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People's Blues of Richmond

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

People's Blues of Richmond

with The Company Stores

About People's Blues of Richmond:
People’s Blues of Richmond (or PBR as they are affectionately referred to by their fans) is one of those rare three-pieces that somehow conjures the sonic power and visual intensity of a thunderstorm. Think Jimi Hendrix Experience meets MC5. They take psychedelic blues rock to a different level with a lyrical element seldom found in the genre. Think Bob Dylan writing lyrics for Black Sabbath songs. It’s hard to imagine until it’s right in your face. Then it’s hard to forget.

Their 2016 12-song release “Quit or Die” showcased a travel-hardened band at a crossroads. With drugs taking their inevitable toll on three young men on an endless search for a good time, this trio had a choice to make and “Quit or Die” is a declaration of their purpose as artists above all else. They received praise from Relix, Paste, Guitar World, AfroPunk, and many others as 3/4 of the album was released as critically acclaimed singles and the tour schedule filled up quickly.

In the two years since, they’ve found themselves opening for Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Revivalists, and Papadosio and playing venues like Red Rocks, 3 sets at Electric Forest, 2 appearances at Lockn, The Brooklyn Bowl, The National, and The Norva.

Before “Quit or Die”, PBR had a cult following built around their album “Good Time Suicide”. It was a big, dark, manic sounding album full of in-your-face riffs and gut-wrenching song writing. It was followed shortly thereafter by the trio heading to Valdosta, GA to meet and record with Mark Neill (who recorded one of their favorite albums, ‘Brothers’ by The Black Keys). They did two songs with Mark and learned a lot about recording that they put to use when they returned home to Richmond to record ‘Quit or Die’.

They are currently working on their next album release and touring constantly so keep an eye and an ear out for when the storm rolls through and don’t miss the wildest show on wheels when it comes to your town!

About The Company Stores:
The Company Stores are a modern Appalachian rock band from Charleston, WV.  Their 2017 sophomore album, Little Lights, recorded at Echo Mountain Studio with Grammy winning producer Julian Dreyer, has been getting phenomenal reviews, and is being spun all over the U.S. and Canada. Described by Skope Magazine as being led by “Casey Litz’s soulful, sultry vocals, a funky horn section, and a gritty backbeat”, the band “links Appalachian folk influences with a progressive, electronic sound that isn’t afraid to break boundaries” and “explores the vastness of rock and all it has to offer.” They are currently touring the U.S. and working on their third full length album.

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  • Doors

    6:30 PM
  • Show

    8:30 PM
  • Price

    $12 Advance

    $14 Day of Show

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