Morgan Wallen’s star power continues to brighten, as the 25-year-old Tennessee native has been selling out most shows on his current tour – including last week’s at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, and this Friday’s concert at Athens’ Georgia Theatre. Songwriter Michael Hardy (who simply goes by his surname) and Louisiana hippie chick Lainey Wilson open.
Australia’s Stonefield are sorta like Heart Down Under, except instead of two sisters, the whole dang shebang is sisters – Amy Findlay (vocals, drums) and her younger siblings Hannah (guitar), Sarah (keyboards) and Holly (bass guitar). And the Heart reference isn’t entirely superficial – like the Wilson sisters did, Stonefield draws from a crate full of old ’60s and ’70s classic rock bands for inspiration. It wouldn’t shock me if they (or at least their parents) even have a few early Heart records layin’ around, but Stonefield drifts in a more psych/prog direction than you might expect from four women in their 20s. They headline the EARL on Monday (along with A Drug Called Tradition and the Mathis Hunter Band) on an off night from their US tour with King Tuff – which continues at the Georgia Theatre in Athens on Tuesday.