16 March 2023

The Music Minute, 3/16/23: Big St. Patrick's Day - Lots of Great Live Music!

 Greetings, Music Lovers, and welcome back to The Music Minute! 

We skipped last week but there was, as usual, a ton of great live music last weekend at Amici, Five O'Clock, Social Goat, Tin Plate, Willy's & several other venues. 

Yessir, we're fortunate to have such a thriving music scene once again here in our neck of the woods. 

Who's Playing Where & When
- St. Patrick's Edition -

A playing at B at C

After Hours


Electric Wine - Live @ Amici - Friday 3/17. 8pm 

This is a newer group comprised of a bit of a younger crew but by all accounts they've been impressing from the get-go. Heard nothing but good things about their New Year's Eve bash over @ Lucky Day. Play a lot of great Classic Rock tunes as well as some more recent stuff. This'll be a fun one. As an aside, I'm a big fan of their bassist - the one & only Riley Ralston. Righteous Dude, he comes by it honestly.

Check it out, Fo Sho! 

The Andrew Brothers' Dueling Pianos - Live @ The Five (5 O'Clock Bar & Grill) - Friday 3/17. 9pm 

These guys always kill it. Have been blowing away crowds all over Covington, the entire state of Georgia & beyond for several years. 

The Five has a ton of food & drink specials for this one as well as a DJ lined up for the later hours. Always a good time at Five O'Clock - Covington's Live Music Destination Location! 

Whiskey Bent - Live @ The Social Goat - Friday 3/17. 8pm 

My main man, Mr. Fluff Whatley, w/ his powerful, soulful vocals while accompanied by the very nice guitar stylings of Marc Airington, always makes for a helluva show! These guys do real good, they really do. 

Bonus: I got to see one of Fluff's first public performances about 10 yrs ago. My band at the time, The Cool Swap, played a private party & after we were done, we, as well as the entire crowd, basically demanded Fluff do a number or else we were gonna throw 'em into Hard Labor Creek! He obliged & did Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay & killed it while we all were saying - that boy need to play out! Well, just a couple of years later & he was and the rest, as they say, is history. 

You'll definitely enjoy this one. 


So, wow, a lot of competition out there. All three are just outstanding. I'd suggest hitting all three. 

And remember - live music every Saturday at Five O'Clock & Social Goat in town, and additional venues in Monroe, Social Circle & the surrounding areas. Pro Tip: go the book of faces & click on events & then search your local area. 

Until next time,