Southern rock ‘n’ rollers Blackberry Smoke and special guests The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be live in concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Blackberry Smoke has evolved from a rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. The Atlanta quintet comprised of Charlie Starr (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Richard Turner (Bass, Vocals), Brit Turner (Lead Drums), Paul Jackson (Guitar, Vocals), and Brandon Still (Keyboards), has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of their live shows. The songs on Blackberry Smoke’s sixth album, “Like an Arrow” show just how far this authentic American rock band has come as the accomplished group of musicians tackles a diverse set of new ideas, sounds and territories, long after most bands with half the success might have settled into a well-worn groove.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, led by ex-Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson and joined by guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill, and drummer Tony Leone, are considered the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch. The band emerged in 2011 by playing close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State or officially releasing music. Their introduction on the national stage came in 2012 when they’d release not one, but two acclaimed full-length albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, “Big Moon Ritual”, as a revelation, with The Independent raving that Robinson had “finally found the ideal vehicle to indulge his taste for ‘Cosmic California Music'”.
Doors 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.