Live at The Imogene Theatre a 4 band blues jam! Featuring:
Lang Holloman & The Soul Bells:
With 22 years of experience, Lang has performed with and shared shows with the likes of Cyril Neville’s(Neville Brothers) The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Chris Thomas King(O’ Brother Where Art’ Thou), Buckwheat Zydeco, David Alan Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, and San Francisco’s music scene performer now Mobilian Lauren Murphy. Lang has been on PBS, Mississippi PBS, NPR, CNN, Sirius XM, and countless festival/theater shows throughout the Southeastern US. Originally from Meridian, Mississippi, where the “Father of Country Music” Jimmie Rodgers was from, Lang continues living and revealing through music/songs what he has coined as the style of “Southern Heritage Music”. 2016 saw great success with the release of the album “Soul Bells”, recorded in Alabama at Admiral Bean Studios with Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Dwight Yoakum, Steve Winwood, Sugarcane Jane, Willie Sugarcapps), regular solo/duo performances, and Gulf Coast Songwriter Festival songwriter/performer participant. 2017-2018 continued with countless shows from duo to full band performances with his band “The SOUL BELLS”, playing in Kimbro’s Legendary Pickin’ Parlor (Nashville, TN), The Sucarnochee Revue at the historic Temple Theatre(Meridian, Mississippi), radio shows, and a new record “Signal Fades” recorded at Anechoic Studios with Eric King (Todd Snyder engineer). Lastly, his band “The SOUL BELLS” are all seasoned music veterans themselves, all having worked all around the US and internationally for most of all of their lives. They are a big band, often with 6+ members on stage including guitars, organs, fiddle, mandolin, slide guitar, drums, bass, and keys. This combination is a true live experience of all the flavors of the South!!
Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend:
Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett “Bad Blood” Benton left the city of Pensacola, FL in 2016 to perform his delta and country style of blues around the country and the world. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has played many local, regional, and national festivals and a countless number of venues in just a few years’ time. Most recently he has signed with Seattle’s own Knick Knack Records.
He has shared the stage with many musicians ranging from local players all the way to the likes of Grammy-Nominated Artists Cedric Burnside (also a friend of his, along with his guitar player Trenton Ayers) and Walter Trout, International Blues Challenge award winning Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons and the Selwyn Birchwood Band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and West Coast favorites The 44’s Band and HILLSTOMP. Known for his fierce rhythmic finger picking and slide guitar as well as his booming voice, Brett’s raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar and “stompin’ and hollerin’ ” as Bad Blood himself would put it; and electric alongside drummer and friend Gordon Townsend – whose heavy, relentless and dynamic style of playing really emphasizes what hill country blues is all about… the hypnotic groove that gets folks up and dancing! For either style being played, both remain true to the nature of country blues – a style not played by many – while also retrofitted with grit and a bit of heaviness from the modern times! These two keep the fans moving and grooving!
The Spearman Brewers are a Gulf Coast based band that plays Panhandle Blues, a rich gumbo of Pre-War Delta, Piedmont, and Country Blues, with healthy doses of Jazz, Gospel, Hokum, Cajun, and Jug music thrown in for flavor. The Brewers were formed in 2001 by Brewmaster Scott Riggs as a vehicle to deliver the sounds of time-forgotten 78 RPM records, playing tunes by the likes of the Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Mississippi Sheiks, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, and Robert Johnson. Since those early days the Brew has evolved into an original act, with albums “Won’t You Come Go With Me”, “Rue Blue”, and “Another Round”, as well as EP “One Drink Minimum”, showcasing their homegrown spin on traditional American music.
The Brewers honor the past by bringing it to the present with original compositions based on the time-enduring styles of days gone by. It’s the New Old Stuff, where the bottle hits the string.
Dynamic Roots ROCK N ROLL style original Bluesy, Soulful music. We Are Raw and Loud, both Musically and Lyrically. Our songs have a lot of meaning and emotion.. because of this they are delivered in a powerful way.
Southern Heartburn’s music is first and foremost steeped in the Deep SOUTHERN Blues styles of the early 20th century. Southern Heartburn’s songwriting mixes this love of heavy, blues and roots music.
RAW POWER SOUL.