Art Linton
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Art Linton

Decatur, GA | Established. Jan 01, 1991 | SELF

Decatur, GA | SELF
Established on Jan, 1991
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




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Enemy Lines

Time Heals All

Fool For You

Waiting At The Wishing Well



"Atlanta native Art Linton breezes through songs with a unique brand of parody and gusto. Linton has incredible vocal presence, which helps deliver a humorous and pertinent outlook on the human condition." - Matt Amato, Metromix Atlanta"

Art Linton is a native son of Atlanta, GA. He was one of the first acts to play at the Downstairs music club/restaurant, which was a small but eccentric part of the Athens music scene in the late 1980's. Art performed his songs solo there on acoustic guitar, sometimes with harmonica and of course, harmonica rack. He would later perform at the Uptown Lounge, the Georgia Theatre, Rockfish Palace, the Flying Buffalo, Charle McGruders, the Lighthouse and the Foundry as part of an acoustic guitar duo with singer-songwriter Mike Robinson.

Mike and Art opened for the legendary John Prine at the Georgia Theatre in 1990. They also opened once for a group called "The Kentucky Headhunters," and that's when Art made the "mistake" of jokingly playing the first few notes of "Sweet Home Alabama." The hostile headhunter audience demanded they finish the song, which they did. Mike and Art also performed at the Second Annual Athens Music Festival and at the Human Rights Festival in downtown Athens.

In the 1990's, Art helped start a rock band called Seedmachine with singer-songwriter, guitarist & drummer Steve Milsap (formerly of the Smash Fantastic). Art and Steve worked together at John Keane Studios in Athens, with Keane and producer/bassist David Barbe (Mercyland, Sugar, Buzzhungry, etc.) recording and playing on some of the album. Former Mercyland drummer Joel Suttles and the super talented and versatile drummer Sean O'Rourke also joined them in the studio, as did the illustrious bassist extrordinare David Webb and the fantastic keyboardist Tom Grose.

Seedmachine also recorded at Exocet Studios in Atlanta (with producers/engineers Bruce Bennett and Geno Montgomery) where they finished their 16-song album project. The final product, Hard World, saw a limited cassette release locally in Athens and received good radio airplay. Seedmachine also performed shows at The Georgia Theatre and The City Bar in Athens and at The Wreck Room and Sylvia's Art of This Century in Atlanta.

Art eventually left Athens and Seedmachine, moving back to Atlanta and landing a job as a writer and associate producer at CNN Headline News, where he worked for several years. During this time, he completed his own CD entitled "Enemy Lines".

Art produced Enemy Lines at Exocet Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with the help of co-producers and engineers Scott Patton (Sugarland, Richard Bicknell), Bruce Bennett and Geno Montgomery. Art sings all lead and background vocals, and plays lead and rhythm electric guitar and acoustic guitar on all tracks. Guitar-player Scott Patton makes a solo appearance as lead guitarist on "Anything Goes," and serves as a second rhythm guitarist on a few other tracks. Bass player extraordinaire David Webb (Sugarland) also helped flesh out Art's songs in the studio.