Roots & Blues Preview – Vintage Trouble

For the second straight year, StorageMart is giving away a Roots & Blues Whole Hog VIP Getaway.  Two lucky winners will each receive a pair of “Whole Hog” VIP Passes and hotel accommodations for the Roots & Blues & BBQ Festival, to be held September 20-22 in Columbia, Missouri.

If you were to describe Vintage Trouble with just one word, the word undoubtedly would have to be “throwback.”  The Los Angeles-based quartet takes its inspiration from the days when music could only be purchased on vinyl and acts like the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Chuck Berry, Ike & Tina Turner and Ray Charles ruled the airwaves.

Formed in 2010, Vintage Trouble had only been rehearsing for a couple of weeks when they began playing clubs in and around Los Angeles.  Just a few months later they were in the Bomb Shelter studios in Laurel Canyon recording their debut album “The Bomb Shelter Sessions.”

The act first took their album overseas (it released in England on July 25,2011), playing a handful of shows in England and appearing on the Jools Holland late night show in April of 2011.  On the strength of that performance, the album began taking off in the U.K., becoming the 5th highest selling digital album on Amazon UK.  In May 2011 the joined Brian May of Queen on his U.K. tour and in June supported Bon Jovi during his tour of the United Kingdom.

“The Bomb Shelter Sessions” was released in the United States on April 24, 2012.  On the strength of its success here, Vintage Trouble was tabbed as the opening act for the Who as they toured North America for the first time in four years.  They would later join up with the Who again to support them on their European tour during the summer of 2013.

Vintage Trouble are a relatively new band, but their fondness and talent for the classic sounds of the 50’s and 60’s have earned the band the adulation of fans and the respect of some of the biggest names in rock and roll history.  Be sure to catch this up and coming act before they fully take the world by storm when they hit the Roots & Blues Festival on Sunday, September 22nd.

Heather Gerling (105 Posts)

Digital Marketing Assistant at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University. Strongly believes you should never leave home without a book, and admits to having a coffee addiction.


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