Psychedelic Junkyard Folk. Honky Tonkin' Rockabilly Twang. Americana Blues Roots. Throw in a few kitchen sinks and that should cover everything for this show with Rolling Nowhere, Julea & Her Dear Johns, and Nathan Nelson.
Defying current genre classification, Atlanta's own Rolling Nowhere has unofficially been described as a Psychedelic Junkyard Folk band. This loose term accurately describes a band that bends the current alt-country / folk / rock genres and seems to consistently evolve its sound with every show. Combining their love of Classic Country, Old Timey Folk and Psychedelic Rock n Roll, the result is a sound somewhere between early Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Blitzen Trapper and the Grateful Dead.
The band has down home 3-part harmonies, a mutual love of songwriting, and a wide array of instrumentation including the Canjo (a washboard percussion experiment), upright bass, telecaster guitar, drums, dobro, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. If you're looking for travelin' music or actually thinking of hopping a freight train, Rolling Nowhere is your medicine. When whiskey won't kill the pain reach for a shot of Rolling Nowhere!
Julea & Her Dear Johns blend traditional Country / Western with Rockabilly flavors for a Honky Tonkin' Americana foot-stompin' twang. The band is headed by Julea Thomerson of the former all-girls-honky-tonk group The Bareknuckle Betties, and features Mario Colangelo (Tiger!Tiger!) on drums, Chad Lee Vaillencort (Atomic Boogie, Willie Heath Neal) on upright bass, and local guitar legend Spike Fullerton (Ghost Riders Car Club) on guitar.
Nathan Nelson is a staple at Atlanta's legendary Northside Tavern – you can catch him there just about every Tuesday night. Tonight, though, he's opening the show here at Red Light Café! "This is some deep stuff, you'all, originals, and whatever's clever. You must see [Nathan]."