The Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages in the early 2000s and have been playing regularly ever since. The band melds 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. The Atkinsons influences run the gamut from country, mountain, bluegrass, to straight-up rock & roll music, and the sound ends up being quite a musical stew.
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Wood - Lead Vocals
Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals
Krull - Drums
& Harmony Vocals
Wood - Harmony
Vocals & Percussion
Beason - Fiddle
Sessler - Guitar
Barber - Bass
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.
The Atkinsons are currently in the studio working on their
third album! You can find the band on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube.
Atkinsons have played many venues in and around the Richmond Virginia
area such as The Broadberry, The National, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond Music Hall, and The Tin Pan to name a few. The Atkinsons have also been able to play some large festivals and events including Floydfest, Front Porch Fest, Camp Barefoot, the Annual Church Hill Irish Festival, Cardinal Point Winery’s Annual Oyster Roast,
the Carytown Watermelon Festival, and many more.
They have shared the stage with many great bands such as American Aquarium, Grace Potter, Mipso, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, Miss Tess, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Jackass Flats, The Judy Chops, and many others.
2017, The Atkinsons were chosen as one of the top 20 bands in Virginia
to compete in the Rockn' to Lockn' battle to play the Lockn' Festival.
After an online vote, we rose to 3rd place in the top 12 bands and
went on to the live playoffs to a sold-out show at The Broadberry in
in the band's history, The
Atkinsons were 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.