GREETINGS FROM ATHENSâ€¦ A DRINKINâ€™ TOWN WITH A MUSIC PROBLEM â€œA refreshing 14-pack oâ€™ tunesâ€¦ 4 stars.â€ - Creative Loafing, Atlanta NEW ATHENS, GA INDIE LABEL LAUNCHES WITH COMPILATION OF THE CITYâ€™S HOTTEST UPCOMING AMERICANA/ROOTS-ROCK BANDS Southern music mecca Athens, GAâ€™s beer-fueled rock â€™nâ€™ roll tradition has just received it's latest adrenaline injection. New compilation Greetings from Athensâ€¦ A Drinking Town With a Music Problem features a loose co-op of artists with more heart than Polish; bands who take as much pride in their homespun tales of heartbreak, woe and hard drinkinâ€™ as they do their guitar or pedal-steel chops. With this release, the cityâ€™s once scattered roots-rock/country/Americana scene has coalesced around newly launched, proudly independent record label, Hard Labor Productions. The labelâ€™s first disc, Greetings From Athens features 14 songs from eight must-watch up-and-comers, including soulful Southern rockers Tishamingo, solid-gold country junkies The Chasers, featuring Clay Leverett (Now Itâ€™s Overhead, Bright Eyes) and John Neff (Drive-By Truckers, Star Room Boys), The Bearfoot Hookers (winner 2006 Flagpole Athens Music Award for Best Country/Americana/Roots-Rock), Redneck Underground revivalists Conor Rand & the Red Dirt Band, Brian Connell & the Dickens, Andrew Nelson & the Shotgun Lovers, Ken Williams (with the Communion Winos), plus charged-up purveyors of American rock â€™nâ€™ roll, Last Picture Show. If you want to know whatâ€™s going on right now in Athens country, Americana and roots-rock, Greetings from Athens is your readymade study guide. For more info, please contact Jon Tonge, bustinâ€™ his ass daily for all things righteous in independent music at firstname.lastname@example.org.