From right, Rolling Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell, violinist Robert McDuffie, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, drummer Patrick Ferguson and guitarist William Tonks rehearse "A Night Of Georgia Music".
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From right, Rolling Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell, violinist Robert McDuffie, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, drummer Patrick Ferguson and guitarist William Tonks rehearse "A Night Of Georgia Music".

Two legendary rock musicians and an innovative classical violinist join On Second Thought to talk about how they are mashing up their respective disciplines. Along with original compositions, these musicians use songs from Georgia’s most beloved musicians and bands and adapt them for an orchestra.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Mike Mills, Chuck Leavell and Robert McDuffie.

“A Night of Georgia Music” continues a collaboration between Mike Mills, bassist songwriter and co-founder of R.E.M.; Chuck Leavell, former member of The Allman Brothers Band, now the music director and keyboardist for The Rolling Stones; and Robert McDuffie, violinist and founder of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.

They will be performing at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 29 and have upcoming shows in Birmingham, Savannah and Augusta the following week, but first they joined On Second Thought.

 

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Former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills.
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Former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills.
Mike Mills
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Mike Mills
Chuck Leavell
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Chuck Leavell
Robert McDuffie
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Robert McDuffie