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They’ve been part of the Southern Rock scene for nearly 50 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover, Homesick, and Spooky. But there’s so much more...
With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies.
So read, watch, listen, enjoy - have yourself a “Large Time!”


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Hello! Thanks for Checking in on Us.

We are thankful to report that the members of ARS have gotten through the COVID situation as yet uninfected and now, we have all been fully-vaccinated. We’re sorry for not being able to get out seeing y’all sooner. The band is extremely eager to get back to performing regularly and once again spending time with all of our friends out on the road. Thanks for being patient. It’s been very difficult for us. ARS played more concerts in the years leading up to the pandemic than we have since the 80’s. Suddenly not being able to perform came as quite a shock to us.

Our thoughts continue to go out to all of you, as everyone has been affected by the pandemic in some way. We hope that our ARS family of friends and fans are now emerging healthy and ready to rock. Most of our shows have fortunately been rescheduled. Please hang on to your tickets and if you’ve been thinking about getting a ticket to a show, please, go get one. Any show! Music venues and those who rely upon them for their livelihoods have suffered significantly. We really (REALLY, REALLY!) appreciate the support. Everybody could use more things to look forward to.

It’s time to get back out there. Get back on the road. Face the spot lights and make some glorious noise! Thank goodness!

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UPDATE: Georgia Mountain Rhythm at Anderson Music Hall.

Thanks so much to everyone that joined us at the Anderson Music Hall. We are relieved to report that Rodney suffered from nothing more serious than a bout of severe dehydration the night of our show. He was thoroughly checked out by some of our country’s true-hero, medical-folks who pumped him full of fluids and sent him on his way. We can’t thank enough Miss Hilda and the Anderson staff for hanging in there with us. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the amazing audience that carried us through an unsettling situation and totally ROCKED IT!

We always have a great time playing in Hiawassee, GA. Over the years, ARS has had several memorable concerts at the 2,900-seat Anderson Music Hall, located on the scenic shores of Lake Chatuge. Performing in front of a great crowd, at a great venue, with all your friends, it never gets old and it just doesn’t get any better. We’ve been fortunate to have shared the Anderson’s stage with Pure Prairie League, Marshall Tucker Band and Molly Hatchet. This time around we hung out with another great band, Orleans. They sounded fantastic and we look forward to seeing them again soon. Actually, we have several shows scheduled with them this year.

Don’t forget the Georgia Mountain Fair, August 13-21st, and check out the great shows and events coming to Towns County Georgia at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and Anderson Music Hall. You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful place to visit and the wonderful people up there will make you look forward to going back.

Click here for more about all the happenings at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.


North Carolina Mountain Rhythm at ‘Ashejam’.

The Ashejam has the makings of an incredible music event in a incredible place and really, for a truly incredible price. In picturesque Fletcher, NC, at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center, on the outskirts of Asheville, join us at the Southern Atlantic Hemp and Arts Expo for a weekend full of celebration, art, food, music and some totally great vibes.

Three days of fantastic bands. Three days of hanging in the scenic North Carolina Mountains with some beautiful people. RV sites are available at the fairgrounds for the weekend. We’ll be playing on Sunday with an incredible lineup. Definitely a 70’s vibe going on Sunday, we will share the stage with: Firefall, Pure Prairie League, Poco, Orleans and the Babys . Junction 280 from Henderson, NC brings a real taste of the local bluegrass flavor to start the day. Wow! Friday’s and Saturday’s lineups include a variety of talented acts that fit right into the cool vibes of the event.

Be sure to get there early on Saturday for the Jeff Sipe Trio. Meet you at the drum circle!

Click here for more about Ashejam and The Southern Atlantic Hemp and Art Expo.


A Couple Good Ones Join The Great Beyond Jam.

Our hearts are heavy and our condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Rusty Young and B.J. Thomas. We've been extremely fortunate to have run around some with both Rusty and B.J.. The only thing larger than these two's talents was their graciousness. Both of them were fine gentlemen who had the uncanny ability to make those around them feel special. Until we meet again.


"The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History" - Is Now Available!

Seasoned, southern author, Willie G. Moseley, has written an in-depth book about The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Years of research and extensive interviews are infused into the first and only authorized history of the band. A native and current resident of Alabama, Mr. Moseley effortlessly weaves the story of a band whose roots are so close to his own.

Atlanta Rhythm Section’s background is a history lesson of the music scene in the South during the 60’s. Mr. Moseley details how Buddy Buie assembled a core group of incredibly talented southern musicians and developed the creative environment that enabled the ensemble to flourish and truly craft some amazing work. Buddy made real his dream of forming a super group to use as a vehicle for his songwriting skills, musical vision and business acumen. Mr. Buie’s efforts played out like an expertly conducted symphony and crescendo when Atlanta Rhythm Section’s mainstream success peaked in the late 70’s.

What goes up..., well, you can read the rest of that story too. Mr. Moseley’s book delves into the struggles that follow the band’s Top 40 success. He trails the band’s twists and turns throughout the new millennium up to the present day. Published by Schiffer Publishing and available through many online retailers, “The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History” is Mr. Moseley’s thirteenth book. A senior writer of Vintage Guitar Magazine, he is News Editor emeritus for The Tallassee Tribune.

LOOK for  "The Atlanta Rhythm Section : The Authorized History"  at your favorite retailer.


A.R.S. Releases 2-Disc CD: "One From the Vaults"

Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern Rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late `70s. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. It was then that a local recording studio was opened, Studio One, and the remnants of two groups (the Candymen and the Classics Four), became the studio's house band. One of the facility's head figures, Buddy Buie, soon began assembling the session band. After playing on several artists' recordings, it was decided to take the band a step further and make the group of players a real band, leading to the formation of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. This collection contains 10 tracks previously unavailable on compact disc.

Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.

Recording information: Atlanta, GA (1977); Chandler, NC (1977); Cleveland, OH (1977); London, England (1977); NYC, NY (1977); Pittsburgh, PA (1977); Tokyo, Japan (1977); Atlanta, GA (1978); Chandler, NC (1978); Cleveland, OH (1978); London, England (1978); NYC, NY (1978); Pittsburgh, PA (1978); Tokyo, Japan (1978); Atlanta, GA (1981); Chandler, NC (1981); Cleveland, OH (1981); London, England (1981); NYC, NY (1981); Pittsburgh, PA (1981); Tokyo, Japan (1981).

Personnel: Rodney Justo, Andy Anderson , Ronnie Hammond (vocals); Dave Anderson (guitars, background vocals); Steve Stone (guitars); J.R. Cobb, Barry Bailey (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dean Daughtry (piano, organ); Robert Nix (drums, percussion); Roy Yeager, R.J. Vealey, Jim Keeling (drums) Paul 'TheMan' Goddard (bass).

Audio Mixer: Rodney Mills.



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