Sharp Notes February 03 2001

The real Mayer of Atlanta. Singer/songwriter John Mayer has hooked up with Aware, the Columbia Records affiliate who broke Train last year, and has set off on an acoustic club tour of major venues with Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips (not to be confused with the Atlanta guitarist of the same name). The signing was a result of Mayer's SXSW showcase last year. Mayer's soon to be released album was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, Ben Folds Five).
All the bluegrass that's fit to print. The New York Times recently sent some national publicity down Suwanee, Ga.'s way when they ran a feature on Randall and Roger Everett's free weekly bluegrass jam at their Music Barn. The shows have been going every Sat. night for the better part of 30 years. Now, as always, no alcohol and swearing is discouraged.
Blood brothers. In what looks to be a match made in, er, hell, the ominous Myssouri will provide live soundtrack accompaniment to F.W. Murnau's classic silent vampire film Nosferatu for two nights in late February. The band will also perform at the Echo Lounge's Feb. 8 benefit for Underwater's injured Jeremy Wilkins. Also on the bill are Crybaby, Adom, Dropsonic and Larvae. Stay afloat of Myssouri's activities on their soon to be revamped website at Myssouri.com.
The Stimulants' recent Star Bar gig was filmed for the Oxygen Network. An interview was also conducted and the whole package will run some time in March.