SWEETWATER 420 FEST MAKES ATLANTA PROUD: OUR SWEET 16 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS PAST WEEKEND’S FESTIVAL

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Southern Rock Keeps Rolling Down the Road Thanks to RVA’s The Trongone Band and Nashville’s The Vegabonds:

Call these southern rockers the breeze, cause they kept the twang alive in the world of rock on Georgia’s red clay last weekend. Richmond’s The Trongone Bandferociously took a stranglehold on the crowd with their twangy, rootsy Southern sounds a la The Band and Lyrnyrd Skynyrd. Singer Andy Trongone was rocking a Georgia tee shirt with his butterscotch blonde Fender Telecaster, and on June 23rd the band will be back in Georgia in good company (Blackberry SmokeThe Marcus King Band) for the Big House’s Annual Summer Jam at Kingsland Farm in Hawkinsville, GA. Nashville’s The Vegabonds had the same southern snarl with an accessible set of tunes complete with firm musicianship, whilst the band nailed ‘the look’ like they were Sixties rockers at 1969’s Atlanta International Pop Festival

WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE AT SWEETWATER 420 FEST 2018 IN ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND

Musicians on the Rise:

  • Spafford: This band has been making waves in the ‘Jam band’ scene over the past few years, drawing comparisons to Phish and selling out theaters across the country. If the fact that their 4/20 after-party show at the Variety Playhouse sold out pretty much instantly is any indication, Spafford is not to be missed.
  • The Record Company: This Los Angeles blues trio’s high energy live show is a sight to see, thanks to singer Chris Vos’ passionate and hard-hitting sincerity in which he plays guitar, harmonica, and pedal steel. These guys opened for John Mayer last year, and they have been recording a new album so we expect them to come to the stage armed with some great new material.
  • The Trongone Band: The Richmond, VA quartet, formed by brothers Johnny and Andrew Trongone, have all the fiery Southern twang and fury a la Atlanta’s own Blackberry Smoke and the Black Crowes. In fact, the band will be performing in Macon with Blackberry Smoke and Marcus King Band in June at the Big House Summer Jam.
  • Southern Avenue: With a sound reminiscent of the Stax Records era of music, this Memphis soul and blues five-piece soars on the wings of singer Tierinii Jackson’s high-flying vocals.
  • Los Colognes: These guys have all the good feels of Classic FM radio, with a guitar sound that is equal parts Mark Knopfler and David Gilmour. Their songs also have Tom Petty-esque hooks with a touch of Eighties production, primarily on their latest release, The Wave.
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: An Indiana soul band that has been getting some major praise on the heels of their self-titled debut album. For those that appreciate the new soul revival that is taking place thanks to artists such as Leon Bridges, this performance should be on your list.
  • The Fritz: Jamar Woods’ baritone vocals combined with this Asheville, NC band’s fresh twist on funk and electronic soundscapes should guarantee a one-of-a-kind performance by The Fritz on Sunday.

Blackberry Smoke, The Marcus King Band, The Trongone Band To Play Summer Jam

On Saturday, June 23, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House will host their annual Summer Jam at the Kingsland Farms in Hawkinsville, GA. The one-day event will see performances by Atlanta rockers Blackberry Smoke, blues-soul singer/songwriter/guitarist The Marcus King Band, and Richmond, VA’s jammers The Trongone Band. All three acts have a musical connection to the music originated by the Allman Brothers Band, so Summer Jam serves as somewhat of a continuation of their legacy.

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The event will provide food and beverages, as well as free and ample parking. For more information and to buy tickets, head to The Big House website.

If you haven’t yet visited the Big House, make sure that you do at some point. You’ll see instruments, sheet music, personal photographs, clothes and other belongings once held by members of the originators of the 1970’s new sound dubbed “Southern Rock.” A walk through the house includes the instrument room where the band practiced, Duane Allman’s bedroom, Berry & Candace Oakley’s “casbah” and the kitchen where “Ramblin Man” was written. When the band sang “Please Call Home,” they were talking about The Big House. Come see it for yourself and relive the music, the vibe and the love shared by Allman Brothers Band fans worldwide. More information on the Big House website.

Rooster Walk 10 Announces Full 2018 Lineup

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Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival will take place May 24-27, 2018 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Va. Previously announced acts include The Wood BrothersJJ Grey & Mofro and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the debut performance of “King & Strings”, a collaboration between two dynamic young musicians, Marcus King and Billy Strings. Today, the festival has announced their full 2018 lineup.

In addition to the above late-night show, Rooster Walk 10 will see full performances from both The Marcus King Band and Billy Strings. Also performing at the three-day, family-friendly festival are The Jerry Douglas Band, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Zach Deputy, Colter Wall, The Mantras, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Last Yaltz ft. Yarn, The Grass Is Dead, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Cris Jacobs, Jeff Sipe, Ron Holloway, Josh Shilling, Front Country, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Kat Wright, Wild Ponies, The Commonheart, Fireside Collective, Erin and the Wildfire, Porch 40, Kendall Street Company, Songs From The Road Band, Sanctum Sully, Jay Starling, Wallace Mullinax, Violet Bell, Half Moon, After Jack, Jason Springs Band, PHCC Jazz Band, Prosperity’s Folly, Gunchux, Juliana MacDowell, Fernandez Sisters, The Wildmans, and Aaron Crowe.

To buy you tickets or learn more information about Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival’s 10th year, visit the festival website.

The Trongone Band added to 2018 Rhythm N' Blooms

The Trongone Band added to 2018 Rhythm N' Blooms

It's finally here! The full 2018 Rn'B lineup is out now. Check out the new additions including @deertickmusic, @hayescarll, DK the Drummer (of @MUTEMATH), @pennyandsparrow, and many more! Grab your tickets and we will see you in April! http://rhythmnbloomsfest.com

The Vegabonds and The Trongone Band Detail "Road to Sweetwater 420 Fest" Co-Headlining Tour

The Vegabonds and The Trongone Band are teaming up for a run of co-headlining tour dates in anticipation of their respective slots at Atlanta’s Sweetwater 420 Fest on April 20.

Road to 420 Fest

The groups will play a number of venues in the South, kicking off with the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, on February 9. See the full schedule below. Tickets can be found here.

The Vegabonds/The Trongone Band Tour Dates

February 9 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
February 10 Valdosta, GA – Ashley Street Station
February 23 Clemson, SC – Study Hall*
March 2 Nashville, TN – Basement East*
March 30 Roanoke, VA – Martin’s
March 31 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
April 5 Boone, NC – Boone Saloon*
April 12 Blacksburg, VA – Sycamore Deli*
April 14 Raleigh, NC – Pour House
April 19 Auburn, AL – Bourbon Street
April 20 Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Fest

*The Vegabonds only



Read more: http://www.jambands.com/news/2018/01/24/the-vegabonds-and-the-trongone-band-detail-road-to-sweetwater-420-fest-co-headlining-tour/#ixzz56LmfY0YW