Athens, Georgia. Formally known as Athens-Clarke County. A college-town. Not more than 116,000 people live there.
Founded on the banks of the Oconee River in the late 18th century it now is a place where many musicians come from. R.E.M., the B52’s, Danger Mouse, Vic Chesnutt, Drive-By Truckers, and many more. Actress Kim Basinger is also born in the small town…
So why is this place so creative? In a new documentary Noisey, the musical part of the VICE Magazine, asks the people who should know. People like Peter Buck of R.E.M..
Watch the film, it’s a part of the “Made in America”-series below.
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