Atomic Boogie will be playing two shows for you this weekend! Friday 10/29 and Saturday 10/30 at Johnnie McCracken’s in Marietta (The address is 15 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta 30060)!! Show times are at 9 p.m. both nights. Don’t forget to come in costume! I have heard some great things about this band and I can’t wait to see them in action!
A little bit about the band:
Take a vintage Sun Rockabilly 45 RPM record and a classic Chess Blues 45 RPM record; apply enough musical heat to fuse them together into a toe tapping, body gyrating boogie explosion; and then you’ve got a band like Atomic Boogie! Taking their name from an eclectic 1950s radio show called The Atomic Boogie Hour, this rockin’ three piece band has been tearing up the Georgia club circuit for the past six years.
They have just released a second CD “slung a rod” that features all original songs and now plans to tour the southeast and beyond. Guitarist John Barton has been playing his trade of patented twangin’ Rockabilly riffs and scorching dirty Blues lines on guitar for over twenty-three years. Combined with his over the top vocal style which has been described as Howlin’ Wolf meets Elvis, he has played in dozens of Blues and Rockabilly bands during his musical career. When Barton decided to form a band that played roots style music, combining the best from both the Blues and Rockabilly worlds, the first person he enlisted was his best friend and musical kindred spirit, Chad Vaillancourt. Vaillancourt is a 10-year veteran of various Psychobilly, Hillbilly, Blues, and Rockabilly bands. With a slap happy attitude and manic energy, Chad plays outrageous upright bass and has a cool west coast jump vocal style. He is also a clever and talented song writer, sharing the song writing duties with Barton on the Atomic Boogie original tunes. Atomic Boogie’s rhythm section includes drummer, Steve Duncan (aka: “The Sultan of Snare”). Originally from Rome, Georgia, he is a solid veteran of popular Blues bands such as “DeJa Blues”, “One Eyed Cat”, “Blues Pond” & “The Russel Gulley Band” that features the well known Johnny Neal of the “Allman Brothers” & Chris Anderson of the “Outlaws”. Steve’s considerable skill & knowledge of music shines through powerfully each night as he lays down a heavy fat-bottom beat accompanied by a true Rockabilly Texas Swing that forms a hot rhythm section.
Playing a personalized brand of roots rock music, including elements of Rockabilly, Blues, Hillbilly, Psychobilly; Surf, and good old traditional Rock and Roll, Atomic Boogie has gained a loyal following of fans known affectionately as Boogie Heads. With a professional attitude and a credo of God loves you if you dance, every show is an unpredictable fun filled good time so get ready for the shack to shake and the house to rock!!! Its Atomic Boogie comin at ya!