American Aquarium & Sons of Bill Spring Tour


American Aquarium
As complicated as life in 2010 may have become, it's some comfort to know there are still simple guys out there playing simple music. Simple guys that can go out any night of the week and put together a rock and roll show we can all believe in. It was as simple as James Wilson (Sons of Bill) making contact with BJ Barham (American Aquarium) at the end of 2009 to propose a tour for their bands that would help further bond a growing community of music fans around their roots/Americana/alt-country songwriting and performances. The hope is that this will not just be another lineup at the bar, but rather a chance to celebrate a new school of bands that are tending the vibrant traditions of rock and country music and the sense of community they can foster, especially in hard times. As a tongue-in-cheek testament to the times, the boys in the bands thought it appropriate to call this tour "Life in Shambles."

The tour kicks off in Raleigh, NC on May 1 to celebrate the release of American Aquarium's new record, Small Town Hymns (Last Chance Records). The entourage will then continue along a three week run that covers the East Coast with each band taking the closing slot on different nights. There will certainly be cold beers consumed, collaborations and conspiracies, and some kick ass rock and roll played at high volumes.

American Aquarium & Sons of Bill "Life in Shambles" Spring Tour 2010:
05/01/10 Sat The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC
05/02/10 Sun New Brookland Tavern West Columbia, SC
05/04/10 Tue Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa, FL
05/05/10 Wed Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
05/06/10 Thu Peachtree Tavern Atlanta, GA
05/07/10 Fri The Windjammer Isle of Palms, SC
05/08/10 Sat The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
05/13/10 Thu The 8X10 Baltimore, MD
05/14/10 Fri The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY
05/19/10 Wed Zydeco Birmingham, AL

[Published on: 4/2/10]

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