Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke’s new project Homecoming: Live In Atlanta—a live album and concert film—is out today. Recorded at their annual “Brothers and Sisters Holiday Homecoming” show at Atlanta’s Tabernacle last November, both the album and film—directed by Ted Roach and Lagan Sebert—are available to stream/purchase HERE. Watch the film’s official trailer HERE.
Of the project, Starr shares, “We are really excited to have everyone experience an Atlanta Homecoming show at the Tabernacle. With this live album and film, we tried to capture that special energy. We feel that Homecoming lets you hear and see how much fun we have at those shows.”
Over the past six years, Blackberry Smoke has raised more than $350,000 to benefit children’s cancer research through a variety of “Brothers and Sisters” events such as the Holiday Homecoming shows, the “Brothers and Sisters Reunion Weekend” in Maryville, TN and their recent Ride For CURE event hosted by Tom Glavine. The seventh annual “Brothers and Sisters Holiday Homecoming” will once again take place this fall at Atlanta’s Tabernacle on November 29 and 30.
Homecoming: Live In Atlanta features songs from across the band’s acclaimed career including several from their latest full-length album, Find A Light. The album debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs.” Following the album’s release, Blackberry Smoke returned to the studio and recorded The Southern Ground Sessions as an accompaniment to Find A Light. The 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires.
Known for their electric live shows, the Atlanta-based band will continue to tour throughout 2019 with upcoming stops at Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre, Key West’s Key West Amphitheater and Orlando’s House of Blues. They will also perform a special show at London’s SSE Arena with Tedeschi Trucks Band next year. See below for complete details.
Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
November 29—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle
November 30—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle
December 27—Key West, FL—An Acoustic Evening at The Key West
December 28—Key West, FL—Key West Amphitheater
December 30—Jacksonville, FL—Florida Theatre
December 31—Orlando, FL—House of Blues
January 3, 2020—Nashville, TN—City Winery (Charlie Starr solo acoustic)
January 10, 2020—Chattanooga, TN—Songbirds South (Charlie Starr solo acoustic)
February 1, 2020—London, U.K.—SSE Arena*
May 8, 2020—Maryville, TN—The Shed
May 9, 2020—Maryville, TN—The Shed
*with Tedeschi Trucks Band