The Atkinsons are turning 21! That's right, the band is now of legal drinking age and are ready to party! You are cordially invited to the big birthday celebration. This special show also includes an artist showcase before and during the show. Some of the band's most talented and creative friends will have their amazing art and handy-work for sale.
The Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages in the early 2000s and have been playing regularly ever since. The band melds roots, country, 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. The Atkinsons influences run the gamut from country, mountain, bluegrass, to straight-up rock & roll music, and the sound ends up being quite a musical stew.
They have shared the stage with many great bands such as American Aquarium, Grace Potter, Mipso, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, Miss Tess, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Jackass Flats, The Judy Chops, and many others.
Be cool // OMP is the place for peace, love, support and kindness. Critique must be requested.
Listen // Be mindful of what other players are doing. Be mindful of dynamics. It's OK to not play - music needs silence, too.
Courage // The good stuff is beyond your comfort zone. Make mistakes. See rule #1.