meet ROB lEINES
“It’s hard for me to sit still,” admits Rob Leines, the country-rock frontman and blue-collar road warrior who regularly spends more than 200 nights a year onstage, bashing out a mix of Telecaster twang, guitar-driven grit, and southern storytelling.
Long before he paid tribute to the touring lifestyle with albums like 2021’s Blood Sweat and Beers, Leines crisscrossed the country as a child. The son of a military man, he was born in Georgia and spent time in both Utah and California before returning to the motherland, where he graduated high school and began working as a whitewater raft guide. Leines loved the South — its waterways, mountains, and great outdoors — and although he’d eventually move back to California, those southern roots would always play a role in his music.
Following his 2018 debut, Bad Seed, and the 2020 concert album Live in Richmond at the National (recorded during a rowdy night in Virginia, opening for Whiskey Myers), Blood Sweat and Beers finds Leines occupying the intersection between outlaw country and southern rock. It’s a record that mixes tattooed twang, hardscrabble honky tonk, Appalachian rock & roll, and roadhouse roots music into the same pot, filled with songs that spotlight the highs, lows, victories, vices, and vixens that come with a life spent on the move.
Recorded with Leines’ live band, Blood Sweat and Beers is a snapshot of a frontman in forward motion: his chops sharpened by a touring schedule that’s kept him on the road for years, and his songs aimed somewhere between the listener’s head, heart, and dancing shoes. As he’s said before, it’s hard for him to sit still. These songs encourage the audience to keep moving, too. Blood Sweat and Beers is country music with a blue-collar rock & roll pulse — a sound that blurs the lines between genres, one amped-up anthem at a time.
Doors – 6:30pm | Show – 7:30pm
Listen to his newest Cosmic Country & Western Songs and watch his recent performance of Darlin’ Cory live in Knoxville to get a sneak peek at the show you’ll be seeing at Duling Hall on January 31st
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Darlin’ Cory – live in Knoxville, TN
Our friends at Saltine Restaurant serve a food menu from doors to showtime and provide a full bar with signature cocktails throughout the entire event.
Duling Hall is an Independent Venue that welcomes all music lovers.