Big Mama Shakes

Big Mama Shakes

Lord Nelson, Haley Thompson-King, These Wild Plains

Sat, October 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Camel

$8 ADV, $10 DOS

Tickets at the Door

Big Mama Shakes
Big Mama Shakes
Big Mama Shakes
At its core: Big Mama Shakes is synonymous with rock and roll. I don't mean that in the pretentious "I'm an artistic genius" kind of way that John Lennon or Robbie Robertson might have; I mean it in the most painfully fun and raucously raw way one can experience rock and roll.
Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson is two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty south guitar and a hell of a lot of fun. The band was formed in 2012 by brothers, Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty. With the addition of Henry Jones on trombone and keys, this collection of Virginia boys presents original roots rock compositions about the people and places they grew up around. Lord Nelson's sound varies from slow burning, harmony laced anthems, to back beat pulsing floor stompers.

The release of their debut album, The County, highlighted a breakout year in 2015 for Lord Nelson. They also received hometown validation by winning the 2015 Rockn' to Lockn' Charlottesville battle of the bands and subsequently performing on the main stage at Lockn' Festival. In the spring of 2017, the band is hitting the studio to record their sophomore record with Rockfish Music. After 100+ shows in 2016, this year is shaping up to be even better. New songs are emerging, new instruments coming into the mix, and new pins are dropping on the map. An ambitious young group with a powerful live show, there is a kinetic whirlwind when these guys hit the stage and it is certainly one that you want to be swept up in.
These Wild Plains
These Wild Plains
It was only a year after the band played their first live show to a sold out Great Scott in Allston, MA, that Esquire Magazine featured them in their "15 Bands to Watch in 2014" feature. They've been busy since on the live front as go-to support in Boston for national touring bands like Deer Tick, Futurebirds and The Sadies. The boys capped off 2015 with a Boston Music Award nomination, opening for Evan Dando for the BMA Hall of Fame. They've earned some fantastic looks from festivals and showcses around the country: Mile of Music (Appleton, WI), SXSW (Austin, TX), The Outlaw Roadshow in New York and just announced: Stagecoach (Indio, CA) and Floydfest 2016 (Floyd, VA).

What they're saying:

"If you closed your eyes and listened to These Wild Plains you would never, in a million years, expect this sound to come from a Boston band. And that's when you realize the songs, the music and the feeling are a gift - and you never, ever know when life will surprise you. This is a group with boundless country rock charisma."

"The more I hear this band play, the more I slip away into another geography, These Wild Plains are making scene-setting music."

- Ryan Spaulding of Ryan's Smashing Life / Outlaw Roadshow

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"These Wild Plains hail from Boston, not typically a hotbed of Americana-flavored roots rock. But the quintet will be representing the state of Massachusetts at Stagecoach this year, not Coachella, though they were equally at home playing CMJ."

-Paste Magazine

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"70's Nashville harmonies, extra textures (lap steel, harp, shakers) and a nice knack for detouring into heavy and/or modern rock."

-Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org