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BILLY ALLEN + THE POLLIES

June 19 @ 6:00 pm

Appearing IN PERSON, BILLY ALLEN + THE POLLIES w/very special guests!!!**ABOUT BILLY ALLEN + THE POLLIES ::**There is a ferocious Southern engine inside of Billy Allen + The Pollies’ debut album Black Noise. It thrums to life atop a classic rock chassis and expertly weaves in and out of gospel, grunge, funk and soul along its eleven-song journey. From the explosive top of the album (a liberating anthem of self-worth called “All of Me”) to the spiritually haunting final track (the wurlitzer fueled “Go on Without Them”) Black Noise is a genre-defiant haymaker that lands.The band is a hybrid of four piece rock outfit The Pollies and fellow Alabamian, and frontman, Billy Allen. The story of what fused Allen and The Pollies is one that begins in a bar 8 years ago. This particular bar was on Allen’s gig circuit and it just so happens to be where Jay Burgess (founder of The Pollies) was having a drink that evening. While there was intrigue and potential in that first chance meeting, the two would remain ships in the night, each building their own careers, until years later when the stars would align at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals. As the story goes, both Allen and The Pollies, who were all occasional session musicians at Fame, were finally in the room together and the track on deck was Little Richard’s “Greenwood, MS”. To hear Allen retell this part of the story is to hear a man talk about the beginnings of a priceless friendship. “There was an immediate romantic musical connection,” Allen said. “This is my band.” To hear Burgess tell it, the feeling was mutual. Over the subsequent year, the two groups rehearsed, toured, wrote, and gelled together under the moniker Billy Allen + The Pollies. The joining of Billy and Jay (along with the other charter members of The Pollies: Spencer Duncan, Jon Davis & Clint Chandler) was like the clicking of a dislocated bone back into true.LISTEN to Billy Allen + The Pollies :: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0CggIIgutWee3JZRvbUnzd… See less

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
6:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/363707579498090/

Venue

Raccoon Motel
315 E 2nd St
Davenport, Iowa 52801 United States
Phone
563-424-0819
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Organizer

Raccoon Motel
Phone
563-424-0819
Email
raccoonmotelqc@gmail.com
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