Col. Bruce Hampton returns to Barking Legs
With another Friday the 13th coming, some people might assume a bad-luck wave is imminent. Forget that—because this Friday, there will be plenty of good luck for those who go see Col. Bruce Hampton at the Barking Legs Theater.
Col. Hampton has been labeled “the 8th Wonder of the World,” “the father of the Jam Band music scene,” and “the single most important figure in the history of rock music in Atlanta.” Since his 1970 six-figure record deal, this musical master of the surreal has pushed for his own voice, even after his first album, Music to Eat, almost became Columbia Records’ worst-selling album (second only to a yoga record).
His efforts over 50 years have created incredible, awe-inspiring music, influencing celebrities such as Billy Bob Thornton. Some might also know him as Warren, a band manager in the movie Sling Blade and a potted plant in the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. He is definitely a legend worth seeing, just to make sure he’s real.
Col. Bruce Hampton
Friday, 8 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.