Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Bill Mallonee performs in Essex

Published April 13. 2013 4:00AM

There was a time when the Athens, Ga., music scene was as fertile as any in the country. You had REM, as well as a royal court of the B-52s, Drive-By Truckers, Dreams So Real, Love Tractor, Pylon and Widespread Panic.

Another great band was Vigilantes of Love, founded by and starring guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Bill Mallonee (above). After a nice run and considerable star power in Europe, VOL disbanded and Mallonee started a career as an e'er traveling troubadour working the solo circuit. He's continued to release competitive CDs, including the just-out, Paste magazine-lauded "Amber Waves."

Mallonee appears Sunday at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect St., Essex, and fans can anticipate an across-the-boards representation of his rich career. For info, call (860) 767-8623, fbcinessex.org.

- Rick Koster

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
Do you think Tiger Woods has a shot at winning the Masters?
No. His shot on the 15th hit the flag stick and bounced into the water. It's over for him.
26%
Yes. Winning the Masters this year is Tiger's destiny.
18%
Maybe. No big names are among the current leaders. He still has a shot.
24%
I hope not. I'm rooting for fan favorite Fred Couples.
32%
Number of votes: 330

No current items found