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They’ve been part of the Southern Rock scene for over 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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Southeast Southern Boogie Tour - Spring 2023

We sure do love getting out there and seeing y’all. When we don’t have to get on an airplane to do it, we really LOVE it! Like spring itself our southeast shows will be over sooner than we’d like. Before we hit the airports and start dodging the humidity, it’s time for a few fun shows down home.

Booger Bottom Yacht Club is located on Georgia’s Lake Blackshear. Join us and Flintlock Annie; grab yourself a Willy Burger and let’s have a Large Time at a great place to hang along the beautiful shores of Blackshear. This one might turn into a party! Wonder if anyone is goin’ fishing?

The Third Annual Frog Level Music Festival in Wedowee, Alabama continues our deep southeast swing this spring. It’s highly doubtful any of us will be participating in the 5K race but we are really looking forward to performing at this great event in this great southeastern town.

If you’re looking for a not so southern southeastern show join us in Trion, Georgia for the Chattooga River Fest, June 10. Big thanks go to Chattooga River Group and Tennessee Valley Credit Union for inviting us to this fun event that offers much, much more than just music. Join us for a river’s worth of good times in beautiful north Georgia. Wonder if anyone will be fishing?

As always we had a great time in Hiawassee playing The Anderson Music Hall at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. What a beautiful place! What a wonderful crowd! Thanks for showing up y’all.

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Southern Boogie Tour - Northeast Edition - Spring 2023

Natick might just be the Phoenix of Massachusetts rising from a devastating fire that engulfed the entire downtown in 1874. ARS is honored to have been invited to perform at The Center for the Arts in Natick which stands as a celebration to the steadfastness of this community. We are also honored to be included among the amazing lineup of artists performing at TCAN. NRBQ, Jon Butcher Axis, Karla Bonoff, along with the musical acts some great theatrical performances, comedy shows and films are also on the schedule.

If you’re in the Berkshires this spring join us at The Stationery Factory. This revitalized and reinvented space includes a fantastic highly-acclaimed live music venue. The Stationery Factory houses many local artists and can host virtually any of your special events including weddings and company parties. More than a couple Shires will be sampled when we get there. Hope you can join us! Cheers!

The Riviera in N. Tonawanda, NY is an amazing theatre. We had a great time when we visited last and can’t wait to play this fantastic room again and eat more of that incredible POPCORN! YUM! This place is truly a gem and don’t forget about The Mighty Wurlitzer, one of few remaining great theatre organs in operation. Everyone needs to hear this amazing instrument and experience her in person, a real piece of music history and a technical wonder. See y’all there.

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Remembering a Legend and Our Friend: Dean Daughtry (September 8, 1946 - January 26, 2023)

We’re sad to announce the passing of our long time keyboard player, and founding member Dean “Ox” Daughtry.

During the late 60’s, Dean was a member of The Candymen, a legendary southern band that was at one time the touring band for Roy Orbison. At 20 years of age, Dean went from performing with a local group in southern Alabama, to touring Australia and Europe with one of the most famous singers of all time, literally overnight. After a short time playing in The Classics IV, Dean would decide to point his future toward a band being formed by Buddy Buie, who had recently achieved chart topping success writing songs for Classics IV. The new band would be named The Atlanta Rhythm Section and as they say, the rest is history.

While ARS is often thought of as a guitar centric group, just listen to any of the band’s recordings and you’ll realize the enormous contributions that Dean made. From the first chord of So Into You, to the intro of Imaginary Lover (both co-written by Dean) he left a deep imprint on the band’s records. From the ethereal chord changes of Dog Days to the powerhouse pop of You’re So Strong (one of Dean’s favorites) his songwriting will live on and continue to stand up as some of the greatest modern musical compositions.

For 49 years, Dean never missed an ARS gig, just up until a couple of years ago, when his faltering mobility forced him to leave the road. Sadly, when he retired he was only a few months short of his goal to perform with Atlanta Rhythm Section for the band’s 50th anniversary.

Back in the day, Dean apparently had a feared right cross that he wasn’t afraid to let loose if someone crossed the line but underneath his powerful persona lay a true heart of gold. He was as tenacious and loyal as a Bulldog, but all his friends knew him as “OX”.

Our hearts go out to his wife Donna, and his family.

We miss you, Ol’ Buddy !


"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.

LOOK for  "The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History"  at your favorite retailer.


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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