AthFest Compilation Album

AthFest Educates’ Featured Artists on the 2016 Special 20th Anniversary CD Set

The 2016 compilation CD, which was curated by a team of UGA Music Business Program(MBUS) students celebrated 20 years of AthFest. The CD paired a collection of greatest hits from the last 20 years of AthFest compilation albums with some of the up-and-coming Athens artists of 2016.

The 19 tracks chosen for the “Best of AthFest,” Disc One of the set are:

  • “Wanderlust,” R.E.M.;
  • “I Don’t Even Care About the One I Love,” The Whigs;
  • “Rock Solid,” Drive-By Truckers;
  • “The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns,” Vic Chesnutt;
  • “Walking With the Beggar Boys,” Elf Power;
  • “Forest Gum,” New Madrid;
  • “Frightened,” Easter Island;
  • “Talks American,” The Fountains;
  • “Highway 316 Revisited,” Kinney, Schools, Lesemann, Sell & Blackmon;
  • “Whole Lotta Love,” Five Eight;
  • “Learn How to Disappear,” Casper and the Cookies;
  • “Do Me Right,” Ruby Kendrick;
  • “Here Tonight,” Sam Burchfield;
  • “Pie Pan,” Empire State;
  • “Misdirection,” Widespread Panic;
  • “Offset,” Monahan;
  • “Thorn,” Bain Mattox;
  • “Let It Be,” Lona;
  • “Padawan of Your Love,” The Hernies

Artists with tracks featured on disc two are: Big Morgan, DANK, Dream Culture, T.S. Woodward, Grand, Russell Vandiver, Blanks & Postage, Monkier, The Welcome Home, Summer Sonics, Son & Thief, The ArchAngel, Walden, Grassland String Band, Tarnation, Kayla Berrie, Wieuca, The Orange Constant, Grant Cowan, and PURSES.

The MBUS students worked with MBUS Director David Barbe, collecting and rating the songs, then deciding on the final line-up. Corin Rogers, the student liaison for the project said, “It was a really fun selection process. We had so many submissions with a wide range of genres and sub-genres. Overall, it was our goal to have musical variety on the album, in order to capture a sound that best represents the Athens music scene right now.”

The 20th Anniversary 2-CD set will be available for purchase at the AthFest Merchandise Tent during the festival.