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Last month, we talked to Aaron Snukals, marketing and special events director for Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson — 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville — and he revealed some of the names on tap for this year’s “Shed Concert Season,” which kicks off the first weekend in April. He revealed a few names — The Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke, Mustang Sally, Todd Snider, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, The Flatlanders, Marty Stuart, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and Leon Russell among them — and now the first two months of dates have been announced.
Tickets to the following shows go on sale March 1:
- April 6: The Jompson Brothers with the Cathouse Prophets
- April 13: Elizabeth Cook
- April 20: The Flatlanders
- April 27: Big Gun
- May 3: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
- May 4: Midnight Special
- May 11: Cutthroat Shamrock
- May 17: Blackberry Smoke with the Cathouse Prophets
- May 18: Paul Thorn
- May 24: Leon Russell
- May 25: Shooter Jennings
- May 31: Marty Stuart with the Barstool Romeos
- June 1: Mustang Sally
Obviously, it’s gonna be a busy, crazy spring at “The Shed,” and for the SMH-D folks in general: the Tennessee State H.O.G. Rally takes place in Maryville May 28-June 1, and SMH-D is the rally’s official headquarters and venue. Look for more details on a downtown Maryville street party that will coincide with the rally in the coming weeks. Call “The Shed” at 977-1669 for more information on ticket prices; shows all start at 8 p.m. If you have the scratch, your best bargain is a season pass — $195 for every show at “The Shed” this season (barring extra special events, of course), which runs through October.
Courtesy of my pal and ace publicist Traci Thomas of Thirty Tigers:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST RECORD IN TWELVE YEARS
GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29TH
“Crunching hard rock is the drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin’, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might sound something like this youthful Atlanta trio.” Rolling Stone review of Whisper Tames the Lion
ATLANTA, GA – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will put out their first record in twelve years. Great American Bubble Factory will be released on September 29, 2009 on Vintage Earth Music with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED. “This record is the perfect crescendo to a long twenty-plus year career of the band. I think we’ve found the true essence of what we started to build back in 1985,” says Kevn Kinney.
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ originally started recording demos for this album on September 10, 2001. After 9/11 the band abandoned the sessions after deciding the time wasn’t right for their stories of blue-collar optimism. They returned to Sonica Studios in Atlanta earlier this year where the band produced the album in collaboration with Anton Fier, who produced their 1987 album Whisper Tames the Lion and James Barber, their ex-manager-turned-producer.
This record moves from the “Midwestern Blues” to the Flannery O’Connor South of “This Town” to the industrial grind of “Detroit City” to the optimistic anthem (and Dictators cover) “I Stand Tall” to the genuine pining for home in “I See Georgia.”
The current DNC line up is: Kevn Kinney (guitar & vocals), Tim Nielsen (bass, mandolin & backing vocals), Mac Carter (guitar), Dave V. Johnson (drums, percussion & backing vocals). The band will be on tour throughout the fall, tour dates will be announced soon.
You can hear a preview of “Detroit City” on the band’s myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/drivinncryin
Great American Bubble Factory track listing:
1. Detroit City
2. (Whatever Happened to the) Great American Bubble Factory?
3. I See Georgia
4. Midwestern Blues
5. Let Me Down
6. I Stand Tall
7. Don’t You Know That I Know That You Know?
8. Get Around Kid
9. Preapproved, Predenied
10. The Hardest Part
12. This Town
For more information please contact: Traci Thomas 615-664-1167 / firstname.lastname@example.org