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In honor of Athens’ distinction as one of the best music towns in the nation and the original Last Resort opened as a music club in 1966. Those who can still remember the tunes of such passionate performers as the Reverend Pearly Brown, Towns Van Zandt, Doc Watson, Jimmy Buffett, and even Steve Martin may feel nostalgic at the mere mention of the club’s name. Today that passion is found in Last Resort Grill’s menu and atmosphere, pulling directly from the building’s eclectic history.Compiled by: Cheri Leavy

David Barbe





Family: Wife Amy, Children – Annabelle, Winston, Henry

Hometown: Atlanta

Current Town: Athens, Georgia 





What years at UGA: 1981-1986

School/Degree: Journalism

Profession: Director, UGA Music Business Program + Music Producer + Recording Engineer + Musician

TIES TO ATHENS MUSIC: Making music in Athens since 1981.

Fave band you have seen in Athens: Hindu Love Gods, summer 1984, basement of the Georgian Hotel.

David’s Playlist

R.E.M. – Pilgrimage

Pylon – Volume

Bo Bedingfield – Springtime

Azure Ray – Displaced

The Glands – When I Laugh

Bloodkin – Crosses by the Highway

Drive-By Truckers – Every Single Storied Flameout

Love Tractor – Buy Me a Million Dollars

Whigs – Violet Furs

Futurebirds – Tanlines

Jack Logan – Babies

The Hernies – Padawan of Your Love

Elf Power – Undigested Parts

New Madrid – And She Smiles

Muuy Biien – Mara

Ill Ease – Boss Mayor

Nuçi Phillips – You’re Not Perfect Like I Thought

McKendrick Bearden – Iron Suture

T. Hardy Morris – My Me

Kimberly York – Don’t Cry, Boy





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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.