Sat, Jan 20 8:00PM
The Music Room




Artist Bios


“You don’t have to drink alone in such fine company.”

With a musical styling that incorporates the sounds of Traffic, J.J. Cale, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Widespread Panic, Grateful Dead, and The Allman Brothers with just a touch of outlaw country, the members of Escape Vehicle have been brewing their batch of gritty, down-home, whiskey-drenched rock n’ roll in and around the southeastern United States since 2001. Their solid reputation as a soulful, hard-working band with honest tunes and a fanbase that’s always looking to hit the dance floor makes for a raucous live experience that leaves both newcomers and diehards screaming for more. Having shared the stage with the likes of Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Mosier, Count M’butu, Railroad Earth, Bloodkin, Particle, Tea Leaf Green, Blueground Undergrass, Outformation/The Sam Holt Band, Tinsley Ellis, and Coy Bowles & the Fellowship (of the Zac Brown Band), the Vehicle prides itself on its professionalism and high caliber musicianship. This band thrives and survives in a live setting in collaboration with a willing audience. With one studio release under our belt and another album of originals slated for a spring 2014 release, we invite you to come out to our next show so that our music can speak for itself.



A true son of Georgia, Shane Smith has become a nationwide public figure with his ongoing work with animal shelters, known as Shane’s War. He travels the country visiting shelters holding adoption days and promoting awareness and support. His efforts have saved the lives of countless animals. 

With LED ZEPPELIFIED, he brings the Houses of Led Zeppelin alive with the megahits from the world’s greatest rock band. Singer Tim McGovern channels the kindred spirit of Robert Plant with the smoky blues roots vocals we all know by heart and echo with laughter. Rock bass Atlanta superstar, Steve McKinley, lets the JPJ low end flow with the Midas touch and A-lister, Brandon Faulkner, summons the Bonzo power, speed and groove for a copious serving of Moby D. Experience Led Zeppelin through LED ZEPPELIFIED.


The idea behind SSBB began with a family band that goes back to the early 1900s with the Sunny South Orchestra, a brass band that played with army issued instruments. The project went dormant for the remainder of the 20th century until the brothers McIntire, Ross and Cliff, began playing with friends around Clermont, GA including the monstrous drummer Matt Hulsey, a close cousin of the McIntire brothers. The group bonded early over their mutual love of the blues revival of the 1960s thus giving the band the “Blues Band” moniker at the end of the Sunny South family band name. The final lineup came together with the addition of Aaron “Beans” Metzdorf in 2014. With the indubitable family ties and Metzdorf’s Southern soul and surf rock sensibilities, SSBB became what we know them as today, a thunderous adaptation of blues-based garage rock with a tinge of 60’s popular music.

With a myriad of influences and a portfolio of fresh, original music SSBB made for Nashville, TN and famed Bomb Shelter Studios to record their debut album. With guidance from Bootin’ Billy Bennett (The Whigs, MGMT), the resulting 9 song LP is a Velcro-fuzzed, reverb-soaked rock n’ roll exploratory expedition. With songs ranging from riff-rock perfection in album opener DBL to the Muscle Shoals-inspired Something ‘bout a Woman, to their soaring cover of the 1975 Bob Dylan deep cut Meet Me in the Morning, SSBB has crafted a debut that is both introspective in its subject matter and unyielding in its execution.

SSBB began by delivering electric live shows to its small, yet devoted fan base and has, to date, yet to let off the gas. With an array of crowd-pleasing rock n’ roll that satisfies even the harshest of music fans, SSBB serves heaping helpings of dirty guitars, mumble-sang vocals, and a rhythm section that rivals even the finest Swiss watchmakers. SSBB is playing music that harkens back to the days of old, when music meant something other than a paycheck or self-righteous self pity, days when musicians were forging the names that we still speak of today and much like these unforgettable effigies SSBB is here to stay.