Opening: Blue Footed Boobies
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!
Blue Footed Boobies
Guitar/vocalist, Logan Chaucer(23), and drummer, Sam Baker(26), captivate crowds with their energetic and charismatic stage theatrics, powerful licks, and thunderous drums. The two-piece delivers a range of sounds reminiscent of the 60’s greatest, such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and contemporary blues rock bands like The Black Keys, with their blues/psych rock portfolio. Chemistry and soul are the magic ingredients that are propelling The Boobies forward at a rapid rate giving them noticeable recognition from audiences and booking agents throughout theSoutheast. The Blue Footed Boobies have played with The Blues Travelers, Stop Light Observations, ASG, The Nude Party, Hannah Wicklund and The Stepping Stones, Deerhunter, and more. The Boobies concerts aren’t just a “listening experience”, they are a “must see live” performance.
Their sell out shows of 350+ people and festival turnouts of 1,000-2,000+ are evidence of that claim. And after all, who doesn’t like a nice set of boobies?