Rod Melancon, Chris Simmons Band, Ryan Sobb (w/ Taylor Hunnicutt)

Rod Melancon

Chris Simmons Band

Ryan Sobb (w/ Taylor Hunnicutt)

Wed · April 12, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$5.00 - $7.00

This event is 21 and over

Rod Melancon
Rod Melancon
Americana/Roots Rock/Country from Wright LA

On his sophomore effort there is a new approach thanks to the adventurous production of Dwight Yoakam guitarist and singer-songwriter, Brian Whelan. As producer, Whelan fills Parish Lines with an exciting raw edge that rocks as it drives the songs home. If My Family Name signaled the arrival of a young artist rooted in country, Parish Lines finds him breaking out into a driving, uncompromising rock sound while his heart remains solidly South Louisiana country in lyrics and sensibility. The reinvention of “South Louisian” and his single, “Mad Talkin’ Man,” cuts closer to the bone than the previous versions. What remains are new original songs that extend his Louisiana storytelling craft. The Buddy Holly like, “Cushing Avenue” conveys the simple innocence of home town memories. The Springsteen/Terrence Malick inspired, “Duck Festival Queen.” expertly tells the tale of love and murder while “Curve Lounge,” replace the steel guitar with resonate, lonesome slide guitars and a spare simple arrangement. The hard rocking “Wanna Go For A Ride” plays like Jeff Beck and Duane Eddy meets Elvis. It’s like a session summit of great rockabilly and blues on some obscure night in the early 50's Sun Studios in Memphis with Sam Phillips peering out from the control booth with an approving Cheshire grin.
Chris Simmons Band
Chris Simmons Band
Rock N Roll, Southern Soul, and Electric Blues from North Alabama

You want real American music.
American Rock n Roll, slow-smoked with Blues
and Soul, was born and nurtured in the South.
Chris Simmons and his band grew up and out of that heritage in North Alabama.

Songs and music, all from the heart...
Serviced with Dynamic Drivin' drums(Mikey D Williams),
Booming Velvet bass (Brad Baker),
Sweet Stingin' guitar pickin' and slidin' ...and Soul Singin' harmonies.
No new fangled electronic tricks here.

"You don't just hear it, it comes in through your soul."
There's power in the blood from this trio of homegrown southern gentlemen.
No certain style or rules..
you just know it's ROCK N ROLL and it's good music that means something
...and you know it because you can feel it.

The Chris Simmons Band is real music for real folks. So if you ain't real...
This ain't for you... Just stand back and try to move away slowly.
Ryan Sobb (w/ Taylor Hunnicutt)
Ryan Sobb (w/ Taylor Hunnicutt)
Alt-country, rock, singer-songwriter from Birmingham AL

Ryan Sobb is an independent musician from the Chicagoland area by way of Birmingham, AL. Currently, Ryan resides and records in Birmingham. Ryan fits loosely into the alt-country bringing a bit of a midwestern story-teller's voice and a sound rooted in heartland rock.
Ryan began playing with bands in his teens and pursued music after graduating and moving to Birmingham to study guitar and songwriting. Between touring, Ryan performs with friends in Birmingham and central Alabama.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/