Athens Potluck

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Exhibit Duration
August 2024 - December 2024

In 2017 photographer Jason Thrasher published Athens Potluck, a book that tells a story about the Athens music scene.  He selected the first musician to be photographed, asked a series of questions, and then asked the subject to select the next person he should visit.  Following this pattern he photographed 33 musicians at home or in the studio.  The series veered from the E-6 Collective to rock, to traditional old-time music, to punk, to country and back to indie again, with musicians driving the project forward as they passed the baton from one to the next.

This exhibit is an adaptation of the book, offering a glimpse into the Athens music scene spawned decades ago by R.E.M., Pylon and the B-52's.  It displays images and selected stories from Athens Potluck alongside loaned items from the featured musicians and items from the music collections of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.