Woodstock Artist in Residence
“It’s no secret that Kurt Wheeler is a local treasure. He has a rare combination of deep wit, intellect, and just the right amount of crazy to be wise. He’s as refreshing and hopeful as the first beer on a Friday afternoon.”
Starting at 6pm on Thursday, March 25, we welcome Kurt Wheeler as our Woodstock Artist in Residence. While he won’t be literally moving in to our Woodstock taproom, he will be “moving in” metaphorically by deepening his relationships with musicians through mentorship, and sharing his gifts with the community through live performances in 2021.
If you’ve been around the brewery and local North Georgia music circuit for a while, it’s no secret that Kurt Wheeler is a local treasure. He has a rare combination of deep wit, intellect, and just the right amount of crazy to be wise. It draws you in. He’s as refreshing and hopeful as the first beer on a Friday afternoon.
And if you ask Spencer Nix, our cofounder and CEO, he says there’s never been a better time to get familiar with his long time friend. “These many years later we remain the closest of friends; sharing late-night theological, philosophical, and lyrical conversations. I count it a pleasure to be on his text asking me to listen to his rawest cuts. I’ve always tried to be an encourager and to give honest feedback along the way. On that note, the new album that’s coming is truly Kurt at his best and I can’t wait for others to hear it.”
Kurt Lee Wheeler is a Cherokee county, Georgia-based singer/songwriter that crafts raw, vulnerable portrayals of life in the American Southeast. His musical expressions range from country, to bluegrass, to rock. You can catch Kurt playing solo acoustic to full band expressions with his band The Lathemtown Poets Society.