03
Feb

Video of the Day courtesy of Live From The Shoals featuring Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Bohannons, and Model Citizen recorded live at Studio 144 in Greenhill, Alabama. 

08
Nov
Porter and The Pollies 
<a href=”http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/album/porter-and-the-pollies” data-mce-href=”http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/album/porter-and-the-pollies”>Porter and The Pollies by Porter and The Pollies</a>
http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/
In the dead of winter of 2013, Chris Porter (of Back Row Baptists and Some Dark Holler) came home to his native Alabama to record some songs with some fellow Alabamians, the Pollies, who he justifiably calls “the best rock band I know.” Porter - yeah, that’s what everyone calls him - had relocated to Austin, Texas the previous year, running both to some things and from some others. Some Pollies were also caught up in life upheavals. As Porter puts it, “Each and every one of us were in some shape of disrepair or healing. It seemed that 2012 had treated all of us with equal amounts of drama, and reconciliation.” A somewhat rare Southern snowfall was approaching. And they gathered in tiny Greenhill, Alabama, just barely this side of Tennessee - the kind of place where you remember just how damn dark it gets at night when light pollution isn’t an issue. Porter brought a red guitar, and was of a mind to make some noise. The Pollies, of course, were game to rock. This is what happened. It’s fuzzy. It’s buzzy. It’s rough, and more than just a little surly.
"I heard all of its quirks and twitches the first time I heard the mixes. I heard the quirks and twitches while we tracked it, and I love them," says Porter. "We ditched any desire to track cleanly and opted to go all five or so of us live. Dirty. For the next three days, The Pollies and I caught up, and conversationally covered all of the dramatic bases in regards to our winding up in the studio that week. We almost called the EP ‘Divorce Camp.’ We managed to have beers and whiskies in at least two different states, spend restless hours with countless Shoals area musicians, and tracked six tunes. Live. Those buzzes, fuzzes, and pops remain to remind me more of the context of the session. We kind of talked about cleaning it up a bit for y’all. Then we said ‘f@%k it.’ We made it sad, and angry, and drunk." We’re so happy that some of our family was able to get together, lean on each other a bit and draw from each other, have some good times - and share with us, and y’all, what they made together.

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox 
Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer 
Chris James - Bass 
Reed Watson - Drums 
Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox 
Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama 
Produced by Jay Burgess 
Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess 
Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios 
cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Released by: This Is American Music 
Release/catalogue number: TIAM0031 
Release date: Nov 8, 2013 

Porter and The Pollies 

http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/

In the dead of winter of 2013, Chris Porter (of Back Row Baptists and Some Dark Holler) came home to his native Alabama to record some songs with some fellow Alabamians, the Pollies, who he justifiably calls “the best rock band I know.” Porter - yeah, that’s what everyone calls him - had relocated to Austin, Texas the previous year, running both to some things and from some others. Some Pollies were also caught up in life upheavals. As Porter puts it, “Each and every one of us were in some shape of disrepair or healing. It seemed that 2012 had treated all of us with equal amounts of drama, and reconciliation.” A somewhat rare Southern snowfall was approaching. And they gathered in tiny Greenhill, Alabama, just barely this side of Tennessee - the kind of place where you remember just how damn dark it gets at night when light pollution isn’t an issue. Porter brought a red guitar, and was of a mind to make some noise. The Pollies, of course, were game to rock. This is what happened. It’s fuzzy. It’s buzzy. It’s rough, and more than just a little surly.

"I heard all of its quirks and twitches the first time I heard the mixes. I heard the quirks and twitches while we tracked it, and I love them," says Porter. "We ditched any desire to track cleanly and opted to go all five or so of us live. Dirty. For the next three days, The Pollies and I caught up, and conversationally covered all of the dramatic bases in regards to our winding up in the studio that week. We almost called the EP ‘Divorce Camp.’ We managed to have beers and whiskies in at least two different states, spend restless hours with countless Shoals area musicians, and tracked six tunes. Live. Those buzzes, fuzzes, and pops remain to remind me more of the context of the session. We kind of talked about cleaning it up a bit for y’all. Then we said ‘f@%k it.’ We made it sad, and angry, and drunk." We’re so happy that some of our family was able to get together, lean on each other a bit and draw from each other, have some good times - and share with us, and y’all, what they made together.

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox 

Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer 

Chris James - Bass 

Reed Watson - Drums 

Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox 

Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama 

Produced by Jay Burgess 

Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess 

Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios 

cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Released by: This Is American Music 

Release/catalogue number: TIAM0031 

Release date: Nov 8, 2013 

06
Nov
Porter and The Pollies  self-titled EP is coming 11.8
tracklist
1. Your Hometown
2. Fourth of July
3. Wood and Steel
4. Rest The Bones
5. When I Get Home
6. Blood on My Hands
»>
Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox
Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer
Chris James - Bass
Reed Watson -  Drums
Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox
Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”
»>
Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama
Produced by Jay Burgess
Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess
Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios
cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Porter and The Pollies  self-titled EP is coming 11.8

tracklist

1. Your Hometown

2. Fourth of July

3. Wood and Steel

4. Rest The Bones

5. When I Get Home

6. Blood on My Hands

»>

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox

Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer

Chris James - Bass

Reed Watson -  Drums

Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox

Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

»>

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama

Produced by Jay Burgess

Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess

Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios

cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

13
Aug

Great Peacock - “Desert Lark” - Live From The Shoals (Acoustic Session) also featuring Kimi Samson on fiddle (The Pyles / Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil)

Great Peacock weekend tour dates

8/15 @ The Basement in Nashville, TN w/ The District Attorneys and Joey Kneiser (Glossary)

8/16 @ The Bottletree in Birmingham, AL w/ The District Attorneys and Teen Getaway

8/17 @ The Star Bar in Atlanta, GA w/ The District Attorneys and Blue Blood

8/18 @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL

22
Jul
08
May
Shows to end out the week.
5/9
Frank and TJ of The District Attorneys @ The Green Room in Athens, GA
5/10 
Bonnie Whitmore @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston, TX
Easter Island / Dana Swimmer / Five Eights @ 40 Watt in Athens, GA
Pollies @ On The Rocks in Florence, AL
Dead Fingers / Doc Dailey @ Bottletree in Birmingham, AL
5/11
Dirty Hotel Sunshine / Tedo Stone / Radio Birds / The Dirty Souls / Hot Wives @ Masquerade in Atlanta for Old 4th Ward Un-Fest
Pollies / The Pyles @ Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS
Southern Exposure Mod Mobilian Alabama Craft Brewery Tour @ Parkside Cafe in Birmingham, AL w/ Magic City Soundsystem - sponsored by: Birmingham Mountain Radio, The Audiovore, Mod Mobilian, This Is American Music, and Communicating Vessels

tedo stone (pictured w/ flagpole awards)

Shows to end out the week.

5/9

Frank and TJ of The District Attorneys @ The Green Room in Athens, GA

5/10 

Bonnie Whitmore @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston, TX

Easter Island / Dana Swimmer / Five Eights @ 40 Watt in Athens, GA

Pollies @ On The Rocks in Florence, AL

Dead Fingers / Doc Dailey @ Bottletree in Birmingham, AL

5/11

Dirty Hotel Sunshine / Tedo Stone / Radio Birds / The Dirty Souls / Hot Wives @ Masquerade in Atlanta for Old 4th Ward Un-Fest

Pollies / The Pyles @ Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS

Southern Exposure Mod Mobilian Alabama Craft Brewery Tour @ Parkside Cafe in Birmingham, AL w/ Magic City Soundsystem - sponsored by: Birmingham Mountain Radio, The Audiovore, Mod Mobilian, This Is American Music, and Communicating Vessels

tedo stone (pictured w/ flagpole awards)

06
May

The Pollies - “Good For Nothing” and “Something New” at Music in the Hall in Oxford, MS

http://www.musicinthehall.com/

stream.buy.dl Where the Lies Begin 

24
Apr
thepollies:

We’re loading up the van for a 5-day jaunt to some of our neighboring states, and we’d love for you to come hang out if you’re in some of these places!Wednesday, April 24:  Columbus, GA @ The Loft
Thursday, April 25:  Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Center Stage (w/ Comrade Blue)
Friday, April 26:  Ocean Springs, MS @ Government Street Grocery (w/ Hartle Road
Saturday, April 27:  Mobile, AL @ The Blind Mule (w/ Chase Knighton)
And hell, if you happen to be in the Biloxi area on Friday night, stop by the Beau Rivage late-night for the official Pollies South Mississippi After-Party….

thepollies:

We’re loading up the van for a 5-day jaunt to some of our neighboring states, and we’d love for you to come hang out if you’re in some of these places!

Wednesday, April 24:  Columbus, GA @ The Loft


Thursday, April 25:  Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Center Stage (w/ Comrade Blue)


Friday, April 26:  Ocean Springs, MS @ Government Street Grocery (w/ Hartle Road

Saturday, April 27:  Mobile, AL @ The Blind Mule (w/ Chase Knighton)

And hell, if you happen to be in the Biloxi area on Friday night, stop by the Beau Rivage late-night for the official Pollies South Mississippi After-Party….

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