The Afternooners / Dune Lane / Easily Amused
From the venue:
Dune Lane brings you sounds from the American Southern Coast. Comfort music from country and rock influences and modern artists like Jason Isbell, Marcus King and Mike and the Moonpies. Their technical ability on stage combined with their independence in the studio has developed these Georgia musicians into a well-oiled machine.
Andrew Fowler on the drums, Ethan Balducci on Bass, Ethan Stallings on lead guitar and Michael Hitchcock on guitar and lead vocals make up the core of the band. There are plenty of other names to thank for the sound (such as the talented TJ barns on keys and David on mandolin, fiddle, steel and banjo).
Dune Lane has always taken the most natural approach to music in a world where imperfections are easily masked. The band leans into their heritage and brings you their best while maintaining artistic integrity in the creation and performance of their music.
The Afternooners are a band composed of 5 normal guys who really love the music that they write, play, and record. With a sound ranging from several genres, (alt. rock, funk, jazz, jam, heavy rock, etc.,) it’s hard to pigeonhole a generic sound; therefore their sound is classified as “The New Nooners Sound.” It’s definitely something you need to check out.
The Afternooners have played a large amount of shows varying in multiple different venues. A few examples would be: Smith’s Olde Bar, Tennessee Amphitheater, Songbirds, Hi-fi Clydes, Athfest, Timber Roots Music Festival; while opening for large names like Cherub, Stoop Kids, Jerry Joseph, The Dirty Doors, etc. They also love to play the college fraternity circuit, including; UTK, UGA, Auburn, Sewanee, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Milsaps, Belmont, and UTC, to name a few.
The band is made up of: Lead guitar, guitar and vocals, keys, bass, and drums. Lead guitar is Bryan Martin. Guitar and vocals are Bryce Cronan. Keyboards are Ben Stephens. Bass is Brett Tallent, and last but not least on drums is Blake Harmon. Since all of their names start with a “B,” it seems it is meant to “B.”
A live performance by The Afternooners is an exciting spectacle of commited musicianship, while playing every show like it’s their biggest gig yet. The live energy from The Afternooners never fails to impress and is present every time they play. From cleverly constructed songs, to intricate jams, to wild crowd participation, these guys lay it all out on the line live and in the studio.