Sunday, January 27, 2013

Isaac Bramblett single handedly reignites Watkinsville music scene


 The following are a series of photos from the free performance of Isaac Bramblett at the Watkinsville Jittery Joe's a couple weeks ago in a performance designed to heighten awareness of ACTION, Inc. being moved out of this area, and the need for a local headquarters for this important group. It would be nice to find a new area around here for this referral agency.

It helps refer families in need with the assistance including food and shelter.  According to Oconee Patch: Action Incorporated is located at 4951 Macon Highway (441). The focus of Action is to maintain a food pantry for referrals and help needy families during financial crises with counseling and budgeting. Action receives federal, state and private grants. 
  • Fax: 706-769-1139
  • Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am - 1pm; Tue, Thu, noon - 5pm; Sat, Sun, closed
  • Handicap Accessible: Entrance at back of building
  • Founding Date: 1970
  • Parking: Free lot
  • Scope: Local, Regional
  • Type: Hunger, Senior citizens

 It was a packed house both at Jittery Joe's and at Kumquat Mae's this immediate past weekend as music performances are occurring with increasing regularity in Watkinsville.

Isaac Bramblett moved back from New Orleans to come back home where his father Randall Bramblett has made a name for himself performing in bands such as Traffic and Sea Level as well as performing alongside groups including Dreams So Real and Widespread Panic.

Isaac is a Southern soul singer performing with a roots-rock band that gets to open up four shows for Widespread Panic in future performances.

It was great to see so many familiar local faces at these places enjoying this great music.

People drove from Athens for these shows and people aged six to 69 were in attendance at these free events.

Please support music in Watkinsville and attend the performances at Kumquat Mae and Jittery Joe's in future days and especially on weekends.

It is rare that we are honored with such amazing talent performing locally, but it was not all that long ago that Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell drove up from his home near Macon to perform at the Oconee School of Rock, or members of various bands have stayed at Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast. While Ashford Manor has decided to end their beloved concert series, I am glad some local venues are picking up the slack.



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