It’s so good to be with you again. You’re probably wondering who’s playing where and when, so let’s get right to it:
High Charity is playing at Amici Covington, 1116 College Ave. SE, Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
Equal parts 311, Tool and The Beatles, High Charity is made up of pretty righteous dudes, who are known for putting on a darn good show.
They're big Led Zeppelin fans as well, and that always adds points in this semi-esteemed writer's book. Adding to the atmosphere of this show is that Amici kind of reminds me of the Covington version of Cheers; everybody knows your name. This should be a fine night.
Whiskey Bent is playing at The Social House, 2101 Main Street, Porterdale, Saturday, March 12 at 9 p.m. Whiskey Bent features Marc Airington on guitar and Fluff Whatley on vocals, performing classic country, classic rock, soul and R&B music. Fluff can flat out sing and that other fella, Airington, can pick the guitar just as well. You that you have to go hear them perform Drift Away (Give Me the Beat Boys). You'll be glad you did — it's good for the soul.
The Company Store Speakeasy is hosting Thursday Night Trivia on March 10 at 7 p.m.
The Speakeasy, one of my favorite spots in Newton County, is beginning its own Thursday evening trivia, just like everybody else, and they've tapped soon-to-be recovering attorney Ellis "Da" Millsaps to host it. This, as I'm told, is "trivia with a twist." The categories for this evening's edition will include sex, drugs and rock n' roll ... as well as religion. It’s an interesting mix, for sure. Another change from most other trivia nights throughout Newton County is the audience will get to help to decide the musical selections. Sounds like a pretty good time; I'll probably be in attendance for this event.
Josh Jacobson, The Piedmont Bluesman.
I know what you’re asking, “What is Piedmont Blues”. It's Mississippi Delta fused with Chicago Blues, spiked with a touch of whatever we've got in the water here in these parts.
Jacobson has collaborated with Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers and trained under the one and only Cora Mae. Therefore he’s a disciple of Blind Willie. From what I hear Cora Mae told this Jacobson that he was "the only one I've ever come across who could play and sing like my Daddy."
A couple of my old friends turned me on this Jacobson, and I'm so glad they did. This guy's the truth, y’all. Piedmont Blues is a big winner, and I think you’ll love its sound as much as I do.
Since I went heavy on venues last edition, I'll skip that this time. Remember, call, reach out on social media or holler at me on the streets to let me know what’s going on out there.