Last night Atlanta troubadour Reverend Justin Hylton took a full courtyard at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe back to the basics, and the cafe’s own roots, by performing sans sound-system. As of late, in an an effort to be heard over the cafe’s required kitchen ventilation system, most acts have been performing at Foxy’s Acoustic Tuesday with at least one PA speaker. Justin strummed & sang through roughly three forty-five minute sets of both his original work, and a broad variety of Roots/Americana music covers. The crowd was appreciative both in applause & the ever-important tip jar, and afterward as I looked through related photos that were posted online it appeared that he’d won over some new fans while in town for this one-off gig.
Justin has been touring extensively for the last few years, and I wrote up a Q & A with him several months ago for hissing lawns which went into more depth about what keeps him out on the sometimes lonely highways, playing different cities every night as a solo artist. He’ll be back in the Lowcountry on July 22nd to share a stage with my own band, Waits & Co., at Bluffton, South Carolina’s newest hot-spot for live music The Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room.
Here are a few photos from last night’s Acoustic Tuesday performance by Reverend Justin Hylton with more after the jump.