A tour of Oconee Brewing Company’s new digs in downtown Greensboro

The long-awaited day came this spring when Oconee Brewing Co. opened its doors to more than 2,000 of its closest friends. After years of planning and intense renovation, the 100-year-old former textile warehouse turned bottling plant, located next to the old train depot in downtown Greensboro, came alive again. Oconee Brewing Company’s new home was…

A storied summer: Book Group meets at the home of O’Connor

Andalusia Farm, a former dairy farm outside of downtown Milledgeville, is where Flannery O’Connor wrote most of the work that established her as one of the world’s foremost 20th Century writers. It’s also where readers continue to gather, now more than 50 years after her death, to celebrate and discuss her enduring stories. On the…

Revisiting Mr. Penick’s Little Red Book

I’ve taken our Winterpocalypse as an opportunity to re-read one of my favorite golf books, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book. I first read the Little Red Book while in college. If such a thing is possible, I knew less about golf and the golf swing then than I do now. Trying to digest any level…

Headliners: Who to find on local stages

Lake Oconee Living goes backstage with some of the area’s best-known musicians to find out what motivates them, what inspires them, and what keeps their toes tapping. Catch them on  local stages around the lake this summer. ERIC DODD How do you describe your musical style? My musical style is really a testament to what…

Camp Amped plugs in at Nuci’s Space

The crowd presses forward as four musicians stroll onstage, check wires, and tune guitar strings. The look of band members is effortless rock and roll, but their actions are all business. When the silent signal comes, they look up for the first time. If they recognize faces in the crowd, they don’t let on. There…

ICONOCLAST: Cindy Wilson of the B-52s

Cindy Wilson has been shattering perceptions on the music scene for four decades. The B-52s, which she founded with her brother, Ricky Wilson, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, and Keith Strickland exploded onto the music scene in the 70s – a “Big Bang” that helped create the musical Milky Way that is modern-day Athens. Their music…

New stylings of the Reynolds Chorus

Like many great institutions, the Reynolds Chorus, which continues to branch out into new directions, was born of humble origins. In 2000, Jude Martincic, the chorus’ executive director, Linda Disosway, and Jean Merritt, along with more than a dozen friends who loved music, started meeting together to sing for the sheer fun of it. These…

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

“I do not like the raw sound of the human voice in unison unless it is under the discipline of music,” wrote Flannery O’Connor, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated American writers. She would be pleased to know that her final home, Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville, is being used for just that – to…

Georgia’s musical trifecta– Athens, Augusta, and Macon

The Lake Oconee area undoubtedly has plenty of activities for locals and visitors alike. Golf, farmers markets, museums, watersports, and campgrounds are all within easy reach, but for those fans of music looking for a day or night out, three of Georgia’s most revered music hubs are just a short drive away. Macon’s musical history…