Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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.
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Jon Cowart of CornBred is an amazing local talent. He covers artists from Van Morisson and the Beatles to Prince and The Coug. Come on down and enjoy our margaritas while enjoying the killer sounds of Jon Cowart.
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
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, Mar. 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparable to his taste in good music, including the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Brown, and Peter Frampton, just to name a few. His original music is mixed in as well, and is much appreciated by fans alike.