Thu, Feb 08 • 7:00PM
The Music Room
TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND
THE GEORGIA FLOOD / GLEN PRIDGEN BAND
$10 IN ADVANCE / $14 DAY OF/ $75 VIP
TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND
Trae Pierce can funk you up. His musical career has spanned three decades, and his resume reads like a who’s who of the music industry. Starting at age 13, Trae has toured with, recorded with, and produced dozens of major artists, including the Ohio Players, the Blind Boys of Alabama, James Brown, Dr Hook, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Flo-Rida, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, Lou Reed, K-ci & Jo Jo, Toots & the Maytals, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph, Randy Travis, Timothy Schmit of the Eagles and many more. With 4 Grammys, 2 Doves, and an Image Award under his belt it’s hard to imagine, but this virtuoso bassist has managed to fly largely under the radar. And now, after years of helping other talented musicians find their spotlight, Trae has finally come into his own. Sporting his signature top hat, Trae, along with his band, the T-Stone Crew, delight audiences with their special blend of blues infused with funk, highlighted by blistering bass riffs, talk box, and slide bass.
THE GEORGIA FLOOD
Groove-heavy and Genre-bending, The Georgia Flood’s music has evolved over the years. Their new album, People Like Ourselves, draws on indelible melodies, clever lyrics, and an infectious energy; weaving together an EP that hits all the right notes. The Atlanta based duo, Lane Kelly and Brooks Mason, are brothers who began playing when they were seven and nine years old respectively. Hustling birthday parties and family reunions the brothers changed sounds numerous times through their teens. Drawing on their exploration of numerous genres, their songwriting channels classic guitar driving riffs with modern pop sensibilities.
Self-financed, the band went into Jason Hoard’s Black Cat Studio to put together the seven songs contained within their new EP. Don’t let the EP status fool you though, the band toiled over 30+ tracks to carve out their favorites, coalescing into seven songs that journey through themes of love, good times, and tragedy. “We had a really tough time choosing just a few,” explains Brooks, The Georgia Flood’s lead guitar player and singer,.“We had so many songs that really brought the listener to amazing moments.”
“Whistle King,” the records infectious first single, encompasses much of what the record is about. “On the surface it seems sort of nonsensical and fun but the song really describes how crazy our lifestyle is on the road,” explains Lane, who plays bass and sings harmonies. “Playing in an indie band is a constant state of discovery, and lyrically, “Whistle King” exemplifies much of that exhilaration and frustration.”
After the record’s release on December 2nd, The Georgia Flood will be touring throughout the Southeast into the New Year. With a dynamic live set, the band intends to bring their music to ears the good old fashioned way, one club at a time.
GLEN PRIDGEN BAND
Glen Pridgen has been involved in the Atlanta music scene for over 20 years as a performer, songwriter, producer and band manager. Pridgen grew up in a house filled with music. His father was the drummer for Jr. Walker and the AllStars and Randall Bramblett and his mother was featured on the Dolly Parton Show. His sound is a mix of Southern Rock and Motown and his live shows are a high energy jam fest. Pridgen has teamed with producer and musician Greg Lee (Yacht Rock) to release the first new studio material in 10 years. The 7 song EP also introduces his daughter Sommer Pridgen on vocals. “Greg Lee has taken these songs, shaken off the cobwebs and captured a live high energy feel that is rarely found in studio recordings. Working with my daughter as both a co-writer and performer brings it all full circle.” – Glen Pridgen Glen Pridgen Band has been playing together since high school and includes Reece Harris, Shannon Pengelly (Yacht Rock Schooner), Gregg Shapiro (Sonia Leigh, The Beggars’ Guild) and introduces his daughter Sommer Pridgen.