Sean Rowe at Crossroads

Last fall when Casey visited the Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, the owners mentioned wanting to have music at the brewery/restaurant. And this Friday they do: Sean Rowe will be playing -- music's at 8:30 pm (and the special is fish fry). On his Facebook page, Sean says the owners, Ken Landin and Janine Bennett -- are "are old friends and fans of mine who were with me from the early days."

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