Eddie Owen Presents: Abe Partridge (Opening: Hunter Blalock & The Sad Machine)
General admission | Advanced tickets: $20 ($25 day of show)
“Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists in the southeast.” – American Songwriter Magazine
Partridge released his first official full-length release, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, in January 2018 to rave reviews and substantial airplay on Americana radio. It landed Partridge a lengthy feature in The Bitter Southerner and the album was chosen to be one of their top 30 albums of 2018. Ranging from the earthy to the surreal, from the spiritual light to the depths of depression, Partridge draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling, dark humor, and gripping intensity. Savannah Morning News said, “ The singer/songwriter has emerged in the last two years as a tour-de-force of a live act, with the DNA of folk heroes named Townes, Bob and John, combined with his own unique perspective of rock ‘n’ roll and his Southern homeland.”
Partridge made his debut at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, July 2018 and brought the house down with his passionate performance. He toured the UK and Ireland in October 2019 in support of David Ford. He also toured the Netherlands and Belgium in November of 2018 and 2019. He performed at the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival in Santa Rosa, Florida, in January of 2019 and 2020 along with performers such as John Prine, Tanya Tucker, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Shawn Mullins, and many more.
Partridge is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album projected to be released in the spring of 2022.
When Abe is not writing or touring with his songs, he is creating his folk art paintings.
OPENING: Hunter Blalock & The Sad Machine
Hunter Blalock is an American songwriter from the hills of North-West Georgia. Hunter never fears uncomfortable subjects while writing songs & presents his real uncensored view of the world & himself.
Hunter’s writing style is something all his own as he blends styles of Country, Folk, & Bluegrass to create a sound that places him in the genre of Americana. His influences range from Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, & American Aquarium to The Band, Townes Van Zant, & Many more.
Hunter started his career as the frontman for southern soul-rock band Whiskey Dixie in 2014. There came a time in late 2018 where Hunter felt pulled in a new direction so strongly it could no longer be prolonged. He along with company of former band-mate Austin Harper & a handful of brand new songs, went solo and started touring the southeast & mid-west as Hunter Blalock & The Sad Machine. During these past few years Hunter has enjoyed seeing the country and sharing stages with some of the scenes most respected artists such as Arlo Mckinley, Town Mountain, Caleb Caudle, & Abe Partridge.
Along with the life that comes with being a songwriter, Hunter is also enjoying creating art in the form of music inspired cartoons under the name “Peach Fuzz Cartoonz”. His art has been featured in many different ways throughout the music industry. Whether it’s a small shout out on social media by bands such as American Aquarium, Justin Wells, & Morgan Wade, on T-shirt designs for acts such as 49 Winchester & Tim Moore, or in Tyler Childers’ most recent music video for his song ‘Country Squire’ via a Town Mountain sticker design. Hunter’s cartoons are turning heads equally as much as his music.
Hunter & company are hard at work on his debut full-length ‘Cherokee Hills’, hoped to be released in late 2020.
For now you can purchase Hunter’s EP ‘Live at The Oak House’, stickers, T-shirts & other merch at https://hunterblalockmusic.com/store.