ars 2022
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!”

NEW from The Atlanta Rhythm Section:

Time Machine



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Bruce Houghton, President
866.531.2172 ext. 108



It’s ALIVE! Rock-Tober-Fest 2023 Is ALIVE!

At the final hour, Rock-Tober 2023 has been resurrected. South Florida get ready for some spOOky vibes. ARS is headed your way on the closing weekend of October.

We will enter the terrifying Mouth of the Rat, also known as Boca Raton. The groovy creatures at The Funky Biscuit have invited us back to play at their super cool venue. If you’ve been there before, you know this is an awesome place to see a show. If you’ve never been, you gotta go! And YES! They have biscuits plus lots of other yummy food.

We’re frighteningly disappointed that we will not be able jam with Pablo Cruise at the inaugural Paradise Coast Music-fest in Naples this Rock-Tober. We’re always psyched to play with PC. What a scary good band! We were particularly looking forward to challenging them to the “World’s Shortest Marathon”. Unfortunately, very few souls had bought tickets to this event and it has withered away for now. Bummer! Thanks and condolences go to the organizers who put forth a monstrous effort toward the festival. Stay tuned for the rescheduled Paradise Coast Music-fest slated for spring 2024.

For Updates on the Paradise Coast Music-fest in Naples, Click Here...


No Rest November, 2023.

In olden times when Labor Day weekend ended, we would get off the road and really not begin working again until springtime, maybe throw in a New Year’s Eve gig and perhaps a Spooky Halloween show but really not much else. Of course change is inevitable and we’ve gotten busier and busier after Labor Day well into fall. Keeping in line with that trend, ARS has more shows in November than any other month of 2023, by far.

In our business, the surest way of knowing we’ve done a good job is getting invited back by a venue. Not only had we sold enough tickets to please the bean counters but the audience, staff and crews had positive experiences or at least nobody complained too much about us. We graciously find ourselves visiting several familiar haunts in November and are happy, happy, happy to head back to Annapolis, MD to perform once more at the celebrated Ram’s Head on Stage. ARS teams up one more time at the legendary Medina Entertainment Center in Minnesota with The Outlaws and will also see Henry and the fellas for another show at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. We had a great time last year hanging with everyone up there. What a nice place and a truly beautiful theatre!

ARS is fortunate to have had numerous shows with Firefall over the years. We always enjoy hanging with the guys and listening to their great tunes and stellar musicianship. Join us and Firefall in Kent, OH, at the renowned Kent Stage. If you were at Kent Stage last time we played together, you know that the show totally ROCKED! We will also see Jock and company at the “Finest Venue in the Miami Valley”, BMI Event Center. Plenty of very good seats are still available for this November 3rd, show. Heck, balcony seats are only $25! That’s 1990’s prices people! C’mon Ohio! We’d love to see a heap load of y’all there.

Also in November, we visit two performing arts centers that have ushered amazing historic theatres into the new millennium keeping them vibrant parts of their communities. ARS looks forward to performing The Strand Theatre at Appell Center in York, Pennsylvania and the renowned Carlton Theatre/Count Basie Center in Red Bank, NJ. A relative youngster built in 1996; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL is a unique, award-winning, state-of-the-art venue that delivers diverse cultural and educational opportunities to benefit the North Shore region. ARS plays North Shore Center, November 17.

Please, suggest having ARS perform to your favorite local venue. They just might invite us to your town. Happy Fall Y’all!

For All of Atlanta Rhythm Section’s Upcoming Shows Click HERE...


Oh! Atlanta! Ohio and West Virginia!

Well, you can drop me off on Peachtree, because Buckhead Theatre is merely steps away from the point Roswell Road joins Peachtree Street and meanders south through Atlanta. In what has become a most excellent December tradition, ARS will be performing again at The Buckhead Theatre, December 3. We LOVE playing here. Of course there is the hometown crowd hollering and singing along, plus all the friends and family. Moreover, Buckhead Theatre is one of the finest venues in Atlanta. Yeah, she’s not the Fox but since the 2007 renovation spearheaded by Atlanta icon, Charlie Loudermilk, she’s certainly no longer the awkward little sister wearing faded hand-me-downs. My, hasn’t she grown up nicely!? If you haven’t been in a while, Buckhead Theatre deserves another visit; it’s just not the same place you went in the 80’s and 90’s.

All of us must be on the nice list this year because as an early Christmas present Santa is sending us back up to Cincinnati to play at Ludlow’s Garage, December 16. We are thrilled that we get to play at this crazy cool and iconic venue another time. Also, our bass player gets an early holiday homecoming when we visit his home state, West Virginia. ARS plays the theatre at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on December, 15. Take me HOME!

For Info on All the Cool Stuff at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Click HERE...


Remembering a Legend and Our Friend: Dean Daughtry

(September 8, 1946 - January 26, 2023)

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.

ARS Releases Time Machine


Disc One, features album Deep Cuts and previously Unreleased Studio Recordings. Disc Two features live performances of their Greatest Hits over the decades. 1. Georgia Pines (The Candymen) 2. Lonely Eyes (The Candymen) 3. Stormy (Noah’s Ark) 4. Love Me Just A Little (Sometime) 5. Will I Live On? 6. Alien (Acoustic) 7. Stone Cold Hit (Previously Unreleased) 8. High Time (Previously Unreleased) 9. Longing For A Feeling (Previously Unreleased) 10. Sleep With One Eye Opened (Justo Vocal) 11. What’s Up Wid Dat? (Previously Unreleased) 12. You Ain’t Seen Nothing 13. I Don’ Want To Grow Old Alone (Hammond Vocal) 14. Voodoo (Acoustic) 15. Long Distance Love (Previously Unreleased) 16. Conversation (Hammond & Justo Vocal) 17. When (Previously Unreleased) 18. Two Note Boogie (Previously Unreleased) 19. Back Up Against The Wall (Atlanta '78) 20. Sky High (Pittsburgh '77) 21. Homesick (NYC ’81) 22. Champagne Jam (Tokyo ’78) 23. Jukin’ (Munich ’83) 24. Large Time (Munich ’83) 25. Angel (Pittsburgh ’77) 26. I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight (Tokyo ’78) 27. Jam (Atlanta ‘ 78) 28. Spooky (Tokyo ’78) 29. Boogie Smoogie (Cleveland ’78) 30. Mixed Emotions (Atlanta ’96) 31. Imaginary Lover (NYC ’96) 32. So In To You (London ’78)



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866.531.2172 ext. 108

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