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We’re excited to announce Justin Brogdon and Benji Shanks as our featured musicians.

Justin Brogdon is the lead singer and guitarist of Athens, GA based rock trio The Royal Velvet in addition to being a well known singer/songwriter. He has been making music with Benji in various bands and ensembles for nearly 20 years. Justin Brogdon’s solo music can be found on iTunes (

Benji Shanks, a Rome native is an in demand session and touring guitarist who plays with Blackberry Smoke, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) and Rita Wilson. Benji has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show, The Today Show, at the Grand Ole Opry as well as touring all over the world (Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and Mexico). You can hear Benji’s guitar playing on Blackberry Smoke’s latest release, The Southern Ground Sessions (…/artist/blackberry-smoke/282386446).