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Published: 2006/04/13

New Monsoon, Bill Summers and Deep Blue Sun To Appear at Picks Tax Bash

There will be a unique, music-filled, belly-filling party happening this Saturday a stones throw from the Governors mansion just north of Atlanta (rumors that Gov. Sonny Perdue will be attending are unconfirmed). New Monsoon is headlining the event at which black angus steak and a full-on low country boil will be among the food options, and many varieties of beer will be served. There are packages available starting at $35 dollars (this includes food and drink), and this is a benefit for Friends of Hannah, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about and fighting spinal muscular atrophy.

Ralph Roddenbery will kick off the action, and the recently reformed long-time fixtures of the Atlanta scene, Deep Blue Sun. New Monsoon is scheduled to perform in the evening, and the legendary Bill Summers (Los Hombres Caliente, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock) has just been added as an artist in residence of sorts, joining bands upon request. Cecil Peanut Daniels (frequent Widespread Panic and Govt Mule guest) and Chicago trombonist Lil Joe Burton (BB King, Junior Wells) have also been confirmed to make appearances, and other notable musicians that will be in town are very likely to appear. Don Pickett (known for his Little Turniptown gatherings in North Georgia a few years back) will host the event, and it will be held at Picks Hideaway just outside of Atlantas famed Buckhead district. Report by Rob Turner

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