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Donkey Coffee will be maintaining their reputation with talented acoustic fare this Friday. Two talents with different messages, Lancaster native J.T. George and Athens grown Wormz and the Decomposers, will join the bill.
The austere Megan Wormz Bihn travels all over the country passionately belting out songs about the environment, the earth and flirtatious satire. She is a woman of many interests rooted mainly in naturalism; she is a farmer and a traveler, and she sings of the experiences her affections have led her to in coffee shops, around campfires, desert squat towns, festivals and even living rooms.
Bihn has been writing “poetry and journaling since I could hold a pen,” but after meeting a rustic man in Death Valley in 2007 she learned to play guitar. With her newfound skill she began to construct songs out of her writing.
She performs with the Decomposers whenever they are able to reunite, creating “a lighthearted dance of rustic melodies, flowing harmonies, and a playful connection to the audience”.
Bihn’s inspirations are seemingly endless and they cover a smattering of genres. “The way Janis Joplin belts a song, John Prine's clever and poignant songwriting, I really could go on and on,” said Bihn.
She grew up listening to a lot of country music like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, and later on in life she was exposed to the jukebox in her friend’s family bar where she heard music unlike what she usually listened to. She was taken with Fleetwood Mac and Creedence Clearwater Revival. “There are so many great songwriters in the world, I love to hear people singing their original tunes”.
There is a special connection between Athens County and Wormz and the Decomposers. Bihn attended Hocking College in 2003 and works seasonally in the Hocking Hills. “I've lived in Athens on and off for the last 10 years and it is a great home-base,” said Bihn. Yet it seems her free spirit has not settled down.
Members of The Decomposers, Adam and Dawn Graham, are stationed in Athens year round. Wormz and the Decomposers are active participators in the Athens folk music scene, performing at Casa Nueva, Jackie O’s and Donkey Coffee. Bihn’s last visit to Athens was for the Pawpaw Festival in September where she and The Decomposers performed. Wormz and the Decomposers love Athens, "It's such a great community with such openness and support for original music.”
As far as releases go, the Little Birdie EP was released in 2011 and was followed up by the full-length album Grow just this past summer. Tracks can be found on their website.
J.T. George, an acoustic artist and jokester from Lancaster will be joining Wormz and the Decomposers. George has built a fan base on his YouTube channel performing original songs and covers of various artists such as Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men. He also has videos of himself performing live at our very own Donkey Coffee.
This selection of acoustic originals will begin at 8 PM.
This Friday at 8 PM, acoustic artist J.T. George will join the earthy, folky Wormz and the Decomposers at Donkey Coffee.
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