Friday, November 7, 2014

Blackberry Smoke - Shakin' Hands With the Holy Ghost


My first encounter with Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke – was few months ago I did the regular visit to the record store (Soundpollution) for monthly purchases of vinyls when the dude (Hej Calle) behind the counter recommended a live album that I just had to have, it was the album "Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina" So I just said hell yeah, put it in the pile. That record was laying around for a while, was not so surprising given that the pile was pretty big this time.

But once it got aired and put on the record player, it got played more than once. Wow what a freaking swing these guys have .... oh yeah I'm in heaven!


The lineup consists of Charlie Starr (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Richard Turner (Bass, Vocals), Brit Turner (Drums), Paul Jackson (Guitar, Vocals), and Brandon Still (Keyboards).

They have performed throughout the United States as both headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. On August 26, 2012, they performed at a charity benefit called the Boot Ride with the cast of Sons of Anarchy, partnered with The Boot Campaign at the Happy Ending Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA. They performed 20+ dates with Zac Brown Band nationwide in the summer of 2011. Their album Little Piece of Dixie has been featured by Paste Magazine and other publications.

They are now out on tour and will visit Trädgården, Gothenburg today and Tyrol here in Stockholm on sunday. Don't miss it.

Todays tune "Shakin' Hands With the Holy Ghost" is taken from the third studio album "The Whippoorwill", released on August 14, 2012.


Upcoming Tour: 

Fri. Nov 07 Tradgarn Gothenburg, Sweden
Sat. Nov 08 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
Sun. Nov 09 Tyrol Stockholm, Sweden
Wed. Nov 12 The Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA, United States
Sun. Nov 16 Simple Man Cruise VIII Miami, FL, United States
Mon. Nov 17 Simple Man Cruise VIII Miami, FL, United States
Tue. Nov 18 Simple Man Cruise VIII Miami, FL, United States
Wed. Nov 19 Simple Man Cruise VIII Miami, FL, United States
Thu. Nov 20 Simple Man Cruise VIII Miami, FL, United States
Fri. Nov 21 Classic Center Theatre Athens, GA, United States
Sat. Nov 22 Alabama Theatre Birmingham, AL, United States
Fri. Nov 28 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA, United States
Sat. Nov 29 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN, United States
Wed. Dec 31 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN, United States
Sat. Feb 07 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA, United States
Wed. Feb 18 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN, United States
Thu. Feb 19 The Pageant Saint Louis, MO, United States
Fri. Feb 20 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO, United States
Sat. Feb 21 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO, United States
Tue. Feb 24 The Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE, United States
Thu. Feb 26 Wooly's Des Moines, IA, United States
Fri. Feb 27 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN, United States
Sat. Feb 28 Boondocks Springfield, IL, United States
Thu. Mar 05 Rave Milwaukee, WI, United States
Fri. Mar 06 Joe's Sports Bar Chicago, IL, United States
Sat. Mar 07 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI, United States
Wed. Mar 11 Meyer Theater Green Bay, WI, United States
Thu. Mar 12 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI, United States
Fri. Mar 13 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN, United States
Sat. Mar 14 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY, United States
Thu. Mar 19 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH, United States
Fri. Mar 20 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA, United States
Sat. Mar 21 Carnegie Music Hall Munhall, PA, United States
Sun. Mar 22 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY, United States
Tue. Mar 24 Higher Ground Ballroom South Burlington, VT, United States
Thu. Mar 26 State Theatre Portland, ME, United States
Fri. Mar 27 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA, United States
Sat. Mar 28 Webster Hall New York, NY, United States
Wed. Apr 08 The NorVa Norfolk, VA, United States
Thu. Apr 09 The National Richmond, VA, United States
Fri. Apr 10 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD, United States
Sat. Apr 11 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH, United States
Thu. Apr 16 The Ritz Raleigh, NC, United States
Fri. Apr 17 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC, United States
Sat. Apr 18 House of Blues Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Wed. Apr 22 Music Farm Columbia Columbia, SC, United States
Thu. Apr 23 Music Farm Charleston, SC, United States
Sat. Apr 25 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL, United States
Thu. Apr 30 Emos Austin, TX, United States
Fri. May 01 House of Blues New Orleans, LA, United States
Sat. May 02 House of Blues New Orleans, LA, United States
Thu. May 07 House of Blues Houston, TX, United States
Fri. May 08 House of Blues Dallas, TX, United States
Sat. May 09 The Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX, United States

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