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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 10:39 AM
The new Blackberry Smoke cd "The Whippoorwill" is available today... I know we have some BBS fans on here and if you haven't given them a listen I invite you to. Good ol southern boogy woogy rock n roll.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-whippoorwill/id547338362


 
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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 11:46 AM
These guys are going places! They made the AJC today:

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-music-scene/2012/08/14/tuesday-tunes-spotlight -on-blackberry-smoke/

 

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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 02:33 PM
well Peachfest gave me some new music to enjoy...trigger hippy, BBS and Toubab Krewe....and I agree, BBS new release is a keeper!

 

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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 03:20 PM
NEW CMT special Full Concert footage...
Just available today:

http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/823114/full-concert-southern-ground-live.jht ml

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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 04:12 PM
Biggest disappointment with the Moogis problems the first day was I didn't get to see them.....


I have their DVD and their last 2 cd's - guess I'll have to pick this one up too...........

 

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  posted on 8/14/2012 at 08:57 PM
What a great band. I bought their set from the Peach Fetival. I should have it next week...very excited. I'm going to see them on the 24th of October when they come to Gainesville.
 

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  posted on 8/16/2012 at 07:52 AM
Which of their albums should I start with?
 

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  posted on 8/16/2012 at 09:13 AM
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The future of southern rock is NOW with Blackberry Smoke.

Start with “Little Piece of Dixie.” I can’t stop listening to that album.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2012 at 12:41 PM
The new album is fantastic. Tons of great songs on there. Saw them at Peach Fest and I've been hooked since. Their set was a highlight of the weekend. I had "Six Ways To Sunday" stuck in my head three days after their show. Great tune.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2012 at 03:44 PM
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Might as well get them all. I started with Little Piece of Dixie and then picked up The Whippoorill when I caught them at Crawfish Boil in B'ham. Both solid CDs, but you can see their growth from LPOD to the new one. Then I had to get New Honky Tonk Bootlegs and Bad Luck Ain't No Crime. For some reason, I just can't stop liistening to these guys. Also caught them July 4th in Montgomery. I am even contemplating heading to Auburn on Sept 28th to see them. Been a while since I have been to Auburn and I'm not sure all the warrants have been revoked yet. My oldest daughter is a junior at Alabama (Roll Tide) and they are playing a private gig at the KA house. She is working on getting me an invite...Can anyone say "Frank the Tank"?





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  posted on 8/16/2012 at 08:21 PM
Southern Rock is back!!!!! Love these guys!!
 

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 07:01 AM
Sounds just like any other country/cross over artist . Most of the songs sound similar in one way or another,contrived, over produced,urban sounding, ready for the radio hit list. Maybe the amps are a little overdriven, but thats about the only difference. They do have talent and not bad by any means.........but........

Country music has been regurgitating the same product for about the last good 20 yrs or so. All about a dime a dozen. Not that they are bad , but seems all factory made and very little difference and originality between them, generic.

I guess what amazes me the most is that I guess people buy into this for as long as they have. These country artist I am sure have made fortunates over the years. Maybe thats why Garth Brooks retired?

To Me americana in some ways sounds more like country musicethan whats being spewed out by Nashville.

I know my opinion of BBS and country music are probably not to popular . Not trying to slam them and I not saying they're music is bad. It just seems like everything else from that genre these days.

 

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 08:36 AM
Overrated!
 

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 09:02 AM
Guys I think everyone is missing the point of what BBS is about. Its feel good rock and roll. No one is comparing them to the caliber and musical genius of the dead or the allmans or your other favorites. These guys are hard rockers that make catchy tunes that get all up into your bones. They're not creating a new genre or changing the game. They're just doing whats been done better then any other of these new acts these days and they're a **** -ton of fun. I know what their doing isn't revolutionary but it makes me feel good and it great party music. Going to see them 10/5 in NYC. Oh and they respect their elders!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnisiDfh5S4

 

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 09:14 AM
That's the great thing about music. No one is wrong. No one is right. If it speaks to you, crank up the volume. If it doesn't, turn the station. Simple as that. There are some great (and some good) bands out there that don't do it for me. I don't knock them...just don't listen to them.

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 03:49 PM
FREE Show, next Tuesday 8/21 in Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den.

I think I might check 'em out live myself for the nice price.

 

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  posted on 8/17/2012 at 06:09 PM
They were playing when we arrived at Peach Festival, and we heard them as we were approaching the entrance. We didn't know who they were at the time, but they sounded good. Enjoyed their set very much.


 

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  posted on 8/18/2012 at 12:00 AM

I sat pretty close to front and center @ Peach fest b/c I was readying for WHB. They had some fun moments, and I wasn't cringing, but I wasn't very impressed. I guess it just didn't click for me......kind of like a southern bar band with stage persona or something. I did like the piano/keyboard player. He appears very talented. And the Medley's (a la Mule) were highlights. Again, not bad, just not very compelling for me.

I did enjoy first time shows (for me) of Trigger Hippie and Jaimoe's Band, as well as Railroad Earth.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2012 at 08:34 AM
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Which of their albums should I start with?


The future of southern rock is NOW with Blackberry Smoke.

Start with “Little Piece of Dixie.” I can’t stop listening to that album.



Thanks. I will follow your advice.

I've only seen Charlie Starr solo, and I was very impressed.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2012 at 06:20 PM
I don't listen to much country music and consider myself pretty ignorant on the subject. But with all due respect, if jzsfunk thinks that Blackberry Smoke and the Zac Brown Band are typical of what is coming out of Nashville today, then there is at least one person on Earth who knows less about country music than I do

I'm not even a big fan of either Zac or Blackberry Smoke, but to suggest that they are the "same thing" as Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, or Garth Brooks is pretty much factually incorrect.

Again, it's not that I love Zac or BBS. I have never bought a ticket to see either band, and I own no albums by either artist and don't plan on buying any soon.

But if you think they are on the same level as "any other country act," then you just don't realize how mind-boggling, earth-shakingly bad mainstream country has become. Bands like Rascal Flatts, in my opinion, are creating some of the worst music ever created by humans.

I may not like heavy metal, but I can recognize the difference between Guns N Roses and Poison. I would encourage jzsfunk to not lump any band with a Southern accent in the same group.


 
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  posted on 8/20/2012 at 08:40 PM
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I don't listen to much country music and consider myself pretty ignorant on the subject. But with all due respect, if jzsfunk thinks that Blackberry Smoke and the Zac Brown Band are typical of what is coming out of Nashville today, then there is at least one person on Earth who knows less about country music than I do

I'm not even a big fan of either Zac or Blackberry Smoke, but to suggest that they are the "same thing" as Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, or Garth Brooks is pretty much factually incorrect.

Again, it's not that I love Zac or BBS. I have never bought a ticket to see either band, and I own no albums by either artist and don't plan on buying any soon.

But if you think they are on the same level as "any other country act," then you just don't realize how mind-boggling, earth-shakingly bad mainstream country has become. Bands like Rascal Flatts, in my opinion, are creating some of the worst music ever created by humans.

I may not like heavy metal, but I can recognize the difference between Guns N Roses and Poison. I would encourage jzsfunk to not lump any band with a Southern accent in the same group.




Geez Rob thanks for the pointers .. I 'll take you up on them. I did not realize I was that far off base. I guess I am listening to something else.

I definetly would not lump them into the same group as young Lynyrd Skynyrd as mentioned above.
These guys are not even close to that. Thats almost blasphemy to say that to lump those guys with
Skynryd...laughable. And you think my comments are bad?!?!?!? wow.......

I know some people on this site get " enchated" by an artist,family members,played on the same bill or someone who jammed with the ABB as the next big thing.

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  posted on 8/20/2012 at 08:47 PM
Jszfunk, you were not off base.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2012 at 07:03 AM
Agreed.

Of course, I don't really like Skynyrd, which is probably why I don't like Blackberry Smoke.

But even I know they are a different beast than Carrie Underwood.

 
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  posted on 8/21/2012 at 10:38 AM
I read in some of the posts the same as what people felt about the Kentucky Headhunters when they first got big, or, more recently, DriveBy Truckers -- "hard-driving southern/country rock n roll is Back w/these guys" -- etc etc

that's kinda why, as great as bands like BBS, Scrapomatic, Hyghly Kynd etc. sound like, I hesitate to check out the CDs -- have been surprised before buying a disc based on such wonderful fantastic reviews -- but definitely will shortly check out the sound clips

 

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  posted on 8/21/2012 at 12:02 PM
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These guys are going places! They made the AJC today:

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-music-scene/2012/08/14/tuesday-tunes-spotlight -on-blackberry-smoke/


These guys are amazing! They're close personal friends and they play with Jimmy Hall from time to time. My husband Doug interviewed them for Hittin' the Note a few issues ago. I knew the first time I heard them in 2010 they were going places. I'm so proud of these guys!! Thanks for the link Brock.

 

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