Blacktop Mojo with The Georgia Thunderbolts
Sun, Jul 21 8:00 pm
Blacktop Mojo: A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo's fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool. The Georgia Thunderbolts: The Georgia Thunderbolts come from a wide variety of musical influences. Being from the state of Georgia, we have been very fortunate to be exposed to the music of great southern rock bands like the Allman Brothers, Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We have also been influenced by R&B and soul greats James Brown and Sam Cooke. Raised in a rural setting calling Rome, Georgia our home, country and blues runs through our veins like a southern stream.