Jackson County Line bring their distinctive blend of Americana to RLC Bluegrass Thursday with special guest Eliot Bronson opening. Show starts at 8pm — open bluegrass jam at 6pm.
According to Paste Magazine, Jackson County Line “camps out at the mellow end of the alt.country spectrum”. Unique instrumentation featuring acoustic and electric guitars, cello, pedal steel, bass and drums affords this five piece the flexibility to bring a wall or a whisper to the stage. Songs about the beauty and melancholy of life in the South will remind you why you love living here, or make you wish that you did.
Formed in 2006 Jackson County Line performs throughout the Southeast. Regulars at renowned Atlanta listening room Eddie’s Attic, they have also been featured on the TBS series Storyline, Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta, and are regular guests on WRFG 89.3 FM. Their independently released eponymous debut album Jackson County Line garnered glowing reviews from the likes of Paste Magazine, Georgia Music Magazine, Southeastern Performer, and The Muse’s Muse. Their second album, South, was released in 2010 and is still gathering rave reviews.
Kevin Jackson sings and puts a little soul into Jackson County Line’s distinctive blend of Americana. He covers the acoustic guitar and lead vocals. Tim Anderson plays cello and fills in the vocal harmonies. Jonny D. bridges the melodic and rhythmic gap on both pedal steel and lead guitar. Greg Partridge fills in the bottom on bass and Paul Barrie keeps it all moving on drums and percussion.
Eliot Bronson is the type of songwriter who could squeeze out something meaningful about taking out the trash. He writes heartfelt songs with dark humor and backs them with his resonant voice and swampy instruments. Back in his hometown of Baltimore, he was dubbed a “folk-singing wunderkind.” He then moved to Atlanta and started the Brilliant Inventions with Josh Lamkin. The duo quickly won the Best New Local Music Act in the 2008 Creative Loafing Reader’s Poll. The band broke up in 2010. Lamkin became a full-time photographer while Bronson released his first solo record, Blackbirds, to wide critical acclaim. Bronson just released his second CD, Milwaukee, with a backing band, Yonder Orphans. The band includes Sugarland’s original guitarist, Bret Hartley, and BoDeans drummer Kevin Leahy. The album pays tribute to Rodney Lanier, who, until his death in 2011, was one of the most beloved musicians in Charlotte, NC, fronting bands such as Jolene and Sea of Cortez.