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Building on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, with a good dose of outlaw honky tonk country and a little bit of bluegrass, gospel, and R&B mixed in, Blackberry Smoke (singer/guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/singer Paul Jackson, bassist/singer Richard Turner, keyboardist Brandon Still, and drummer Brit Turner) formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2000 and quickly built a loyal fan base on the Southern tour circuit, opening for top-tier acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, the Zac Brown Band, George Jones, and others. The group released a debut album, Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, in 2004 on Cock of the Walk Records, then followed it with the self-released EP New Honky Tonk Bootlegs in 2008. A second EP, Little Piece of Dixie, appeared from Big Karma Records that same year. A full-length album, this one also called Little Piece of Dixie, was released in 2009 by BamaJam Records. The band then signed with Zac Brown's Southern Ground Records, which released The Whippoorwill in 2012. The Whippoorwill was picked up by Earache, who formally signed the band in 2013. A deluxe audio and video live package entitled Leave a Scar: Live North Carolina was issued in the summer of 2014.


Blackberry Smoke is an American Southern rock/country rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The lineup consists of Charlie Starr (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Richard Turner (Bass, Vocals), Brit Turner (Drums), Paul Jackson (Guitar, Vocals), and Brandon Still (Keyboards).

They have performed throughout the United States as both headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. On August 26, 2012, they performed at a charity benefit called the Boot Ride with the cast of Sons of Anarchy, partnered with The Boot Campaign at the Happy Ending Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California. They performed 20+ dates with Zac Brown Band nationwide in the summer of 2011. Their album Little Piece of Dixie has been featured by Paste magazine and other publications.

The band was formerly signed to Zac Brown's record label Southern Ground. On November 5, 2014, the band announced that it had left Southern Ground and signed with Rounder Records.

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Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.22.15 Music Farm Charleston, SC US
04.23.15 Music Farm Charleston, SC US
04.25.15 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL US
04.30.15 Emo's Austin Austin, TX US
05.01.15 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA US
05.02.15 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA US
05.07.15 House of Blues - Houston Houston, TX US
05.08.15 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX US
05.09.15 Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX US
06.02.15 Rosenhof Osnabruck, NI Germany


  • 04.20.15 Published a new blog entry Guitar Aficionado Magazine in Latest News. http://t.co/ucUElCm3ne
  • 04.19.15 Brit is always giving the stank eye to anyone hogging the @OleSmoky. http://t.co/a18gNIUSzN
  • 04.18.15 RT @HOBMB: TONIGHT -- @BlackberrySmoke: Holding All The Roses Tour! D: 7:30P, S: 8:30P. Info & tickets: http://t.co/WWunx9wSNw http://t.co/…
  • 04.18.15 RT @CrescentVale: Record Store Day 2015 - Album reviews coming up featuring: @blackberrysmoke @govtmuleband @RobertPlant | #RSD15 http://t.…
  • 04.18.15 RT @__theobserver__: @blackberrysmoke @theblackkeys ! OOOH LOOK WHAT ME AND @Shar_Bizzar PICKED UP FOR #RecordStoreDay !!! #GEEZERS !!!😎 ht…
  • 04.18.15 RT @SXMOutlaw: RT @SIRIUSXM: Do not miss @blackberrysmoke's acoustic special for @SXMOutlaw 5 pm ET today! http://t.co/QWdG9XTtHb http://t.…
  • 04.18.15 RT @PaulBBS: Happy #recordstoreday everyone. Check out @blackberrysmoke 's Big 10 inch called Wood,Wire & Roses!!… https://t.co/UpVDrTQvYj
  • 04.17.15 RT @thetreywilson: @BlackberrySmoke on Their Strange Country Success http://t.co/gMfZKizceA via @rollingstone
  • 04.17.15 RT @SIRIUSXM: Just a taste of @blackberrysmoke's acoustic special for @SXMOutlaw: http://t.co/saBtLRcwYg (Hear it all this wkend!) http://t…
  • 04.17.15 RT @HeadBlackburn: This @blackberrysmoke #RecordStoreDay exclusive is a must have and with only a couple in store don't hang around http:/…
  • 04.17.15 Published a new blog entry BLACKBERRY SMOKE / UTURN AUDIO RSD TURNTABLE GIVEAWAY WIN AN AMERICAN MADE u-turn audi.. http://t.co/ahlhWRbYeQ
  • 04.16.15 RT @947_QDR: Kick off your weekend early! @blackberrysmoke is playing the @RitzRaleigh TONIGHT! http://t.co/UAZEcoGi7w