Watch Now: Blackberry Smoke – Best Seat In The House

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An acoustic video for Blackberry Smoke’s “Best Seat In The House” is premiering today. Watch/share HERE. The video was filmed at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN and features band members Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). The song is from the band’s acclaimed new album, Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country and entered at #3 on the BillboardTop Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Recent critical praise for Find A Light… “Blackberry Smoke is part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.” “Blackberry Smoke shines through the darkness on the album’s 13 cuts” “…a self-produced set that runs a wide stylistic range from heavy rock to gentle balladry and twangy country…” “Blackberry Smoke have long been heirs to the road-warrior mantle established by their classic-rock and country heroes. And, with their sixth full-length album, Find A Light, the quintet has now firmly established an authentic legacy of their own.” “Blackberry Smoke’s electrifying amalgam of country, blues, roots, soul and classic rock is garnering big audiences across a wide spectrum of genres. And what’s more, they’re doing it with a sound that boasts some of the most hot-shit, high-wire guitar shredding around.” “There’s never a dull moment on Find A Light, and Blackberry Smoke has delivered another album that wends its way deep into our flesh and bone, blistering our souls and soothing our hearts.” “…Blackberry Smoke are traditionalists through and through, carrying the flame for good old-fashioned American rock & roll…The result is a splendid little record that simultaneously feels brand new and like a lost gem.” “They’re as constant as the North Star and as reliable as the Lone Ranger. Calmly, they survey the turmoil that surrounds us, stroke their beards for a moment, pick up their guitars and make another solid and reliable Blackberry Smoke album.” “…reveals a band that sounds ever more like itself: proud torchbearers of a Southern rock tradition, certainly, but a folk/rock/gospel/blues/country-driven original fivesome that can write both tender and party-ready, with at-times-unpredictable flavors.” “Flourishes of fiddle, organ and piano add depth to the band’s time- perfected rock ‘n’ roll sound, creating an album that is layered, diverse and fresh, yet still unmistakably Blackberry Smoke.” In celebration of the release, Blackberry Smoke will tour extensively throughout 2018 including a series of co-headlining dates with JJ Grey & Mofro as well as several shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd. See below for complete details. Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to the band members, the album also features special guests Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin’”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and Continue reading

Blackberry Smoke Blows Away Late Show

Blackberry Smoke and Aaron Lewis Tour Details

Blackberry Smoke takes over the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” performing “Waiting For Thunder”. Falling somewhere between Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, southern roots rockers Blackberry Smoke have held onto a quiet climb to success over the last few years, but recently have just broken into mainstream with their new album “Like An Arrow“, which includes a track that they were honored to record with the legendary Gregg Allman titled “Free On The Wing”. They appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to show off their newest single “Waiting for the Thunder” and you can watch their performance below: Blackberry Smoke is currently on tour with country crossover Aaron Lewis.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S “SUNRISE IN TEXAS” PREMIERES AT RELIX

LIKE AN ARROW OUT OCTOBER 14, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ALBUM FEATURES SONG WITH GREGG ALLMAN  – EXTENSIVE SUMMER/FALL TOUR CONFIRMED Blackberry Smoke’s new song, “Sunrise In Texas,” premiered yesterday at Relix and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud. “Sunrise In Texas” is the third new track unveiled from the acclaimed American band’s anticipated new album, Like An Arrow, which will be released October 14 on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order at the band’s website and at iTunes. Listen to album tracks “Believe You Me” via Guitar World and “Waiting For The Thunder” via Rolling Stone. All three songs are available as instant downloads with each digital pre-order. Recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA, the 12-track album was self-produced and features special guest Gregg Allman on the album’s closing track, “Free On The Wing.” Of the album, band-member Charlie Starr comments, “This album is the self-produced culmination of 15 years of trying to plant our flag in the musical landscape. We couldn’t be more proud of it.” Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums, including their most recent, 2015’s Holding All the Roses, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. Known for their impressive live performances, Blackberry Smoke has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to performing hundreds of headlining shows across the country each year, the band has also toured with artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and ZZ Top. The group will continue their extensive nationwide tour throughout the summer and fall in celebration of the release. See below for complete details. Beloved by fans, critics and fellow musicians, the band has performed on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan” and received widespread praise from publications including The New York Times, Billboard, the Washington Post and American Songwriter. LIKE AN ARROW TRACK LIST 1. Waiting For The Thunder 2. Let It Burn 3. The Good Life 4. What Comes Naturally 5. Running Through Time 6. Like An Arrow 7. Ought To Know 8. Sunrise In Texas 9. Ain’t Gonna Wait 10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man 11. Believe You Me 12. Free On The Wing (featuring Gregg Allman) BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES September 9—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring September 10—Clifton Park, NY—Upstate Concert Hall September 17—Cascade, WV—Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival September 23—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater September 24—Louisburg, NC—Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex September 29—Glen Allen, VA—Innsbrook After Hours* September 30—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center* October 1—Charlotte, NC—CMCU Amphitheatre* October 14—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theater† October 15—Salina, KS—The Stifle Theatre† October 16—Kansas City, KS—Kansas City Motor Speedway October 20—Sioux Falls, SD—The District† October 21—Rosemont, IL—Joe’s Live† October 22—Covington, KY—Madison Live† October 27—Evansville, IN—Victory Theatre† October 28—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theatre† October Continue reading

Blackberry Smoke’s new song "Believe You Me" premieres at Guitar World, album now available for pre-order

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BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S NEW SONG “BELIEVE YOU ME” PREMIERES AT GUITAR WORLD LIKE AN ARROW OUT OCTOBER 14, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ALBUM FEATURES SONG WITH GREGG ALLMAN EXTENSIVE SUMMER/FALL TOUR CONFIRMED “COUNTRY-ROCK’S MOST FEROCIOUS LIVE BAND” “Believe You Me,” a new song from acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke, premiered yesterday at Guitar World and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud. The song is from the band’s new album, Like An Arrow, which will be released October 14 on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order at the band’s website and at iTunes. Already receiving acclaim, Rolling Stone recently premiered the album’s lead track, “Waiting For The Thunder,” praising, “Country-Rock’s most ferocious live band…Blackberry Smoke’s often spontaneous concerts evoke the spirit of the Allman Brothers Band.” Both “Waiting for the Thunder” and “Believe You Me” are available as instant downloads with each digital pre-order. Recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA, the 12-track album was self-produced and features special guest Gregg Allman on the album’s closing track, “Free On The Wing.” Of the album, band-member Charlie Starr comments, “This album is the self-produced culmination of 15 years of trying to plant our flag in the musical landscape. We couldn’t be more proud of it.” Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums, including their most recent, 2015’s Holding All the Roses, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. photo credit: Jason Thrasher  Known for their impressive live performances, Blackberry Smoke has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to performing hundreds of headlining shows across the country each year, the band has also toured with artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and ZZ Top. The group will continue their extensive nationwide tour throughout the summer and fall in celebration of the release. See below for complete details. Beloved by fans, critics and fellow musicians, the band has performed on “ The Tonight Show” and “Conan” and received widespread praise from publications including The New York Times, Billboard, the Washington Post and American Songwriter. LIKE AN ARROW TRACK LIST 1. Waiting For The Thunder 2. Let It Burn 3. The Good Life 4. What Comes Naturally 5. Running Through Time 6. Like An Arrow 7. Ought To Know 8. Sunrise In Texas 9. Ain’t Gonna Wait 10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man 11. Believe You Me 12. Free On The Wing (featuring Gregg Allman) BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES August 12—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony* August 13—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* August 14—Scranton, PA—Peach Festival* August 16—Utica, NY—Saranac Brewery* August 17—Philadelphia, PA—Riverstage at Penn’s Landing* August 18—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE Outdoors* August 19—Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre* August 20—Huber Heights, OH—Music Center at the Heights* August 22—Peoria, IL—CEFCU Continue reading

Blackberry Smoke’s new album "Like An Arrow" out October 14, lead track "Waiting For The Thunder" premieres at Rolling Stone

BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S NEW ALBUM LIKE AN ARROW OUT OCTOBER 14 LEAD TRACK “WAITING FOR THE THUNDER” PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, FEATURES SONG WITH GREGG ALLMAN EXTENSIVE SUMMER/FALL TOUR CONFIRMED “COUNTRY-ROCK’S MOST FEROCIOUS LIVE BAND” Like An Arrow, the new full-length album from acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke, will be released October 14 on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, “Waiting For The Thunder,” premiered yesterday via Rolling Stone and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud and purchased at iTunes. Of the band, Rolling Stone declares, “Country-Rock’s most ferocious live band…Blackberry Smoke’s often spontaneous concerts evoke the spirit of the Allman Brothers Band.” Recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA, the 12-track album was self-produced and features special guest Gregg Allman on the album’s closing track, “Free On The Wing.” Of the album, band-member Charlie Starr comments, “This album is the self-produced culmination of 15 years of trying to plant our flag in the musical landscape. We couldn’t be more proud of it.” Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums, including their most recent, 20 15’s Holding All the Roses, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. Known for their impressive live performances, Blackberry Smoke has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to performing hundreds of headlining shows across the country each year, the band has also toured with artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and ZZ Top. The group will continue their extensive nationwide tour throughout the summer and fall in celebration of the release. See below for complete details. Beloved by fans, critics and fellow musicians, the band has performed on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan” and received widespread praise from publications including The New York Times, Billboard, the Washington Post and American Songwriter. LIKE AN ARROW TRACK LIST 1. Waiting For The Thunder 2. Let It Burn 3. The Good Life 4. What Comes Naturally 5. Running Through Time 6. Like An Arrow 7. Ought To Know 8. Sunrise In Texas 9. Ain’t Gonna Wait 10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man 11. Believe You Me 12. Free On The Wing (featuring Gregg Allman) BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES July 29—Clute, TX—The Great Texas Mosquito Festival July 30—Fort Smith, AR—Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival August 5—Albertville, AL—Main Street Music Festival August 11—Portland ME—Maine State Pier* August 12—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony* August 13—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* Au gust 14—Scranton, PA—Peach Festival* August 16—Utica, NY—Saranac Brewery* August 17—Philadelphia, PA—Riverstage at Penn’s Landing* August 18—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE Outdoors* August 19—Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre* August 20—Huber Heights, OH—Music Center at the Heights* August 22—Peoria, IL—CEFCU Center Stage* August Continue reading

Blackberry Smoke Teams with Gov’t Mule for the Smokin’ Mule 2016 Summer Tour

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Blackberry Smoke Teams with Gov’t Mule for the Smokin’ Mule 2016 Summer Tour NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2016) – Fronted by visionary Grammy-winning artist and guitar legend, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule has announced the Smokin’ Mule 2016 Summer Tour with very special guest, Blackberry Smoke. Kicking off August 11 in Portland, Maine, the Smokin’ Mule Tour will include stops in Philadelphia and Des Moines on the way to their August 25 show with moe. at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater. [bctt tweet=”@blackberrysmoke join @govtmuleband for the #SmokinMule2016SummerTour “] Despite touring together for the first time, the two groups are no strangers. In 2014 Blackberry Smoke joined Gov’t Mule at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Mass., and Warren Haynes performed with Blackberry Smoke on stage at 2015’s acclaimed Christmas Jam in Asheville, N.C. This August, they will come together again to rekindle the magic with ten shows across the United States and more dates to be announced soon. Fan Club pre-sale tickets for the Smokin’ Mule Tour will be available starting Wednesday, April 6th, 12pm ET at Mule.net with tickets on sale Friday, April 8th at 12pm ET.* Smokin’ Mule Summer Tour 2016 dates: August 11 Portland, Maine Maine State Pier August 12 Asbury Park, N.J. Stone Pony Summerstage August 16 Utica, N.Y. Saranac Brewery August 17 Philadelphia, Pa. River Stage at Penn’s Landing August 18 Pittsburgh, Pa. Stage AE Outdoors August 19 Rochester Hills, Mich. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre August 20 Huber Heights, Ohio Music Center at the Heights August 22 Peoria, Ill. CEFCU Center Stage August 23 Des Moines, Iowa Simon Estes Amphitheater August 25 Morrison, Colo. Red Rocks Amphitheater (with moe.) *Hubert Heights, OH will be available on April 13th for pre-sale with tickets on sale April 15th. Philadelphia on sale at April 8th 1pm ET. About Blackberry Smoke: Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows. In addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States, they’ve toured Europe multiple times and performed for the first time ever in Austr alia in 2016 to sold-out crowds. blackberrysmoke.com facebook.com/blackberrysmoke instagram.com/blackberrysmoke twitter.com/blackbe rrysmoke About Gov’t Mule: Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay in the studio and on stage amongst Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson provides the band’s sonic foundation and makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. 20 years strong, Gov’t Mule has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. mule.net facebook.com/govtmule instagram.com/govtmule twitter.com/govtmuleband

Blackberry Smoke Reveal 2016 Tour Dates

Blackberry Smoke Reveal 2016 Tour Dates Maiden Voyage of The Outlaw Country Cruise Sells Out NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 17, 2015) – The guys of Blackberry Smoke had a groundbreaking year, releasing their critically-acclaimed forth studio album, Holding All The Roses, playing sold-out shows around the world, including shows with legendary rock band ZZ Top, performing on Conan, appearing on the soundtrack for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16, premiering the music video for their latest single “Rock and Roll Again” on Yahoo, participating in the sold-out Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and donating $15,000 to CURE Childhood Cancer and $15,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The band is keeping the momentum going into 2016 by kicking the year off with a headliner spot on the maiden voyage of The Outlaw Country Cruise, which features performances by Blackberry Smoke, Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks, Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare and many more for four rebellious days at sea. The cruise will also host special radio broadcasts and performances from SiriusXM Outlaw Country personalities, including Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook and Mojo Nixon. Additionally, the band will criss-cross the country, with shows scheduled for North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Ohio and many more (full schedule here), and internationally, including their first-ever Australia show at Byron Bay Bluesfest, which will also feature performances by Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell, Brian Wilson, Elle King and more. Blackberry Smoke on Tour: February 04, 2016 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel February 05, 2016 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel February 07, 2016 – Thursday, February 11, 2016 Miami, FL Outlaw Country Cruise February 12, 2016 Jacksonville, FL FL Theatre February 13, 2016 Birmingham, AL Iron City February 18, 2016 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion February 19, 2016 Springfield, IL Boondocks February 20, 2016 Glasgow, KY Plaza Theatre March 10, 2016 Norfolk, VA The NorVa March 11, 2016 Richmond, VA The National March 12, 2016 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues March 24, 2016 Sydney, AUS The Basement March 25-March 28, 2016 Byron Bay, AUS Bluesfest About Blackberry Smoke: Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude, and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America’s hottest live rock ‘n’ roll outfits, a truly grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base. The 12-song set—produced by Grammy-winner Brendan O’Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young—showcases the Atlanta-based quintet’s emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country, with Charlie Starr’s raspy twang matched by his and Paul Jackson’s snarling guitars, Brandon Still’s hauntingly expressive organ and piano, and the propulsive sibling rhythm section of Richard and Brit Turner. The songs’ appeal is further elevated by the band’s three-part vocal harmonies and elaborate arrangements that make judicious use of fiddle and added percussion. The depth displayed throughout Holding All the Roses demonstrates how Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut as well as continues to Continue reading

Blackberry Smoke Pretty Little Lie Video

Blackberry Smoke Release Video for Pretty Little Lie from Current Album The Whippoorwill. There is no doubt that Blackberry Smoke hit an absolute home run with their current album, The Whippoorwill, their first release on Zac Brown‘s Southern Ground Artists label. One of my favorite songs on the record is their current single, “Pretty Little Lie” which the band is prepping to hit country radio on January 28th. Blackberry Smoke recently released a video for the single…so get a peek at it below before it even hits radio! Watch: Blackberry Smoke Pretty Little Lie Music Video. Want more? Read my review of The Whippoorwill!

Blackberry Smoke Covers George Jones

Blackberry Smokes Performs Cover Edition of George Jones’ “White Lightening“! With the release of their new album, The Whippoorwill, Southern Ground Artists Blackberry Smoke have been pretty busy! In their efforts to share the news about their awesome new record (It really is awesome. Read the complete review now!), they stopped by Ram Country on Yahoo! to perform a couple of tunes. Not only did they include one of their own tracks, “Everybody Knows She’s Mine“, but they also did a fantastic cover of George Jones‘ “White Lightening“! If you aren’t familiar with Blackberry Smoke, I strongly suggest you give them a listen! If you’re already a fan, well, just sit back and enjoy! Blackberry Smoke Performs George Jones’ “White Lightening“. Head over to Yahoo to see Blackberry Smoke Perform “Everybody Knows She’s Mine“.

WIN Copy of The Whippoorwill By Blackberry Smoke

Your Chance To Snag A Copy of Blackberry Smoke’s New Album The Whippoorwill! Southern Ground Artists’ Blackberry Smoke recently debuted a brand new album, The Whippoorwill, and we have a couple copies to give away to a couple very lucky fans! You can check out the complete review of the album, and then scroll on down below for guidelines on how you can score a copy through the giveaway! Cheers! Blackberry Smoke Giveaway Guidelines: Comment below and let us know why you’re a Blackberry Smoke fan! Share this post with your fellow music lovers via Facebook or Twitter! Important Info: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually. Prizes were provided by Shore Fire Media. Entries must be received by Friday, August 31st. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. Blackberry Smoke, The Whippoorwill Complete Track Listing: 1. Six Ways To Sunday 2. Pretty Little Lie 3. Everybody Knows She’s Mine 4. One Horse Town 5. Ain’t Much Left Of Me 6. The Whippoorwill 7. Lucky Seven 8. Leave A Scar 9. Crimson Moon 10. Aint Got The Blues 11. Sleeping Dogs 12. Shakin’ Hands With The Holy Ghost 13. Up The Road