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Author Scott Roberts

  • Scott Roberts

    Copy Editor

    In 2008, immediately after earning his bachelor’s degree in English from Clayton State University, Roberts scored an internship at Atlanta magazine, and in 2011, he returned as the full-time copy editor and an occasional writer. He is a regular contributor of CD and concert reviews to the Atlanta Music Guide website and has had the pleasure of interviewing the likes of Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Richard Lloyd (Television), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), and Fran Healy (Travis). He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist whose band, Last Chance Runaround, performs regularly in Atlanta and beyond in support of their 2010 debut album, Alter Idem. Roberts lives in Tucker with his wife of more than twenty-five years, Sheri, and the lights of his life, his twin eight-year-old daughters, Lucy and Olivia.


The first Atlanta International Pop Festival

July 4, 1969

“There it was, man, pop culture in the middle of an unreal dust bowl with a wide asphalt rim.” Thus wrote the Atlanta Constitution’s Albert Scardino forty-two years ago about the first Atlanta International Pop Festival, which took place on the Fourth of July weekend in 1969. Read More