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Band: Country Lit Tour 2021
Date: Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Troubadours, 7790 Tanner Road, troubadoursmobile.com
Tickets: $20-$50, available through the venue’s website
Since opening its doors, Troubadours has become Mobile’s outlet for both regional and national country acts. This West Mobile establishment is getting ready for one of its biggest shows yet. Country/hip-hop hybrids The Lacs will be bringing the duo’s Country Lit Tour to the Azalea City. Forged in the backwoods of Baxley, Ga., Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and Brian “Rooster” King have spent almost 20 years spreading their mix of twang, rap and rock.
This edgy concoction has allowed the duo to establish their Dirt Rock Empire label, which will be fully represented on this tour. In recent news, The Lacs released the single “AutoPilot” with fellow hick-hopper DurtE. With its mellow rhythm and leisurely flow, “AutoPilot” takes listeners down a sonic dirt road for a smooth afternoon filled with tasty beats and backwoods sermons.
The Country Lit Tour will also feature support from Demun Jones. Jones spent 10 years as a member of the group Rehab. While in Rehab, Jones helped nurture what would become the country-rap scene. Since his departure from Rehab, this prolific singer-songwriter has celebrated 10 studio releases as well as numerous collaborations. Jones will be coming to Mobile in support of his latest release, “Southern Son.” Jones opens this album with the warm, smooth groove of “Dam,” which is an impressive flashback to his Rehab days. “Southern Son” includes rowdy hick-hop anthems such as “Cornfield on Fire” and “Billy Jean,” both of which are sure to get boots stomping on the Troubadours’ dance floor.
Finding muses in T.I. and Eminem, Dusty Leigh will be showcasing a musical style that mingles “the hardcore element of hip-hop with the wittiness of pop.” This musical mixture has helped Leigh to establish his dedicated following known as the “Dust Gang.” This Kentucky-based artist will fill his set with tracks from his six-album catalog, including his latest EP, “The Colonel.” The definite standout out on this release is “Off,” featuring Jones and Adam Calhoun. Top-shelf lyrical flow trips across a loop of bright, intricate acoustic runs. Newcomers to Leigh’s sound might find a new favorite on the Country Lit Tour’s stop at Troubadours.
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