Artist Heard on Indies Only, Eddie 9V to Play Tuscaloosa Saturday
So, thinking back, did you join us the last time Indies Only presented PREACHERVAN at Druid City Brewing Company? If not or if so, we've got a treat for you!
As the story goes, I started playing a band called The Georgia Flood on Indies Only back in 2018. Then sometime in 2019 I started jamming PREACHERVAN. Brooks was the lead singer of both bands and now goes by the stage name Eddie 9V (9 volt) and he's bringing his new sound to Druid City Brewing Company on Saturday night, August 6th!
A blues lover at his core, Eddie 9V mixes that love with some down home soul on his new record Little Black Flies.
The bio on his website states,
Eddie 9V has acted on instinct all his life. At the age of 15, this longtime soul artist turned away from the path of college and jobs to go all guns blazing on the roots and blues circuit of his native Atlanta, Georgia. Flash forward to 2019, and for his debut album, Left My Soul In Memphis, the prodigious multi-instrumentalist simply turned on the amps in his double-wide trailer and teamed up with his brother/co-writer/producer, Lane Kelly, to put one of the breakout releases of the year, hailed by Rock & Blues Muse as "fresh and life-affirming".
Now, released in 2021 on Ruf Records, Little Black Flies is the 25-year-old's most impulsive move yet. Recorded live at Atlanta's Echo Deco Studios through November 2020, again with Lane at the helm, plus a who's who of the state's best musicians, it’s an album that Eddie planned to feel like it’s unfolding right in front of you – right down to the clink of bottles and loose studio banter. “I’ve seen a trend in modern recording,” he says. “There’s no soul. I took inspiration from Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Mike Bloomfield. All those great records were done live with their buddies and no overdubs. I wanted the playing to be spot-on – but even if we made a mistake, we kept going.”
Every time he's played at Druid City, the show is about 2 and a half hours of pure bluesy soul rock! What can be better than joining your friends for an ice cold Lamplighter or North Porter and checking out a few hours of free live music? Nothing!
We'll also be sticking around to listen to Indies Only when the show is over. PREACHERVAN will get cranked up right out front around 8 pm!
Let us know you're coming on the Facebook event page!