Music Thrives in Athens Georgia Community

Posted on May 5, 2008 by

Its not uncommon to find musical artists with roots in intentional community making it in the industry. Its more rare to see a community that also operates its own record label promoting over a dozen artists.

The Denver alternative weekly Westword has an article on Dark Meat, an 18 member rock ensemble that grew out of the Orange Twin Conservation Community near Athens, GA.

Part of what makes the band and the town special is the nearby intentional community called Orange Twin. Part record label and part commune, Orange Twin Conservation Community was founded by Elf Power’s Laura Carter to support the arts and eco-friendly living in the Athens area. “On a random Wednesday,” enthuses McHugh, who also works on the farm and does copywriting and administrative work for the record label, “there’ll be an outside show at the farm, with a punk band and a potluck with a roadkill deer that they’ve cooked up.”

Elf Power is another Athens area band that runs the Orange Twin record label and community.

Its great to see a place where community nurtures the musical arts and in turn the music nurtures the community.

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