Formed in 2000, Blackberry Smoke is from Atlanta, Ga., and plays Southern rock music. It has headlined its own shows and also been supporting acts for major artists such as Eric Church, the Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd in addition to a 2012 charity benefit that it performed with the cast from the hit television show, Sons of Anarchy. Blackberry Smoke has released a total of six studio albums, with four of them making it onto the Billboard Hot 200 and the Top 10 on the US country charts; these albums include The Whippoorwill, Holding All the Roses, which was their first No. 1 on the US Country charts and the US Rock charts, Like an Arrow, which also made it to No. 1 on the US Rock and Country charts, and Find a Light, which made it to No. 3 on the US Country music charts.
Blackberry Smoke: Doing It All
Blackberry Smoke takes its music very seriously- so seriously, in fact, it has its own record label and produces its own music. There are a couple of reasons that it chooses to make its music this way. First, only a couple of major record labels have ever pursued the group, so it decided it would just do it itself. With the changes in the record industry due to YouTube, Spotify and other Internet channels, there is not the need for a major record label anymore unless you just want one. Second, it likes working on its music its way. It can make music it believes its fans will love without having to deal with someone telling the group it has to change its sound or leave out a song it loves. As a result, it has grown its fanbase organically, and has a very devoted following.
Where can I buy Blackberry Smoke tickets?
To catch a Blackberry Smoke concert for yourself, go check out StubHub, the world's leading online ticketing marketplace. You can purchase tickets from anywhere in the world with their mobile or desktop platforms.
How long is a normal Blackberry Smoke concert?
Blackberry Smoke normally rocks the venue for around an hour and a half to two hours.
Where is Blackberry Smoke playing?
Blackberry Smoke has been all over the world performing and has upcoming tour dates in Big Sky, Mont., and Madison, Wis. You can check StubHub to find out when they will be coming to a venue near you.
What does a Blackberry Smoke setlist look like?
When you see Blackberry Smoke perform, you can expect to hear songs such as "Nobody Gives a Damn," "Six Ways to Sunday," "Waiting for the Thunder," "Rock and Roll Again," "Medicate My Mind," "Run Away From it All," "Free on the Wing" and "One Horse Town." For an encore, expect to hear "Flesh and Bone" and "Ain't Much Left of Me."
Who are the members of Blackberry Smoke?
Blackberry Smoke's lineup includes Charlie Starr on lead vocals and guitar, Richard Turner on bass guitar and vocals, Brit Turner on drums, Paul Jackson on guitar and vocals, Brandon Still on keyboards, Benji Shanks on guitar and Preston Holcomb on percussion.
Where did the name Blackberry Smoke come from?
Blackberry Smoke is from Cobb County, Ga., just like Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes. The band was struggling to figure out a name for itself, and the members were talking to Robinson one day. He suggested Blackberry Smoke as a name and the group thought it was a good suggestion.