featuring The Bama Gamblers
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
Bourbon Street Bar, Auburn, AL
19 years and over
The Vegabonds formed in Auburn, AL during February of 2009, a combination of two bands and two new comers, and haven't stopped playing since. They wasted no time, and immediately started working on their first full album. A mix of different musical interests laid the groundwork for the debut entitled, "Dear Revolution". The album was released in the summer of 2010, with rave reviews stemming from local writers, all the way up to regional and national recognition with reviews in magazines like Alabama Arts and (the New York based) Relix Magazine. The Vegabonds toured the Southeast non-stop in 2010 playing well over 125 shows promoting “Dear Revolution, and look to surpassed that amount in 2011.
We have shared the stage with acts such as:
Gregg Allman and Friends
Tea Leaf Green
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Hill Country Revue
Honey Island Swamp Band
Rolling in the Hay
The Last Straw
The Vegabonds debut album “Dear Revolution” was featured in November’s issue of Relix Magazine including an album review, a spot in the "On the Rise" section, and the song "Ballad of the Movers and Shakers" was on the November '10 sampler. Also, the band won the Relix Jam-Off and are featured in the current issue. The song 'Shaky Hands' is on the compliation disc. The band is very proud of having two songs from the debut album featured in such a big magazine. Several of the albums songs have climbed to top spots on the Independent Charts. IAIRA ranked "Shaky Hands" #1 and "The Wanderer" reached #88. Indie-music.com ranked The Vegabonds 'Top 25 Unsigned Bands of 2011,' after the song 'Shaky Hands' reached the top of Indie-music radio. The Vegabonds were also selected as the feature band this year on the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba radio show (The Zac Brown Band was featured a few years back.)
Early in 2011 The Vegabonds started recording their sophomore album entitled "Southern Sons" which is already catching a buzz around the musical community. The new album is set to be released in January of 2012. In April '11 The Vegabonds shared the SunFest stage with Gregg Allman and got rave reviews stemming from the festival. The SunFest tweet read: "The Vegabonds are REDEFINING southern rock!" The Vegabonds will be touring in Europe. They will be leaving January 17th 2012.