The Spies of Life
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The Spies of Life

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The best kept secret in music


"Save the Hemlock Festival"

You guys capped off a great weekend for everyone.

The Spies really fired us up in the cold and for the cause.

Dana LaChance is the Crimson Moon food ramrod and sole owner. I'll send you her personal e-mail when I can put my fingers on it, but in the meantime, you can try to get a message to her through the "" website -- I saw your CD on the main counter on Sunday morning when we came to get our gear. Everyone loved your show! I spoke with Forest on the phone a few minutes ago and he said a lot of people were saying "we've got to get that band back next year!" Thank you for coming and helping to make the festival something that will inspire people for many years to come. My kids were singing "Zero Tolerance -- That's All! . . ." when they woke up Sunday morning! - J.R. Adams


2004 - Shadowlands
2001 - Polar Plot
1998 - Groove Factory
1996 - Weathering


Feeling a bit camera shy


Featuring the emotional, soaring vocals of Patty Robbins-Albigese, SPIES OF LIFE is a melting pot of Folk, Soul, and "songs from the road less traveled". Pianist Lou Simmons and multi-instrumentalist John Tyler began performing in 1969 under the name Light Brigade, winning both the Atlanta and Georgia State Battle of the Bands, and started singing with Patty, forming the Rock Mountain Band in 1974. These three performers would tour with that group over much of the USA, opening for such artists as the James Gang, Flo & Eddie, David Bromberg, Roy Buchanan, and Leon Redbone, among many, many others. John would later tour with The Grass Roots, as well. Rock Mountain would continue until 1982, when the group splintered after releasing several singles and the Rock Mountain album on Target Records. Lou and John, along with bassist Mike Howell began recording and doing studio session work under the moniker 'SPIES OF LIFE". Patty auditioned twice and was invited to join the Jefferson Starship, replacing Grace (you know who). In Patty's case "timing was almost everything," and she found herself expecting her first child, electing to stay in Atlanta. SOL member Greg Lathrop plays harmonicas and percussion, and is featured on the recent Bubba Sparxxx CD, the latest in a list of studio appearances. The newest members of the group include Jim Tyler, on electric and acoustic guitars, and Larry Strong, who can, and does strike out a rhythm all his own, with a variety of drums, percussion toys, and just about anything else he can whack with a stick! Individually, all these musicians bring different hues to the picture, collectively the portrait is a joy to behold. The groups most recent CD project 'Shadowlands' has received critical acclaim, and continues to prove that 'variety is the Spies of Life”

Festivals we have played in the Atlanta Ga area:

Candler Park Fall Fest 2004,2005,2006 booked for 2007

WRFG Radio Benefit Festival 2006

Duluth Ga. Fall Fest 2006 Booked for 2007

Ga Wine Country Festival

Chesatee River Festival I & II

Save the Hemlock Festival 2006 booked for 2007

Georgia Boogie 2004

Clubs in the Atlanta area

Red Light Cafe
Eddie's Attic
Harvest Moon Saloon
Moon ShadowSaloon
Grant Field (Chattahoochie River Keepers)
Smiths old Bar
Center Stage Theater