Sunday, 3/20 at Sweetwater- The Sundogs Present The Tom Petty Show at “Que & Brew for a Cause”
Hello all you fine folks! Nice weather we’re having out there, eh? Perfect time to start up the ol’ rock machine for 2016!
On Sunday 3/20 at Sweetwater Brewery, The Sundogs will deliver their Tom Petty Show at “Que & Brew for a Cause
” a fundraiser for Cynthia Montoya, a long-time Fox Bros. employee and current general manager, who was diagnosed with Stage II pancreatic cancer in 2015.
As followers of this space know, we usually only do our Tom Petty Show on an annual basis, but when our good friends the Fox Bros. and Beau Nolen call, we generally come runnin.
Event starts at 12:30 and our friends The Main Street Exiles, starring superstar Chris Cox as Mick Jagger, will kick off the day at 1 PMand we’ll take the stage at 2:30 PM with all your favorite Sundogs, including stonefaced world traveller Benji (Zenji) Shanks.
In addition to the music, admission gets you cold ass Sweetwaters and tastings from national pitmasters and local chefs including Kevin Rathburn, Ford Fry (we love ya Ford), Eddie Hernandez, Todd Mussman and OF COURSE Jonathan and Justin Fox. A silent auction will be held as well, featuring great items including a signed Falcons jersey, VIP tickets to the Shaky Knees Festival (MMJ, Huey Lewis), and passes to the 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Jon Harris Band at Smith’s Olde Bar, Saturday, 3/19
Jon brings his badass band back to Smith’s on Saturday, opening for our friend Glen Pridgen’s CD Release Party (Congrats Glen!) The Beggar’s Guild opens at 9, Jonnie Excitement plays at 10 PM. As you know, Jon’s solo shows are like a 70’s festival co-headlined by Eric Clapton and Little Feat held in the Delta.
Haraway Brothers at Venkman’s, Thursday 3/24
Will & Lee are trying out something new at Venkman’s, Pete & Nick’s old fourth ward hotspot next Thursday, a duo show called Haraway Brothers. For duo shows, the Haraway Brothers strip down their songs to the basest elements- story, melody, vocals and rhythm– featuring both their own songwriting along with influences that vary from Bruce Springsteen and Patterson Hood to Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers. They play music that tells a story and is more than a little fun to drink along to. Guitar, Pedal Steel, Harp, Drums, Hollerin’, Balls.
We play at 7:15 so you can have some delicious dinner and then stick around for Yacht Rock Schooner, led by our buddy Ganesh Giri Yaya.
Steeldogs Trio at JCT Kitchen, Thursday 3/31
It’s officially Spring when the porch shows at JCT start, and we’ll be up there on Thursday 3/31 doing the pedal steel trio with Will Groth on the skins. It’s a FREE show and starts at 7 PM. Fun for the whole family, y’all!
View from Stage Left
– A lot of true believers received Grammys this year, so belated congrats to Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb (produced both guys), Alabama Shakes, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Earth Wind & Fire, Run DMC, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Carter (the Prez!), Buddy Guy, The SteelDrivers and John Cage. If you didn’t watch the (pretty terrible) broadcast, here’s the full list of winners.
– See y’all this weekend!