The Sundogs’ Tom Petty Show, 11/30 Terminal West

The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show, 11/30 at Terminal West, w/ special guests Pony League

Sundogs-TPS18_webad4In just one month, we- The Sundogs- will play our annual Tom Petty Show, this time at  the  beautiful and fabulous Terminal West, located just West of downtown Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center. My goodness it’s a great place to see (and play!) a show. Get your tickets now. Like right now. Buy one for a friend, or two– they’re only $13 in advance. Why is that? Because we want to pack that sucker.


Our new friends Pony League will open the show, and you can be sure we’ll have an array of special guests during our annual marathon set of songs celebrating the life and music of Tom Petty. It’s one of the best nights of the year, tell all your friends and bring it on.

Straight into Darkness

Straight Into DarknessWe first met Megan Volpert at an American Treasure advance listening party, where her passionate praise of “Straight Into Darkness” immediately inspired us to add it to the setlist. She’s written an entire book about it, which you can find for sale at our 11/30 show with Megan herself autographing them at the table. You can listen to the book’s intro here: Megan is a true fan and a smart lady–and has another book coming out this winter: Tom Petty and Philosophy.

View From Stage Left

– More cool shows in December- the legendary White Animals will be playing the very next night on 12/1 at Smith’s Olde Bar and on 12/8, Doublewide, led by our buddy Bradley Cole Smith will also be rocking at Smith’s. The Doublewide show will be opened by Singlewide, featuring some players you may recognize.

Great stuff– Thanks to Russell Carter for having us up at the Wire & Wood Festival in October in downtown Alpharetta- here’s a cool shot of KT playing Robert Randolph’s Hammond/Leslie rig, and of course the hat Jon stole from Robbie Robertson.

BJL– Longtime readers may recall that the last time we played at Terminal West, we opened up for Black Joe Lewis and it was fabulous. His horn section joined us for Modern Day Miracle and Joe’s guitar broke during his set and he had to borrow Lee’s Tele because he didn’t have a backup. The following Spring I booked him to play Belly Up in Aspen (long story) and that same guitar broke again and he had to borrow a Strat from the sound man. I implored he and his bandmates to get rid of that thing and get him a Telecaster. As you can see from the album cover of their latest wonderful album, “The Difference Between Me and You,” he still has not done so. But hey- he sure sounds great on it! This is the best Hill Country Blues Record anyone’s released since R.L. Burnside died. Check out his great video for “Girls on Bikes,” featuring Joe being chased through the streets of Austin by, you guessed it- girls on bikes.

greta van fleet_peaceful army– In addition to Joe, some other great releases this month include Greta Van Fleet’s  “Anthem of the Peaceful Valley” (eat shit, Pitchfork, it’s good and fun), Gregory Alan Isakov’s “Evening Machines”, Pinegrove’s “Skylight” and of course Jason Isbell’s “Live from the Ryman.” In addition to that triumph, Jason wrote “Maybe it’s Time” from the blockbuster movie “Star is Born”, sung by Bradley Cooper. My goodness what a roll that man is on….

– See you at Terminal West!

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Aug. Ray of Light: Haraway Brothers at Big Tex 9/7, 11/30 Tom Petty Show Tickets

The Haraway Brothers, 9/7 @ Big Tex, Decatur, GA

There’s a glorious night coming next Friday, as the Haraway Brothers will play a Free show at Big Tex on the Decatur Square. It’s Will’s Birthday Party (no presents, though he enjoys tequila and vinyl records.) We’ll start about 8:30 so come enjoy some food and we’ll give you a badass night of music at one of our favorite spots. Go ahead and prep by listening to “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World” so you’re ready for action.cover-jpeg

GET YOUR TICKETS- The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show, 11/30- Terminal West, w Special Guests Pony League

Look, you know you’re going. You’re definitely going, so just go ahead and buy the tickets.1. It’s cheaper 2. It helps us, because venues love that shit. So just do it– here’s the link:

Boom- so easy.  With that shameless coercion out of the way, we are extremely excited to announce our special guests for the evening, Pony League from Atlanta. Such a badass band, please check out their 2018 record, “A Picture of Your Family” because it’s wonderful. They have a song about Rick Ankiel– a legitimate American Hero, for God’s sake.


View from Stage Left

  • BenWe were very proud of our buddy Adam Smith for his photography show last Friday at City Winery, where he sold all kinds of prints and then we enjoyed a sold-out show from Cedric Burnside and the one-and-only Ben Nichols, both of whom are featured prominently in Adam’s work. You can still buy one from him.
  • luceroBen played a number of songs from Lucero’s incredible new album, “Among the Ghosts,” released just two weeks ago. We talk a lot about Lucero in this space, as we saw one of their very first shows at Young Ave. Deli in Memphis and have loved them ever since, and we’ll do it again because this latest album is among their very best. Ben is a new father and you can hear it in songs like “To My Dearest Wife,” perhaps the finest song he’s written. They’re at Terminal West on 9/20-21, do yourself a favor!
  • We were very lucky to catch the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul Tour for the second year in a row, this year with Drive-By Truckers and Marcus King as featured guests. This right here was my favorite moment, “Everybody Needs Love” with Susan, Derek and the TTB singers, with Patterson’s Dad David Hood on bass. If you want to get real specific, my favorite moment is at 5:35. Holy Shit that’s as good as my memories. Best band in the world.
  • wild pinkMan, so much good music lately– we’re hooked on Wild Pink’s “Yolk in the Fur,” the new Death Cab for Cutie record “Thank You For Today“, White Denim’s “Performance” and “Golden Age” from Houndmouth.
  • YRRFinally, congrats to our friends from Yacht Rock Revue, who sold out Chastain Park last Saturday. Still an amazing story, and speaking of which, here’s a great and hilarious story on them in Atlanta Magazine that is still making #YachtRock Twitter (it’s a thing) super mad. Keep it smooth, fellas.
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Just Announced: The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show @Terminal West 11/30

The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show @ Terminal West 11/30/18

This year marks the 10th year we’ve played our annual Tom Petty Show, so it really oughta be special, right? Well this year it’s moving to the fabulous Terminal West, and tickets go onsale tomorrow, Friday 8/10 at 10am.

whoaYou know you’re going, and we made the tickets really cheap in advance, so hey– why not go ahead and buy ’em? Buy one for a friend, make a night of it people. Need the link? Here’s the link:

More details to come, but simply put, Terminal West is our favorite venue in Atlanta to see a show, the last time we played there was an epic night with Black Joe Lewis (we borrowed his horn section, and Joe borrowed Lee’s guitar) and we could not be more excited.

1238182_10151565002936436_1652515991_nOne thing we can promise all of you right now– this will be a very special show.

Need that link again? Oh here you go…

Jon Harris Band, Smoke Ring BBQ, 8/17/18

Have y’all checked out Smoke Ring in Castleberry Hills? It’s right by Elliot Street Pub and a stones throw from Mercedes Benz Stadium where the soon-to-be MLS Champion Atlanta United play. In recent weeks our family of bands has christened the Smoke Ring, with Dyn-O-Mite! playing in July and Bradley Cole Smith just last Friday.

Well next Friday, August 17, it’s Jon Harris Band’s turn. It’s a free show, and it starts at 8 PM. Amazing food, great vibe. Come check it out.

The Haraway Brothers, Big Tex, 9/7/18

Haraway_Bros_7933resizedCome celebrate Will’s birthday with the fun people at another Free Show. More on this in the August Ray of Light, coming soon….

Need that link again? No problem:

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Download the New EP “Cut & Run”

Cut & RunCut & Run by The Sundogs

The Cut & Run EP features all new original tunes written by Lee, Will and Jon, with support from all your favorite Sundogs, including world-traveling rock star Benji Shanks, who also produced three of the tracks with Vic Stafford. KT and Jon grabbed the controls on “..Heaven.” We recorded it at Southern Tracks, the same studios where the Black Crowes (Southern Harmony), Bruce Springsteen (Magic) and Pearl Jam (Backspacer–Jeff Ament was robbed there!) recorded some of their best works.

Here’s what a couple of nice folks have said about it:

Cut & Run is a five song EP that gives listeners more of what the band does best…Part of what makes the Sundogs’ music so enjoyable is how they work as one. By sharing time on lead, embracing backing vocals and switching instruments the band creates a cohesive sound built around jangly guitars, honest lyrics and great melodies . Cut & Run may only be 5 songs but it shows what the band is capable of. The songs offer up solid lyrics that will get listeners singing along as well as catchy melodies that are impossible not to enjoy.” — Chris Martin, Atlanta Examiner

“The Sundogs take another step forward with ‘Cut & Run’,with lyrics that cut right to the heart of life, honest stories and the positive outlook of the beauty of the comeback, theunderdog and coming out ahead. And the full integration of Jon Harris’ songwriting with the Haraway brothers evokes The Band, Wilco or Tom Petty– and I’d swear that ‘Ragged & Frayed’ is an Exile on Main Street outtake.” – Harry McNeil



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