Sterling Waite & The Cotton Avenue Hustlers

For fans of:Old Crow Medicine Show, Avett Brothers, Drive-by Truckers, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison
"This album is the result of three sweltering days of recording in my downtown apartment in Macon, Georgia. The air conditioner was far too loud, the ceiling fans created too much air movement, and the street noise was too great with my windows open. So with temperatures nearing triple digits, we turned off the fans and A/C, closed the windows, huddled around two microphones and began to play. Over three different sessions Zach, Chris and I recorded the bulk of the album. I then added harmony vocals, banjo, harmonica, and lap steel guitar to most tracks over the following weeks. Some recordings, like "Be With Him", remain true to the original live take. The lyrics of "Up On Blocks" and "Punkin Brown" are written by Andy Frazier. Andy also contributed lyrics to "Macon Town." The Cotton Avenue Hustlers is Zachary Gruman, Christian Wimberly, and Sterling Waite. We formed in the spring of 2011 and perform originals and covers in Macon, Savannah and Atlanta." - Sterling