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James Justin & Co. Release Dark Country

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo by Stratton Lawrence


Saturday, May 21th at the Pour House was the official release party for the latest James Justin & Co. CD, Dark Country. The band hit the ground running and the stage did not seem large enough to contain the energy, talent and enthusiasm of the band as a whole and specifically, lead vocalist and guitar player, James Justin Burke. Burke’s music is fun to get down to, but there is also rich storytelling and emotions in every tune.

Duffy Lewis of had this to say about Burke and his band: With their eclectic mix of musical styles, James Justin & Co. represents the best of the burgeoning genre of Americana. “Americana is here to stay. I hope it becomes bigger than rock ‘n’ roll,” says band leader Justin Burke. Rooted in various forms of American music, “Dark Country” is reminiscent of legendary musicians John Prine and Neil Young, with a smattering of Jim Morrison, and resembles contemporary artists, The Avett Brothers—but Burke is creating his own unique style of Americana music, where rock ‘n’ roll meets folk music.

James Justin & Co. follows their 2009 debut album, “Southern Son, So Far,” with “Dark Country,” due to be released nationally in July. “Dark Country” delivers a driving Southern rock beat, mixed with the haunting, sometimes sentimental strings of bluegrass, country, and folk. Add the power of brass horns and throw in an organ and piano, and J. J. & Co. cannot be pigeon-holed.”

The band will be touring for the next several months to promote Dark Country. If these guys are in your area, go to them! You will not be disappointed.

  • Wed, June 1st Martin’s Downtown / Roanoke, VA 9pm
  • Thu, June 2nd Mo Daddy’s / Asheville, NC with The Delta Saints
  • Fri, June 3rd Barley’s Taproom / Knoxville, TN 10pm
  • Tue, June 7th Triple Nickel / Colorado Springs, CO 10pm
  • Wed, June 8th Cervante’s / Denver, CO 10pm
  • Thu, June 9th The Lazy Dog / Boulder, CO
  • Sat, June 11th Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Fest / Palisade, CO
  • Sat, June 11th Carnahan’s / Carbondale, CO 10pm
  • Thu, June 16th Moe’s Original Bar B Que / Fort Collins, CO
  • Fri, June 17th Bar SS / Laporte, CO
  • Sat, June 18th Paddy’s / Vail, CO
  • Sun, June 19th Bluegrass on Aspen Mountain
  • Fri, June 24th Three 20 South / Breckenridge, CO
  • Sat, June 25th The Summit / Durango, CO
  • Sun, June 26th The Launchpad / Albuquerque, NM
  • Tue, June 28th The Continental Club / Austin, TX
  • Fri, July 1st Luna / St. Charles, LA
  • Sat, July 2nd Ole Tavern @ George St. / Jackson, MS
  • Wed, July 6th Lulu Buffet’s / Gulf Shores, AL
  • Wed, July 13th Smith’s Olde Bar / Atlanta, GA with Bret Mosley and Gaslight Street
  • Thu, July 14th Downtown Alive / Greenville, SC 6pm
  • Fri, July 15th Deep South / Raleigh, NC 10pm
  • Sat, July 16th Edgewood Farm Fest II
  • July 28-31st FloydFest 10 – the eXperience / Floyd, VA
  • Fri, Aug. 12th The Crooked I / Erie, PA
  • Aug. 18-19th Camp Barefoot 5 / West Virginia
  • Sat, Aug. 20th Live by the Lake / Wise, VA
  • Sept. 17-18th: Bristol Rythm & Roots Reunion / Bristol, TN

For more information about James Justin & Co, visit

Awendaw Green Music Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by Lowcountry Boil

Over two Lowcountry winter days of Sat-Sun, Dec. 4-5, a generous helping of Charleston’s finest musical acts will display their talents across four stages at The Awendaw Green Music Festival. Performers include Steven Fiore, Gaslight Street, James Justin & Co, Mark Bryan, the Shrimp Record Family Band, Slow Runner, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, The Tips, John Wesley Satterfield and his Damn Fine Band, Ryan Bonner and the Dearly Beloved, The Bushels, Lindsay Holler and the Western Polaroids, The Casual Kings, Firework Show, Deepwater Soul Society, Megan Jean and the KFB, The Freeloaders, Torture Town, Po’Ridge, Steel Petals, The Danielle Howle Band, Josh Roberts and Doug Jones.

In all, over 150 performers amidst 66 unique acts will play over the two days. Two Center Stages will rotate 45-minute sets, allowing continuous music from noon – 10 pm each day. The Dance Stage will highlight an assortment of grooving and growing acts. A particularly exciting development is the creation of the Singer/Songwriter Stage at the stage normally used for Barn Jams. Featuring an ‘in-the-round’ performance style, this stage will offer an intimate level of connectivity amongst individual performers and their audience.

Tickets for the Awendaw Green Music Festival are $15/day or $25 for a weekend pass and students $10/day or $20/weekend pass, available at the gate. Food and drink will be reasonably priced and provided by the Seewee Restaurant Grill on site and Palmetto Brewery. Please, no coolers. Proceeds from the Awendaw Green Music Festival will benefit the Wando High School Band Program, the American Red Cross, Toys for Tots and other local causes.

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