Brooks Meeks has been a staple in the Atlanta music scene since the late 90's, when he co-founded Slimmertwin Studios in an industrial warehouse. Living in this warehouse with a fluctuating cast of 10 or more deviants, musicians and skaters (in that order) he recorded several bands, including his own band, The Close. The Meeks Family formed around 2008 with Jonathan Bradley (Iron and Wine).
The Meeks Family is an Atlanta-based Indie Folk/Country band whose influences include Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash, and Neko Case. Meeks Family recordings feature intricate instrumentation, dark subject matters and a stately southern sound. The guitars and drums are beautifully lush and easy going with plenty of Hammond organ swirling in and out. Did I mention tons of classic reverb?
The Meeks Family’s first 7″ was released by the Moodswing label and includes a cover of Nick Cave’s The Weeping Song, a duet featuring Atlanta crooner/troublemaker Tom Cheshire (The Rent Boys, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, West End Motel,) and Meeks’ own The Deuce of Clubs.
Thirty One Years of Lullaby, the band’s first full-length, was released March 20, 2010, at the Highland Inn Ballroom. Highlights include the haunting Tower of Envy with its beautiful Nashville guitar finger picking, as well as a Nancy Sinatra-esque duet with former The Close band-mate Theresa Fedor.