nightclub centered on Whiskeytown’s 1997 magnum opus Strangers Almanac — which is still my favorite record from the Ryan Adams discography (a point also made in Chapter Eight of “Losering” and even a radio play I attempted). They’ll play the whole album live starting at 10 p.m.
Speaking of tribute shows, a followup to last year’s rather wonderful “Losering” tribute at Deep South is in the works for later this fall. Keep watching this space for details.