CONTEST OVER Win tickets NOW to see Blackberry Smoke at the Peel Friday

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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Southern rock at the Peel. If you love .38 Special and Skynyrd, you know what to do. Two tickets to the first correct commenter who can tell us the name of the band’s latest CD.

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name in your comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.

Ticket contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m weekdays, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.

From the Peel:

The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker BandZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd andGeorge Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well.

Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country,Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.

“Our fanbase is as organic as you can get,” says drummer Brit Turner. “Each fan has been won by live performance or good old word of mouth.”

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9pm Tickets: $15 advance / $17 day of show

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrew Massey November 28, 2012

    The whippoorwill

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  2. Stuart Haddow November 28, 2012

    the Whippoorwill

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    1. Jennifer Saylor November 28, 2012

      Stuart’s our winner! I’ll be in touch!

      Reply

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