It seems as if Atlas Road Crew has arrived from another decade as their old-school sound oozes vintage 70s rock dripping with influences ranging from the Rolling Stones to The Band to the Allmans but with modern influences like The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. Their time on the South East / Mid-Atlantic circuit over the past 2 years has brought their name to thousands of new faces, earning them a legion of new fans.
In 2014 alone the band has been featured at the AAA Sunset Sessions convention in Carlsbad, CA, was direct support for Hootie & The Blowfish and The Hard Working Americans in the spring, and played the Wakarusa Music Festival in June.
Practicing in a storage unit on Atlas Road in Columbia, SC (hence the name), the band quickly begun molding, tweaking and perfecting its old-school rock ‘n’ roll sound. Despite the sweltering heat that often stifled the small unit during marathon practice sessions, the band stripped down heavy technology in favor of the more guitar-driven, easy riding sound that seemed to come naturally.
Atlas Road Crew is: Taylor Nicholson (vocals, guitar) from Pawley’s Island, SC; Max Becker (bass) from Charleston, SC; Dave Beddingfield (guitar) from Charlotte, NC; Bryce James (piano) from Columbia, SC and Patrick Drohan (drums) from Great Falls, VA.
The guys are young, but damn do they have soul.
Join us at 8pm on Sunday at The British Bulldog Pub for WXRY Unsigned.