The Music: Interview with Hagen Patrick; Local and Live Calendar

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By Kris Youmans, Special to The Paper

This column highlights our local musicians from time to time and this month, Local and Live Music features Hagen Patrick (pictured above).

Pat is a member of Sweet Grass Sally, a band well-known here in Newnan.

L&L: This may sound cliche Pat, but what influenced you to start playing music?

Pat: I’ve been singing since I was a little kid, but I didn’t start playing until I graduated high school. That was piano, but my two best friends also played piano & much better than me, so who wants a band with 3 pianists?

I switched to guitar when I was 18. I was writing lyrics a long time before that, so putting words and music together was the next logical step. Conjuring songs up from wherever they come from is some of the best magic I’ve ever seen.

L&L: As things improve & more venues open up will you and Sweet Grass Sally hit the stage again? 

Pat: Sweet Grass Sally will be coming back to live stages. Tim Shepard, Elijah Lees, Phillip Neal and I want to play in front of everybody as soon as it is safe to do so. We want everyone remaining healthy and we don’t want anyone to get sick at one of our shows. It’s not just a concert to us, it’s like playing in front of family, and we gotta keep our family safe.

L&L: Will you continue your live streams on Sunday nights, because you know folks are enjoying hearing you play their favorite cover tunes and your originals?

Pat: I’ll keep playing my Quarantine Quoncerts as long as Facebook Live lets me. Number 31 is this Sunday at 8 p.m. Having a weekly residency in my basement has been a great excuse to play music and not just binge watch every series on Netflix. I take requests, play my own songs, and learn alot of songs I never thought I would. Guitar is a continuing education thing and I’m trying not to fail the class.

L&L: What is your favorite color? Just kidding but I think it’s some shade of yellow.

Pat:  My favorite color? It’s not yellow! I’ve been wearing yellow shirts when I play for about 16 years. But my favorite color is the ‘color of her eyes’…

(You can hear Hagen Patrick’s live concerts on Facebook Live every Sunday @ 8 p.m.)

LOCAL MUSICIANS

DOUG KEES – live videos on Because Kindness is Contagious -Facebook

www.dougkees.com

DANIEL TOOLE – Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music and www.onedanieltoole.com

Check out Daniel’s website for upcoming events.

MARY CLAIRE MARTIN – find Mary on Facebook & on her website at www.marymartinmusic.com

Classically trained on piano as a child, as a teenager took up the electric guitar & never looked back!

11/14 … Dixie Dogz in Sharpsburg, 5:30 p.m.

11/21 … RPM in Newnan,  8 p.m.

11/28 … Line Creek Brewery in Peachtree City, 6 p.m.

DOUBLE GRANITE BAND /Ray Laue

www.doublegraniteband.com & subscribe to their YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hc8_Xy01X0

LEONARD WASHINGTON on Facebook, Reverbnation & Instagram

PATRICK HAGEN – Live Streams on Facebook every Sunday night at 8 p.m.

LEROGIE – find him on Facebook & on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic

HEYDREAMER  https://heydreamer.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/heydreameratl 

New single out called The Cages. Check it out on their website.

JOSH PURGASON  www.joshpurgason.com

Watch his video ‘Yin to My Yang’ on Youtube or on his website

CALLISTA CLARK  www.youtube.com/callistaclarkmusic

12/27/20 … Eddie’s Attic, 6 p.m.

KRIS YOUMANS BAND

www.krisyoumansband.com

The PETE & PETE BAND   Performing a wide variety of music-pop,rock,country,R&B, Motown,Oldies,Blues,, Dance music & more https://www.facebook.com/PETE-PETE-BAND-107236997813690

11/6 … Summergrove Golf Club

11/7 … The Bays at The Cellar

HANNAH MCGARITY – Find Hannah’s music on youtube

www.youtube.com/hannahmcgarity

Hannah is an 18 y/o singer songwriter & plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on youtube

LOCAL VENUES

THE ALAMO

19 W. Court Square, Newnan, Ga • 770-683-2526

Call ahead to check on Live music dates

BRICKHOUSE GRILLE 

141 Main Street, LaGrange • 706-298-5485

11/13 … Tara and Drake  8:30 p.m.

11/20 … Dixie Sunrise  9 p.m.

11/25 … Thanksgiving Eve Reunion Party 9 p.m.

11/27 … Thomas Tillman & Mark Johnson  8:00 p.m.

BRICKHOUSE GRILLE & TAVERN

80 Newnan Station, Newnan 770-683-2790

11/14 … Departure, The Journey Tribute Band 9:30 p.m.

THE CELLAR/THE BAYS

20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328

Call ahead to check on any live music dates.

GRAZING HERE

2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696

11/7 … GP38

11/20 … Quarter Mile Rendezvous

11/21 … Second Time Around

11/27 … The Wyatt Band

12/5 … The Hunter Callahan Band

12/11 … Leonard Koggins Trio

All shows are at 8 p.m.

HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP

1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911

11/12 … Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young

11/19 … Trio Band

11/26 … Closed for Thanksgiving

12/3 … Wyatt Acoustic Group

12/10 … James Sennett’s Christmas Party

12/17 … Hunter Flanagan

Shows are from 6-9 p.m.

THE MAD MEXICAN

2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545

11/6 …  Joey Troup,  6 p.m.

11/11 … Joey Troup,  6 p.m.

11/13  … JT Murphy, 6 p.m.

11/14  … Stella Weaver,  6 p.m.

11/18 … Thomas Gay,  5 p.m.

11/20 … Leonard Washington,  7 p.m.

11/25 … Chad Jernigan,  5 p.m.

11/27 … Lerogie, 6 p.m.

MILLTOWN MUSIC HALL

1301 Alabama Avenue South, Bremen • 770-537-6455

11/21 … An Evening with Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

11/28 … Christmas with the Drifters, The Platters, & Cornell Gunter’s Coasters

All shows start at 7:30 p.m.

SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB

335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800

Friday Night Dinner & Music

11/6  … Pete & Pete Band

11/13 … Off Ramp

11/20  … Wyatt Band

11/27 … TBD

12/18  … The Dreamers Christmas Show

12/31  … New Year’s Eve w/ The Pete & Pete Band

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