Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Albert Simpson and Highly Kind “Burly and jovial with a bushy beard that dangles a pigtail, Albert Simpson looks the part of both yesterday and today, and that perfectly captures the spirit of his music. Simpson writes, sings, and plays guitar for Highly Kind, a young Gadsden, Alabama band whose members wear southern rock badges with honor, but who also inject the old genre with newfound vitality.” --Tom Clarke, Elmore Magazine. Self taught, but inspired by his father, Simpson began playing the guitar at age 12. Influenced by bands like Little Feat, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band, Albert joined his first band at age 15. After touring the colleges and couches of the southern music scene, Highly Kind emerged as Simpsons sole project around 1995. The faces of the band have changed throughout the years but the music has remained true to its roots. Focusing mainly on the band, Simpson also performs solo where he utilizes percussion instruments like the tambourine and a porch board along with the acoustic guitar. Johnny Sandlin, who produced great acts like The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, brought his expertise to “Dont Wake Albert”, the bands first studio CD which was released by Rockin Camel Music. The CD has received raving reviews in publications such as: Vintage Guitar Magazine, Relix, and Hittin the Note. It has even been said that it ranks as one of Johnnys best projects, and parallels his work on Widespread Panics landmark second album. Simpsons natural southern voice makes you believe he is talking directly to you, which creates a heartfelt and truly honest sound.
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.
Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.
Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety. In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released. Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history. Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.
Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Crowned Jewelz Band
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014
Kyle & Karl
Thursday, April 24, 2014
These guys are a couple of local boys doing what they love and doing it great. They are masters at putting a new fresh spin on the songs you know and love. You will hear your favorites from Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Marshall Tucker and more, but brought to life in a whole new light. Come on down, pull up a bar stool, and enjoy the Kyle and Karl Duo...