Drivin N Cryin W/ Jump Castle Riot
Tickets are $18 in Advance $20 Day of the Show…(Doors 9PM Show is 10ish)
Celebrating their 30th Anniversary together, Atlanta-based southern hard rock act Drivin’ n Cryin’ was also inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2015.
In October 1985 Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s music scene in the Southeast. Now 30 years later, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.
With a gold record, 10 full-length albums and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest on its laurels, adding Jason and the Scorchers axe man, Warner E. Hodges, to the lineup and continuing to tour the United States and Europe to great acclaim. In 2015, a vinyl-only collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP ‘Songs’ series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon.
Jump Castle Riot is a blues/rock band from Charleston, SC. The group has been described as having “effortless chemistry” and an explosive sound. “These kids have serious talent,” says Atlas Road Crew drummer Patrick Drohan. The Charleston music scene evidently agrees, having voted JCR the winner of two Charleston City Paper Music Awards (CPMAs).
Jump Castle Riot, a blues/rock band from Charleston, SC, has been described as having “effortless chemistry” and an explosive sound. “These kids have serious talent,” says Atlas Road Crew drummer Patrick Drohan. The Charleston music scene evidently agrees, having voted JCR the winner of two Charleston City Paper Music Awards (CPMAs) since they formed in 2015.
The band consists of Nina Murchison (vocals), Jay Van Raalte (guitar/vocals), Chris Taylor (drums), and Richard Hartnett (bass). Appearances at the Pour House, Windjammer, Taste of Charleston festival, and Patriot’s Point as well as a variety of bars, restaurants, and special events have put the band in front of thousands of people over the last few years.
JCR credits the supportive, unique Charleston music scene as a major influence. This influence has given the members incredible opportunities to learn and play with a variety of folks, including members of Drivin n Cryin, Hootie and the Blowfish, Stop Light Observations, The Travelin’ Kine, Dead 27’s, Atlas Road Crew, Elise Testone, Thomas Champagne, and blues legend Buddy Guy, among others.