LIVE: Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke, the Atlanta, Georgia-based outlaw honky-tonk country/soul band, had the Belly Up hangin' on every note during their April 14 show. Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows opened.

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Blackberry Smoke headlined the Belly Up on April 14, 2016.
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The band -- known for its mix of outlaw honky-tonk country and bluegrass, gospel and R&B – had the scenic Solana Beach venue in the palm of its hand.
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Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows opened the show.
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Blackberry Smoke is comprised of singer/guitarist Charlie Starr, singer/guitarist Paul Jackson, singer/bassist Richard Turner, keyboardist Brandon Still and drummer Brit Turner.
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The band formed in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia and built up a loyal fan base not too long afterward.
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They’ve opened for big-name acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, the Zac Brown Band, George Jones, and more.
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The group’s debut album, “Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime,” dropped in 2004. A self-released EP called “New Honky Tonk Bootlegs” followed in 2008.
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In 2009, they released “Little Piece of Dixie” as their sophomore studio full-length, which was featured by Paste magazine and other publications.
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They signed with Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Records, and released “The Whippoorwill” album in 2012.
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Last year saw the release of the Brendan O’Brien-produced “Holding All the Roses.”
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Charlie Overbey opened the show. You may know him as Kit Ashley, from the 1990’s Sunset Strip sensation band, Big Bang Babies, or from his other band Deadbolt.
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Ashley, who changed his name to Charlie Overbey is now a little different than the leather-clad outfits, lipstick, eyeliner and the long, blond locks of hair.
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The former glam god is now an acclaimed outlaw country singer/songwriter with a band called the Broken Arrows.
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