Monday, March 31, 2014

Instro Summit 2014!

Instro Summit is THE largest surf/instrumental music festival in the world.  This year will be my third consecutive year attending/performing.  The event has become somewhat of a family reunion of sorts and many of the groups performing I am honored to call friends.  Crispy Bess, promoter, has really outdone himself this year bringing in 28 astounding acts from across the US.  Held at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC May 16-18, check out this forum on Surf Guitar 101 for more details.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Video for Atomic Boogie

Video for the Surge!

Videos for the Monterreys

First show featuring The Monterreys (NC), The Surge!, and Atomic Boogie

When you first see the Monterreys hit the stage you expect some sort of heavy, Southern rock but are instead knocked on your ass by energetic surf with a hint of flamenco.  These guys are a staple at Southern surf festivals with good reason as their live shows are excellent.

I have known members from Atlanta's The Surge! for a LONG time.  Eddie Katcher is a force with which to be reckoned.  Not only is Ed an astounding player, but a veritable encyclopedia of surf music history and gear, with a penchant for blondes (amps).  The Surge! plays the style as it was intended - loud and dripping with reverb.

Variety is the spice of life they say and for the first stomp, Atomic Boogie will offer it up in spades.  These guys play all things 'billy and blues: jump blues, rockabilly, psychobilly, country, Sun Records era rock 'n roll, you name it they probably play it.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Southern Surf Stomp is a monthly all ages surf show held at Kavarna in Decatur, Georgia.  Each show features top regional and local surf, as well as non-surf groups.  This site's aim is to promote groups performing at the Stomp as well as friends to SSS.

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