The wife and her friend had a booth set up at the Easton Farmer’s Market this afternoon so I swung by to offer some moral support. Camped out next to the Big Green Head tent was a band performing folk-infused whiskey blues (that sounds fancy, doesn’t it?). Not exactly sure what that means but it was acoustic-based music played by guys with beards, tattoos, and deep voices. I’m not saying we don’t have talent like that in Columbus, but their vibe said “out of towners” and sure enough, my daughter informed me that they had announced earlier in their set that they were from Philly and they were called TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb.
Stumbling across a great band like this, completely unexpected, is one of those great little moments in life that I wish happened more often. Hope these guys had a good time in Columbus and swing through here again.
Give TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb’s 2010 release, Idiots, a listen and if you dig it, buy a digital copy from Bandcamp. (I bought a CD-R copy of Idiots from the band after their set – a great purchase!)
Green on the Green returns to the Worthington Village Green this Saturday (9am – 2pm). After last year’s inaugural event, GOTG organizers* will expand the event to cover 3 of the 4 Village Green corners (last year was just 1 corner) and have added music acts.
Bands performing this year include Old Worlds (“a cerebral cross between Explosions in the Sky and Minus the Bear”), The Song Birds (female-fronted country-folk for fans of Sheryl Crow, Nickel Creek), Hawkline (“Emotional rock ‘n’ roll along the lines of Elvis Costello or Neil Young”), and Columbus Priority Mail.
Green on the Green is a community festival providing visitors with a sampling of ways to “go green” including opportunities to buy re-purposed or recycled items, learning to appreciate native plants and animals, and educating folks on how to use less energy, produce less waste or adopt sustainable practices.
* Full disclosure: Green on the Green is being put on by Big Green Head. One of Big Green Head’s co-founders is my wife.
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