The Music: Interview with Hagen Patrick; Local and Live Calendar
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.)
DOUG KEES – live videos on Because Kindness is Contagious -Facebook
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
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
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
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
Hannah is an 18 y/o singer songwriter & plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on youtube
19 W. Court Square, Newnan, Ga • 770-683-2526
Call ahead to check on Live music dates
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.
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