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They've been part of the Southern Rock scene for nearly 50 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover, Homesick, and Spooky. But there's so much more...
With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents the good things the phrase "classic rock" implies.
So read, watch, listen, enjoy - have yourself a "Large Time!"


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A.R.S. Welcomes Drummer, Rodger Stephan.

After being our drummer for nearly two decades, Jim Keeling, decided that he would no longer tour with A.R.S., wanting to spend time with his family and focus on other career opportunities. To fill the vacancy, Rodney Justo was quick to recommend his long-time friend, Rodger Stephan. Since the pair have performed in the Tampa Bay area with 'CooCooCaChoo', for many years together, Rodney knew that Rodger would be the right man for the job.

Rodger brings us a seasoned and solid drumming style, as well as, excellent harmony vocals. And, he's LOUD! He toured with Marty Balin from Jefferson Starship and has been an active member of the music scene in his home town of Tampa, Florida. We are very fortunate and really excited to have Rodger aboard. He made a difficult transition much easier for us. We look forward to everyone meeting him and his awesome wife, Susi, who has been helping us by 'wo'manning the merchandise table at our shows.

Jim's years with the band will continue to have an impact on Atlanta Rhythm Section. He drummed with a devout appreciation of the music he loved to play and for the audiences we are so blessed to entertain. Jim's spirit will always be there influencing those of us fortunate enough to have played alongside him. We wish our friend and long, long-time bandmate the absolute best in his future endeavors. We miss you a lot, Sugar!

Atlanta Rhythm Section

BREAKING NEWS: "The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise" Has Been Announced!

We are tremendously excited that we will be aboard "The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise"!! The inaugural Southern Rock Cruise sold out fast so be sure to secure your state room soon. Pre-sale deals are available if you act QUICKLY!

For more information, click here...PLEASE let them know A.R.S. sent you!


A.R.S. returns to the King Center at Eastern Florida State College.

Several years ago we were extremely fortunate to perform with our friends Pure Prairie League at an amazing venue in Melbourne, Florida. We always have fun hanging with those guys. It must have been as good of a show as we remember, because, we get to do it again!

Thanks for your continued support of this amazing resource for the Melbourne, Florida area and for supporting their generous sponsors. The King Center features a 2,016 seat main theatre, as well as an intimate 288 seat venue, plus, much more within the 100,000 square foot facility.

Hope we see you there. We have added several different songs to our repertoire since our last show at the King Center. PPL has recently added a keyboard player. Randy also plays guitar and adds another great voice to a band full of great voices. He's from Georgia, so we think he's all right.

For more information about the King Center click here...


Eastern PA, A.R.S. Is on the Way!

We don't get up your way too often. This is a FREE show at a spectacular venue, so NO excuses for not coming out.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is a nonprofit community organization that presents 50 FREE concerts each summer as part of the Levitt Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place at the Levitt Pavilion nestled at the base of the iconic Bethlehem blast furnaces on the SteelStacks arts and culture campus.

For more information about Levitt Pavilion, click here...


We Had the Best Time Cruising with You!

"The Southern Rock Cruise" and "The 70's Rock and Romance Cruise" were thoroughly enjoyed by every one of us with A.R.S. and by our significant others. Amazing bands, great food, loads of fun, and many new friends. It was a treat getting to see some of our good ol' friends on the boat, too.

We send extra special thanks to the amazing staff of Star Vista Live, who hosted these events. They did amazing work and really made us feel welcome. Star Vista Live has several themed music cruises available. You'll have a great time. You should go!


A Detailed History of Atlanta Rhythm Section Is Well in the Works.

Talented southern author, Willie Moseley, is wrapping up the final edit of an in-depth book about the band. After years of research and extensive interviews, Mr. Moseley has put together perhaps the most thorough history of the band to date.

Look for "The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History" NOW in prerelease and check out Willie's regular contributions to Vintage Guitar magazine and The Tallassee Tribune.

"The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History" is scheduled to be released August 28...stay tuned for more info.


Come See A.R.S. on Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd this Summer

We always look forward to playing a show with this legendary band and are honored to have been invited to celebrate alongside them on "The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Several great bands are also on the bills with us, including Foghat and .38 Special.

Come on out and help us make "The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" the party it deserves to be. See you there!

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Hello Dollywood!

Spring time in the Smokies! Can't think of anything finer. Atlanta Rhythm Section is tickled to have been included in the first ever "Spring Mix - Music Series" at Dollywood. We had an amazing time on our visit. Their world-class venue and top-notch crew made it a pleasure to play. Thanks to everyone who shared their afternoon with us and to the amazing staff who made us feel at home. Extra special thanks to Dolly for creating such an inspirational place.

Visit one of the finest resorts and friendliest amusement parks anywhere. Plus, you'll be in the middle of one of the most beautiful places on the planet, the Great Smoky Mountains. Hope you can make it. We will let Dolly know you are on the way.


A.R.S. Releases 2-Disc CD: "One From the Vaults"

Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern Rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late `70s. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. It was then that a local recording studio was opened, Studio One, and the remnants of two groups (the Candymen and the Classics Four), became the studio's house band. One of the facility's head figures, Buddy Buie, soon began assembling the session band. After playing on several artists' recordings, it was decided to take the band a step further and make the group of players a real band, leading to the formation of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. This collection contains 10 tracks previously unavailable on compact disc.

Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.

Recording information: Atlanta, GA (1977); Chandler, NC (1977); Cleveland, OH (1977); London, England (1977); NYC, NY (1977); Pittsburgh, PA (1977); Tokyo, Japan (1977); Atlanta, GA (1978); Chandler, NC (1978); Cleveland, OH (1978); London, England (1978); NYC, NY (1978); Pittsburgh, PA (1978); Tokyo, Japan (1978); Atlanta, GA (1981); Chandler, NC (1981); Cleveland, OH (1981); London, England (1981); NYC, NY (1981); Pittsburgh, PA (1981); Tokyo, Japan (1981).

Personnel: Rodney Justo, Andy Anderson , Ronnie Hammond (vocals); Dave Anderson (guitars, background vocals); Steve Stone (guitars); J.R. Cobb, Barry Bailey (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dean Daughtry (piano, organ); Robert Nix (drums, percussion); Roy Yeager, R.J. Vealey, Jim Keeling (drums).

Audio Mixer: Rodney Mills.


The Atlanta Rhythm Section -
Live at Stabler Arena

ARS Releases First Official Live Concert DVD/Video

Catch the "Georgia Rhythm" at a performance at Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA), a 6,000 seat high-tech concert arena located on the campus of Lehigh University. Joining ARS and the high spirited crowd at this seasonal event was a camera crew and a mobile digital multitrack audio recording unit from Rolling Storm Communications Corporation - a production company who has collaborated with ARS on various projects over the past couple of years. The result is the release of ARS's first official live concert DVD.

Concert date: December 2003

Features 2003 ARS lineup:
Barry Bailey (lead guitar),
Dean Daughtry (keyboards/vocals),
Steve Stone (guitar),
Jim Keeling (drums),
Andy Anderson (lead vocals),
Justin Senker (bass)

NOTE: has a added couple of articles to its site discussing background details of how the Atlanta Rhythm Section: Live at Stabler Arena DVD was produced. Check it out at: and look for Example Productions to see articles on Atlanta Rhythm Section

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Look for Your Favorite, Classic A.R.S. LP, NOW on CD!

A digitally-remastered, two-CD edition of the 1979 live album, 'Are You Ready!' was released in 2015. 'Are You Ready!' reached #51 in the US charts. The live set includes many of the band's signature hits and features Paul Goddard's legendary bass solo during 'Another Man's Woman'. A solo recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest ever recorded.

Gott Disk's double-album single-CD releases, reknowned for their fidelity, are still available but have become increasingly scarce. The 'Third Annual Pipe Dream' / 'Rock & Roll Alternative' two-fer includes A.R.S.'s classic hits 'Doraville', 'Georgia Rhythm', and 'So Into You'. These two incredible albums feature many fan favorites such as 'Sky High', 'Hithhiker's Hero' and 'Jesus-Hearted People'. They reached #74 and #7 on the Billboard charts respectively.

The 'Red Tape' / 'Dog Days' CD presents two must-have titles for any true A.R.S. fan and should be required listening for every musician on the planet. While these recordings don't include any of the band's chart toppers, diehard A.R.S. fans can tell you how incredible the songwriting and musicianship is on these two fantastic efforts.


A little bit of ARS history has been published in an entertaining book called "Tales From the Rock 'N' Roll Highway" by Marley Brant. Her other books include "Southern Rockers: The Roots and Legacy of Southern Rock" and "Freebirds: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Story."

"Tales From the Rock 'N' Roll Highway" is a collection of first hand stories from musicians. ARS bassist Justin Senker offers a detailed story (and a photo) about one of his first shows with ARS - and provides some ARS history along the way.


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