Southern Living Hosts the Ultimate Birmingham Musical Showcase

July 24, 2013 | By | Comments (4)


These days, our hometown is hotter than a pepper sprout. And in our August issue, we highlight the restaurants, shops, bars, and neighborhoods we just can’t get enough of. And did we mention the music? The Birmingham sound is totally blowing up.

To prove our point, we’re partnering with Birmingham Mountain Radio to put on the ultimate hometown musical showcase: a signature Southern Living Biscuits & Jam concert at Avondale Brewing Co. on Sunday, August 4.

The Lineup:

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – In case you wondered, yes, this band is the 2nd coming of Southern rock-a-blues. Fronted by powerhouse Paul Janeway, St. Paul and the Broken Bones have recently been garnering some serious national attention. Belushi, eat your heart out.

Matthew Mayfield & the Blue Cut Robbery – Mayfield’s raw rock sound resembles a Southern Eddie Vedder, with guitar riffs that pull listeners in faster than a Gulf of Mexico current. A rock star with Southern charm? Swoon alert for this up and coming household name.

Duquette Johnston – The soulful rocker showcases his eclectic sound and Alabama roots in his latest, nationally acclaimed album Rabbit Runs a Destiny. The Birmingham musician was also a founding member of Verbena and has shared the stage with The Strokes, Foo Fighters, and Southern group The Civil Wars.

Jesse Payne – The local singer/songwriter serenades spectators with sweet, Southern folk melodies similar to the alternative sounds of Wilco, Radiohead, and Iron and Wine. His lyrics and tone are also compared to legendary folk artist Bob Dylan, so keep an eye (and ear) out for this rolling stone.

Sea Fix – A collaboration between Chris Rowell, Chris Hoke, Bret Estep, and Tony Oliver, this new Birmingham quartet is influenced by Bowie, Brian Eno, and modern groups like Divine Fits.

The Details:

Sunday, August 4
Kicks off at 2pm
We’ll have food trucks on site and Avondale’s signature brews for sale.
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
All proceeds from this show benefit Desert Island Supply Company, a creative writing and tutoring center for youth in Birmingham.

(Clockwise) St. Paul and the Broken Bones Courtesy of Robbie Caponetto, Courtesy of Matthew Mayfield, Courtesy of Jesse Payne, Courtesy of Duquette Johnston, and Courtesy of Sea Fix

(Clockwise from top left) St. Paul and the Broken Bones, photo by Robbie Caponetto; photo courtesy of Matthew Mayfield; photo courtesy of Jesse Payne; Duquette Johnston, photo courtesy of Don VanCleave; photo courtesy of Sea Fix


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  2. Clermont1

    wow, does a current Birmingham line up get any better than that!?! hoping i can stay in town that late. funny i literally thought it’d be breakfast..

    July 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm
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