Downtown Augusta has plenty of eclectic shops. You’ll find boutiques there that match just about any style. One of those styles typically fits all. Who doesn’t like music?
Downtown Augusta has everything you’ll need to make that music! Welcome. You’ve just hit Rock Bottom!
Downtown Augusta has plenty of eclectic shops. You’ll find boutiques there that match just about any style. One of those styles typically fits all. Who doesn’t like music? If you raised your hand you’re fibbing. There’s a song, a style, a rhythm, a melody that gets your foot tapping, your mouth humming, or all out dancing in the street! Unless acapella singing is your thing, without instruments, you can’t have music. And Downtown Augusta has everything you’ll need to make that music! Welcome. You’ve just hit Rock Bottom!
Rock Bottom Music has been around for a long time in Augusta. It’s owner, Jonathan Karow, a drummer (that’s been featured in a number of drum magazines, articles, the Augusta Chronicle, Verge Magazine, and the Metro Spirit just to name a few) and business owner really shows exceptional passion when it comes to music, instruments, and musical education. Rock Bottom’s Augusta location (they have another location in Aiken) is located in the heart of Downtown Augusta on Broad Street.
The range of instruments available at Rock Bottom Music is quite vast actually. From acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, to the large drum kits available, Rock Bottom has it all. A side note that is worthy of it’s own focus is that Rock Bottom is the biggest distributor of Pearl Drum kits in Georgia (I am an AVID Pearl Drum fan… Pearl, if you’re reading this, I’m open to any and all offers of anything and everything… just sayin). You read that right. The BIGGEST IN GEORGIA! Not only does Rock Bottom has state of the art, top of the line equipment from vendors…. but Jonathan has a project that has been “his” for years dating back before Rock Bottom even existed.
Enter Karow Sound. It’s not everyday that someone can say that they have their own line of musical equipment that is branded with their own name. This is something that actually blows my mind as it is awesomely cool. From speakers to sound monitors, all the way down to drum sticks, the Karow Sound brand is international. And to quote Gary Vaynerchuk, John is “Crushing It”.
Traveling bands come to Augusta all the time, and when Jon explained to me that occasionally, he’ll have musicians from said bands come through looking for “The best sounding speakers they’ve ever used… made by Karow Sound” unbeknownst to them that they are talking to the very man who created them, the glint in his eye was bright. And he treats each customer the same, like a prized band mate.
That’s the thing. Rock Bottom has a staff of really cool, down to earth musicians that are smart, quick, and some of them double as instructors as well! While we were preparing for my reintroduction to the music world (I’m a drummer of 17 years *cough*Pearl*cough*), I heard a violin lesson going on in the back, and shortly after, the bass player (Deveran Roof) that jammed with us began a bass lesson. If you are looking for any and ALL things music. There is simply no other destination to go to in Georgia. Rock. Bottom. Music. End of story. Go in, see Jonathan and the crew. Whether you have a question about your instrument, are looking to pick a new one, or your wanting to hone your craft, Rock Bottom Music is the place that YOU need to go to. Until next time folks…
Rock Bottom Music can be found at
758 Broad Street
1032 Pine Log Rd
Aiken, SC 29803
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