Black Stone Cherry is a hard-rock band that’s proud to be from the South. In a phone interview, drummer John Fred Young described a story that illustrated why he will always call Kenucky home. “A few days ago I was clearing out the chicken coop-turned-shed at home, and I see a big snake,” he drawled. “A big old hornet came up and bit me in the hand. I’m on a Benadryl high right now. My hand was like ‘Nutty Professor’ today. If I knew a hornet was going to sting me and have something swell up, I would have had a talk with him beforehand.” Young, son of The Kentucky Headhunters’s guitarist Richard Young, said the band was influenced by every kind of music. “The band’s taste in music is eclectic,” he said. “We obviously are carrying the torch for Southern rock, but we’re not just a Southern rock band.” His hand will heal by the time Aug. 26 comes around, by the way. Stellar Revival opens.
When • Sunday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $12.50 at SmithsTix