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Blackberry Smoke on stage at the Ford Theater

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

Your Country 99.3 WCJC will welcome the southern rock/country band Blackberry Smoke to the Honeywell Center on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $45 and $32.

Blackberry Smoke will perform a series of stripped-down shows this spring as part of their newly confirmed “Break It Down Tour,” the band’s first-ever acoustic tour.

The newly announced shows celebrate the release of Blackberry Smoke’s new acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, released last fall. Created as a companion to the band’s latest full-length album, Find a Light, the EP was recorded at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, Tennessee and features stripped-down versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. The EP, recently named one of the “10 Best Country EPs of 2018” by Rolling Stone, continues to receive critical acclaim.

Opening for Blackberry Smoke will be the husband and wife duo entitled Ida Mae. The duo’s magic lies in the sensuous dovetailing of two voices and the intimacy of their songs. Their chemistry on stage is not just a dramatic pose and is a truly captivating sight to behold.

Hailing from Norwich, England and born out of Kill It Kid who established their credentials in the British Music indie Rock world, Chris and Stephanie present themselves as a sensual version of White Stripes meets Civil Wars meets The xx. Singing together, the couple has an unusual ‘which-is-which’ dynamic.

Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at 260-563-1102.