Blackberry Smoke

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  1. Murfdog

    Murfdog Senior Member

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    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.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-nR1WjYVes&feature=related]Blackberry Smoke perform Restless at CMA Festival Nashville 6-9-11 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    TheDevice Senior Member

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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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    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    Awesome, especially because they make it look so effortless.
     
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    ElectricMojo Senior Member

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    Really cool stuff!
     
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    jimmyohio75 Senior Member

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    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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    drpietrzak Senior Member

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    Man those folks killed on Palladia. Great old school players.
     
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    stratoblaster Senior Member

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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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    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    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.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzfu8Mv5GEI&feature=related]Simple Man - Blackberry Smoke @ Easyriders - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Never heard of 'em but am now going through their other YouTube vid's.
    There goes my Sunday.
     
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    dangolguitartec Senior Member

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    Local boys...not too bad, right?
     
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    I love their single, Sanctified Woman. Perfect riff

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6bh0NdlrcA"]blackberry smoke sanctified woman[/ame]
     
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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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    Murfdog Senior Member

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    They were on Palladia? I missed that. I'll have to see if they will air it again.
     
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    chef Senior Member

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    What type of Junior is he playing?
     
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    The Refugee Senior Member

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    A black Junior?

    I wonder if that is a refinished one, a BJA Jr, or something else :hmm:
     
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    Murfdog Senior Member

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    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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    Murfdog Senior Member

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    I doubt it's a Billy Joe model. It looks pretty old, and may have been refinished.
     
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    tin dirigible Senior Member

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    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!
    :applause:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQl7AyhnHME&feature=relmfu]Blackberry Smoke - Melissa - YouTube[/ame]
     

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