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THE ATKINSONS

 

The 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.

 

The 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.

 

 

Need a press kit?  Go to our ReverbNation page: www.reverbnation.com/theatkinsons 

Check us out on Youtube: www.youtube.com/theatkinsons 

 

The Atkinsons are:

Dickie Wood - Lead Vocals & Guitar

Jeff Williams - Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals

Kris Krull - Drums & Harmony Vocals

Jamie Wood - Harmony Vocals & Percussion

Amanda Glover - Fiddle

Dan Sessler - Guitar

Steve Barber - Bass

 

 

 

  WHERE WE'VE PLAYED  

 

The 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, Poe's Pub, and many more. They've also performed at many festivals and events including Floydfest, Camp Barefoot, World Beer Festival, Church Hill Irish Festival, Cardinal Point Oyster Roast 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, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, American Aquarium, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Hoots & Hellmouth, Horsehead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Jackass Flats, and more!

 

The 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.  

 

 

 

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