People’s Blues of Richmond

Peoples Blues of Richmond

PBR was born in a bright green room full of beer cans and cigarette butts that you could piss on from the edge of the James River. Tim Beavers and Matt Volkes, though raised in the same Richmond suburb, were infrequent acquaintances until they found one another in the same confusing struggle of city-life, college, and drugs. It took the suicide of a common best-friend to get the two into that shitty green room in the home they shared; but when they did, the feeling was instant. They were beaten, disoriented, unhappy, addicted, and dying to do something creative. They started practicing old blues songs and recycling old riffs and poems to create original material, jamming with whoever was interested. After they’d become well acquainted with the a ridiculously fast-growing Richmond fan base they began branching out. They’ve been infiltrating more local scenes around colleges like JMU, Univ. of Tennessee, WVU, Univ. of Vermont, UVA, VT, etc.; playing popular Richmond bars and venues like The Camel, The National, The Hat Factory, and The Republic; and tearing and touring up the coast from New Orleans, to Savannah, to Philly, to NY. The People’s Blues of Richmond, almost three years young, will not stop. They cannot be stopped. These guys love what they do! We are ecstatic to bring them to all of you at Front Porch Fest.