Saturday, April 21 | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Concert | Thomasville Amphitheater
TNB Sponsor Party | Studio 209
NEW!! Brent Cobb & Them
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Jon Bellamy & The Rebels
*Please note: Charlie Robison is recovering from vocal chord surgery and will not be playing as originally scheduled. We wish him a speedy recovery!
General Admission – $25/person
TNB Sponsor Party – $150/person (21 & up)
BRENT COBB & THEM
Brent Cobb didn’t set out to write an album that feels and sounds like the place he grew up. But now that the grooves have been cut in his debut LP, Shine on Rainy Day, there’s no denying the people, the places and the vibe of his southcentral Georgia home infuse almost every song.
“It just is Georgia,” Brent says in his musical drawl. “It’s just that rural, easy-going way it feels down there on a nice spring evening when the wind’s blowing warm and you smell wisteria, you know?”
It’s quiet down here where he’s from in Ellaville – “population 1,609” – laid back and forgotten in the shadow of Atlanta and Savannah. The people have blue-collar values and believe in treating your neighbor like you want to be treated. They believe in curses and the dark finger of Fate and wield a sharp, dark sense of humor that sustains them through the hardest of times. Distant radio stations, roadside honkytonks made of cinderblock and back-porch picking sessions heavy on the backbeat predominate under Spanish moss-strewn live oaks and loblolly pines.
It was the perfect place to grow up.
“Lord, when I die, let’s make a deal,” Brent sings on the album’s swirling thesis statement, “South of Atlanta,” “lay me down in that town where time stands still.”