BLACKBERRY SMOKE - SYDNEY
|Blackberry Smoke - Sydney
The Basement, Sydney
|Wed 23 Mar 2016 - 07:00pm to 11:59pm
“a band that can reclaim Southern Rock for the South” – Washington Post
"an airtight band that is far smarter and more sophisticated than casual observers may realize... Blackberry Smoke's amalgamation of hearty Southern rock, alt-country and deep soul is equally suited for roadhouses or arenas." - The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Support - Adam Eckersley Band
Bluesfest Touring welcomes American Southern Rock/Country band Blackberry Smoke for their Australian touring debut.
Employing three-part harmonies, fiddle, and heavy percussion expanding the definition of Southern Rock, Blackberry Smoke is one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, as well as a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base, tireless touring regimen and staunch blue-collar work ethic.
With four incredible studio albums, two of which hit the Top 10, including 2012’s The Whippoorwill reached the Top 40 in the American Country, Heat, Indie, Rock, & Mainstream charts plus No. 30 on the UK charts; their most recent album Holding All the Roses peaked at No. 1 in the US Country charts.
As well as headlining tours around the US they’ve supported Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. They've toured Europe three times, had their songs featured in movie and video-game soundtracks, and performed for country legend George Jones (who guested on the band's second album) on his 80th birthday.
Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Grace Potter and the Zac Brown Band have all gone on record as admirers, and no less an authority than Gregg Allman stated "That band is gonna put Southern Rock back on the map".
Australia, you’re set to have an awesome, feel-good time discovering this hot new force in Southern Rock!
Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest