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The Whippoorwill (Discontinued) by Blackberry Smoke

The Whippoorwill (Discontinued)
by Blackberry Smoke

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Performing at George Jones' 80th birthday was a thrill but also just another day's work for Blackberry Smoke, the Atlanta-based quintet of "rock outlaws" known for raucous country riffs and sprawling live shows. In addition to their passionate fan base, the band has garnered praise, supporting tour slots and guest appearances from the likes of Jones, ZZ Top, The Marshall Tucker Band and Zac Brown Band, among many others.

Their new album The Whippoorwill, marks the band's first release on Zac Brown's label Southern Ground Artists, and includes 13 new songs that reflect these diverse collaborations and years of honing their craft on the road. From the defiant, funky "Everybody Knows She's Mine," to the sweaty rocker "Shakin' Hands with the Holy Ghost," and the riff-driven "Crimson Moon," the whole album is stamped with rich Southern imagery; frontman Charlie Starr's instantly recognizable grit; dense arrangements of organ, pedal steel, and guitar; and tightly-stacked vocal harmonies.

The Whippoorwill was recorded across sessions from Asheville to Atlanta to Fayetteville and produced by the band, along with Clay Cook, Matt Mangano, and Zac Brown. Says Starr of the band's country/rock/bluegrass blend, "We all love the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Stones and the Faces and Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. It's not about what kind of music it is, as long as it's good and it's honest." Blackberry Smoke is rounded out by Richard Turner (bass/vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar/vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards).

1. Six Ways To Sunday
2. Pretty Little Lie
3. Everybody Knows She's Mine
4. One Horse Town
5. Ain't Much Left Of Me
6. The Whippoorwill
7. Lucky Seven
8. Leave A Star
9. Crimson Moon
10. Ain't Got The Blues
11. Sleeping Dogs
12. Shakin' Hand with the Holy Ghost
13. Up the Road

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By Rob L
Very Nice!! Old school with great stories. I have seen them 2 times and both were a real treat.One time with the Recvcerend Billy and once in Sturgis. Do yourself a favor and buy all their previous stuff also. Every album is a bit different but each is very good. Great guitar tones, tight rhythm section and the addition of a really tasty keyboard player on this album just add to the perfect fitting of vocals and stories by Charlie. Nice background vocals by the band. A MUST lp to check out!
The Whippoorwill (Discontinued)
Great southern rock!10/09/2012
By David Banning
Best Southern Rock band since Lynyrd Skynyrd. Title track is great and every song on the whole album is fantastic! Already has intense die hard fans that show up hours before the concert to be up front and sing along.

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