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Joey Allcorn w/ Little Lesley & the Bloodshots live at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon
March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am| $5
Joey Allcorn is a country music singer/songwriter known for his own brand of traditional honky-tonk-style country music and writing many of his own songs. He has recorded three studio albums, 50 Years Too Late (2006) and All Alone Again (2009), both having been released on his Blue Yodel Records label, and one, Nothing Left To Prove, set to be released in 2014. He cites Hank Williams Sr., Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, and Jimmie Rodgers among his idols and modern-day influences include BR549, Wayne Hancock, Robbie Fulks and Dale Watson.
Little Lesley & The Bloodshots have been taking the scene by storm with their dangerous twang and high energy live show. Hailing from New York City and South Carolina’s upstate, they’ve been making waves and making friends around the world with their honest approach to Roots-Rockabilly.
Lesley Swift fronts the band, belting out her self-penned songs with gravel and grace. She caught the rock n’ roll fever from her guitar slingin’ husband, and what started in their garage in Nevada has been setting fire to hearts and feet since 2012. Called “a welcome shot in the arm for the rockin’ faithful” by UK’s Vintage Rock Magazine, the band launched in New York City and played the first New England Shakeup (2013), were direct support for both Robert Gordon and Kim Lenz, independently released their debut full-length album “On Fire”, and landed a spot on the Ink N Iron festival (2014) in Long Beach CA. Their third year was highlighted by a stand-out performance at the world’s biggest and most renowned rockabilly festival, Viva Las Vegas (2015), which garnered them an official place in the international rockabilly scene and attention from European booking agents and labels.
2016 marked their first tour abroad and their signing with the legendary Western Star Records of the UK. Alan Wilson recorded and produced their Doin’ Fine EP, which created quite a buzz and is still in regular rotation on BBC radio. Nick Westfall produced and directed the band’s first official video for title track “Doin’ Fine”, with over 20,0 00 views in the first 24 hours on Facebook. The band made their first appearance at the Nashville Boogie, the Hotrod Hayride (UK), and ended the summer playing to over 10,000 people on the main stage closing night of the Summer Jamboree festival in Senigalia Italy. Lesley & Brian had moved from Brooklyn to Greenville SC and the band quickly became a fixture in the southeastern Kustom Kulture scene. In fall 2017, they returned to the UK to play the famous Hemsby Rock N Roll Weekender and record their second full length album with Alan Wilson, “Heartbeat”.
2018 launched the release of “Heartbeat” on Western Star Records, performances in Germany and Sweden, another STAND-OUT performance at Viva, and a lineup change. Lesley returned to her roots and is leading the band on rhythm guitar, trading upright bass duties with Jersey City’s very talented Jeff Feinberg (Sean Coleman & The Quasars). The masterful Johnny Cola, an original from Long Island’s rockabilly scene that birthed the Stray Cats, is on lead guitar. His echo, reverb and bigsby heavy sound is the perfect fit to continue the journey Swifty started. Greenville native Brian Kennedy (Piedmont Boys) rounds out their sound on the drums, and the music continues to evolve.
Anyone who is looking for some compelling, passionate roots music with a great stage show, Little Lesley & The Bloodshots are playing a town near you!