Jess Franklin Travels On

While his fellow band mates have taken time away from the road during Tishamingo’s extended hiatus, guitarist/keyboardist Jess Franklin has remained busy.  For much of the past year, Jess has been writing songs for his first country release, an album that will feature a bevy of catchy songs such as “Write Home,” “Get Hooked,” “Finer Things,” and “The Colors of 2 AM.”

Jess has also recently  been seen on stage with Brantley Gilbert, joining the young song writer from Jefferson, GA that ranks as one of the most played unsigned artists on My Space, with nearly 9 million plays.  Brantley’s music can be described as Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Bon Jovi, with a healthy dose of hell raising Kid Rock attitude to boot.

Currently touring the South through April, Jess can be seen opening the shows performing his own solo material, and then sitting in with Brantley’s band, adding scorching lead guitar licks, adding a slide sound the band has never had, as well as tinkling the ivories on his keyboard.  



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Jess and his old Tishamingo mates are currently planning a three week European tour in June.  Until then, you can catch Jess on tour with Brantley Gilbert on the following dates:

March 14 Columbia, SC St.  Patrick’s Day in Five Points

March 26 Knoxville, TN The Square Room

March 27 Greenville, SC The Handlebar

March 28 Franklin, GA Heard County Arena

April 10 Albany, GA The State Theatre

April 11Hartwell, GA Hart County High School

April 17 Biloxi, MS Crawfish Festival

April 18 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre

April 23 Live Oak, FL Suwannee River Jam