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GRITZFEST II Coming To Huntsville, Alabama February 26th

Posted: Jan 22, 2010

A little less than five years after the first highly successful GRITZFEST, Swampland.com, Gritz.net and Concerts South are proud to announce a very special all-star benefit show to be held at Crossroads Music Hall in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday evening, February 26th beginning at 7:30 PM. The concert will benefit GRITZ Charities, with portions of proceeds going to Haiti Relief through Worldvision.

The Southern Rock Homecoming will feature performances by several true “Legends.”  Scheduled to appear is Bonnie Bramlett, “Southern Rock Soul Sister Number One,” whose illustrious career includes a magnificent body of work with Delaney & Bonnie featuring the late Delaney Bramlett. Bonnie was also the only “Allman Sister” ever with The Allman Brothers Band. She is also famous as an actress for her role on TV’s Roseanne and in the recent Kevin Costner movie The Guardian. This marks Bonnie's second appearance at GRITZFEST!

Also appearing will be one of Southern music’s finest guitarists, Tommy Talton, co-founder of the 70’s band Cowboy also recorded and toured with Gregg Allman. Tommy is also an amazing singer/songwriter with two recent, excellent albums to his credit.

The “house band” will be Tommy Crain & The Crosstown Allstars. Crain was the red hot guitarist for The Charlie Daniels Band for over 15 years, co-writing many of Charlie’s hits including the muti-platinum “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”  Crain and his smokin’ band, which now boasts Wet Willie bassist Jack Hall, has a brand new live album coming soon and are recording their second studio record as well. By the way, Crain and his amigos were also a staple of the first GRITZFEST!

Guy Gilchrist wears two hats. He is best known as cartoonist of “Nancy” fame, as well as drawing “The Muppets” comics, among others. Guy is also a top notch singer songwriter, and will be performing some of his music at GRITZFEST.

Event organizers Michael Buffalo Smith (GRITZ) and Sonny Edwards (Concerts South) will join in the all-star jam session at the end of the evening, which promises to be quite special. Rumor has it that there may be some more special guests dropping by as well.

The event will also feature an auction of items donated by such stars as Billy Bob Thornton, Gov’t Mule, Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band and more.

Admission is by a $15 minimum donation.

Hope to see y'all there!

Keep it Real. Keep it Southern.



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Trey Harris says...

That's great new's Buffalo. My wife and I were at the first Gritzfest in Greenville a few years back and had great time. Hopefully filming will be completed on the motion picture I'm working on and we can try and attend this one.

Steve Journey says...

we will be there!..We can"t wait..great lineup and great music..It will be cool seeing Bonnie sing and the very next night we will be at the Clapton show in music city. Very cool how that worked out! Greetings from the Rocket City.. Steve

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