– Admission is $5
All the way from Decatur, GA (aka The Windy Apple of the South), the Porch Bottom Boys headline this week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday. Pickin' starts at 6pm; show starts at 8pm!
The Porch Bottom Boys proudly hail from Decatur, Georgia. Their music is based in bluegrass, seasoned with the diverse backgrounds of the band members in jazz, blues, rock, and other styles.
Guitarist and vocalist Steve Gorbatkin was born on the south side of Chicago and his years in the Windy City left an indelible blues-inflected mark on his singing.
Jim Thompson, an Atlanta native who also spent time living and working in the coal towns of Virginia, gives the band its deep bluegrass roots. Jim’s style draws on his experiences as a founding member of the Poetown Ramblers near Grundy, Virginia, and playing with bluegrass groups in Nashville.
Mandolinist and vocalist Denis Gainty has played various instruments with groups in Boston, New York, and Osaka before joining the Boys. His mandolin style reflects his eclectic musical influences and misspent youth.
When he’s not appearing with the Todd Prusin Experience or other projects, Todd Prusin brings his distinctive punch and energy to the band on the electric bass guitar.
Charles O’Neill rounds out the Boys with his tasty licks on the five-string banjo. Charlie’s front porch in Decatur gives the band their name and serves as their home base.