"Midnight In Tifton"
"I'm not sure where Brother Hawk fits in the scheme of things around here. Their music contains no detached hipster irony to beguile you, no neo-hippie psychedelia to confound you, no sludgy swamp riffs to bang your head to. The Atlanta four-piece, consisting of guitarist-vocalist J.B Brisendine, bassist James Fedigan, keyboardist/organist Nick Johns and drummer Champ Hammett, plays big, bluesy, soulful rock that feels classic (in the Allman Brothers/Lynyrd Skynyrd-ian sense of the word) while still leaving plenty of room for some modern alt-rock grooves (think My Morning Jacket or Band of Horses) that help set the band on contemporary ground. Through a combination of hard work and old-fashioned showmanship, the group has established themselves as an up-and-coming player in the local scene, one that has been able to strike a unifying chord with a diverse group of music listeners. As the band prepares to celebrate the release of their sophomore EP, Affairs of Plain Living, tomorrow, I took the opportunity to speak to them about the making of their new record, as well as some of the things they enjoy most about our shared city."