Thursday, May 27, 2010

Carbon Leaf, Sons of Bill, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, The Atkinsons

Thursday night, Carbon Leaf (from Richmond) and Sons of Bill (from Charlottesville) will play Groovin' In the Garden at Maymont.  Tix are $15 in advance, $20 day of show.  Sons of Bill will start the show at 6 and make sure you get in to see them.  They are pretty good and you'll dig them if you like The Band, Tom Petty, Robert Earl Keen, The Silos or Drive-By Truckers.  Carbon Leaf will stat at 7:30.  Here's Carbon Leaf with a clip from a performance at Richmond's In Your Ear studio that was filmed for a concert film:


Here's Sons of Bill with a song about Richmond from a recent TV performance:


At Friday Cheers on Brown's Island this week, you've got Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers with opener William Walter & Co.  Show starts at 6:30 and its $2 to get in.  Allmusic.com compares SK6ERS sound to Counting Crowes, The Wallflowers, Cat Stevens, The Band, Jim Croce & Jackson Browne.  Here's what the Cheers site says about Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers:
"SK6ERS," as they're also affectionately known, have carved a determined, inspiring path since forming in Western Massachusetts in 2003. An exceptional live act given to high-energy showmanship, The Sixers are closing in on their 1,000th show with a newfound grit and gratitude. Stephen and core Sixers – Kit "Goose" Karlson (keys, bass, tuba, accordion) and Brian "Boots" Factor (drums, mandolin, banjo) -- are friends who act like brothers and switch off on their instruments to keep it fresh; much in the tradition of their collective heroes, The Band. Producer Tom Schick (Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright) signed up for the new record and says he now understands why the group has a growing legion of loyal fans. "They're a 'classic rock' band in the best sense of the phrase," he says. "You can hear Neil Young, Tom Petty and John Cougar in there. It brings back a lot of good feelings about growing up and listening to great people who can really play their instruments. It's not pieced together on a computer. It's very refreshing."

Here's SK6ERS with an acoustic performance at KRVB in Boise ID on May 10:


iClips will be webcasting live from the Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe IL this weekend and this looks like a good one.  The broadcast starts Friday at 5 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.  This will feature performance from moe. (who will be Richmond next week), STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Gov't Mule (who will be at Innsbrook Aug. 4), Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, The New Mastersounds, Railroad Earth (who put on a nice show at Cheers last week), and the Avett Brothers.  Check the site for the full schedule.

Saturday night, The Atkinsons will play at Cafe Diem with Allen Thompson and Ben Jordan (no relation, at least as far as I know) & The Heathens.  Show starts at 9:30 PM and there is no cover.

I'll leave you with this link to the 30 Best Unintentionally Gay Album Covers.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and take a moment to remember those that gave their lives for our country.

Tony Jordan