Sat, Sep 23 • 6:30PM
The Atlanta Room
THE KENNY GEORGE BAND / WHISKEY TANGO
$8 AT DOOR
KENNY GEORGE BAND
Kenny George Band (KGB) is an alt. country, folk, rock group from Aiken, SC. Since 2007, KGB has been building a reputation in the Southeastern United States playing all-manner of venues -- able to offer the full, intricate sound of the six-piece, or consolidating to a mellowed duo or trio for more intimate settings.
Columbia, S.C.'s Free Times gushed over Gunshy and it's authentic sound.
"The focus here is on sincere, well-crafted songwriting rather than chasing some bullshit idea of what it takes to become a macho country badass," music correspondent Michael Spawn wrote (June 25, 2014). "In a time when country's mainstream increasingly seems to have lost it's way, Gunshy is a welcome sprinkling of genuine Southern soul."
Known in places they've been for their intricate, folky, Southern sound, KGB (no relation to the shadowy Soviet security force) brings passion to the stage and studio -- as can be heard on the aforementioned 7-Track debut EP "Gunshy."
Led by conveniently-named frontman Kenny George, the group is rooted in country, but deeply delves into rock and folk.
"Think The Dirty Guv'nahs meets the throwback Southern sound of Whiskeytown," Erin Shaw of the Island Packet says.
The core of KGB has been crafting a heartfelt and melodic blend of country, folk and Southern rock since 2007. The attention-grabbing sound is driven by a its namesake's gritty vocals and the twangy pedal steel of band member Center Ely.
On the track "Sad Country Songs" Ely's "pedal steel lines run like teardrops down the up-tempo waltz," one critic espoused.
As most acts, KGB does not just play their own stuff, they have decades of combined experience playing to bar and concert crowds playing everything.
Blues. Rock. Glam.
Andrew "Goose" Hughes - Guitar/Vocals
Tyler Messer - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jacob Hicks - Drums and Percussion
Dustin Raynes - Bass