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Blackberry Smoke – WXPN Free At Noon – Credit: Rocco Peditto

Rock and roll quintet Blackberry Smoke trickled onstage to an amped up crowd at today’s Free At Noon. The Atlanta natives prepared a special set for this afternoon in Philadelphia, going unplugged and acoustic and owning their performance all the while. Laying into their track “Ain’t Got The Blues”, lead singer Charlie Starr and guitarist Paul Jackson whipped out some impressive simultaneous finger-picking while drummer Brit Turner held down the beats with his declared “sweetar”, an altered acoustic guitar he used for percussion. The artists later commented that Philadelphia has remained a special place for them, as Jackson’s family originates from our fine city. The performance was lighthearted, with excited fans clapping and hooting at the band mates throughout it’s entirety.

Couldn’t make it out to today’s Free at Noon? You can still catch Blackberry Smoke live tonight at the Electric Factory. For more information, head over to the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen back to today’s performance in our archives and check out photos from the show below.

Blackberry Smoke 3.20.15

Setlist:

Pretty Little Lie

Six Ways to Sunday

Living in the Song

One Horse Town

Lay It All on Me

Ain’t Got the Blues

No Way Back to Eden

Ain’t Much Left of Me

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