David Stephens & Banjolicious take over RLC Bluegrass Thursday! There will be banjo; it will be delicious. Show starts at 8pm, but come early for the open bluegrass jam at 6pm.
David Stephens began pickin' banjo and writing songs as a college sophomore and admits that it took him several years to sound “worth anything.” But once he started, he couldn't put his banjo down. He recorded three albums of songs in New Orleans at the Ninth Ward Pickin' Parlor, the then home-base of Americana singer / songwriter icon, Mike West, before moving to Atlanta in 2003. Not long after this move, he fell in with a group of songsmiths at JavaMonkey in Decatur. Among those was the exceedingly talented Will Robertson, who became Stephens' regular upright player. Together they formed Banjolicious and have been playing together ever since. Robertson recorded two releases for Stephens in 2008: A Year and Some Change, chronicling his brief time as a New Yorker, and a gospel EP entitled Sunday Best. From songs about Krispy Kreme and biscuits and gravy to family and heartbreak, Banjolicious invites their listeners to “get tickled by a banjo!”