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THE BITTEROOTS & FRIENDS: BILL’S BIG BEAUTIFUL 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH
The Bitteroots' very own Bill Taylor is turning 50 this year and the band is throwing a great big birthday party to celebrate. But just because it's his birthday doesn't mean he'll get the day off. With performances by The Bitteroots and some of Bill and the band's closest friends, the party will be Aug. 29 at the Vista Room in Decatur. The lineup features Moody Hollow, Mike Killeen, The Flock and Plymouth Rocks, along with a few surprise guests sitting in. Don't miss your chance to help Bill celebrate the Big 5-0!
Since its founding in 2008, the band’s groove-oriented approach to rock ‘n’ roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin and has landed The Bitteroots onstage at some of the Southeast’s most prestigious festivals, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Sweetwater 420 Festival, the Summer Shade Festival, the Inman Park Festival, Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival, and The Amplify Decatur Music Festival.
Driven by Laura Dees’ powerful, soulful lead vocals, The Bitteroots also include founding members Bill Taylor on bass and Mike Davis on drums. Saxophonist Derron Nuhfer joined the group in 2014, helping round out what has become the band’s unique sonic signature. In early 2018, The Bitteroots added the tasteful yet hard-driving PJ Poellnitz on guitar.
The Bitteroots have released five albums of original music with their latest, Derailer, released in March 2019. Original albums include “French Fries” (2010), “Central of Georgia” (2012), “After The Rain” (2013) and “Under The Big Sky” (2014). The band also released a live album (“Live at The 120 Music Hall”) recorded in 2014.
The Bitteroots have shared the stage with: Butch Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band), Kool & The Gang, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Everclear, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Freddy Jones Band, Allgood Music Company, Col. Bruce Hampton, Arrested Development, 7 Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead), Elephant Revival, The Milk Carton Kids, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anders Osborne, Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band), The Ries Brothers, Dead Confederate, Michelle Malone, Cigar Store Indians, Adron, The Shadowboxers, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Delta Moon, Eliot Bronson, Sydney Rhame, Tedo Stone, honeyhoney, Mother’s Finest and many other great bands and artists.
Moody Hollow is an Atlanta based rock band with hints of vintage and southern rock in their music. Members consist of Brit La Palm (lead vocals, guitar), Justin Dale (lead guitar, vocals), Josh Denham (bass, vocals), and Michael Beavers (drums). This artistic collaboration was founded among the trees of the Appalachian mountains from where the band draws its name. Their musical tastes and backgrounds are varied and influences range from Tom Petty to Tom Morello. They perform with passion and strive to blend creative unity with innovative soundscapes in every song. In 2016, they were the winners of the Akademia award for best rock ep and were named as one of Touchtunes breakout artists. they have been featured on 99x, iHeartradio, and Album 88. A full 12 track LP was released in May 2018. Their EP “The Girls” will be out in the spring of 2020.
Originally from Athens, Georgia and now calling nearby Decatur home, Mike Killeen has released five full-length albums and an EP—and shared the stage with alt-country luminary Jay Farrar, Grammy Award winners The Blind Boys of Alabama, and southern rock legends the Marshall Tucker Band. He counts Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Vic Chesnutt, and Uncle Tupelo among his formative influences.
Killeen’s most recent effort, “Ghost,” was produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) at his Cartoon Moon Studios in Nashville and released in 2019 on Saturn 5 Records to worldwide distribution. “Ghost” features Killeen’s strongest set of songs to-date, and his collaboration with Coomer builds on his Americana roots, with a collection of tracks that straddles the lines between genres, including folk rock, pop rock, indie rock, and alternative rock. Killeen penned and contributed lead vocals for all nine songs, and played electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, and piano. Coomer said of Killeen: “Mike Killeen can take you to that place, the place of a lost love, that yearning we all have for someone, or he can paint the picture of human loss, that deep line that runs between life and death.”
The Flock plays high-energy, foot-stomping, booty-shaking rock music that will make you jump out of your seat to sing and dance with us! The Flock has performed regularly at venues around Decatur such as Eddie's Attic, the Wylde Center, Oakhurst Porchfest, The Marlay House, Wild Heaven Taproom, as well as the former Avondale Towne Cinema and Big Tex Cantina. The Flock is also a local favorite at many private parties and fundraisers.
This group of young ladies will be out for their 2nd public appearance on the Atlanta stage. You may remember Plymouth Rocks when they opened The Bitteroots’ 11th Anniversary show at Eddie’s Attic, They brought the house down with U2’s, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” We can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for this show...