Damn right, y’all, the Phoenix is thrilled to the gizzards and proud to the bone to welcome the mighty, the masterful, the one, the only, Mister… JARROD BIRMINGHAM! He’s graced our stage before as a guest but this is his first full on headline show. And it’s gonna be a good ‘un. Dubbed a Country Traditionalist, JB has been compared to Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. Humbled by the accolades, Birmingham attributes his pure and gritty musical style to his true grit life style. “I believe that country music should reflect the common people,” says Birmingham. “That’s pretty much my mission statement, to stay grounded in the knowledge that I‘m a blue collar individual, a country boy. There are a lot of people out there like me, and I’d like to be their voice.” This South Texas native is no manufactured “hat act.” Birmingham is a REAL cowboy. A former professional bull rider who has enough pins, plates and screws in his body to make it difficult to pass an airport scanner, Birmingham’s music is steeped in stark realism. “I never really quit riding bulls,” he laughs. “The music just sort of took over. But, what you see is what you get when you deal with me, and that is how I want to come across through my music.” Read deal stuff like this is rare, to be sought out and cherished. Tip yer hat, scoot yer boots, swig yer beer and enjoy. Opener STEVEN MARSHALL is a bit of a dude too. A singer-songmaster supreme crafting songs of grit and graft sung deep, dark and blue, hand on heart, Texas true. A great show in store tonight.