Special event celebrates music & culture of the Deep South

It may be impossible to truly see the world through someone else’s eyes – but thanks to the striking images of Atlanta photographer Adam Smith, it is possible to better understand what makes the Deep South such a unique landscape and breeding ground for terrific music.

City Winery Atlanta is hosting Smith and his collection of images – titled See That My Grave Is Kept Clean: A Look Into The Music and Landscape of the Deep South – during a special event on the evening of Friday, August 24th.  The collection features photographs of Blues legends from the Deep South, and will be accompanied by a musical performance from Ben Nichols and Cedric Burnside.  Nichols is a singer-songwriter and guitarist and frontman for the band Lucero, and Grammy-nominee Burnside is both a drummer and guitarist who happens to be the grandson of legendary Blues musician R.L. Burnside.  Along with viewing Smith’s award-winning photographs and listening to the music, guests will be able to purchase limited-edition prints of negatives from the photographer’s darkroom. 

Doors for the event open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $20.  City Winery Atlanta is located at 650 North Avenue in Atlanta, at Ponce City Market.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken is a big Blues fan, and wasn’t about to miss out on the chance to interview Adam Smith, Ben Nichols, and Cedric Burnside.  So he spent the morning with all three at City Winery Atlanta, getting a preview of this unique evening of entertainment.