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It's been a great year!

Well everyone it's been a great for Shotgun Saints. We've had members come into the band and several move on to other endeavors but the great thing is we've managed to maintain friendships those who left. At the end of the day it's all about the music and our love for it!

We've also had the pleasure of opening up some markets and venues for the band as well as playing some great benefit shows. Three that we're really proud to have been a part of were the Rockin' Cancer for Carson benefit in July, South Carolina Flood Relief Benefit Concert that we headlined back in October and the most recent, The 4th Annual Rockin' Kids First Benefit Concert on December 5th, 2015. Shotgun Saints always helps our community and will continue to do so and we appreciate all of your help too!

We still have a few shows left to do in 2015 with a great one coming up on December 18th at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC opening for Ultimate Rock Machine, an arena rock tribute that is really awesome! Then we finish out the year on New Years Eve with a party at Hambone's in Great Falls, SC. We're already well booked into 2016 with several large shows in some new venues for us so look at our tour dates and events pages and hopefully we'll see you all at a show soon!

Have a great holiday season! Shotgun Saints

Shotgun Saints ROCKIN' REVIVAL TOUR 2015!

We've added some new dates to the Shotgun Saints calendar. In June we'll be playing at two of our favorites, Pineville Tavern in Pineville, NC on Saturday, June 6th and Mckoy's Smokehouse & Saloon in Charlotte on Friday, June 12th. Both of these are bike nights so get on your bikes and ride! Shotgun Saints acoustic is getting ready to start off a productive year with several shows throughout the rest of 2015. DZ, Randall and Sandra have been rehearsing the set lists and are really excited to bring you all another side to Shotgun Saints. In addition to DZ, Randall and Sandra, drummer Brad Abernathy and bassist Scooter Miller will join them too on some shows. Check the calendar on our Facebook, Reverbnation and www.ShotgunSaintsRock.com for venues and dates. Also we've got a few dozen Shotgun Saints t-shirts left and sizes are limited so contact us through Facebook, Reverbnation or again our website www.ShotgunSaintsRock.com to buy some! From now until they're gone we're offering one t-shirt for $8 and two for $15 so get your now! We also want to thank each and everyone one of you, our fans and friends for your support! We do this for you and want to let you know that we really do appreciate it.

Shotgun Saints... the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!

Lots of new shows booked and our calendar for 2015 is nearly filled so if you are a venue wanting us you need to contact us as soon as possible! Since our last posting our bassist Rob Karr has decided to leave to pursue other options. We enjoyed playing with Rob. He was professional and always made us laugh and we wish him the best! With Rob's departure we would like to announce our new bassist Scott "Scooter" Miller. A native of Pennsylvania where he played in 80's bands since it was top 40 music, "Scooter" relocated to Charlotte in the late 90's and enjoyed success with local 80's bands such as Dead Letter Office, Orange Crush, and Bluemonday where he had the pleasure of performing at many large clubs & festivals in major southern markets such as Raleigh, Greensboro and Myrtle Beach. Please help us welcome Scooter into the Shotgun Saints family! Also you'll be seeing us performing some shows as Shotgun Saints acoustic. Same great music just performed acoustically which will enable us to play some venues that a full on band show will not. We look forward to seeing you and converting some new Shotgun Saints with our ROCKIN' REVIVAL! See you all at the shows! Shotgun Saints

Shotgun Saints... we're back!

Shotgun Saints have had a lot of things going on since our last posting. First, on September 13th our bassist and Shotgun Saints brother James Eaton passed away unexpectedly. The news was devastating to us all and to everyone who knew James. He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. After James' passing all the band members discussed and decided to move forward and keep Shotgun Saints going. We know that James would have wanted to. James we miss you and you will always be a member of Shotgun Saints! In September/October we began auditions for a new singer, drummer and bassist and we're proud to announce that we added new lead singer/keyboard Randall Rhodes, drummer Brad Abernathy and our new bassist Rob Karr. We've already played a couple of shows with this lineup and we're honored to have them as members of Shotgun Saints! At the moment we're already booking shows well into 2015. So to keep up with all our upcoming shows keep checking on here and and our Facebook site and website. We're constantly updating both our dates and our sites. As always we really do appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming shows in 2015. Have a safe and Christmas and New Years! Shotgun Saints

More shows added!!!

Well it's been busy lately in the Shotgun Saints camp. Lost a member, gained a couple of new members and we've booked a few more shows! Here's a list of upcoming shows and we hope to see you all at them! July 25th - McKoy's Smokehouse Bike Night - Charlotte, NC July 31st - Mac's Speed Shop Bike Night - Charlotte, NC August 8th - The Endzone - Rock Hill, SC August 9th - Youngun's Sports Bar - Kings Mtn., NC

July Shows!

Hey everyone! This month has been pretty busy so far with getting new members worked in and getting ready for upcoming shows. Coming up on Friday, July 25th we're playing at one of the longest and most popular bike nights in Charlotte at McKoy's Smokehouse. There will be lot's of bikes, vendors, great food and drinks and of course great classic rock from Shotgun Saints. On Thursday, July 31st we're playing at another area favorite bike night over at Mac's Speed Shop in the Steele Creek area of Charlotte, NC. Again it's a great place for BBQ, bikes and great times! Finally starting off the month of August we'll be making our debut at Sandra G's Saloon in Gaffney, SC. Everything we've heard about this place is great! If you're in the Gaffney area drop in and have a great time with Sandra G and the crew... we'll be bringing the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!

Shotgun Saints new member!

We'd like to welcome back into the Shotgun Saints one of the areas favorite singers Rusty Pilot. Rusty's stage presence and ability to get a crowd in a partying mood are second to none! So come on out and catch him onstage with us. This weekend will be Eddie Thompson's last show with Shotgun Saints. After a couple of stints with the band he's decided he's had enough of the "dictatorship" LOL! Seriously his words not ours. With that we welcome new Shotgun Saints member Roddy Bianco on guitar and vocals. Roddy's been in quite a few bands around the area will bring quite a bit to Shotgun Saints! We'll see you all very soon!

We added some new dates!

Shotgun Saints will be playing at Sandra G's Saloon in Gaffney, SC on August 9th and we'll be back for another show on October 4th! On June 21st we're going to be at one of our favorite venues to play The Eazy Parrot in Monroe, NC and on the 28th we'll be playing a private party in Charlotte. We'll also be playing McKoy's Smokehouse Bike Night on Friday, July 25th and the following week on Thursday, July 31st at Mac's Speed Shop Steele Creek. Hope to see you there!

Bonfire Grill Concord here we come!

Well folks we've added another date to our calendar! Saturday, May 24th Shotgun Saints will be bringing the ROCKIN' REVIVAL to Bonfore Grill in Concord, NC. We're wanting to see all our fans and make some new ones so we'll see you there!

We've added some new shows to the Shotgun Saints calendar!

Shotgun Saints has added three dates to our calendar at Russell's Pub N Grill on 1609 Sardis Rd. North Charlotte, NC. Be sure to check our Reverbnation and Facebook pages for all our upcoming dates!