Biography: The Atkinsons
The Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages in the fall of 2003. What started out as a small acoustic outfit turned into a band that took on a life of its own. The Atkinsons meld roots, country, mountain 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. With influences ranging from Old 97s to Green Day to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Drive By Truckers, the sound ends up being quite a musical stew.
The Atkinsons follow up their debut CD "American Gothic" with "Mile Marker", which takes the band on a journey through new territories of swampy roots and country swing to Texas Cajun and straight-up rock. Released in April 2011 "Mile Marker" celebrates where the band has been and where it's headed.
The Atkinsons have been performing regularly each month in the Richmond area since 2003 and have enjoyed a great following of ATK fans. Along with playing their originals, The Atkinsons aim to please by adding many fun, toe-tapping cover songs to their set list. Audiences love their versions of select songs from Old Crow Medicine Show, Old 97’s, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, AC/DC, Social Distortion, The Waterboys and the Rolling Stones.
They have been honored to share the stage with many great bands such as The Departed, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Horsehead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Sons of Bill, Jackass Flats, and many others.
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