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Blackberry Smoke Leaves a Scar on Mohegan Sun

Charlie Starr - Blackberry Smoke
Charlie Starr – Blackberry Smoke

Fire in the Hole……with nothing left but smoke….Blackberry Smoke that is!  The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun’s center of the action, intimate music spot welcomed southern/country rock specialists, Blackberry Smoke, August 8th, as they continued on their Fire in the Hole 2014 concert tour.  No blues to be found, as these southern rockers hide nothing and offer straight up, unmasked rock.  Consisting of members Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson and Brandon Still, Blackberry Smoke revs you up while chilling you out at the same time.

Brit Turner - Blackberry Smoke
Brit Turner – Blackberry Smoke

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, with Zac Brown and his Southern Ground team behind them, the guys of Blackberry Smoke are experiencing the benefits of life with a large record label!  Humbly admitting they’ve never actually planned a tour around an album; but, rather, toured and recorded all at the same time – getting albums out whenever they were complete; the band is getting the job done in the studio with the size and support of the Southern Ground label, allowing them to hit the ground running with new tunes under their belt.

Paul Jackson - Blackberry Smoke
Paul Jackson – Blackberry Smoke

Here in CT, fans were treated to hits from albums like The Whippoorwill with performances of One Horse Town, Ain’t Much Left of Me and Pretty Little Lie.  With fans on their feet for this southern rock style, Blackberry Smoke belted out hits from their new album Leave a Scar Live:  North Carolina including rocking out Sanctified Woman.  Seeing them live, it’s clear music is simply an extension of each and every band member.  Bottom line, this band has a history which gives them a natural chemistry with any audience.  Be sure to check out Blackberry Smoke as they work their way across America!



Blackberry Smoke Comes To Boston

Blackberry Smoke left their mark on the Paradise Rock Club in Boston when they brought their live show along with opener Drake White to the club on February 6th. On the heels of their latest release, “The Whippoorwill,” Blackberry Smoke is by far one of the best live band that I have seen. From heavy guitar riffs to laying down a cool groove, Blackberry Smoke knows how to take command of the stage.

Opener, Drake White was a crowd pleaser with his energetic live show. White’s sound, compared to Zac Brown was a perfect pairing to Blackberry Smoke.

Blackberry Smoke’s sound boarders somewhere between southern rock and country. If you listen to their albums, their music is very much guitar based and this does not fall short in their live show. With the guitar work of front man Charlie Starr and guitarist Paul Jackson, Blackberry Smoke’s live sound is just as big, if not bigger then their albums.

The packed house was treated to a great collection of Blackberry Smoke’s catalog of songs such as “Six Ways To Sunday”, “Pretty Little Lie” and “Good One Comin’ On” which had the crowd dancing and shouting the lyrics back to the band. The band even treated the audience to a cover a Aerosmith’s “Lord of The Thighs.”

With their new video for the single “Pretty Little Lie” in the play list on CMT and being added to regular rotation on the radio, Blackberry Smoke with continue their massive growth. This is a band not to be missed. Be sure to catch Blackberry Smoke on the road this summer with Trace Adkins and Aaron Lewis.


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