Afternoon Americana with Horsehead and special guest The Atkinsons


The Atkinsons

All Ages

Horsehead w/ The Atkinsons

at The Camel

Saturday, December, 21st

Doors at 3:30, Show at 4

$8 ADV, $10 DOS


It's taken about a decade, but while a lot of bands won't make it past a couple of full-length releases, HORSEHEAD have managed to release six records built on a foundation of great songs, constant hooks, and dynamic musicianship. Having taken a break from recording their new studio album, Pageant Wave, for singer and principal songwriter, Jon Brown, to have heart surgery to fix and aortic aneurysm, HORSEHEAD quickly found their way to releasing what is the band's best batch of songs to date. Pageant Wave - Out Now!


The Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages over a decade ago. The band melds 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. The band's influences run the gamut from country, mountain, bluegrass, to straight up rock & roll music, and the sound ends up being quite a musical stew.

In 2017, The Atkinsons were chosen as one of the top 20 bands in Virginia to compete in the Rockn' to Lockn' battle to play the Lockn' Festival. After an online vote, we rose to 3rd place in the top 12 bands and went on to the live playoffs to a sold-out show at The Broadberry in Richmond.

The Atkinsons have two CDs "American Gothic" and "Mile Marker" that are on iTunes, CDbaby and Spotify. The band has played in most every venue in Richmond including The National, The Broadberry, The Tin Pan, Capital Ale House, Ashland Coffee & Tea, The Camel, Hardywood Brewery (all 3 locations), Steam Bell Beer Works, and many more. They've also performed at many festivals and events including Front Porch Fest 10, Floydfest, Camp Barefoot, World Beer Festival, Moonshine Festival, Cardinal Point Oyster Roast plus the annual Church Hill Irish Festivals and Carytown Watermelon Festivals. They play numerous other benefits, oyster and beer festivals too.

They've 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, American Aquarium, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Horsehead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Jackass Flats, and more.

Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W Broad St
Richmond, VA