Catch a Special Acoustic Set from Blackberry Smoke on 'Music City Roots, Live From The Factory'

Blackberry Smoke fans can catch a rare acoustic set from the Southern rockers tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 27) on "Music City Roots, Live From The Factory," a two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Broadcast from 7pm to 9pm CST, the show will also feature performances by Bill & The Belles, Girls Guns and Glory, Chester Thompson and Brian Whelan. Live from The Factory at Franklin in Franklin, Tenn., "Music City Roots, Live From The Factory" showcases Nashville's astonishing music scene and its deep well of amazing and diverse talent, from Country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition, through its "roots and branches" format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. There has never been a time of greater variety, abundance and quality in Nashville's creative community, and MCR puts that talent on a worldwide stage.

In addition to performances and interviews from the artists, "Music City Roots, Live From The Factory" encourages collaboration with a nightly jam where all musical guests embrace the spirit of Music City as the collaborative epicenter of tradition and innovation. Nashville's legendary Keith Bilbrey is the announcer; Jim Lauderdale and other leaders of the music community host the festivities. Fans can live stream the show here. It also airs on American Public Television and across various radio stations throughout the country. List of TV affiliates here. List of radio affiliates here.

Blackberry Smoke on Tour:
Feb 04 Asheville, N.C. The Orange Peel
Feb 05 Asheville, N.C. The Orange Peel
Feb 07-11 Miami, Fla. Outlaw Country Cruise
Feb 12 Jacksonville, Fla. Florida Theatre
Feb 13 Birmingham, Al. Iron City
Feb 18 Columbus, Ohio LC Pavilion
Feb 19 Springfield, Ill. Boondocks
Feb 20 Glasgow, Ky. Plaza Theatre
Mar 04 Ormond Beach, Fla. Jesters Live at Destination Daytona
Mar 10 Norfolk, Va. The NorVa
Mar 11 Richmond, Va. The National
Mar 12 North Myrtle Beach, S.C. House of Blues
Mar 24 Sydney, AUS The Basement
Mar 25-28 Byron Bay, AUS Bluesfest
Apr 08 Jackson, Ca. Jackson Rancheria Casino
Jun 03 Maryville, Tenn. Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson
Jun 15 Chattanooga, Tenn. Riverbend Festival
Jun 17 Bilbao, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Jun 18-19 London, United Kingdom Stone Free Festival
Jul 15 Louisville, Ky. Forecastle Festival

About Blackberry Smoke:
Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude, and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, a truly grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base. The 12-song set-produced by Grammy-winner Brendan O'Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young-showcases the Atlanta-based quintet's emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country, with Charlie Starr's raspy twang matched by his and Paul Jackson's snarling guitars, Brandon Still's hauntingly expressive organ and piano, and the propulsive sibling rhythm section of Richard and Brit Turner. The songs' appeal is further elevated by the band's three-part vocal harmonies and elaborate arrangements that make judicious use of fiddle and added percussion. The depth displayed throughout Holding All the Roses demonstrates how Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernaut as well as continues to steadily extend and expand the Southern rock tradition.



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