When Charlotte Sanger moved to Atlanta in 1996, Deanna Savage and her husband, Emanuel, known as Manny, welcomed her as one of the family. Manny helped Charlotte get a job with the Forestry Service after her son Ishmael was born, and the Savage kids have always treated Izzy like a little brother. As they became … Continue reading Axe Man, Snake Lady
Brian Sanger came to Atlanta in 1991, when the Braves went from being lovable losers to the powerhouse team they were to remain throughout most of the nineties. He found himself caught up in the fervor and after watching the team win the World Series in ‘95, decided that watching baseball wasn’t enough for him. … Continue reading Axe Man: The Peaches
Edward Branch, Jr., known simply as Eddie, Jr. is the owner and operator of Branch Motors (Your Branch office!) in Dublin, Georgia, which is the largest population center near where he and his family have lived for generations. They specialize in big American vehicles, mainly General Motors trucks and autos, and most of his revenue … Continue reading Axe Man, Eddie, Jr.
Edward Abraham Branch, III, called “Ned” by his family to distinguish him from his grandfather, “Big Ed” and his father, still called “Eddie, Jr.” despite the elder Edward being dead for ten years, carried on the fine tradition of Branch men playing football at UGA. A quarterback, Ned was a natural player, and, as such, … Continue reading Ned Branch
The stage at Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA, 6 October 2016Rebecca Asher, sixteen, takes a seat at the bar in Eddie's Attic, and picks up a menu. It's her first time here, attending an "all ages" show featuring local Atlanta performers. She's been anxious to visit, since it regularly hosts artists like Michelle Malone and The … Continue reading House Band, Just One Look
Claire Belmonte maneuvers her Jeep Wrangler into the side driveway at the home of Manny and Deanna Savage in Norcross, and parks by the red Nissan that belongs to Brian Sanger. She’s there to help Brian and his sister, Charlotte, plan out the sound requirements for an upcoming show at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta. … Continue reading House Band
Brian Sanger sits in the Starbucks at 1776 Peachtree Street, halfway through a venti, black, dark-roast, Ethiopian coffee, and an almond scone, and looks over a piece of music he's composing. He typically prefers Caribou to Starbucks, but has no car, since his was totaled in an accident early the previous year, and doesn't live … Continue reading Mockingbird, Brian