Also found at all our shows and at Plan9 Records in Carytown, Richmond, VA.
May 2011 Magazine33
Richmond - If you pay any attention to the rock or country flavored bands playing around Richmond, you have probably heard of the Atkinsons. They've been around for a couple years now, if you consider seven to be a couple. Most of that time has been spent playing at venues and festivals all over Richmond and the surrounding area. For all those years playing they had until recently only released one album, a self-proclaimed alt-country opera called American Gothic. They really are a performance band. It's obvious from seeing them play that they just enjoy being up on stage playing music. Recording is more of an afterthought for them.
But that doesn't mean that their recordings are of a lesser quality to their live shows, it just means that they aren't willing to put in the time to be constantly releasing new CDs. When faced with the dilemma of very limited time to spend on recording (to be quite honest I don't see how they have any time: they seem to be constantly playing around Richmond, several of them have kids, and they all work full time jobs) they have chosen to spend that time focusing on quality rather than quantity. American Gothic was wonderfully orchestrated, and their new album, Mile Marker, is just as good.
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