Tuesday, January 31, 2023

In Photos: Blackberry Smoke at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

All photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media

WILMINGTON — Last month, Blackberry Smoke brought their Georgia flavor to North Carolina, performing to a sold-out crowd at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

The band — Charlie Starr (guitar, vocals), Paul Jackson (guitar), Richard Turner (bass), Brit Turner (drums) and Brandon Still (keyboards), Benji Shanks (guitar) — were touring in support of their latest record “You Hear Georgia.”

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“There are definitely a few genres that really resonate with folks around here,” photographer Tom Dorgan said, who was capturing photos at the show for Port City Daily. “The southern rock style of Blackberry Smokes fits in perfectly.”

The band performed through 20 tracks from their seven albums released since starting in 2000.

Opening the show was American country music singer Elizebeth Cook who also happened to be performing on her 50th birthday..

“She was great,” Dorgan added. “She told the crowd she is the daughter of a hillbilly singer that married a moonshiner.”

Cook’s mother played mandolin and ended up marrying a man who played in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary prison band while serving time for running moonshine. Cook has released seven albums, including her latest, 2020’s “Aftermath.”

Below is the setlist and pictures from the show.


Six Ways to Sunday
Live It Down
Good One Comin’ On
Like I Am
Waiting for the Thunder
Pretty Little Lie
Ought to Know
Let It Burn
Hey Delilah
Sleeping Dogs
Lonesome for a Livin’
You Hear Georgia
Lay It All on Me
Ain’t Got the Blues
Run Away From It All
Till the Wheels Fall Off
One Horse Town
Old Scarecrow

Up in Smoke
Ain’t Much Left of Me

Elizabeth Cook

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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