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Episode 394: Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and Paul Jackson

In Episode 394 of the Iron City Rocks Podcast we welcome Charlie Starr and Paul Jackson of Blackberry Smoke.  Blackberry Smoke have just released their latest E.P. The Southern Ground Sessions which features new, acoustic recordings of several songs from their latest studio album Find A Light as well as a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s classic “You Got Lucky”. 

Charlie and Paul talk about how a video shoot turned into a magical recording too good to not capture and release. We talk about the arrangements of the songs, how the pair interweave not only their guitar parts but their vocals to create the signature Blackberry Smoke sound. We talk about the gear they used and the atmosphere in the studio. We also talk with Charlie about his writing he did for Find A Light with former Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson, writing for the next album and much, much more.