January 21, 2011
www.morningstate.com was the website of a band called morning state from both Athens and Atlanta. Russ Ledford was the driving force that had written many songs in approx 2004. They first rehearsed in an attic owned by Dave Williams. This was by all accounts a very cramped and tight space. As the band practised more and the distance between the band members was worked around morning state became a solid band.
2006 saw them release an EP called Retreat and in 2007 they signed a record deal with a record label in Atlanta. Unfortunately this record label was forced to foreclose due to financial constraints. It was after this that they recorded an album with a friend Asa Leffer and this was entitled “You know people I know people” This was 2008. It is not thought that morning state to date have release a subsequent album. They were considered one of Atlanta’s most promising bands and many people are eagerly awaiting when they will tour again. You can find out more about this great band on my space.