Concert Preview: Blackberry Smoke - Asheville, NC (February 3, 2017)

January 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

CONCERT:  Blackberry Smoke

Venue:  Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC

Date:  Friday, February 3, 2017

Artist's Website: www.blackberrysmoke.com  

Preview by: David Simchock

Blackberry Smoke 2016-02-05 (Asheville, NC)Blackberry Smoke 2016-02-05 (Asheville, NC)© Copyright David J. Simchock Friday evening (February 3rd) marks the return of Atlanta rockers, Blackberry Smoke, to Asheville, this time moving on to the 2,400-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. It was just about one year ago that Charlie Starr and the fellas sold out two consecutive nights at The Orange Peel music club just across town. This year they have their sights set higher, and at the time of this writing, tickets are in short supply, but still available. (click here for tickets)

Blackberry Smoke is celebrating the release of their sixth studio album, Like An Arrow, where they continue to push their creative comfort zone, and expand their development as artists and performers. "We just want the sound of the band to continue to grow and broaden." says lead vocalist / guitarist Starr. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the band continues down their path of global success while looking for inspiration from the likes of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, using the evolution of those two mega-groups and their respective journeys as role models for keeping things fresh and exciting for their fans.

Look for Blackberry Smoke to drop a few somewhat "heavy" tracks into their set list, which will certainly be welcomed by their Friday-night fans in Western North Carolina. When asked about Like An Arrow, Starr even made a comparison of their recent work to Black Sabbath. Woah. Sounds like Asheville is in for quite a treat this time around.

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Blackberry Smoke 2016-02-05 (Asheville, NC)Blackberry Smoke 2016-02-05 (Asheville, NC)© Copyright David J. Simchock

 


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