The Ninth Annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival is in the books but that doesn’t mean the music at its location at Pop’s Farm in Axton, Virginia, has to stop. In fact, on Friday, June 30, you can catch Rooster Walk regular the People’s Blues of Richmond performing on the Pine Grove Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of show or at the gate. They’re available online HERE or in Martinsville locally at the Daily Grind and Rising Sun Breads.
According to the press release, The People’s Blues of Richmond bring a carnival-like mayhem to their dark, blues-infused psychedelia. People’s Blues of Richmond co-founders and lifelong friends Beavers and Matt Volkes (bass, backing vox) began playing music together in college as a way to grieve the loss of a mutual friend. Their lineup finally solidified in 2013 with the addition of friend and powerhouse drummer Neko Williams (son of Drummie Zeb of legendary reggae band The Wailers). After years together, on the road and off, the three are more than just bandmates, they’re brothers. It’s a camaraderie that show in their music and beyond. “No matter what, we look out for each other,” Volkes says. “If I have a sandwich, Tim and Neko get a bite, too. We’re all in this together.”
The Delics is a primitive sounding savage rock and roll band influenced by Detroit rock from the late ’60s such as the MC5 and Iggy and The Stooges. Original material with high energy performances the band is led by lead guitarist Angus Hobson with other members consisting of vocalist Preston Painter, drummer Austin Gilbert, bassist Scout Wiles, and lead guitar Matt Bryant. They all contribute to writing songs and musical arrangements.
And make plans to attend another show sponsored by Rooster Walk and Deschutes Brewery at Pop’s Farm on Friday, Aug. 18. The Cris Jacobs Band will also appear on the Pine Grove Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Tickets are $15 in advance / $18 at the gate. You can buy tickets online HERE.