Like an Arrow, the band’s fifth album, is arguably their best yet, with a title track that’s haunting and dark in a Sons of Anarchy sort of way. Gritty and poetic, this is a band that more people need to know about, and this show is a great opportunity for newcomers to get acquainted.
Dripping with Southern charm and snakeskin, minus the redneck bullshit, Atlanta, Georgia rock & roll troupe Blackberry Smoke have opened for the likes of Gov’t Mule, the Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top and, understandably, Lynyrd Skynyrd during their 17 years of existence. In the process they’ve seen their stock rise with fans of bluesy, country-influenced hard rock. This is sweet and sexy stuff with a welcome element of sleaze — as influenced by Guns N’ Roses and The Black Crowes as by The Allman Brothers. Last year’s