Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will head to Montana for two concerts in 2023, playing at The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, September 9th and The Wilma in Missoula on September 13th. They’ll be supported by Country-flavored singer-songwriter Miles Miller.
For over 20 years, Blackberry Smoke has wowed crowds across the world with their crunchy brand of southern rock. A few of their top hits include “One Horse Town,” “Waiting for the Thunder,” and “Good One Comin’ on.” Their 2012 record The Whippoorwill reached Top 40 on Billboard 200. In 2015, they released Holding All the Roses, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
Their latest full length album, You Hear Georgia, came out in 2021. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Chart. Saving Country Music praised the album:
“20 years in, Blackberry Smoke isn’t showing their rust. They’re hitting their stride, understanding their species is slowly becoming endangered, taking that prognosis personally, and doing what they can to keep the torch burning, and the memories of the sounds of the South alive.”
Get your tickets ASAP and get ready for a full throttle experience with the raw and unfiltered Blackberry Smoke!
And don’t forget about Miles Miller — the longtime drummer, bandleader, and harmony singer for Sturgill Simpson — who’s gearing up for the release of his solo album Solid Gold, due out July 7th.
About Blackberry Smoke
Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke — vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner, and keyboardist Brandon Still — has embodied Georgia’s rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, their reverence for Georgia has only deepened.
On their latest album, You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs that feel like Georgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native, Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). “Dave and I had spoken for the last few years about making a record,” Starr says. “Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and we said, yes — let’s make a record.”
Blackberry Smoke worked quickly, spending just 10 days at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, Cobb’s home base since 2016. The band recorded live on the floor, giving You Hear Georgia a crisp, outgoing feel. Like other Blackberry Smoke efforts, this album leans into well-crafted Southern rock driven by jagged guitar riffs and rich instrumentation, as the band layers on rollicking piano (“Live It Down”), funky grooves (“Hey Delilah”), and introspective acoustic sounds (the stripped-down, folk-leaning “Old Enough to Know”). Continue reading…