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Obadiah – Live! At Tiger Drive In Sat Oct. 26, 2013

Mark your calendar NOW for Saturday October 26th at 3p.m. for our Tiger Drive In Concert Fundraiser!!

We are committed to having Digital Projection next year and saving the Drive in Experience for you!!

We will have a Two Band Concert with The Brad Barrett Band and the band, Obadiah.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids and includes two movies back to back after the concert!!


Obadiah – Live! Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 at Fall Artfest 2013 in Cornelia, Georgia

Obadiah – Live! At Burnt Burbon Pottery Gallery in Cornelia, Georgia.

Burnt Burbon Pottery Gallery & Studio and Tanyard Branch Heritage Center present FALL ARTFEST 2013. Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Show is at Burnt Burbon Pottery Gallery & Studio, 330 Foster Street, Cornelia Georgia 30531. Show features work by Southeastern Potters, Photographers, and Folk Artists. Featuring live Music, Food, Wine from Local Wineries.

Lineup for Fall ArtFest 2013 continues to grow. You DON’t want to miss it!! BEYOND AWESOME show!!!

Food: Natalie Jane’s
Wine and Beer: Currahee Vineyards

Interactive Kidz Art Activity Tent conducted by: Laura Turpen, Jan Walker, and Cathy McLean

Painting and Caricatures on site by Georgia Bulldog Cartoonist and Humorist: Dave Helwig

Music by: Matthew Billy Lou Ballard (9:45-10:30 AM), Teddy Baker (10:30-12:00), Obadiah (12:00-2:00), Goatneck Road (2:00-4:00)

Art by: Chris Allison, Anthony Morgan, Susie Schnurr, Nancy Garrett, Philip Ballard, Up Your Fancy (Nick Morris/Amanda Morris/Caine Taylor/Nicole Taylor), Whitney Nave Jones, Hallie Edwards, Miz Thang, Sam Granger, Betty J. Coffey, Amy Webb, Lake Sirmon, Jason Smith, Mary & Coralie Hardman, Megan Brown, John Savage, She She Vaughn, Candace Crowe, Billy Fred Hellams, Ken Woodall, Mack Anderson, R. Teo Barth, James Bonds, Will Linn, Kip Ramey, Athlone Clarke, Alyce Clarke, Cory Clarke, Edna Armour, John Sperry, Julie McKnight with Hanna Caswell, Peter Dietrich, Scott Peppers, Meredith A. Phillips

Photography and Art by: Kristin Quackenbush, Tanya Smith, Cheryl Williams

Blacksmithing and goods by: Cory Hendricks

Pottery by: Billie Cameron, Skip Staab, Carolyn Simmons, Jami Pederson, C. Larry Wilson, Marcia Scroggs, Chuck Hanes, Elizabeth Collins, Steve Turpin, Beckie Barden, Don Wheatley, Wayne Hewell, Mike & Wanda Williamson, Kurt Hewell, Celena Schoen, Tamra Willette, Lori Gough, Debbie Dowdy, Wade Franklin, Poke McPhail, David Meaders, Stanley/Jamie/Mary Ferguson, Amanda Grier, T. J. Stevens, Dwayne Crocker, Dona Hodges, Grace Williams, Bob Lampley, Brian J. Wilson, Bo Thompson, Roger Corn, Stanley & Kathy Irvin, Loren Howard, Marvin Bailey, Lorri Williams, Randy Tobias, Jim & Carol Reidy, Jean & Bob Mitchell

Book signing by: Joe Cobb Crawford, Herb McClure

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Obadiah EP to be released soon!

Now that Alternative Country-Rock power trio Obadiah has a permanent drummer, they have been in the studio recording a demo of cover songs to use to book more shows around the region. Obadiah spent a weekend in the studio recording live without tracking any overdubs to capture where the band is at this moment in time with their sound.


Guitarist/Vocalist j. Christian Miller said, “It is a raw, garage band sound that I love so much!… I just can’t resist capturing it in all its glory and getting it out there.”

Miller published underground music in the Lo-Fi genre to subterranean acclaim in the 1990s, and achieved Southeastern regional college radio airplay with his self-published works.

Obadiah plays more Alternative Country Rock, Electric Americana, and Electrified Folk music than their members former days! It is a mix of song-writer oriented alt. country, classic country rock, and Americana all blended into a great Alt Country-Rock sound! Song craft shines in these simple three-piece arrangements. Strong Song craft that is worthy of a dinner party, yet rocking enough for a bar! This is Obadiah!

These songs are being mixed and mastered now, and will be released as a 5 song EP available for purchase, or for download from iTunes. The band wants to go ahead and get something out quickly. This will be used to go ahead and do some regional promotion, book some shows, and develop a following.

Expect this out in the next week or two. Stay tuned here for more information.

Welcome Eric Miller to Obadiah

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Eric Miller, the new percussionist and vocalist for Obadiah – Alt. Country-Rock! Power Trio from Rabun County, Georgia. Eric is retired from the Air Force, and just finished a Bachelors Degree in Music, concentrating on Classical Guitar.

Check out our Calendar for Upcoming shows around the area featuring Eric on drums.

Obadiah’s Setlist

Here is a sample of our Setlist. It is always changing and evolving. These are songs that were quick to learn because I already knew them. It will be more toward the Alt. country spectrum as time goes on. Let us know if you have questions…. contact me, Chris, at

Set I
1. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan
2. Spanish Pipe dream – John Prine
3. Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles
4. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
5. Stop Hey What’s That Sound – Buffalo Springfield
6. She Just Wants to Dance – Keb Mo
7. In Tall Buildings – John Hartford
8. The Weight -the Band
9. Dr. My Eyes – Jackson Brown
10. Frying Pan – Evan Dando (Victoria Williams)
11. Angel of Harlem – U2

Set II
12. DB Cooper – Todd Snyder
13. Mr. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
14. Atlantic City – The Band (Bruce Springstein)
15. Running to Stand Still -U2
16. Fire on the Mountain – Marshall Tucker
17. This Moment – Matthew Sweet (Victoria Williams)
18. Photograph – Ringo Starr
19. Harvest – Neil Young
20. Drunken Angel – Lucinda Williams
21. Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
22. Harms Swift Way – Townes VanZandt
23. Sunshine of Your Love – Cream

23. Hey Hey What Can I Do? -Led Zeppelin
24. Blue Rain Coat – Leonard Cohen
25. Follow You Into the Dark -Deathcab for Cutie
26. Catching On -SonVolt
27. Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead
28. Heart of Gold – Neil Young
29. Get Together – Jesse Colin Young
31. Take Me Back – Julie Miller
32. Angel From Montgomery – John Prine
33. White Room – Cream

Get Chris’ song Jenny Haniver on iTunes

“I got the song from old sideshow lore… people would create these false mermaids from fish parts and monkey parts and charge admission to see these oddities…. The british cockneys couldn’t pronounce the French town name where these came from (Genevieve, or something like this) so they called them “Jenny Hanivers…

“So in the song, Jenny Haniver is some person or time that doesn’t exist….. a name for what could’ve been, might’ve been….

“The song is full of images of loss….

… all according to songwriter Chris Miller

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Obadiah – Alt. Country-Rock

For Immediate Release:

Double Planet, Ltd. Co. – Publishing & Consultation
1332 Cat Gap Road
Persimmon Community
Clayton, Georgia 30525

Obadiah is a three-piece band with a sound that’s grounded in songwriter independent rock, yet fringes country-folk sounds. This Alternative Country-Rock barebones, three-piece sound lends itself to simple and uncluttered, rhythm section arrangements. This makes the songs themselves really shine.

These three guys from Northeast Georgia play a repertoire of classic Songwriter, Rock, Americana, Alt. Country, and Country-Rock songs picked from great music over the ages. Obadiah is Alternative. They are Country. And they quite simply rock!

Along with great cover songs, Obadiah blends in a mix of original alternative country rock songs. Singer/Songwriter and guitarist for the band, j. Christian Miller has a long history in the Underground, Independent College scene of the 1980s and 90s. Obadiah’s sound is unapologetically confounded with Chris’s stylistic bent.

Obadiah is j. Christian Miller on guitar and vocals, Bill Purvis on bass and vocals, and Joe Munoz on percussion and vocals.

The three guys have locked themselves in the basement, rehearsing for the last six weeks learning a setlist of great cover songs. The band is now beginning to setup booking and building an itinerary of shows around the band’s home-region of Southern Appalachia. Obadiah is stationed at the point about equidistant between Athens & Atlanta, Georgia, Asheville, North Carolina, Knoxville & Chattanooga Tennessee, Greenville & Spartanburg, South Carolina. Southern Appalachia should be a state, and is definitely a state-of-mind which Obadiah certainly shares.

Expect great new things from Obadiah in the coming months. There is a lot of work to do to get there, but the band has plans… … to first, play a bunch of gigs. Check out an early performance in North Georgia (October 5, 2012 at The Promenade of the Arts, Mountain City, Georgia) .

The bands plans are to do a sort of mini-tour around our hometown over the coming months. The setlist is chosen from songs that the band would love to emulate the sound of. Over the coming months the will begin incorporating some of Singer/Guitarist j. Christian Miller’s huge and diverse catalog of original songs into the Setlist.

This is where the band is now…

Next, the boys will compose a new album’s worth of songs, record, and release these.

“We are writing all the time…” shares singer/guitarist Chris Miller.

“I have maybe fifty songs in my own catalog that have never been recorded, much less releases….” Chris further shares.

Stay tuned here for exciting news!

Interested in booking Obadiah? …Quirky, songwriter-oriented songs that blend folk, country, rock, but with a more primitive, three-piece ensemble… Soft enough for a dinner party, rocking enough for a keg party! Book Obadiah.

Cell Phone: 1 (706) 982-5522