ATASCADERO — A Cal Poly professor by day and musician by night, Atascadero father of two Jon Bartel wears many hats. Last Thursday, May 22, the American Dirt guitarist and Molly Pitcher Brewing Company booker doubled as both promoter and friend, cleaning out a guest room in his home for touring Knoxville, Tenn. musician Matt Woods, who played to a packed house that night with locals The Turkey Buzzards.
Backdropped by wall-mounted guitars, the songwriter changed sheets and fluffed pillows. A touring musician himself, Bartel understands the remarkable solace a soft sleeping place can bring to a road-weary traveler. He also knows a potential home for local Americana music when he sees one.For the complete article see the 05-30-2014 issue.
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