WHO IS RAVENSTONE?
Athens music critic Gordon Lamb noted in his book Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia that Ravenstone was the “hard-rock phenomenon storming Athens and the campus in 1971…conceived as equal parts political party and rock band.”
In “Athens’ 1st”, The Red & Black newspaper (01/29/2009) named Ravenstone "the first major band" of the Athens music scene. "Before Widespread Panic, before the B-52s, before R.E.M. – there was Ravenstone, often called 'one of the godfathers of the Athens music scene.'"
C.J. Bartunek, Managing Editor of The Georgia Review, wrote in “Dance Revolution ‘72” that Ravenstone’s “original material quickly made them a hot ticket.” She described the group as “a band not only unafraid of controversy, but a little in love with it.”