Roadside Glorious album party Sept. 14 at Big Beach Brewing Co.
Pleasure Islanders Aydan Closson, Basch Jernigan; Hunter Myers & Austin Thompson will all play
New Orleans southern rock and soul band Roadside Glorious, founded by Gulf Shores natives Basch Jernigan and Aydan Closson, is having a special pre-release party for their soon-to-be-released debut album Brawn and Bone at Big Beach Brewing Company in Gulf Shores on Friday, September 14 from 6-10 p.m. The album was recorded at legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals by 2018 Grammy nominated engineer John Gifford III and mixed/mastered by 2018 Grammy nominated engineer Don Syrgley. Gifford has worked with the likes of Greg Allman, Alicia Keys, Phish, and Royal Southern Brotherhood, among other well-known artists.
The party is the first and only opportunity to purchase the band’s new album before its official release on September 21. The night will include a performance by local band Funky Lampshades (Hunter Myers and Austin Thompson) and a full performance of the album by Roadside Glorious (Basch Jernigan, Aydan Closson, Evan Hall, Tyler Self), along with other original material and surprise covers. The band will have physical copies of the album available, as well as additional new merchandise.
Brawn and Bone is the first full length album released by Roadside Glorious, a band since the summer of 2016.
“We’re really excited about this,” Jernigan said. “This is a really special opportunity for us because, for Aydan and me, this is where we grew up. This is our home. So for us to be able to introduce to our home crowd – the people who have supported us all of our lives – something we have worked so passionately for the last two years and something that means so much to us, is really special. It’s been a long time coming.”
Jernigan moved to New Orleans in 2012 to attend Tulane University after attending Gulf Shores High School 2008-2012. After graduating from Tulane in 2016 he recruited Closson who soon moved over to New Orleans to start their new project.
Jernigan and Closson attended Gulf Shores Elementary, Middle, and High School together during their formative years. The two were both in the local band Katawompus during their years at Gulf Shores High School, so working together was not unfamiliar.
“He was the only drummer I wanted to work with,” Jernigan said. “He had always been the best drummer I had played with and the one I had the best chemistry with. He’s also a great person too, so when you find that combination you don’t let it slip away. I have a lot of respect for him as a musician and as a person.”
Jernigan met lead guitarist Evan Hall (Belle Chasse) during his senior year at Tulane. Hall then recruited bass guitarist Tyler Self (New Orleans). The band now regularly plays shows in New Orleans and all around the southeast. Information on the band’s upcoming shows and all other information can be found at roadsideglorious.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Pictured: (top) Basch Jernigan and Aydan Closson of Roadside Glorius, and (below) Hunter Myers and Austin Thompson of Funky Lampsh