Saturday, January, 12 2019
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with Fooshee's Forecast
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show
Halem Albright (guitarist, vocalist, songwriter) was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. Brought up among music lovers, he began to show an early interest in music. Halem started playing guitar and writing music at 14 and went on to be involved in several bands and music projects that toured the southeast(one of which Halem founded "The Green Light Council", was an Athens Flagpole award winner).
Halem started working on his debut album "Don't Listen To Me" in 2010 with some of Atlanta and Athens' greatest producers and musicians, showing his musical maturity with diverse styles ranging from pop oriented rock songs, supported by moving guitar work and beautiful background vocals to reggae and Americana influenced anthems, with accompanying powerful horn sections and high energy percussion. The album was produced with the help of some of Atlanta and Athens' finest producers such as John Keane of R.E.M. and Widespread Panic fame and Jeff Mosier, who has worked with bands like Phish. The album also has the contributions of some of Georgia's best musicians, namely keyboardist Ike Stubblefield, guitarist Davis Causey and drummer Duane Trucks, to name a few.
In 2013 "The Halem Albright Band" was formed, consisting of Halem Albright on vocals/lead guitar, well known Atlanta keyboardist Spencer Pope, bassist Dustin Fennell, and Nathan Bartlett on drums. And in 2015, The H.A.B. had the honor of winning the "AthFest People's Choice Awards" to be a part of the Athens' festival's compilation album. In 2017 The H.A.B. released their first album "Through Human Eyes", to great reviews.
Throughout his music career, Halem has shared bills with established music veterans such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Leftover Salmon and The Disco Biscuits(among many others). With a first solo album this strong and appealing and a jaw dropping live show supported by some of Atlanta's best musicians, Halem is sure to look forward to many years of great music making...
The Atlanta based project, Fooshee’s Forecast originally began at the end of 2014 as a studio alias for Jon Fooshee’s original material. In the Spring of 2015, a demo was recorded under this name at 3535 Studios featuring Jon on every instrument, except drums (which were recorded by Brian Stephens). Stephens quickly established himself as an integral part to the feel of the recordings and the two began playing shows around Atlanta. By the Spring of 2016, an influx of shows on the calendar and the addition of bassist, Travis Heringer, made it clear that the band was becoming more than just a studio project. By the summer of 2016, the newly formed trio found its way into Audioloft Studios in Roswell to record what was to be the first half of their debut album.
As the band teamed up with Doghouse Atlanta and prepared to start recording their first music video in the Spring of 2017, Stephens was involved in a car accident, injuring his wrist. This called for some last minute improvisation to the lineup. At which point, drummer, Justin Fedoruk, and trumpeter, Caleb Connell, began playing with the group. Both of whom, being lifelong friends of Travis Heringer, added an entirely new dynamic of chemistry to the group and while there will always be musical chemistry between Stephens and Fooshee, Stephens never rejoined the Forecast as the primary drummer.
Riding the wave created by the chemistry of the new lineup, the Forecast returned to Audioloft Studios in the summer of 2017 to record the second half of their debut album. By the end of 2017, the group started a popular weekly event in Atlanta, known as the Weekly Forecast. This features a live stream of the performance each week by Doghouse Atlanta, which enables people from all over the country to see what’s happening in Atlanta. At this point in time, the full lineup is nearly complete with the addition of keyboardist Andrew Venet and talks of adding a full-time auxiliary percussionist. For the remainder of 2018, the Forecast is looking forward to the release of their stockpiled recorded material, music video, and embarking on weekend tours to neighboring cities in the Southeast.