MrJordanMrTonks is a collaboration between longtime Athens musicians, Tommy Jordan on acoustic guitar and banjo and William Tonks on dobro and electric guitar. Individually, they could play with anyone, anywhere. Together, the effortless blend of their wide range of musical experiences and styles results in a synergy that always leaves listeners wanting more. Their performances reveal a joyful and relaxed musical relationship between two exceptional musicians.
Flagpole Magazine calls them “two of Athens favorite pickers.” MrJordanMrTonks have just released their third album, called “Troubles” (click on the Spotify or Soundcloud links below to listen). They have had the honor of opening for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Albert Lee and David Bromberg (multiple times), as well as playing at the North Georgia Folk Festival, Athens Human Rights Festival, AthFest, the 40 Watt Club, the Georgia Theatre, Eddie’s Attic, the Red Clay Theater and the Bluebird Café in Nashville.
YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/penfodw
String Theory plays traditional old time, contradance, bluegrass and Americana music and is made up of some of Athens finest acoustic musicians. The band taps deeply into the varied talents of five experienced acoustic musicians to combine driving renditions of traditional old time fiddle tunes and songs rendered with four-part vocal harmonies and spiced with bluegrass and Americana elements. The lineup includes from Tommy Jordan (banjo, guitar, vocals), Dick Daniels (bass, mandolin, guitar and vocals), Antoon Speters (mandolin, banjo), Susan Staley (guitar, vocals and beat box) and Dale Wechsler (fiddle).