Check out Adam Hood’s single “Business With Jesus” which features Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, Britt Turner and Richard Turner, produced by Brett Cobb.
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than 2 decades, Adam Hood has left his mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. Hood’s latest album is titled Bad Days Better. An effort that was recorded in the famed Capricorn Studios in Macon, GA with Brent Cobb at the helm. The vibes and feel of the historic studio helped Cobb and Hood guide this project alongside the energy of past studio inhabitants such as Otis Redding. The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, and Charlie Daniels Band among others. To be released on Hood’s own independent label, fittingly called Southern Songs. Hood is weaving his present day among the echoes of his heroes and biggest influences; creating a sound, style, and moment that is all his own.
Opening the show – Handsome and the Humbles
After testing out a new persona and taking a Southern Gothic detour as the Rev. J. Mikhael Smith with 2020’s Dogwood Winter, Knoxville’s Josh Smith is back with Handsome and the Humbles’ first record in nearly four years. The new EP, 400 Cigarettes, showcases the band’s barroom stomp while tacking on more than a little bit of heartbreak.
Lead track “Wyoming” is a road song crossed with a dancehall weeper about a love that just quite…isn’t – “It was there you said you knew I never loved you/I could not convince myself you were wrong.” The sadness is driven home by a sweet pedal steel line from J. Tom Hnatow. “Good Morning from Nashville” is an appropriately twangy memory of a city where neither music nor love seemed sustainable – “It ain’t easy leaving what you love/Sometimes believing just ain’t enough.”
Even sad songs can move, though. The title track is full of big ol’ guitar riffs, and “All Those Pretty Things” is a crunchy heartland rocker about mismatched expectations – “If none of it was true/You didn’t feel the same.” The most affecting moment on the record, though, comes from Smith’s solo performance of “If I Could.” Recorded for a Roots Down Radio Session, it’s just Smith and his acoustic guitar trying to sort out the aftermath of a busted-up relationship with simple but true-to-life imagery – “Now I’m sitting in the kitchen floor/Trying to sort through what’s mine and what’s yours.” Like most of the EP, “If I Could” gives snapshots of what may have gone wrong, leaving the listener to fill in the details. But as the singer leaves “the letter where you’d leave your keys/It’s the last you’ll ever hear from me,” the end of this love story is sadly not in doubt.
Gates open at 6pm. Support artist takes the stage at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of show for $5 more than online tickets(+tax and service fee) pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All ticket purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.
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