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 plying 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!
Atomic Boogie is:
John Barton (Guitar/Vocals)
Chad Vaillancourt (Standup Bass)
Steve Duncan (Drums)
WITH OVER 10 OF THE BEST ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE BACKSTAGE BEAT, SCHEDULE YOUR BAND SHOOT WITH US NOW!!!!
Win a Pair of Tickets to See Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz at Variety Playhouse
Israeli artists Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz headline the main event of the Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival this Saturday at Variety Playhouse. You can win a pair of tickets!
Where: Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Ave NE 30307)
When: Saturday, March 21
Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:45 PM, age 13+ only
About Atlanta Jewish Music Festival: “AJMF6 is going to be our biggest and best yet,” Founder and Director Russell Gottschalk said. “I’m most excited about the spotlight we’ve given Israeli performers at our Main Event, offering Atlantans and visitors from around the South a chance to connect to Israel here at home. But we also continue to support local Jewish musicians and over half of our featured performers live in the Greater Atlanta area. From our smallest stage on Opening Night to the huge crowd at the ACFB Hunger Walk/Run, from our local talents to our international rock stars, there is something for everyone at our signature Spring Festival.”
Over at Ninja Mom, Nicole Leigh Shaw is having a giveaway for Bruce Elgin and Grasshorse Studios’s Voodootown ebook series. Each book is an episode; the latest–Episode 6–happens to be free right now on Amazon!
“This brand new concept in young adult fiction is both unique and engaging. Our teen protagonists, troubled in the usual ways, try to fit in, make friends, and keep away from enemies, all the while shadowed by their stuffed familiars…voodoo dolls with special powers who settle human-world scores by night in the underground world of Voodootown.”
The giveaway goodies are as follows:
Grand Prize (1)
– $50 Amazon gift card
– Episodes 1-6 of Voodootown
– Limited Edition t-shirt
Runners Up (8)
– Voodootown Episode 1
– Limited Edition t-shirt
Time’s running out–you have ’til Friday to enter. Again, the link is here. Good luck!
Free Band Photo Shoot!
Okay Atlanta kiddies, here is the deal…
We want your band to look good. We want you to have some great pictures to promote your band.
So, we just happen to have some of the best photographers in Atlanta on staff… Let’s Shoot!
We are running a contest for Atlanta based bands only.
**Here is what you do:
1) Email us a summary/bio in a paragraph, list of members, who plays what, and a picture or logo if you have one.
2) You will then receive a response with your personal TBB page address to promote. Have all of your fans and friends leave a comment vote on your page and the band with the most comments wins!
Voting for the shoot in January ends December 31st!
So, get to it!
Send Submissions to : Bands@TheBackstageBeat.com
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