Athena began years ago, emerging from an Atlanta Cover Band called ARMAND ROAD. Armand Road, was named after the road we lived on in Atlanta, Ga. Athena’s founder and Keyboard player John Andrus played drums in Armand Road. Before Armand Road, John Andrus played drums for a band called “The Sound”. Armand Road had several multi-instrument members. Armand Road did experiment with original songs. One in particular called “TRI-AMBLE”. That needs to be revisited. Armand Road played colleges, apartment complexes, and clubs all over the southeast. Some included multiple weekend gigs hundreds of miles apart making for some very tired weekends. Growing out of “ARMAND ROAD”, John Andrus created ATHENA. Athena was the legendary fictional goddess. She was a facilitator of music and arts. Athena was the “Protector Of The Arts” and the “Bringer Of Olive Branch”. That is the way the name ATHENA was chosen. No one knows for sure what happened in Athens way back when. The only thing for certain is that something, or some combination of events occurred to create this and other amazing legends.