Saturday, August 29, 2009
What: A concert at one of Southwest Georgia’s most popular venues featuring the Kinchafoonee Cowboys. Opening act is Jessica Padget at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers.
When: 8pm with gates opening at 6pm.
Where: Sasser Flea Market & Antique Mall. 8109 Albany Highway (US 82), Sasser, Ga.
Cost: $15 in Advance. $20 at the Gate.
Info: call 229-698-4578.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The original group consisted of Shane Cannon, Keith Cromartie, Brad Hallford, Chad McGrath, and Glenn Tennyson, who all grew up (and still reside) in the Albany/Leesburg area. The band’s name comes from the Kinchafoonee Creek – a tributary of the Flint River that flows through Lee County and Albany. The band’s popularity soon spread to Athens, GA where several members were in college.
In 1998, guitarist Brad Hallford left the band to pursue a career in law enforcement and was replaced by “lefty” Chris Scarborough. Later that year, keyboardist/vocalist Jason Fuller joined the group, giving an extra dimension to the band’s sound.
Kinchafoonee has become a favorite around the state of Georgia, playing all types of venues from small clubs to large outdoor festivals. Over the years the group has shared billing with entertainers such as Alabama, John Anderson, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, and many others.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys have released four studio albums. The first, Sowega, was recorded in Athens, GA in 1991 at Saturn Recording Studio. Their second album, Deep Dark Water, was recorded in Nashville, TN at the Home Place Studio in 1994. (These first two albums are now sold together as a compilation called 1991-1994). Their third “self-titled” album, Kinchafoonee, was recorded at Maxwell Sound in Athens, GA in 1998. In 2001, Sic ‘em Dawgs was released as a single. Cowboy Ways: Live at the Georgia Theatre 2005 is their latest release. It has been receiving extremely high praise from old and new fans alike.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys continue to tour throughout the state of Georgia.