Friday, December 15th, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 8:00 pm
presented by Rival Entertainment
The Alabama-born, Tennessee-bred Southern rock band, The Vegabonds
kick off 2019 with the release of their fifth album (and first for Blue Élan Records) entitled “V.” The band will support “V” with a full year of non-stop touring throughout North America and Europe.
Produced by Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Sugarland, Mastodon) “V” audibly illustrates the band’s unconventional yet contagious brand of Southern rock and highlights the best of The Vegabonds’ unique musicianship, vocals, lyrics and sound.
Nobody knew what would happen when a classical pianist, a blues guitarist, and a singer songwriter met at the University of Georgia and began playing music together in 2019. The founding trio, Chris Dickson, Wes Bacastow, and Jimmy Riemer, quickly found out that audiences were loving the sound. While in school, the group built a following in Athens, Georgia, earning their chops playing across the dizzying bar scene, raucous football tailgates, and private parties. They played their first headline show at the 40 Watt Club in February 2020. The pandemic stunted plans for touring the band in 2020, and the group took a break from performing after the release of their second single, Transgressions. The founding three songwriters reemerged in Atlanta over the summer of 2022 with an urgency to make up lost time. They quickly recorded two singles, Breathe and Deep Blue, that were originally written in 2019 and began writing their forthcoming EP, For Better or Worse, in the winter of 2022. This year, Kobanova met and recruited bassist, Sam McIntire, to join the band and infuse his funky, upbeat influences into the mix. Ripken Walker, a seasoned, young drummer based in Atlanta rounded out the group in the studio to record their new EP. Kobanova will be playing venues across the state of Georgia this spring and summer to support the EP release while they finish writing new songs for an album planned later this year.