Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Thursday evenings just wouldn’t be the same with out the weekly warm-hearted, family friendly dinner with Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew at the Harvest Moon, featuring some of the areas finest string band pickers and grinners. This has become one of Rome’s richest new traditions.
333 on Broad is working on a dinner tradition of their own, featuring one of Rome’s favorite singer/songwriters Jon Byrd on Thursday evenings in the downstairs bar at 333 on Broad. This is also a family friendly show.
The 400 Block Bar continues their popular service industry night. This time they’ll add a new name to the mix with Dingus Con. This should be excellent the group consists of Jim Maddox of My Ninja and Natalie Ruddell of the Precious Lemons. They are both very talented and I’m sure this combination will be exciting. Everyone is welcome, not just service industry workers.
I can sure guarantee you that boredom will not be an option at the Moon Roof this Friday night. The John Lee Hookers, Clay Broome’s blues drenched hillbilly rock n’ roll trio can light up any room with ease. Broome is a pro and with Chris Carter on bass and Chuck Harris on the kit, it’s a shoe in.
Zaib Khan is an Atlanta based songwriter who offers a smooth blend of acoustic blues and soul music. His memorable voice and solid stage presence has led him to Rome. He’ll perform this Friday night at 333 on Broad.
Atomic Boogie blows the roof off every time. If you’re wondering why anyone would hire such a liability, that really just translates into “these guys really know how to rock”, and they do it in the most old fashioned way, milking the Memphis fusion of blues and country and paying the ultimate tribute to the origins of rock & roll.
Johnny’s Pizza will host Backswing, one of Rome’s most talented groups that play favorite tunes from a wide array of styles and timeframes. These guys make it look easy, and I guess to them, it is.
333 on Broad brings back and old favorite with Curiosity Shoppe. These guys have been rocking crowds since the mid-90’s. Now it’s just second nature to them, and the enthusiasm and energetic performance has not waned a bit.
Jerry on the Moon is one of the freshest bands to jump into the Rome music scene. Their seamless mending of alt rock and jam improvisation has packed out shows since they rose to the top of the 2010 Roman Roast on the River and 95.7 The Ridge’s Battle of the Bands. Since then it has been non-stop excitement and their next stop is Saturday night at the 400 Block Bar.
Donny Hammonds is an established musician who plays acoustic rock all over the Southeast. He has performed in many of Rome’s venues and will be at Johnny’s Pizza this Saturday.
-More Mullins: Check his website, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM weekdays, 7-9 a.m.