Come out and be a part of the Bohannons rich musical history
Ah, the Bohannons. This write-up has been a long time coming. When I started at The Pulse three years ago, the Bohannons were one of the first groups I wanted to cover. But I was told (correctly) that they had been getting a lot of press already and it would be better to look at some other options for the time being, so I did. Still, those boys have been a part of this music scene for as long as I can remember, certainly as long as I’ve been here.
Now, finally, I get to sit down and say a few words about them, and it couldn’t come at a better time. There are two major points to cover this week, and of the two I’m going to mention the more time-sensitive point first.
This weekend on Friday and Saturday, the Bohannons will be playing two shows at JJ’s Bohemia. On Friday they will be joined by Al Scorch and Richie, and on Saturday they will share the stage with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires and One Timers.
That, in and of itself, is exciting news, but there is a greater significance to this back-to-back set of shows. They will both be recorded to serve as primary source material for an upcoming live album, scheduled for release in late 2016.
In a phone interview, Marty Bohannon explained that for years the guys have maintained a small recording facility above JJ’s—Tiny Buzz Studio—and with the resources so close at hand, it was decided that JJ’s would make the perfect location for recording a live album. It also doesn’t hurt that JJ’s has a solid reputation as one of the top music venues in the area with a fiercely loyal fan base.
Marty went on to say that these two sessions will likely be followed by a number of others throughout the spring and summer in order to generate the best material for the album. That means a release date some time next fall, which brings us to the second point.
The Bohannons have a new album currently in the final stages of mixing that should be available by spring or early summer. Given the reception and rave reviews of their last entry, the “Classic College Alt Rock” album Black Cross/Black Shield, this new disc, Luminary Angels, should be nothing short of phenomenal (at least it will have to be to follow Black Cross/Black Shield.)
Known for their clever lyrics, infectious hooks and straightforward ass-kicking rock and roll, the Bohannons not only bring their considerable talent to the table, they add to it the polish and perfectionism that only years of road-dogging can bring. Rest assured, the new album will receive a full review here as soon as it available.
In the meantime, don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a little part of Chattanooga music history by making your way to the live recording sessions at JJ’s this weekend.
Both shows are slated to start at 8, are 21+ and $10 at the door. You really need to be there. Trust me.