2024 Tour of Homes: April 26-28 | Festival: Sat April 27 & Sun April 28

Band Bio

The Swimming Pool Q’s were founded in Atlanta in 1978 and were among the first generation of Georgia’s celebrated New Wave bands that included The B-52’s, The BRAINS, PYLON and R.E.M. Described as “visionary pop eccentrics,” they’ve toured with the Police and Lou Reed and played with hundreds of artists ranging from Klaus Nomi to Power Station. Their albums include The Deep End (1981) and Royal Academy of Reality (2003); a multi-disc reissue of their legendary 1980s albums on A&M Records, The Swimming Pool Q’s and Blue Tomorrow, appeared in 2013. Their “unusually literate songwriting sensibility” (Rolling Stone) is matched with a “lofty architectural style distinguished by the elegant and muscular guitar duets between Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey and Anne Richmond Boston’s rhapsodic alto phrasings” (Village Voice). Check out their recent EP release, “System of Love.”