Thursday, February 25th, 2010
…as seen HometownHeadlines.com…
TONIGHT/Wells at 333; Muletide at 400 Block; mOOn Crew, too.
Todd Wells is a solo artist from Marietta who has been playing classic rock influenced music all over Georgia, occasionally stopping by 333 on Broad. He’ll be there tonight for an evening of acoustic rock.
Muletide Perkins will set up shop at the 400 Block Bar to pick some raw country blues originals on the guitar and have a good ol’ time.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will continue to entertain the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon with that old time string band adaptations of old time classics and originals.
FRIDAY/Scott Warren, Collard Green Berets, Precious Lemons, too.
-Scott Warren & the Collard Green Berets return to 333 on Broad to wail on some original Southern rock & blues tunes, as well as some choice covers. Warren’s guitar skills and booming voice sounds great at 333 and the Collard Green Berets hold it down nice for him, allowing him to jam on these tunes however he feels best at the moment. A true staple of the local music scene.
Lee Shealy and Alan Smith are the foundation of the local band Backswing, who display effortless talent and experience to welcome fans all over Rome. Friday they’ll return to the 400 Block Bar for an evening of choice tunes.
Precious Lemons is a great new group of extremely talented individuals who blend acoustic and electric instruments throughout the night. They have great originals and do some really fantastic covers. Plus, they have a great time while they are doing it. The Moon Roof Bar is a sweet place to catch the Precious Lemons and that’s where they’ll be on Friday.
I have only managed to see the Jazz Merchants one time before in Rome, and it was magnificent. They are a classic jazz duo that performs hit standards from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Go to their web site and check out their song lists. It’s most impressive. The folks at All Things Artistic have been doing a great job of bringing in fresh and diverse music and are looking forward to welcoming the Jazz Merchants on Friday.
SATURDAY/Black Friday at Peach Palace; ‘Hookers’ at 400 Block Bar
-When Sam Thacker got the bug to write songs, he got it hard. Since then he’s been working hard at writing, recording and honing in on his songwriting talents which has allowed him to experienced great acclaim. He released his first album, Above the Underneath, in 2005 and is currently promoting his latest album entitled Lines. He’ll be performing songs from these albums and more at 333 on Broad this Saturday.
The John Lee Hookers is a little project with a lot of sound put together by the one and only Clay Broome. This trio that Clay has put together is rooted in paying homage to the real raw blues that pioneered the beginnings of rock & roll. He knows it, he loves it, and his group plays the fire out of it. He’ll be bringing the heat to the 400 Block Bar on Saturday.
Black Friday will return to the Peach Palace to crank it up and blast out some of that Southern twang heavy metal thunder that have earned them great respect among the heavier listeners.
-More Mullins: Check his Web site, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Plus join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM each weekday from 7 to 9 a.m.