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American Aquarium - Standing Room Only

  • Dates: December 10, 2021
  • Times: Doors open at 7pm; Show starts at 8pm
  • Admission: VIP Pre-Show Meet & Greet Experience $110
  • Harvester Performance Center
    450 Franklin Street
    Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • Phone: (540) 484-8277
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“Country music was the voice of the people. It wasn’t always the prettiest voice, but it was an honest voice,” says American Aquarium founder and frontman BJ Barham. “I think that’s where country music has lost its way.” He pauses, then adds, North Carolina accent thick and voice steady: “I operate in the dark shadows of what we don’t want to talk about in the South.”

These days, those shadows are tall and wide, making it hard to recognize a neighbor, family–– even yourself. On American Aquarium’s new album Lamentations, Barham shines light on dark American corners with heartbreaking conversations, long looks in the mirror, and empathetic questions, all through songwriting that is clear without sacrificing its poetry, and direct without losing its humanity. “As a songwriter, my number one job is to observe and then translate what I observe into a song, a story, a lesson,” Barham says. “I’d be doing myself and the listener a huge disservice if I didn’t talk about the things I see, which is a country, divided.”

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  • 450 Franklin Street
  • Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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  • Harvester Performance Center
  • VIP Pre-Show Meet & Greet Experience $110