Sat, Mar 11 • 8:00PM
The Music Room
PARKER SMITH & THE BANDWITH
STATION 7 / CAPTAIN & THE KID
$8 IN ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES
PARKER SMITH & THE BANDWITH
Atlanta native, Parker Smith landed his first gig in September 2010 and fans immediately took a liking to his unique sound. Musical influences range from Taj Mahal to Talking Heads, self-described “acoustic roots with electric sprouts.” However, the band members attempt to steer clear of staying in one genre. They stress their passion about playing ‘real music with real instruments’ (no computers allowed on stage), and fans appreciate the originality and roots-oriented sound. According to one writer, “Parker Smith and the Bandwith are a great young band out of Atlanta. They’re a southern rock band in an essential way, though their songs run the gamut from sprawling,fast-paced jams to tight, quiet ballads. Smith’s lyrics, backed by tight guitar playing, are poignant and full of yearning: for a cleaner life, a distant woman, fresh ground. It’s honest, heartfelt music that—without taking itself too seriously—contemplates the space between who we are and what we want to be.”
Parker embarked on his “Solo Flight” tour in 2012 and the full band “Piedmont Summer Tour” in 2013 throughout the east coast. He continues to play solo acoustic and full band shows, mixing in carefully chosen covers with his growing list of originals. A compilation of recordings from his “Solo Flight” tour was released in April 2013.
In 2014 Parker moved to the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas and has been playing with some of the area’s finest musicians. They are currently working on the followup to their debut album “Garden Hills” and look forward to expanding their fan base in Texas.
Formed in Atlanta, GA Station 7 was created in the winter of 2014 when bassist Alex Stone and guitarist Jacob Brown met multi-instrumentalist Andrew Good. After a few jam sessions in the Andrew's garage the three piece was formed with Andrew on the drums. Soon a blend of spacey jam style blues fused with groove style rock n roll, with a touch of folk to form Station 7's own unique sound, that they refer to only as Space Rock. In the spring of 2014 the band decided to expand their sound, with the addition of accomplished multi-instrumentalist Nathan Mckinney taking over the drums to free up Andrew to move to vocals and second guitar along with Alex and Jake. This allowed the four piece to build beautiful, multi-layered vocal harmonies to accompany their style of Space Rock, and added the dynamic drums of Nathan Mckinney. Now, over the course of their first year, they have been working on their first album, and have been aggressively playing as much and as often as possible. They play for the love of their music and for the love of their ever growing army of fans.
CAPTAIN & THE KID
Atlanta-based band “Captain and the Kid” started out in 2009 as a trio by the leader Alex Willoughby, along with Michael Smith and Sam Curtis. In 2010, the group was joined by Matt Willoughby and Ryan Gambrell, and the five piece recorded their first demo album in Crossville, Tennessee. Alex Middleton and Candler Hobbs joined Captain and the Kid in 2015 to record the band’s debut album, “Through the Night” at Atlanta’s Sound and Store Studios. The group has since expanded the tour and has been privileged to play venues in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Ringgold, and Athens.
Captain and the Kid’s sound is influenced by their west coast rock, blues, and folk roots. Their original album, “Through the Night” covers a wide array of musical styles, from the electric rock “Master”, to the acoustic driven “Old Havana”, and the southern blues track “Waitin’”. While the music is always evolving, CATK will always strive to write and perform songs that speak to everyone who relates to finding contentment in life through music. Their live shows feature an energetic mix of originals along with select group of covers.
Captain and the Kid’s debut album, “Through the Night” is available on iTunes.