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    Blackberry Smoke April 7 Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Ca by Steve Kennedy

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    Blackberry Smoke April 7 Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Ca by Steve Kennedy

    Blackberry Smoke Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA April 7  2016 by Steve Kennedy

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    Check out the Live Music News and Review.com photo gallery for this show which contains many photos from one of the most talented live concert photographers in the US, Steve Kennedy Photography.

    If you like your rock music southern fried, down and dirty, and seasoned with strong country flavor, then Blackberry Smoke is the band for you.  The Samala Showroom at the Chumash Casino in beautiful Santa Ynez, California played host to the southern rockers.  Formed and based out of Atlanta, Georgia, this band of outlaws decided to head west and make California the center point of this leg of their tour.

     

    The band hit the stage with a blistering opener, “Fire in the Hole,” and never looked back.  The evening featured hard hitting rock songs crafted in the spirit of greats like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers.  During the mid-point of the set, they started to steer into a decidedly country tone with inspired ballads and a tribute to recently passed away legend, Merle Haggard.  The band then punched the gas pedal and trucked the show to a rousing finish with great encore songs, “Eden,” and “Ain’t Much Left.

    The band is centered around Charlie Star, who is the lead vocalist and guitar player.  His ability to cover hard charging leads coupled with deep country soul, helps give Blackberry Smoke the style and fire to be called one of the best southern rock bands in the country.

     

    Playing upwards of 250 shows a year, 2016 will give fans across the U.S. plenty of chances to get to see them jam.  Their natural on stage chemistry can be seen opening up for Warren Haynes’ Government Mule starting in August.  Also on tap is a trip to Europe in the fall.

    Check out some Blackberry Smoke from Telluride Blues and Brews fest:

     

    To Submit a review or story for consideration hit us at lmnandr@gmail.com

    Check out the Live Music News and Review.com photo gallery for this show which contains many photos from one of the most talented live concert photographers in the US, Steve Kennedy Photography.