Posted on November 9, 2016 in Music

The Atlanta Rhythm Section have been a mainstay in the rotation of classic rock radio airplay since the inception of the classic rock genre with good reason.

They produced mega smash singles (Imaginary Lover, So Into You, I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight) as well as popular deep cuts that include some amazing hidden, and not so hidden gems. They have one platinum, and two gold albums to be proud of. It would be easy to write them off as simple pop stars who have left us with a few classic hits. This is major mistake. Atlanta Rhythm Section had, and continue to have so much to offer on so many levels that this simplification of who they are is, at the very least, uninformed.

ARS began in Doralville, GA as the fusion of members of two bands, the Candymen, who backed Roy Orbison among others, and Classics IV, who had Top 10 hits in the 1960’s with Spooky, Stormy, and Traces.

Though ARS began to achieve a strong Southern following, peers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers became kings of the Southern Rock subgenre on 1970’s FM radio.

ARS’s ascent on the charts manifested with a more pop oriented sound, featuring sexy, provocative lyrics and catchy rhythms, which became extremely popular. They never strayed too far from their southern roots, however. Check out some of the afore mentioned deep cuts from any of the fifteen albums they have released, especially the acclaimed live Are You Ready, to get the full ARS experience.

Fortunately, you can also get the full ARS experience Sunday November 13th at 7:00PM and 9:00PM, when the Atlanta Rhythm Section take the stage for two shows at the Dakota Jazz Club. The air is electric with anticipation for these performances. We look forward to founding members Rodney Justo, and Dean Daughtry, along with the rest of these seasoned players, to rock the house! Energy is sure to be high as these dedicated, lifelong musicians showcase their accomplishments in that special space that is the Dakota.

An exciting evening is on the horizon, indeed.

See you at The Dakota.

Stacey Tyler @childofprince

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