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School of Folk: Legendary music promoter Eddie Owen starts his third act

Maxwell Williamson is 15 years old and wants to be a rock star. He lives in Snellville, plays lead guitar in a cover band called Retromaniacs, and just started writing his own songs. And on this Thursday, he’s come to the Red Clay Music Foundry’s Songwriting Workshop for help.

Exclusive: Eddie’s Attic co-owner Alex Cooley on the departure of Eddie Owen

Veteran Atlanta concert promoter and current Eddie's Attic co-owner Alex Cooley talked to Atlanta magazine today about Attic namesake Eddie Owen's unexpected exit from the Decatur nightspot. Cooley told us Wednesday: "Eddie's got a new passion and that is the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. He was no longer doing anything for the Attic. He hasn't been at the Attic in quite a while. He hasn't kept regular hours there in well over a month."

UPDATE: Eddie Owen takes to Facebook to address his Eddie’s Attic firing

In a Facebook post to friends posted Wednesday morning, Eddie Owen, the namesake and former owner of Eddie's Attic in Decatur responded to reaction from fans after he announced his firing from the club Monday morning. In the post Owen wrote: "Wow. Thanx for all the love. The ones of y'all that know me know that responding to each individual, on the computer, would take me 72 days. and to all those media / press folk, sorry I haven't called you back. it's a pretty simple story.

Eddie Owen announces firing from namesake Eddie’s Attic

In a feature dedicated to his 20-year successful run at Eddie's Attic in our current May 2012  issue, Eddie Owen told Atlanta magazine senior editor Tony Rehagen, "I don't think I'll ever leave the attic." According to a post on Owen's Facebook page Monday morning, those plans changed Friday night.

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