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First Friday featuring OTIS wsg Royal Johnson live at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon
November 2, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am| $5
Deep in South Central Kentucky authentic music is alive and well through native musicians who are still testifying to brothers and sisters all around the world. OTIS has taken in a steady diet of Roots, Blues, and Classic Rock and Roll, and created their own unique sound. Otis draws from the raw electric sounds of Muddy Waters and stirs in a heavy influence of Southern sounds, courtesy of The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and more. This sums up what the sound of Otis is musically and gives a glimpse into the sound and soul of the four-piece band.
The members of Otis consist of Boone Froggett vocals/guitar, Steve Jewell guitar, John Seeley bass, and Andrew Gilpin drums. The members of Otis share the same vision of writing and creating organic music while taking their audience to church by hitting on all emotions.
If a stage filled with vintage music gear and Blues flavored Rock and Roll music is something you enjoy, then it’s time to drink from the healing waters of Otis! The Otis electric Rock N’ Roll revival is coming soon to a town near you!
Royal Johnson, nominated by the readers of the 11th Hour as Macon’s Best Rock Band for 2018, is a southern-fried rock band from middle Georgia with thick elements of funk and blues.
RJ has released two albums since its inception in 2014. The first was a home studio recording called Belly Full that sold several hundred copies and garnered high praise. The latest album, Howlin’, was released in October 2017. The release was recorded at Muscadine Studios, home of legendary producer and musician Paul Hornsby, most known for his work with the Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels and Wet Willie, and for his time playing in Hourglass with Duane and Gregg Allman. A third album is expected late 2018.
In four years the band has booked hundreds of dates all over the southeast independently. In 2019 they will be making their second trip to play in Mexico, as well as expanding their touring on a national scale. They’ve shared stages along the way with artists like
The Doobie Brothers, Cowboy, Willie Nelson, Randall Bramblett and Tommy Talton, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, Stillwater, Jimmy Hall, Jack Pearson, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Chris Knight, Brent Cobb, Turnpike Troubadours, Cordovas, Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Bishop Gunn, The Autumn Defense, Great Peacock, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cody and Luther Dickinson, Marcus King Band, ZOSO, Sam Morrow, Samantha Fish, AJ Ghent, Otis, Robert Lee Coleman, The Freight Train Band, Pinebox Dwellers, Come Back Alice, Back City Woods, Custard Pie, Dirty Bird and the Flu , Matt Brantley Band and many more.