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Grandpa’s Cough Medicine @Barrelhouse South

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FROM the moment we heard "hardcore power grass," Grandpa’s Cough Medicine piqued our interest. Blending Hank III-approved outlaw influences with bluegrass and boot-stompin’ beats, the Florida trio promises a great show to start your weekend.

From tales of heartbreak and devotion to drinking songs, the band digs into standard country/roots lyrical fare while spicing it up with modern twists and a healthy infusion of humor.

Their latest and third album, 180 Proof, featured the likes of Jason Carter, Aaron Till, Hank III, and Isaac Corbitt as guests. Having featured players of that caliber is certainly great, but the members of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine have their own feathers in their caps: banjo player Mike Coker was the 2015 Rockygrass banjo champion, and Brett Bass was the 2015 Rockygrass flatpick guitar champion.

They’ll perform in Savannah with Southern groove rockers LoveChunk.

Friday, May 13, 9 p.m., free, 21+

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