Little Country Giants

Online Price: 
$12.00
At the Door: 
$15.00
Performed at Steve's: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:45pm

Unapologetically Appalachian and unashamed in sadness, the Cooks' songwriting preserves the poetry of a disappearing rural America, said David Eduardo of Flagpole Magazine 

The Little Country Giants had a busy 2011 recording a new album entitled "60 GRIT" due out May 2012. Their music was also featured in two award winning films, notably the Documentary GROW! which uses music by the Little Country Giants as the soundtrack for the film, and has won many awards including Best Feature in the CO Film Festival, Best Documentary in the Macon Film Festival, Best American Documentary in the Boone International Film Festival, among many more. One half of the songwriting duo, Russell Cook, is performing in the music ensemble with the Stephen King/ John Mellancamp/ T. Bone Burnett musical, the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, premiering this April at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, GA and runs through the first week in May. 
Delivering pure, simple, and timeless rustic songs touching on country, bluegrass, and even rural blues, husband-and-wife duo Cameron Federal and Russell Cook produce artful work on par with the finest of the expansive genre. Masters of the lexicon of rural music, Little Country Giants create music rich with the sounds of Georgia's roots and the musical seeds of America grown. After all, they're giants. 
-Adam Klein, Cowboy Angel Music

Opening Act: 
Tony Levitas and Friends

Tony Levitas is a song-writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. "Together Somehow" is Tony's debut solo CD recently released, now on i-tunes, Spotify and Amazon. He is a native Atlantan and has been in the music business over 20 years, penning dozens of songs. Tony has been in a number of bands, most notably, Arms Akimbo, who had several records out and a video which appeared on MTV. As the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter for the band, Tony toured with Arms Akimbo extensively including a performance at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX and along the east coast playing such venues as CBGB’s and the Danceteria in New York City, and numerous college campuses form Atlanta to Boston. They played with many bands including the Ramones, R.E.M, The Beasty Boys, The Black Crowes, 10,000 Maniacs, The Tubes, Marianne Faithful, Toots and The Maytalls, Dennis Brown and The Georgia Satellites, to name a few. Tony writes passionate songs about life, love, loss, yearning and hope. His work has been compared to Neil Young, The Clash, The Velvet Underground, Steely Dan, and John Mayer, though his main influences include the early British Invasion, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison and Hank Williams. For the past many years, Tony has played in the classic rock and roll band, The Helpers, with his musical blood bothers David Weissmann, Bob Glick and Steve Einbender, Jamie Hood, Larry and Michael Chesin, who play around the Atlanta area.