Band: Great Peacock, Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, with doors at 6 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10 available at The Merry Widow through Ticketfly
Fat Tuesday will be the final day of misrule before Ash Wednesday ushers in the Lenten season. The Merry Widow will provide a perfect finale to the Mardi Gras season with two great bands.
Thomas Wynn & the Believers will open the evening. Hailing from Orlando, this six-piece promises to bring an opening set of “blistering rock and Southern soul” to LoDa. The group has dedicated its sound to the roots rock style that has made legends of bands such as The Black Crowes and The Band. Doubled vocals are mixed with Southern-fried, jammed-out instrumentation to bring their audiences driving numbers such as “Brothers & Sisters” and soulful blues ballads such as “Counting My Days.”
With their appealing countrified rock sound, Nashville-based Great Peacock has won the allegiance of many locals with their multiple visits to the Azalea City. Over the years, Mobile’s music lovers have watched as founding members Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd have molded and shaped their unique sound.
Great Peacock’s latest release is “Making Ghosts.” Highlighted by Floyd and Blount’s signature harmonies, the inclusion of fiddle and pedal steel on these Americana rock tracks make this album aurally versatile and appealing to a number of musical tastes.