Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages well over a decade
ago. The Atkinsons meld roots, country, and rock music into their own style
of rambling swing rock & roll. Heartfelt story-telling is at the
core of The Atkinsons, and it is complemented with three-part
harmonies layered over mandolin, fiddle, drums, bass and electric
guitars. With influences ranging from Old 97's to Green Day to Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers to Drive By Truckers, the sound ends up
being quite a musical stew.
The first record "American Gothic" was basically a novel set
to music. It followed the misfortunes of a troubled character from his
early youth until his untimely death. The upbeat musical style
balances out the dark undertone of the lyrics, and together makes for
a record that's easy to listen to yet hard to describe.
The Atkinsons followed up "American Gothic" with their
second release "Mile Marker", which takes the band on a
journey through new territories of swampy roots and country swing to
Texas Cajun and straight-up rock. Though cut from the same cloth, the
new record doesn't pick up where the first album left off. It follows
its own path from the back roads to the highways that inevitably lead
you back home. "Mile Marker" celebrates where the band has
been and where it's headed.
Atkinsons have been performing regularly since its formation and have
enjoyed a great following of "ATK" fans. Along with playing
their originals, The Atkinsons aim to please by adding many fun,
toe-tapping cover songs to their set list. Audiences love their
versions of select songs from Old 97ís, Tom Petty and The
Heartbreakers, AC/DC, Allman Brothers, Social Distortion, The
Waterboys, The Band, and the Rolling Stones.
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Wood - Lead Vocals
Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals
Krull - Drums
& Harmony Vocals
Wood - Harmony
Vocals & Percussion
Glover - Fiddle
Sessler - Guitar
Barber - Bass
Atkinsons have played at many venues in and around Richmond including
The National, The Tin Pan, Capital Ale House, Ashland Coffee &
Tea, The Camel, Hardywood Brewery, Isley Brewing, Poe's Pub, and more.
They've also performed at many festivals and events including
Floydfest, Camp Barefoot, World Beer Festival, Crozet Music Festival,
Church Hill Irish Festival and Carytown Watermelon Festival, Moonshine
Festival and many other benefits, oyster and beer festivals.
They have shared the stage with many great bands such as Cross
Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada and The Departed, Scott Miller and the
Commonwealth, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sons of Bill, Mipso,
American Aquarium, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Hoots &
Hellmouth, Horsehead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Jackass Flats, and more!
Atkinsons were also featured on the emmy-nominated music series "The
Music Seen" on WCVE Richmond PBS in 2006. Videos of ATK performing
live at The Canal Club in Richmond, VA can be viewed on the Audio
& Video page and on youtube.com.