Ian Newberry's band, Smokey's Farmland Band, open for Willie Nelson in New Orleans, and Sam Bush in Atlanta

Ian Newberry has been playing professionally on the local scene in Atlanta, GA, since he was a young teenager. Local music enthusiasts would find him popping up on stages all around town and at popular music festivals, sharing the stage with major artists who appreciated his exceptional guitar talent and unique playing style.

Today, Ian is working hard to take one of his own bands, Smokey's Farmland Band, to the next level. (Ian also is the front man for Newberry Jam.) In one amazing stroke of brilliance, the band landed an opening slot October 14, 2010, for country/rock legend, Willie Nelson, at the House of Blues, New Orleans, LA.

Live Nation Promotions Assistant, Erick Greene provided the House of Blue's production sheet that night to share here.

The video here is Smokey's Farmland Band opening for another great music artist just one week later, Sam Bush, at Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2010. Ian and the boys are definitely onto something and it's obvious their road to national fame has them cruising in the fast lane.

written by
Gen Cole

Smokey's Farmland Band Website:
Tue 10/26/2010 9:58 AM