Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 9:00
"Bloodkin are prolific, determined and strangely unknown. [ONE LONG HUSTLE] is a deep account of Bloodkin's pursuit of a cutting Southern-life storytelling with an electric lingo also drawn from Neil Young and the Replacements...while the dead reckoning in 'God's Bar,' at the end of the set, proves this tale is nowhere near over."
-DAVID FRICKE in ROLLING STONE
“You should buy the ONE LONG HUSTLE box set from the band just for the amazing liner notes. The music is, of course, worth every penny.”
-SLOANE SPENCER in COUNTRY FRIED ROCK
“One of the more criminally underrated bands of their generation.”
-JEFFREY SISK in the Pittsburgh DAILY NEWS
“Bloodkin’s new 5 CD box set––ONE LONG HUSTLE––contains 88 song recordings covering the scope of their entire career. It’s an amazing collection and testament to their music and how far they’ve come.”
-JAMES CALEMINE in SWAMPLAND
“[Bloodkin] revolves around Eric Carter’s guitar sound, and…Danny Hutchens stands as this generation’s best barroom rock n roll poet.”
-JAMES CALEMINE in SWAMPLAND
THE SHACK BAND
Start Time: 9:00
What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated “shack” in Blacksburg, VA has morphed into what is now The Shack Band. Since 2010, things have changed. The band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond, VA. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. The songwriting abilities and sensibilities matured and improved. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band’s already well-established sound. But, the one thing that never wavered was The Shack Band’s intent to wow new crowds with their off-the-cuff, high-energy live shows melding funky rock ‘n’ roll and soaring harmonies with a strong emphasis on song-writing.
In 2012 alone, The Shack Band played 120 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2013, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.