Coming Soon to
Coming Soon to
LITTLE FRANCIS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW with THE DARNELL BOYS & DIVINE FEED
SATURDAY JANUARY 19 | 7p DOORS - 8p SHOW
$12 ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON
Named in homage to pioneer wildmen like Little Richard and Little Walter, Atlanta’s Little Francis is an expression of a love for the simple, raucous old forms of rock & roll music, but without resorting to kitsch or irony. More than anything, Little Francis loves a good song, and singer/guitarist Steven Francis Grubbs, Jr.’s songs are fervent, anthemic, and catchy while still feeling tied to a deeper music history, one that connects to ‘50’s rock & roll, hill country blues, and even ‘80s punk rock. Behind him are Mason Brown (Flamingo Shadow, Brainworlds) on bass, filmmaker and artist Jordan Noel on drums, and Greg Tankersley on acoustic guitar and backing vocals. Their debut LP, I Will Sink Like All Good Things, will be released in January 2019.
THE DARNELL BOYS:
Over the past 5 years the Darnell Boys have toured throughout the South East sharing the stage with such acts as The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous String Dusters, Cracker, American Aquarium and Daniel Romano just to name a few. Formed in late 2010, the Darnell Boys originally consisted of three brothers, A.C. (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Caleb (lead guitar, slide guitar, vocals) and Gus Darnell (guitar, percussion, vocals). The band was soon expanded to include Elijah Neesmith on upright bass and Patrick Weise on junkyard percussion. The groups sound is a diverse blend of American musical elements that draw upon the Blues, Country, Gospel, Soul and Rockabilly traditions all centered around the three brother's unique song writing and vocal work.
Sensitive second son of South Georgia hog farmer moves to Athens in his late 30’s to be melodic where that’s ok (Johnathan Coody). Reunites with compadre from another madre, culinary/percussion multi-threat Matthew Palmerlee who’s nascent bands had performed with Coody’s nascent bands since the late 90s. Palmerlee suggested a group be assembled at once. Knowing only the best would do, he summoned local aesthete, Charlie Ferlito, to craft the low end. The triad completed, songs came effortlessly and fully formed as gifts via the divine feed. Currently mixing their first record. Recorded with Kyle Spence (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Harvey Milk)