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Meet The Roycrofters, Hard Rock Rising Atlanta winners

Atlanta roots rock power trio The Roycrofters found one hell of a way to mark the band’s first anniversary last weekend — the act has been selected to represent the city of Atlanta in the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands. Last Friday night, at the Hard Rock Café downtown in the local battle band finale, lead singer John Kalina, drummer Joseph Kalina and bassist Nick Carey blasted through a ridiculously tight 20-minute set of songs from the band’s eponymous debut album, captivating the crowd and the judges. “My goal was to find a band to send through who’s really going to represent Atlanta well,” explained judge and Ticket Alternative co-founder Iain Bluett. “For me, this is that band.”

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