Following three European tours, four full-length albums, and a tour schedule packed with more festivals and venues than ever before, The Vegabonds are forging into their second decade spreading the gospel of pure New South Rock.

The quintet joins LA-based Blue Elan Records with the first album deal of their career. The new record, “V”, symbolizing their fifth release, will debut worldwide in January. Produced by Tom Tapley in Atlanta, The Vegabonds’ highly-anticipated release audibly illustrates their unconventional yet contagious self-titled genre of rock. With Americana, Country, and Rock influences, The Vegabonds’ sound is one that cannot be duplicated, manipulated, or pigeon-holed. After his work producing the band’s critically-acclaimed album “What We’re Made Of” and the “Long Haired Country Boy” single, Tapley’s execution of albums for Blackberry Smoke to Sugarland, Tyler Farr to Mastodon, highlights the best of The Vegabonds’ unique musicianship, vocals, lyrics and sound.

The Vegabonds give their fans a sensational performance with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting night after night. Their hard work and unbridled talents have not gone unnoticed; the group has opened for such notable acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the late Gregg Allman, among others. Rousing performances at festivals like Peach Festival, Sweetwater 420, and Taste of Randolph, grew their notoriety nationwide. It’s no wonder that Live for Live Music has compared them to musical legends like My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, calling them “a force to be reckoned with,” complete with “gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills making for a perfect combination.”

The band got their start in 2009 by playing the college circuit across the Southeastern United States. Fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Daniel Allen - with Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums) rounding out the quintet - their popularity quickly burgeoned to the point that they found their fans singing along word-for-word to their first hits like “Georgia Fire” and “American Eyes.” Through pure word of mouth, the group’s fan base grew rapidly, and the guys learned they had something distinctive with their eclectic mix of roots music and earnest songwriting.

Born in Alabama. Bred in Nashville. Seasoned by the Road. Celebrated the world over. Come let your hair down with The Vegabonds.

"Cody Rogers’ My Heart is the Most Lonesome Rodeo is something you should hear on a car radio on a dark road, headlights bouncing across the blacktop, windows rolled down. It sounds like it’s coming across a great distance, across time even, an album that has nothing in common with the slick retro plastic country that plays on so many terrible stations. These are songs delivered with authority and love, straight from the heart."

"There’s a sad dive bar somewhere between heaven and hell, and Rogers’s voice sounds like something you’d hear booming from the stage of that place. Shivery, deep, weathered. Kell Kellum’s pedal steel chases behind like a ghost. The bounce is there too. And the strut. “Pistol Whipped,” “Old Friend,” “Martyr,” and “$5 Cover” all tread wonderfully into Magnolia Electric Co. territory, that chugging tremble that makes it feel like there’s no difference between attacking and being attacked."

“That’s the thing about the truth,” Rogers sings on “Hi-Beams.” “It doesn’t die, it just consumes.” This serves as a sort of mission statement for him. He’s occupied with the violence we do to each other, with the nature of belief, with mistakes and misjudgments and myths, with youth and age and the death of dreams. This is an album that could’ve only come out of the conflicted and complicated and Christ-haunted American South, a place of beauty both desolate and devastating, a place with blood on its hands and with tenderness in its heart."

"I’m thankful as hell for these songs. I’ll carry them with me. They drive down dark roads, but they’re full of hope. Hope for love, hope for reconciliation, hope for place, hope for humanity. 'A tree that can’t grow will surely die' is the album’s last line, and it’s a fitting note to end on, Rogers reminding us how destructive hate and anger truly are. Carry these songs with you too. They’re something to hold up against the doom that’s trying to consume and crush us."

William Boyle

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Tickets

Ardenland presents

Tickets are $12 advance and $15 day of show.

This is a general admission, standing room only show. Any seating is general admission and available on a first come, first served basis.

Order tickets by phone at 877-987-6487.

There will be a $5 upcharge taken at the door for persons under 21.

**Show Presented in part by Capital City Beverage, Cathead Vodka, A2Z Printing & Find It In Fondren!

 

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