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Keeping Athens Historical Podcast

The Keeping Athens Historical Podcast is the Athens Clarke County Library Heritage Room's podcast about the rich, wild, wonderful, and often weird, history of Athens, GA. On each episode, Rikki Chesley, head of Archives and Special Collections, and local guest historians take a trip down memory lane exploring the life and culture of Athenians during a given period of time, bringing the past to life and Keeping Athens Historical.

Athens Musical History - Jason Thrasher

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Photo of Jason Thrasher.

In this episode, Rikki interviews Jason Thrasher, who has an upcoming book about the Athens music scene: Athens Potluck

Currently the subject of a fundraiser on Indiegogo, "ATHENS POTLUCK is a 'stream of consciousness' journey through the wildly diverse music scene of Athens, Georgia. Photographer Jason Thrasher chose the first of 33 musicians to be photographed at home, with each subsequent artist choosing the next, creating a rare glimpse into the interconnected and often private lives of Athens musicians."

Visit the Indiegogo page for more information about Athens Potluck.

Featured music: Saint Augustine by Saint Eeel.

Athens Musical History - Part 1

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Our first year of Keeping Athens Historical will focus on Athens Musical History. In our first episode, Paul Butchart, of The Side Effects, takes us on a walking tour of Athens' historical spots while covering music highlights from the early days of the town through his time in the 80's music scene.

Music is Saint Augustine by the band Saint Eel.

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