We are excited to announce that Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires have joined the Don Giovanni Records family!
Formed in 2010, the band has released two LPs — There is a Bomb in Gilead(2012) and Dereconstructed (2014) — and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. Split between Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia, their music is both a celebration of and confrontation with the culture of the American South.
“We’re an independent band from a very peculiar place that’s trying to engage with the history of the region as it pertains to race, religion, class, gender, and the rest,” explains Bains. “The area where we’re from — the Piedmont South — is a place where a lot of vernacular musical forms from converging communities co-mingled. And that co-mingling upset the existing social orders. We’re trying to reclaim those musical moments as acts of cultural resistance.”
In January, the band — Bains, Eric Wallace, Adam Williamson, and Blake Williamson — will head out on a short East Coast tour culminating in performances at the Don Giovanni Records Showcase shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia.
Find Lee Bains III online HERE
Find Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires on Bandcamp HERE
Read NPR on 2014’s Dereconstructed HERE
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES ON TOUR
1.26.17 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
1.27.17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
1.28.17 – Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
1.29.17 – Greenville, SC – ninjaplex
1.30.17 – Greensboro, NC – On Pop of the World
1.31.17 – Harrisonburg, VA – Golden Pony
2.1.17 – Washington, DC – DC9
2.2.17 – Kennett Square, PA – Kennett Flash
2.3.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (Don Giovanni Showcase)
2.4.17 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (Don Giovanni Showcase)