Monthly Archives: November 2010
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Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke continues to blur the line between Southern rock and modern country with its second album. The divide between the genres has been slight at best in the past few years as more classic rock fans embrace country and that genre-bending jester Kid Rock becomes the 21st century's Bob Seger. In this case, both factions can be happy, as Charlie Starr and company straddle the fence between jam-centered bluegrass, hard-rockin' blues and whiskey-fueled honky-tonk. It's a melting pot of
Southern Rockers Blackberry Smoke Share Their Favorite Things About the City Nov 5th 2010 4:04PM / by Ashley Hesseltine Blackberry Smoke is everything a Southern rock band should be: a little bit country, a lot rock 'n' roll, with the ability to bring a crowd to its feet and have them singing along with their beers in the air. This Atlanta-based band does a flawless job of channeling the classic Southern rock groups of the past such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top (both of which they've shared the stage with), yet bringing a modern sound to their music without ever slipping into "cheesy" country-pop-rock territory. Here's what they have to say about the city they call home: You guys all live in the Atlanta
Voodoo Music Festival final day brought out Halloween madness with The Comet bloggers Blackberry Smoke, Janelle Monae, MGMT, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and headliners My Morning Jacket. The Comet’s Allia Smith reports from New Orleans’ City Park and gives a list of highlights. Along with the beautiful weather, everything that is fascinating and inspiring about music emerged from Sunday’s lineup at Voodoo. And who doesn’t want to spend Halloween in New Orleans? BLACKBERRY SMOKE: Our very own bloggers, Blackberry Smoke, brought their all-American Southern rock to the Sony stage and played the perfect tunes for the hot afternoon. Most definitely the coolest looking band at Voodoo, Blackberry Smoke had the audience saying, “They look like they just stepped out of a time machine.” Especially after they covered The Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider.” READ MORE: http://thecomet.com/posts/are_you_experienced_worship_the_music_at_voodoo_day_3