Eddie Owen Returning to Eddie’s Attic, Teaming Up with Alex CooleyDecatur Metro | November 18, 2011 | 6:48 am
First on DM…
Feel like Decatur is due for some good news? How about this?
Only a few days after it was announced that Eddie’s Attic was being sold by owner Bob Ephlin to well-known concert promoter Alex Cooley and his business partner, Dave Mattingly, vague rumors started swirling around Decatur that the Attic had some “exciting news” that would soon be announced. Those rumors eventually got more specific, suggesting that founder and namesake, Eddie Owen, would be returning to the Attic to take up his old job as talent booker, just a little over a month after leaving that post to pursue a new opportunity at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Today DM confirmed it.
Owen tells us that he’ll be back after the sale on December 1st. He adds, “We agreed last Saturday for me to assist them if they would assist me with Eddie Owen Presents in Duluth. I am honored to associate with [Cooley and Mattingly].”
He also relayed this interesting tidbit, “The 1st concert I ever attended was at the old Atlanta City Auditorium in 1972, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, and Wet Willie! Great show and I will never forget it. And yep…it was Alex Cooley Presents!!”
Welcome back Eddie.