Friday, June 8, 2012
Sixty musicians to pay tribute to live music advocate Eddie Owen in six-show concert series in June at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Sixty musicians will pay tribute to live music advocate Eddie Owen in a six-show concert series in June at the Red Clay Theatre. The “Live Music Matters” concerts honor Owen’s 20-year legacy of promoting musicians in Atlanta and the 2011 opening of his “Eddie Owen Presents” music venue at RCT in Duluth. Owen, the founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur who formerly served as the music club’s booking agent, has been credited with launching the careers of the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, John Mayer, Jennifer Nettles, the Zac Brown Band and others over the past two decades. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. RCT doors open an hour prior …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Facebook posting leaves many people wondering what happened.
Eddie Owen may have been fired from Eddie's Attic, the music listening room that bears his name. Rich Eldredge first reported on the Atlanta magazine website Monday morning that Owen wrote on his Facebook page that he'd been fired. Eldredge said Owen wrote: "I'm headed...this AM to put my FINAL Dave FM radio show in the can for 'Inside Eddie's Attic.' I won't be going inside Eddie's Attic again, got fired on Friday night." Owen could not be reached Monday morning with a phone call to the club. Owen has had an on-and-off relationship with the folk club in the last year. He founded the club in 1992 but has not owned it for several years, though he did manage it. He quit last year, then was rehired when concert promoter Alex Cooley bought the…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The owner of Eddie's Attic spoke at TEDx Atlanta.
Eddie Owen, owner of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, talked about "Live Music Matters" last month at TEDx Atlanta, a meeting of about 300 creative folks who got togeher in Atlanta. He described how the new group The Civil Wars was formed and how Shawn Mullins became an "overnight hit" after working for years.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The manager of Eddie's Attic brought in a good crowd at the Red Clay Theatre as Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers performed.
Eddie's Owen's business venture in Duluth is officially under way. Owen, founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, recently signed a contract with the city of Duluth to stage live music acts at the Red Clay Theatre. He presented his first two concerts by Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers on Dec. 2 and 3. Big banners posted outside the theatre proclaimed “The Red Clay Theatre Eddie Owen Presents” and “R,” “C,” “T” for Red Clay Theatre. The theatre was nearly full. Hood’s performance attracted local folks and fans of his songs and the popular Athens-based band. He was accompanied by Drive-By Truckers band members Jay Gonzalas on keyboard and accordion and Brad Morgan on drums. They played without a break from 8:15 until past 10:30 p.m. Instead …
Monday, November 28, 2011
This is a big week for Eddie Owen, who is now managing and booking for two venus: Eddie's Attic in Decatur and the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Eddie Owen, the namesake of Decatur folk club Eddie's Attic, will use a little help from his friends this week. The first concerts by “Eddie Owen Presents” at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth Dec. 2 and 3 will feature Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. Hood and Owen have known each other for years. Hood won an open mic competitions in the 1990s at Eddie's Attic and was encouraged by Owen, according to a Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution story. The second show in Duluth will be Ed Roland of Collective Soul, who told the AJC about knowing and admiring Owen, the high school quarterback, while growing up in Henry County. “Ed was my hero back then,” Roland said. “I remember throwing a football with him at a church retreat when I was kid, and …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Eddie's Attic namesake will book live music acts at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Eddie Owen, the founder and former manager of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, is coming to Duluth. In a meeting Thursday afternoon, the Duluth City Council approved a two-year lease agreement with Owen that allows the music promoter to use the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth as a live music venue. “Eddie Owen Presents” at the Red Clay Theatre could open by Thanksgiving weekend. Owen founded and used to own Eddie's Attic, and in recent years he's managed the club next to Decatur City Hall. He helped put Decatur on the musical map by creating a comfortable space where performers such as the Indigo Girls and John Mayer matured. The Duluth City Council had delayed action on the agreement at a previous meeting Monday, Oct. 24, to give the council, the …