South of 70 is a high energy Americana/Alt Country band from southern Illinois. We play any venue that will have us because we just love playing music. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you and the audience are connected, when every note, and word, screams from your soul like a wild banshee! That’s what we call livin’ the life!

South of 70 is many things to many people, but to our members we can sum it up in one word: Family. Since the band’s inception there have been many members moving in and out, but one thing remains a constant. That constant is our love of music, along with our love of pleasing our audience.
We play just about any type of venue there is, whether it’s a Outdoor amphitheater, winery, club, marina, or any number of special events, we attack each one with unmitigated abandon…that’s just how we do it. Heck, we have even had the pleasure of playing shows with alt country icon the legendary Robbie Fulks. Now how cool is that? We even have more cool gigs in our future, so join us on Facebook to stay updated on our upcoming shows. Give us a “Like”, we’ll all feel better afterwards!

We are currently playing with a brand new lineup of four members. Where before we shifted our personnel around according to where we were gigging, we are now concentrating on pumping out a much more energized show. The new lineup includes:
Jeremy “the Gov” Lloyd on lead vocals, guitar, and pure songwriting genius!
Jeff “Catfish” Bradley on lead guitar, vocals, mandolin, and raw adrenaline!
Jeff “Smokehouse” Miller on bass, vocals, mandolin, and authentic hillbilly mojo!
Mike “the Don” Horn on drums, skins, frying pans, djembe, vocals, and manic kinetic energy!

South of 70 has been a mainstay in southern Illinois for quite some time now, but we looking forward to expanding our horizons and branching out to bigger and better things, and we think we now have the lineup to make things happen. We’re currently writing and polishing up a ton of new original songs and we are planning to record our third CD this winter. We’re damn excited and we know when you hear us play the vibe will knock you off your feet!
This is NOT your granddad’s South of 70!!!!

*Image and bio courtesy of Facebook.com/Southof70

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