Genre: Southern Rock
Location: Birmingham, AL
Bio: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires kick out high-powered alternative southern rock mixed with blues, country, punk and surf guitar! I can't think of a better combination. The Glory Fires are reminiscent of artists such as: The Drive By Truckers, Wilco, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rev. Horton Heat, The Legendary Shack Shakers and Lucinda Williams. I unfortunately have not been able to attend one of their shows but having listened to the recordings, know this band's live show must be chock-full of raw Alabama energy! The song Magic City Stomp is a sweet tea fueled, slap in the face romp about Birmingham for those of you who dont know. The Glory Fires' music is a fantastic soundtrack to the Magic City's blend of train tracks, burned out buildings and old factories. Their songs have very cool structure, not being locked into a pop song format they can explore their own form and it keeps the listener on the edge of his pants!
Lee Bains has a patched up plaid knapsack full of influences from blues, jazz, jam, funk, country, southern rock, punk and metal. His influences coalesce into a firey brand of freakjams that only he can explore. His voice is sometimes soft and smooth, and at times harsh and smoky but always spot on! The vocals are very clear and crisp with succulent guitar tones laced underneath. Their lyrics are joyful hog-stompin southern vernacular delivered with electric love jelly and buck nasty true grit! The Glory Fires burn like a red hot branding iron sticking into your left butt cheek. And you like it!