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Back in December, we raised over $5K for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta thanks to all you fine folks who joined us online for our acoustic StageIt Show.

In thanks, we're giving away signed set lists from the show. A little souvenir from a night of online fun, if you will. Anyone can enter HERE.

A little Christmas gift for you, brothers and sisters: watch us perform our original Christmas tune "Come Go With Us" being featured in Rhapsody's Country Christmas. Watch it here!


Our fine friends at Rhapsody have also included The Whippoorwill in their Top 30 Country Albums of 2012 and Top 50 Albums of 2012 lists.

 

 

Now, where ever you go, you'll never be far from a Smoke live show! Blackberry Smoke: Live at the Georgia Theatre is NOW available on iTunes. You can purchse the DVD in HD or rent it for just $3.99. Get your copy here!

Haven't made it out to a Smoke show this year? Bummed because we didn't come to a city near you? We're about to make your Christmas wish come true.


Next Tuesday, December 11, we'll be playing acoustic from Southern Ground Artists' Headquarters in Atlanta and live-streaming the show on the web via StageIt. All proceeds from ticket sales and tips from the show will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

Help us send a big fat check over to Children's to help the baby kiddos with cancer. Head to our show site on StageIt and buy your ticket now. Ticket price is however much you would like to give (we are suggesting $5).

 

There's more - we've teamed up with the fine folks over at Taylor Guitars and they have donated a guitar that we will sign and give away to the top tipper of the night!

 

Why Children's of Atlanta? In December of 2009, Brother Brit Turner's baby girl Lana was diangnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. Brit says it best: "Children do not deserve cancer. The Doctors and Nurses at Children's Hospital of Atlanta helped save my daughters life."


Take a break from the holiday grind and enjoy an evening on us for the kids. We'll see you HERE on Tuesday, December 11 at 9pm EST. Please note: the show will only be live-streamed online on our StageIt show page. For more information on how StageIt works, please visit HERE.

 

Hats off to Steve Knight for the gnarliest No Shave November beard! Thanks for playing everyone - now go shave! Or don't, that's cool too.

 

Happy Holidays, Brothers and Sisters!


Have a Smoke fan on your shopping list? We have FIVE great bundles available for a limited time only in our online store. Check them all out HERE.


In addition to those, we've also marked The Whippoorwill down to just $12 to celebrate a great 2012! Order your copy of the disc + receive an immediate download when you buy it here.

What: Official Video Shoot for "Pretty Little Lie"
Where: Peachtree Tavern - 3179 Peachtree Road NW  Atlanta, GA 30305
When: Tomorrow, Tuesday November 27
Time: 4:30pm
 
We need a rocking crowd for our official video shoot tomorrow and we know you can bring it, Atlanta!
 
Please note that filming will take place on the premises. There is a good chance you will end up on camera. Please wear solid colors and avoid any large logos. Entry will be first come, first serve so plan to get there early.
 
A small gift will be provided for your help so grab your crew and come on down.
 
See y'all there!

Don't miss it, Atlanta! Southern Ground's Levi Lowrey, Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band and more coming out to help us rock. Get your tickets HERE.

 

 

Tickets for the Ones To Watch Tour 2013 are on-sale today at 10am!

Tickets are going fast for this one, folks and we would hate to miss y'all when we come to your city! Grab 'em today by clicking HERE.

We're going to continue to #SpreadTheSmoke on in to 2013! We'll be headlining a club tour presented by 'Ones To Watch' and rocking your favorite hot spots all over the US (Toronto, too!). Tickets will start at just $15, a budget-friendly night out for your and yours to come rock with us! Check out the complete line-up of dates below. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public Friday, November 16 at 10am local time. Want to get yours before then? Sign up HERE to receive pre-sale information in your inbox tomorrow morning, 11/13.


1/4/13  Shelter Room - Detroit, MI

1/5/13  Deluxe at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN

1/8/13  Bogart's - Cincinatti, OH

1/13/13  House of Blues - Chicago, IL

1/15/13  Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

1/19/13  Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

2/2/13  House of Blues - Cleveland, OH

2/5/13  Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto, ON, Canada

2/6/13  Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

2/7/13  Irving Plaza - New York City, NY

2/8/13  The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD

2/9/13  Theatre of Living Art - Philadelphia, PA

3/2/13  House of Blues - New Orleans, LA

3/21/13  House of Blues - Dallas, TX

3/22/13  House of Blues - Houston, TX

4/4/13  House of Blues - Anaheim, CA

4/5/13  House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA


Check out the complete line-up of remaining 2012 and additional 2013 tour dates here. 

Thanks for your support Brothers and Sisters. See y'all down the road.

Brit Turner's most unruly beard invites all you menfolk to join its ranks in Blackberry Smoke's first annual No Shave November contest!


Entry is easy: send a picture of your November 1 (we'll take November 2,3,4 pictures too - we're playin all month long!) clean shaven face to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. then, on November 30th, shoot us a photo of your furry faces. We'll pick the most bad ass beard to win a bunch of Blackberry Smoke gear including a copy of the new album The Whippoorwill.


If you feel so inclined, you can also join the No Shave November campaign being hosted by the fine folks at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Country Radio and your beard could help the baby kiddos battling cancer. Read more about the competition and ways to help here.

Don't forget to tune-in or set your DVRs  for tomorrow's episode of Sons of Anarchy (FX, 10 ET) to hear music from The Whippoorwill! It's been a crazy season already, who else excited to hear a little Smoke music in the background in this week's episode? If you're watching, help us #SpreadTheSmoke over on Twitter with the hashtag #BBSonSOA. We're going to have a little fun with THIS contest too.

Stoked to announce that music from The Whippoorwill will appear on NEXT week's (Oct. 30) episode of Sons of Anarchy, episode 508 "Ablation." Tune-in to FX at 10/9CT to watch and find out which song from the new album will go down in SAMCRO history. Join us on Twitter to help #SpreadTheSmoke and chatter during the show and find out how you could win a SIGNED copy of The Whippoorwill after it airs!

Return the yard with Smoke and Taylor Guitars. "One Horse Town" from the In The Backyard Sessions for your viewing pleasure:

 

Charlie recently chatted with the fine folks of Relix Magazine. Find out what he had to say about recording The Whippoorwill and more:

"Don’t expect Charlie Starr, frontman of Blackberry Smoke, to cut his hair anytime soon. Although Starr might not fight lions—as Samson did when he lost his strength after his hair was cut according to the Bible—he and his bandmates have battled for years to rise through the musical ranks. So the hair thing, well, why take chances?

“That one guy has his hair cut,” says Starr. “And we know how that turned out.”

After more than 12 years of bumping along back roads and highways and playing 250 gigs annually, Blackberry Smoke has gained some musical traction. In the early days, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Kid Rock were names on their iPod playlists. Now, members of those bands are among the friends and fans of Blackberry Smoke. The band, which took its name from a suggestion by The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, is touring behind its new album The Whippoorwill —their first for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground label—and the buzz is good."

Read the rest of Charlie's interview HERE.

Watch the guys perform "Everybody Knows She's Mine" from the Relix offices in NYC:



 
Ready, set, weekend. Relive all the action from The Boot Campaign's Boot Ride and Rally, where Smoke appeared with the cast of Sons of Anarachy a few months back.





Psst! Some Smoke music might be making an appearance in an episode of Sons later this season... stay tuned for more!
Click to watch Blackberry Smoke, Six Ways to Sunday.


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