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Lonnie Holley, Lee Bains

#1 LEAD PHOTO Lonnie Holley Matt Arnett
CREDIT: Matt Arnett
Visionary artist returns to Eddie’s Attic: Lonnie Holley (flanked by Dave Nelson, trombone, and Marlon Patton, drums) brings his improvisational jam to Eddie’s Attic on Sun., Jan. 15. Also on the bill is Lee Baines, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and leader of the “Southern gospel punk” band, the Glory Fires.
Sunday January 15, 2023 07:00 PM EST
Cost: $15+,
CL Critic Doug DeLoach Recommends: Visual artist, musician, filmmaker, educator Lonnie Holley is a uniquely gifted visionary human. His sculptures and installations can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and the High Museum. His directorial debut, I Snuck off the Slave Ship, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In 2022, he was named a United States Artist Fellow. In 2012, Listening Post published the #0563c1:first review"Arial Unicode MS", sans-serif">’s debut album, Just Before Music, highlighting the improvisational and stream of consciousness nature of the self-taught artist’s music; four subsequent albums have garnered global acclaim. The New Yorker named Holley’s most recent release, MITH, one of the best albums of the decade (2010s). His forthcoming album, Oh Me Oh My, features collaborations with Michael Stipe and Bon Iver. At Eddie’s Attic, Holley shares the bill with Lee Baines, a Birmingham, Alabama, songwriter and leader of the Glory Fires whose music Rolling Stone aptly described as “Southern gospel punk.” Baines will play a solo set and join Holley for an improvised duet. — DD

From the venue:

Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley is a visual artist, musician, filmmaker, and educator. His visual art is in the collections of numerous museum collections around the world, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, and the High Museum. His directorial debut, "I Snuck Off the Slave Ship," premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In 2022 he was named a United States Artist Fellow.

Holley released his first album, "Just Before Music," in 2012, to wide critical praise. He has since released four additional albums, all praised by music critics around the world. His most recent full length album, "MITH," was named one of the best dozen albums of the decade by the New Yorker.

He has collaborated with or shared the stage with a wide variety of artists across numerous genres. His forthcoming record, "Oh Me Oh My," produced by Jacknife Lee, will be released by Jagjaguwar in March, and includes collaborations with Michael Stipe, Bon Iver, and others.

Each of Holley's musical performances is created improvisationally and spontaneously, which means each performance is unique.

Lee Bains

Lee Bains is a songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama, who has put out four studio albums of what Rolling Stone calls "Southern gospel punk,"? the most recent of which, Old-Time Folks, was released by Don Giovanni Records in 2022 to acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Uncut, Mojo, Washington Post, NPR, Oxford American, and Bitter Southerner. In addition to playing shows around the U.S. and Europe with his band The Glory Fires, Lee has collaborated with artists like Lonnie Holley and Swamp Dogg, published poetry in The New Yorker, and lent his music to support striking coalminers, immigrants' rights groups, abortion funds, and anti-racism organizations.

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6a583 Eddie S Attic Magnum
515 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
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