Whiskey Gentry performing at Beacham Series party

Posted on April 27, 2018

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is thrilled to announce that Atlanta-based country and bluegrass band The Whiskey Gentry will perform at an invitation-only party in early May to celebrate the release of the latest issue of The Beacham Series magazine. The theme of the party is “Derby Days” in a nod to the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

The party, which is being sponsored by Campbell & Brannon closing attorney firm, will be at the cover home at 555 Argonne Drive, known as Spotswood Hall, in Buckhead. Spotswood Hall is celebrated as one of Atlanta’s most architecturally significant residences. The neo-Classical Revival style home was built in 1913 under the direction of architect A. Ten Eyck Brown, then redesigned by Phillip Shutze in 1933. Most recently, Norman Askins designed an expansion. It is currently on the market for $3,995,000.

Blayne Beacham Macauley, artist and Creative Director at Beacham & Company, is a friend of the Whiskey Gentry and has appeared in one of their music videos. She identified the band as best suited for the event which celebrates the cover home’s Southern roots and the festivity of the Derby along with the purpose of the party which is to celebrate the hard work that goes into publishing the magazine.

The Whiskey Gentry is a quintet formed by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow. The band’s 2011 debut album, Please Make Welcome (2011), became a critically-acclaimed hit and while touring in support of the record, Michael Smith was added on mandolin and Rurik Nunan on fiddle/vocals, along with Chesley Lowe on banjo and Sammy Griffin on bass. The band released their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer earlier this month. The new album, recorded at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, is said by Paste Magazine to “build on many of the sounds of their previous albums – incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.” According to the band’s website, Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As Staley puts it, “There’s also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”

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Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents and the only agent in Georgia to sell nearly $2 billion in real estate. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent, more than any other Atlanta real estate firm. In 2017, the firm achieved record sales for the 11th consecutive year and remained the top-selling office in the city for single family listings sold for more than $1 million. The firm was also donated nearly $1,000 per agent to local charities over the course of the year.