Ladies and gentlemen– you already knew this, but Atlanta has a superstar in its midst, walking amongst you, sitting next to you yelling at Liverpool at the Marlay on Saturday mornings, making up killer melodies and hooks in his head the entire time.
His name is Jon Harris, and he and his kickass band (Lee Haraway, Kevin Thomas, Clint Aul and Ganesh Giri Jaya) are playing the lovely Vista Room this Saturday. You can and should get your tickets right here, because they’re cheaper in advance, and you know you’re going to end up going. Jon will play a set of his great tunes at 9 PM, and then the band will return to the stage for a second set of CLAPTON– all the hits and b-sides. That’s right, Clapton. Seventies Clapton. Not Miller Light, shoulder pads Clapton.
Need more evidence? Remember when Jon was featured on The Originals? Well he was, playing “Lefthanded Voodoo” while a couple of vampires talked about vampire shit:
Right? Superstar. Even the undead agree. Come cap your summer with an amazing, amazing show.
The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World
Speaking of amazing shows, thanks to everyone who came to the Vista Room last month to officially release “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World.” Y’all came out, you sang, you danced– we’ll never forget it. There’s a whole bunch of pictures, taken by Jolie Loren Rizzi, and a bunch of y’all are in them– go tag yourself… If you happened to miss it, well– we’ve got a few more dates on the books and we’ll list them below.
The hard work actually starts now, getting new ears on this album, and to that end we launched a new video last week– “In-Studio: Love & Luck” by The Haraway Brothers,” filmed at Kristian and Brandon Bush’s Projector Room Studios by Richard Todd Aguayo (www.rtafilmworks.com.) Enjoy and share– Benji even smiles! And keep listening:
Upcoming Haraway Brothers Shows:
8/11- Home Team Downtown, Charleston, SC
8/12- Home Team Sullivan’s Island, Charleston, SC
9/16- Decatur Square, Decatur Concert Series, Decatur, GA
Love & Luck Trucker Hats– Get one while they Last
We love a good hat. So we made some– the best looking, best fitting trucker hat you’ll ever put on your precious dome. Look at how cool Jon looks in his! And Levon, back in the day! He would’ve loved our hat. Click here and get one:
View from Stage Left
We were lucky enough to spend two nights at the Fabulous Fox seeing Sturgill one night and Tedeschi Trucks with the Wood Brothers the next. Sturgill’s playing all his own leads on electric guitar now, giving his live sound a distinct JJ Cale kind a vibe. So yeah, it was pretty great. But–Saturday night was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen ever, with the hometown Wood Brothers (Oliver, anyway) showing just as much fire as Tedeschi Trucks, who are probably the best band out there working today. I don’t there are better live singers than Oliver and Susan, especially together. Never miss either band if you can help it…
Another killer month of music, headlined by the third straight masterpiece from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, “The Nashville Sound,” which has transformed him into a no-doubt superstar and a festival headliner. The man deserves it, as he apparently can’t write a bad song. They’re all excellent tunes, but I’m partial to the first and last ones on the album, “Last of My Kind” and “Something to Love“.Other great ones include “Waiting on a Song” from Dan Auerbach, “Crack-Up” from Fleet Foxes, “So You Wannabe an Outlaw” from Steve Earle, “Tuxedo II” from Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne’s FUNKY new thing) and “Together at Last“, a very chill and good acoustic record from Mr. Jeff Tweedy.
Big Tex is back! Musicians unite!