Roswell's newest music venue Gypsy Rose will host blues rock group, the Jamie McLean Band on May 23 and provide Roswell audiences with a musical gumbo.
Jamie McLean Band has toured with Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, Marc Broussard, Dr. John, Blues Traveler, Trombone Shorty and more. Their newest album, "One and Only," was recorded in Nashville, produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco and features Sam Bush and Jeff Coffin from the Dave Matthews Band.
McLean grew up outside of New York City in Connecticut, before moving to New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, McLean moved to Brooklyn. He says he began playing guitar when he was around 12 and both he and his brother gravitated toward music.
Moving to New Orleans heavily influenced McLean's sound, as well as the riffs of Eric Clapton and BB King. McLean says the band is a mix of blues and rock n' roll.
"Our influences range from Rolling Stones rock n' rill to Ray Charles to BB King," McLean says. "There's a lot of elements but i think it creates a musical gumbo."
Guitarist Jamie McLean has played in Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo and Japan's Fuji Rock music festival.
"Madison Square Garden was always just the Holy Grail of venues to play," McLean said. "I literally felt like I was levitating on stage. I just had the time of my life the entire time."
While McLean has played in Atlanta before, he says the band has not played in Roswell. Gypsy Rose just opened March 9 in downtown Roswell, and has already begun to host local and non-local artists. The new venue provides musicians with the chance to woo and engage Roswell audiences. McLean says his favorite part about performing is the crowd and its energy.
"People coming out can definitely expect an upbeat, super fun show," McLean said. "We always encourage people to get up and do some dancing, people get up and boogie. We just like to make it a party."
The Jamie McLean Band will perform at Roswell's Gypsy Rose May 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 each and can be purchased at https://www.freshtix.com/events/jamie-mclean-band.