The Galaxie Agency and Leroy Ellington Promotions present the most authentic honest night of Southern Rock and Roll……..join us as these three guys take you down memory lane! Special guests to be announced…
BART WALKER is an award-winning Nashville guitar slinger, singer, song writer and currently lead guitar player for T. Graham Brown, Mike Farris & the Fortunate Few and Hank Williams Jr. A prodigy guitar player since the age of four, Bart has brought his sultry, rootsy, deep grooves as right-hand guitar man to country-rocker Bo Bice. He’s collaborated in the studio with such heavyweights as Steve Gorman (Black Crowes), Audley Freed (Cry of Love, Black Crowes) and Robert Kearns (Cry of Love, Lynyrd Skynyrd). He's played with Stevie Ray Vaughan's original back-up band Double Trouble and was joined in his own touring band by Double Trouble keyboarder Reese Wynans. Bart has toured all over the US, UK and Europe with The Bart Walker Band, Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, and Royal Southern Brotherhood. He has swapped licks live with people like Leeroy Parnell, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph, Delbert McClinton, Marshal Tucker Band and many others.
SCOTTY BRATCHER born October 31, 1987, began playing guitar at an age that it became second nature to him, he was 2.
By this time, Stevie Ray Vaughan was impressing the world, and when the 1989 release of Austin City Limits was aired, you can imagine where Scotty was-in front of the television. Scotty's father had acquired, over time, a few electric guitars that he introduced to the toddler.
In the next several years, Scotty sat in with various bands, one of which posed the opportunity to open for guitar hero Lonnie Mack.
In 2000, Scotty was entered into the National Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Contest where contestants were to download via computer, KWS’s new single of which the lead solo was to be made up by the competitors. Out of 1,200 entries, Scotty received 1st runner up.
Scotty has played with and opened for names like Ted Nugent, Little Texas, Blue Oyster Cult, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Anthony Gomes, Foghat, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie and Wayne Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Eddie "the Chief" Clearwater, Lonnie Mack, Walter Trout, .38 Special, Styx, Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tinsley Ellis, Lou Graham of Foreigner, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell, and many more.
From the true southern city of Macon, Georgia, and a family steeped in oral tradition, JB Strauss meshes music with storytelling in effortless fashion.
Influenced by the heavy, electric style of bands like The Allman Brothers, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, along with poetic and witty writers like John Prine, Gram Parsons, and Jim Croce, it is fitting that JB borrows from the notion that ‘everything that rises must converge.’