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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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Playing That Dublin, Georgia Rhythm.

Less than an hour east of Macon, Georgia, on the way to Savannah, sits Dublin, Georgia. Many of us have zoomed past on I-16. Dublin might surprise you these days with a thriving, revitalized downtown that boasts world-class cuisine, entertainment and shopping, all with a touch of the Deep South hospitality that you just can’t get anywhere, anymore. Come on down for a visit to this Georgia gem and let’s rock it out together at Theatre Dublin.

Built in 1934 and renovated in 1996, Theatre Dublin serves as a performing arts center for Dublin-Laurens County and the surrounding areas. Theatre Dublin can accommodate over 600 people and has state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. The theatre is owned by the City of Dublin and managed by the Dublin Downtown Development Authority. It is used primarily for live productions with special showings of movies, plays, and musical events throughout the year. Keep an eye on the theatre’s schedule. Something is sure to pique your interest.

Dublin, Georgia has become an incredible success story, although it didn’t happen overnight. Beginning in 1982, the Dublin Downtown Development Authority began with the heart of a great American town. Taking the strong bones that existed in Dublin, the DDDA encouraged development and projects that fostered continuing growth. The booming retirement population in the area is testament to their success. Check out Dublin and the surrounding area for a myriad of activities from nature hikes to things more civilized.

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It's Been A Long Road Old Buddy.

After decades of traveling and performing in front of millions, Dean Daughtry has decided it’s now time to get off that long road. As one of ARS’s founding members and main songwriters Dean was truly instrumental to the band’s success. His touch is obvious listening to any ARS record. His talents shine when you hear ‘So Into You’, ’Imaginary Lover’ and any number of the great songs he was essential in penning. ‘Dog Days’, ‘Normal Love’, there are so many incredible ARS songs founded upon the incredible piano playing that Dean brought to the group.

As the band approaches its 50th anniversary, we are truly disheartened that we will not have our ‘Old Buddy’ on the road with us. Dean is the longest riding member of Atlanta Rhythm Section having literally been on the road continuously with ARS for well over forty years. Some of you may have noticed his occasional absence over the past couple years. We’ve been fortunate to have some very talented friends able to sit in when we’ve needed them. Lee Shealy, who we met through Andy Anderson, has performed with the band several times now and will man the piano for us into 2020. Lee grew up in Atlanta and we’re sure everyone will like him as much as we do.

We hope that Dean and Donna enjoy a long and happy retirement together. And that Dean will really enjoy not having to rush to and through the airports anymore. Dean would like all of Atlanta Rhythm Section’s fans to know how much he really appreciates them and how much he will miss seeing them. That isn’t nearly as much as his fans and his friends in the band are gonna miss ‘Ole Ox’.


Join Us in Central Florida at The Southern Rock & BBQ.

This has the makings of an incredible experience. The beautiful Masonic Park and Youth Camp in Wimauma, Florida is hosting The Southern Rock & BBQ. The park is within easy driving distance of Tampa, Orlando, and Sarasota, well really just about all of Florida except maybe Pensacola and PCB. Situated on 204 acres of beautifully wooded land the park includes amenities for all ages. You can enjoy the lake, canoes, kayaks, hiking trails, horseback riding, wildlife, basketball courts, and a paintball course. Bring your tent because primitive camping is FREE! In other words: cheap weekend.

We had a blast on the Southern Rock Cruise last year and plan to bring all that fun ashore this year. Several of the great bands featured on the cruise will be appearing during the weekend in Wimauma. We are looking very forward to seeing Jacksonville’s own Curt Townes and his fantastic band again. It’s quite an honor to share the stage with those guys. We’ll be sure to get there early and check out their set. Hopefully, everyone is having a good hair day and we can get there early enough to see local wonder boy Randy McNeeley. We hear he’s pretty good. Tucci Project from Sarasota starts Friday evening off right with an energetic blend of southern blues rock.

Come on down for the whole weekend y’all. Saturday features Preacher Stone, who put on a large LARGE show. You definitely don’t want to miss The Cowboy Poets, who will blow your mind with about the most energetic three-piece performance you will ever see, plus Nicolas and Scott are just great dudes along with being heavy-duty players. It’ll be a full day of music ending with Skinny Molly and what’s sure to be a crazy jam session.

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It’s Valentines Time Louisiana. Take Your Sweetie to a Show!

Atlanta Rhythm Section is always thrilled to head to NOLA. This time around we will be in nearby Metairie at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Opened in spring 2015, the JPAC is an 86,000 sq. ft. theatrical venue in the heart of Jefferson Parish. The 1000+ seat venue provides the Jefferson Parish area with a modern, state of the art theater which strives to expand the Arts to the whole community, including concerts and plays inclusive of all ages and cultures.

Jefferson Performing Arts Center is managed by ASM Global, a venue management powerhouse that also manages the nearby Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and performing arts venues under its supervision, ASM Global provides venue strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, as well as, construction and design consulting.

Come on out with that special someone, imaginary or not. Ticket specials are available if you hurry!

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Get Well Soon Mr. Mike!

It’s not very often a rock band speaks fondly of a rock concert promoter. Well, all of us in ARS can’t think of anything bad to say about Mike Blackwell who has promoted some great shows with us over the years. Last year he put on an amazing concert in Hiawassee, GA on Chatuge Lake, at the Anderson Music Hall where we performed with our friends, Pure Prairie League. It was a highlight of 2019 for us. What an amazing crowd!

We can always count on Mr. Mike and his crew to put on a humdinger of an event. They treat us just like family and always throw down some real tasty grub for us. Everyone with ARS wishes Mr. Mike the best as he recovers from surgery. Mr. Blackwell promotes a lot of shows regionally and is a man truly worthy of your support. So get out and see one of his shows. And please, send him some positive thoughts and prayers. Thanks y’all!


A.R.S. Heads Back to Texas’ Arlington Music Hall, Dosey Doe and One World Theatre

With another chance to grab a cup of “the coffee that takes you away” and to perform at a few of the finest live venues anywhere in the USA, Atlanta Rhythm Section is slap happy to be returning to Texas. We will begin a mini tour of Texas just outside 'The Big D' at the historic Arlington Music Hall which premiered as a movie theatre in 1950. The first movie to be shown featured Shirley Temple and was followed by a memorable on stage performance by a local band The Flying Ranch Hands who later became known as The Light Crust Dough Boys.

We continue to The Big Barn at Dosey Doe just outside Houston in The Woodlands. Not only is the coffee incredible but the food, the staff and the venue itself really stand out. If you like wood, you’ve got to check out this amazing place that features massive amounts of reclaimed timbers. Dosey Doe has won numerous awards including “Best Live Music Venue” and “Best Breakfast in The Woodlands”. If you can’t catch our show, stop by for breakfast, BBQ, or some of their amazing coffee; maybe go see a different band. There’s always something going on at Dosey Doe. Try the country fried steak; it’s pretty darn good. Yum! We can’t wait.

Last but certainly not least, we visit the state’s capital, Austin, and yet another fantastic venue, One World Theatre. The heart of One World began beating when its founder, percussionist, Hartt Stearns, attended a seminar at UCLA by Brazilian musician, Mayuto Correa, with whom Hartt would study. This enlightening experience inspired a journey to create and share One World through artistic exchange and experience. Hartt would spend many years traveling and performing music. Eventually, his journey would lead to Austin where he would find Nada. The two eventually marry and together find One World Theatre. For two decades, OWT has been one of the premiere venues in a premiere music town. Amazing place and an amazing couple, we look forward to seeing you again!

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"The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History" - Is Now Available!

Seasoned, southern author, Willie G. Moseley, has written an in-depth book about The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Years of research and extensive interviews are infused into the first and only authorized history of the band. A native and current resident of Alabama, Mr. Moseley effortlessly weaves the story of a band whose roots are so close to his own.

Atlanta Rhythm Section’s background is a history lesson of the music scene in the South during the 60’s. Mr. Moseley details how Buddy Buie assembled a core group of incredibly talented southern musicians and developed the creative environment that enabled the ensemble to flourish and truly craft some amazing work. Buddy made real his dream of forming a super group to use as a vehicle for his songwriting skills, musical vision and business acumen. Mr. Buie’s efforts played out like an expertly conducted symphony and crescendo when Atlanta Rhythm Section’s mainstream success peaked in the late 70’s.

What goes up..., well, you can read the rest of that story too. Mr. Moseley’s book delves into the struggles that follow the band’s Top 40 success. He trails the band’s twists and turns throughout the new millennium up to the present day. Published by Schiffer Publishing and available through many online retailers, “The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History” is Mr. Moseley’s thirteenth book. A senior writer of Vintage Guitar Magazine, he is News Editor emeritus for The Tallassee Tribune.

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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) Paul 'TheMan' Goddard (bass).

Audio Mixer: Rodney Mills.



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