Atlas Road Crew, People's Blues of Richmond, The Steppin' Stones, Katie Rose & Bellavida

Atlas Road Crew

South Carolina rock 'n' roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding quickly to major US cities in between.

The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2016.

Halfway to Hopkins is a sonic blast from start to finish, bringing swampy southern accents to fresh, contemporary tunes while managing to capture the band’s blistering live show prowess on tape. The title refers to a small community outside Columbia where the band lived for several years after graduating from the nearby University of South Carolina. “That house, which was halfway between Columbia and Hopkins on the southeast side of town, was where we really began to come together,” Says drummer Patrick Drohan. “We knew then we wanted to become more than just another bar band.”

Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a six week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favourites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”

People's Blues Of Richmond

For fans of: Gogol Bordello, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin.

"Blues-meets-Modest-Mouse-inspired crunch." - Relix. People's Blues of Richmond brings a carnival-like mayhem to their dark, blues-infused psychedelia. Their new album, Good Time Suicide, is a study in excess, brimming with ballads of drugs, vice and murder that sonically recall early Led Zeppelin, only weirder and with a modern sheen. Word is starting to spread about the manic intensity of the band's live performances as they burn up the road in support of Good Time Suicide, sharing bills with a diverse collection of bands—from Ghostland Observatory and Black Joe Lewis to Galactic and Flogging Molly.

The Steppin Stones

Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock and roll band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the precocious age of nine. While most of us were trying to accomplish our third grade reading lists, this fearless young girl was forming a lasting rock and roll band. Playing over 1100 shows and sharing stages with renowned musical acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, and Rusted Root before the age she could legally vote. The Steppin Stones have evolved over time, but Wicklund remains the heart and soul of the band. A decade later, Wicklund has relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in search of the
inspiration and accomplishment so many great artists have found there.
Guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter Wicklund is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones can best be described as nostalgic rock. Hannah’s singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul musician Susan Tedeschi, which speaks to the strength of the band’s
performance style. The live show creates a vibe out of the late 60s, early 70s. Wicklund’s signature curls flying through the air transport you back to the time of the first female rock star, Janis Joplin. Wicklund’s classic rock looks get fans there, but her insurmountable guitar skills keep them wanting more. “I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. Please support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire.” – Josh Talbot, new fan.

“18 year old vocalist and guitarist Hannah Wicklund who delivers melodies and styles from multiple genres with both expert precision and original adventurism…it’s astonishing how they achieve such a mature rock sound on their 2015 self-title album” - Ric Albano, Modern Rock Review

In between touring and playing private events (including several parties for AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and his vintage racing team), the band has managed to release four albums. The latest, a self-titled album recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC in 2016. The band is set to release a new
album in September of 2017 upon the kick off of their first European tour.

Katie Rose

Bellavida

Bellavida was created when five close friends came to the inevitable conclusion of forming a band during the final year of high school; each member bringing years of unique musical experience to the table. Bellavida's music resembles indie-rock with a pop influence given life through uplifting and acoustic driven melodies. The roots of Bellavida’s sound tap into many genres including... jazz, hard rock, singer-songwriter, indie, and alternative music such as Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, Muse, Amy Winehouse, Grouplove, Cage The Elephant, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their first original and most widely known song, “Look At How She Lays,” was well received by the local community and fueled the creation of the EP, "Letters to Rose." The debut EP was recorded and produced by the masterful Kenny McWilliams at Archer Avenue Studio and truly highlights the mature, skillful, and one-of-kind sound Bellavida has become known for. Since the release of "Letters to Rose," the band has been hard at work performing live shows in the Columbia area as well as devoting time to composing more original tracks. The live show is a stirring performance incorporating original music accompanied by crowd pleasing covers of well-known songs with that unique Bellavida flavor.

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