On Friday, June 19, the Georgia Theatre caught fire and suffered heavy damage. The Georgia Theatre has been an Athens music landmark since the 1980s, playing host to bands including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Wynton Marsalis, along with home-grown artists like the B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon and the Drive-By Truckers.
I had the pleasure of photographing the St. Patrick’s Day 2006, performance of the local Irish music band, Banish Misfortune. Here are some photos from that performance.