Protect Downtown Athens | Widespread Panic
Jan 31

Protect Downtown Athens

Some of the greatest songs were written to give voice to anxiety, despair and unwanted change.  “After it’s Gone”, a new single just released by Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13, was inspired by the threat of a Large development in the heart of the downtown that nurtured the band’s career.  Hood, singer, writer and guitarist for the band Drive-By Truckers assembled a musical collective made up of some of Athens, Georgia’s finest musicians to celebrate Athens, GA’s beauty and vibrant musical heritage and to protest a developer’s proposed building of a massive mixed use development in downtown Athens.

You can download the song, view the video and read more about Protect Downtown Athens at

“After It’s Gone” performed by Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13

Featuring members of Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, R.E.M., Futurebirds, Hope For Agoldensummer, Lera Lynn, Justified True Belief and The Quick Hooks.

Patterson Hood – Lead Vocals, Guitar

Mike Mills – Harmonies and Piano

John Bell – Lead Vocals

John Neff – Pedal Steel

David Barbe – Bass

Jay Gonzalez – Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Brad Morgan – Drums

Todd Nance – Percussion

Claire Campbell – Banjo and Harmonies

Lera Lynn – Harmonies

Brannen Miles, Carter King and Payton Bradford – Backing Vocals

Henry Barbe – Electric Guitar


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