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LYIN’ MAYANS NYE at Darwin’s

Got plans for New Years? Ring in the New Years with Truett Lollis, Beau Hall, and The Darwins Crew!
For ONLY $10, you get:
~Midnight Champagne Toast
~Gourmet Party Platter: Deluxe Smokehouse Meat & Cheese
~Dessert Selection
~New Years Party Favors

~MUSIC starts at 9

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Got plans for New Years? Ring in the New Years with Truett Lollis, Beau Hall, and The Darwin’s Crew!

For ONLY $10, you get:
~Midnight Champagne Toast
~Gourmet Party Platter: Deluxe Smokehouse Meat & Cheese
~Dessert Selection
~New Years Party Favors

~MUSIC starts at 9

 

Truett Lollis – (Guitar/Vocals) Born the only son of a railroad man in Cobb County, Georgia on Robert Johnson’s birthday; he grew up on a steady diet of southern rock and blues. Young Truett picked up a guitar at age 12 and was soon schooling his instructor on vintage blues licks from his major influences: Albert King, Freddie King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the like. He is now the hottest young guitar slinger in Marietta, GA! Truett is only 22, but an “old soul” when it comes to blues. He writes and sings as well as he plays the guitar and has the distinctive ability to infuse his audience with the soulfulness that makes him an entertaining performer as well. He easily appeals to audiences, young and old.

Marietta GA’s premier blues band! Mixing Albert/Freddie King-SRV-Hendrix-Allman styles with pure Dixie-Fried blue-eyed rock/soul. Road tested funky rhythm section with young guitar prodigy out to rock the roadhouse! Old-school style rendered with youthful fervor served up with some soulful originals

Jody White – (Drums/Percussion) Jody is a veteran of the Atlanta Music scene, having worked with local groups The Fiasco and Taste. He was also the drum chair for Four Record’s artist Six to the Wheels before joining the Truett Lollis Trio in late 2010. In addition to blues, his interest in old school funk and R&B adds a unique flavor to the trio’s raw sound. Although he grew up with the standard John Bonham and Southern rock relics, he soon developed an interest in future-leaning jazz projects such as Robert Glasper and Snarky Puppy, which allows him to fill the sound spectrum to complement Truett’s unique flair on guitar.

Jonathan Norwood – (Bass/Vocals) Jonathan is classically trained, beginning on upright bass in the middle school orchestra. As he turned to electric bass, he was influenced by the jazz & R&B artists like Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Nathan East, as well as the more melodic pop stylings of Paul McCartney. He turned to the blues when he met Truett Lollis and they formed an instant bond, quickly learning standard blues tunes and adding their own flair. They also discovered their voices harmonized well and they have become songwriting partners. Jonny attributes his unique style to his ability to listen to the other musicians.

Beau Hall The ego has landed. Mix Prince’s funk with the Stones’ rhythm and swagger, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B.King’s guitar slingery, and Douglas Adams word craftery. Somewhere in that group, you’ll find Beau screaming that he’s the best. It’s astonishing, really. He’ll yell above everyone that he’s the greatest. It’s like Ali, but without the punching and the blood. And the awards. And the respect. But OTHER than that – I’m just like Ali. If he was white. And played guitar. And didn’t seem to care about people being offended by my ego. Wait I mean a publicist is writing this – certainly not ME.

TURN THE MUSIC UP, and SHUT YOUR STINKING HOLE I AM ABOUT TO ROCK/FUNK/EMOTE/OPEN A VEIN for your mass consumption. I mean I do this for myself.


Darwin’s Burgers and Blues
1598 Roswell Rd
Marietta

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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