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Adam Guthrie + Heath Green @ Ferus on 41st

Join us for a free show with Adam Guthrie and Heath Green!

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Adam Guthrie + Heath Green @ Ferus on 41st
Adam Guthrie + Heath Green @ Ferus on 41st

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Sep 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Birmingham, 430 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA

About the event

Join us for a free show with Adam Guthrie and Heath Green!

Adam Guthrie, born in Birmingham, Alabama, is a multi instrumentalist/songwriter who toured extensively in the US with the eclectic horn-driven eight-piece punk band Pain that gained exposure from a theme song for Jabberjaw on Cartoon Network. He has since performed on various stringed instruments for local and touring bands based out of Birmingham. In 2019, members of the band, Pain, reunited to form Salvo which has released two albums including 2021’s “The Traveler.” He also released a solo album titled “Stars“ in 2021. Adam enjoys recording, producing albums, and composing film scores.

Heath Green: You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now, yet for someone who has been quietly plying his trade for well over 15 years, Mr. Green has somehow managed to avoid the spotlight due to a lifetime of patience, hard luck, and working man’s caution. As a longtime fixture on the Birmingham music scene through groups like Mudpie, Fishergreen, and the Back Row Baptists, Green has carved out a reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers around, combining gritty storytelling born out of the dirt and red clay of his home state with an electric delivery that’s on par with the best soul men of the modern era. Having toiled countless hours at dive bars and late-night haunts that have served as the real-time backdrop for his ongoing musical canvas, Green’s penchant for “tell it like it is” songwriting has made him a favorite among local scenesters in the Magic City music community, weaving tried and true tales of desperation, redemption, and devil-may-care attitude into a cohesive whole worthy of Delta blues relics twice his age.

But that’s really only half of the story. Having grown up on a steady diet of Stones, Faces, Humble Pie, and a lifetime of wanting to capture the live fire of artists like Ike & Tina Turner and the Joe Cocker/Leon Russell nexus, Heath’s uncanny ability to channel the best of his musical heroes is truly a sight to behold. From sidelong stage shimmies and full blast soul screams, to exorcising rock n’ roll demons with plaintive pleas for mercy and salt-of-the-earth salvation, there are few modes of musical catharsis his sonic world leaves untouched.

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