Band: Cordovas
Date: Thursday, July 26, 10 p.m.
Venue: The Brickyard, 266 Dauphin St., 251-219-6488
Tickets: Call for more info

Once again, Music City will invade the Azalea City with a visit from the Cordovas. The story of this band begins with frontman Joe Firstman. When he was just 20, this North Carolina native made the move to Los Angeles seeking notoriety in the music game and scored a contract with Atlantic Records. After parting ways with Atlantic, Firstman became music director for the late night talk show “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Now he is reveling in the music of his Cordovas project and its talented lineup.

The Cordovas’ sound is an attractive mix of old-school jams pulling from the same muses that inspired such icons as J.J. Cale, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band. The group has collected these sounds for its upcoming ATO Records debut, “That Santa Fe Channel.” The Brickyard audience can expect twangy country rock jams that can’t be contained.