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Unread 04-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackberry Smoke

It seems not many people have heard of this band, so I wanted to post this video. The band is called Blackberry Smoke, and they have two insane guitar players. This is some serious raw Les Paul tone.

If you are thinking the beginning of the song sounds familiar to you, it does. They typically do the entire intro to Brown Sugar by ZZ Top to start the song, but only perform the intro guitar at this gig.


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Unread 04-14-2012, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah they rock. The Turner brothers were in a killer metal band in the 80's called Nihilist (not the swedish band) in the ATL, biggest following of any local band and had absolute command of the stage.
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Awesome, especially because they make it look so effortless.
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Really cool stuff!
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Yeah. This band was featured on Palladia in concert yesterday. Good stuff. The lead singer has an old beat to shit LP Junior. Love it!
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Man those folks killed on Palladia. Great old school players.
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Yeah, I caught them on Palladia and I was really impressed. They give me hope for the future of Rock.
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Oh my! Nice.

That lead singer looks like he was born for doing this. Love the way he looks completely relaxed and at home while playing that guitar.

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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Never heard of 'em but am now going through their other YouTube vid's.
There goes my Sunday.
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Local boys...not too bad, right?
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I love their single, Sanctified Woman. Perfect riff

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Thanks for the tip!
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A good friend turned me onto these guys last year......outstanding
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

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Man those folks killed on Palladia. Great old school players.
They were on Palladia? I missed that. I'll have to see if they will air it again.
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Saw their videos a while ago when I was looking for some Deep Ellum Blues.

Do like!

Blackberry Smoke- Deep Elem Blues/Son of the Bourbon - YouTube

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What type of Junior is he playing?
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

A black Junior?

I wonder if that is a refinished one, a BJA Jr, or something else
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What type of Junior is he playing?
It's hard to tell. It looks like he swapped the pickup and changed out the bridge. It sure looks like it has seen some use though.

The other guitarist seems to favor Norlin era Les Pauls. He has a plaintop with a Lemonburst look to it, and a Goldtop. Both of his guitars look like late '70s or early '80s models.
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A black Junior?

I wonder if that is a refinished one, a BJA Jr, or something else
I doubt it's a Billy Joe model. It looks pretty old, and may have been refinished.
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Been checking them out on youtube for a while now, they can cover all the great southern rock bands with ease, and their original stuff rocks too!


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Awesome tone!

Blackberry Smoke - Freedom Song - YouTube
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I doubt it's a Billy Joe model. It looks pretty old, and may have been refinished.

When I saw them on Palladia, it looked like an old guitar with a rattle can refinish that was also flaking off. He also played an old SG with 1 P90.
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

I think I'll bump this thread.

Saw them on AUD channel this morning, never heard of them before.

Good music, good tone.

A new fan here.


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Great band, i really like them!
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Thanks for posting this.
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Southern rock-n-roll is alive and well thanks to BBS!
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Re: Blackberry Smoke

Saw these guys on Palladia a month ago, and was so impressed that I immediately bought their albums and DVD to add to my collection. Fantastic music, and stage presence. Man, can those guys rock some Gibsons, or what???
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Time Warner cable carries Paladia and 12:00am 6/6/2012 will be a re-broadcast of BBS the The Georgia Theater. Set you DVR or Tevo for it.

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Re: Blackberry Smoke

I saw them in Newport, RI last year by chance. They were excellent and from my vantage point above them, I could really watch the guitar playing. I was amazed at how easily they made playing look. Highly recommended!
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Love the sig, and thus I'm doing as directed... ciao!

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