Hayseed Dixie
 
 
“Golden Shower Of Hits: The Very best Of Hayseed Dixie”
"No Covers" Featuring the Single "Bouncing Betty" Irish Released 15th February on Cooking Vinyl
Irish Summer Dates
“Weapons Of Grass Destruction” Out on 9th April 2007 on Cooking Vinyl
Hayseed Dixie at the Pod
New Single “Holiday”, a new 'interpretation' of the Green Day Hit!
HAYSEED DIXIE NEW ALBUM “A HOT PIECE OF GRASS”
HAYSEED DIXIE play Whelans
New single “Ace of Spades” – released 1st November
HAYSEED DIXIE “Let There Be Rockgrass”
 
 
     
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
“Golden Shower Of Hits: The Very best Of Hayseed Dixie”
Irish Release May 15, 2009 on Cooking Vinyl
www.hayseed-dixie.com
American “Rockgrass” raconteurs, Hayseed Dixie, are releasing a retrospective of their 9 year, 7 album career,
titled: Golden Shower of Hits: The Very Best of Hayseed Dixie

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Stevo Berube
Berube Communications: info@berubecommunications.com or phone 087-244-2695

Blending together exceptional musical skill with extreme irreverence and brash humor, Hayseed Dixie have performed over 1,000 live shows in 21 different countries since forming in the Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States in the Fall of 2000.

Since the release of their first album, “A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC,” in April of 2001, critics and audiences alike have been extremely divided on Hayseed Dixie, either absolutely loving the band or absolutely hating them. And that suits the band just fine. As singer Barley Scotch says regarding record reviews, “I don’t give a damn about the opinions of people who don’t have to pay for their records. But either way, we play music that we like to play while we’re drinking beer – we do it for ourselves and all the other beer drinkers around the world. And since we’ve sold over 600,000 albums worldwide, that tells me there are a lot of beer drinkers out there.”

Golden Shower of Hits collects 18 of the most popular songs from the band’s previous 7 studio albums, featuring classic original songs such as the tender love ballad, “I’m Keeping Your Poop (In a Jar)” along with their rockgrass reinterpretations of songs from acts as diverse as AC/DC, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Green Day and Scissor Sisters.

Whether simplemindedly dismissed as a novelty or wisely heralded as musical pioneers, this album is a testament to Hayseed Dixie’s perseverance and endurance for nearly a decade as they continue to do what they love: get stark-raving plastered and rock out in their own unique and inimitable way.

From the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of Appalachia, comes a sound that is old yet new. In an area completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, this band of acoustic musicians grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers. Then, as fate would have it, one crisp fall afternoon a stranger passed through the holler. Well, he almost passed through.

Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for appreciators of great music worldwide, the stranger crashed his muscle car into a stately old oak tree at Devil's Elbow curve. Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on. In the back seat of his car the boys found a box of old vinyl records as they went through his belongings looking for some identification. The name of the band on the records was AC/DC, and though all they had on which to listen to them was an old Edison Victrola that only played at 78 R.P.M., the boys all agreed that it was mighty fine country music - a bit different, but mighty fine just the same.

In memory of the stranger who had perished, the boys set about learning these new songs, injecting elements of their own traditional mountain style. And thus, from these unlikely beginnings, an entirely new musical and cultural synthesis was set in motion. Rockgrass was born. As if the Creator Himself had uttered, "Let there be Rockgrass!"

HAYSEED DIXIE are … Barley Scotch - singer, fiddle, guitar / Dale Reno – mandolin / Don Wayne Reno – banjo
 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
"No Covers"
Featuring the Single "Bouncing Betty"
Irish Released 15th February on Cooking Vinyl
www.hayseed-dixie.com

Irish tour dates Belfast, Derry, Galway, Dublin, Cork in February and March '08 (details below)

American Rockgrass raconteurs Hayseed Dixie release their seventh album “No Covers”, a new full length album for 2008 of all original material. And this time around, the term “original material” means both that they wrote all the songs themselves and also that you’ve never heard anything quite like it. Well … honestly when have you ever heard anything quite like a Hayseed Dixie album?

Seven years of touring the world (17 countries, 612 gigs – 234 in the UK in the past 3 years alone) being the hardest working band in Europe has its own impact on a band and their musical approach. After playing nearly every festival, big or small, in Europe and watching every other band employ drums and electric guitars, the Hayseed boys decided they wanted to put a bit of that instrumentation into their own music. Says singer Barley Scotch, “We really wanted to stick a finger in the face of all those people who once called Bob Dylan a Judas.” Thus, half of the songs are acoustic and half are fully electric. Rockgrass, the musical genre created by Hayseed Dixie, has finally come full circle.

And the lyrics may surprise people who have written the Dixie off on previous albums as merely a slapstick novelty act. For example, the first song “Bouncing Betty Boogie” could be about chatting up a loose girl in a bar … or it could be about sarcastically yet sincerely daring a land mine to dance. We could say that this album heralds the ascendance of a major new songwriting voice, but by the time history makes that decision conclusively, all of us currently alive will be dead, so draw your own conclusions and strike the pose of Ozymandius if you must.

An extensive HAYSEED DIXIE World Tour is planned to coincide with the album release.
Irish dates include:

February 27 – Wednesday - Belfast - Empire Music Hall
February 28 – Thursday - Derry - Nerve Centre
February 29 - Friday - Galway - Roisin Dubh
March 1 - Saturday - Dublin - Tripod
March 2 - Sunday - Cork - Cyprus Avenue

Barley Scotch In His Own Words:

I’m Barley Scotch, singer and guitar player of Hayseed Dixie, and I’m here to tell you about our new record that we’re calling “No Covers” and that the record label is supposed to be releasing ( in Ireland) on February 15, 2008. If you don’t have one, you need to call up Stevo, our publicist person in Ireland, on 087-244-2695.

The whole thing started when I was sitting on an airplane from somewhere to somewhere else (we fly around a LOT – see the previous “industry standard press release”). I was just finishing up a Mark Thomas book and I happened to have the interesting fortune of sitting beside a nice 60+ year old businessman-looking fellow who turned out to be an American arms dealer. We got to talking about guns and stuff and he whooped out his catalog. Somewhere around page 20-something I got to the M-16 Anti-Personnel Mine, nicknamed the Bouncing Betty. Hell, there was a studio picture of it backed by crushed velvet! It turns out there are thousands of these little honeys just waiting for the right man to come along scattered all around the nastier parts of the world. So I asked the fellow … was there a decent chance that if I had gotten off my motorcycle when I was riding through Bosnia and ignored the “Beware of Land Mines” signs everywhere and walked out into the field, and one of these Bettys bounced up and “rendered me nonviable” (the catalog’s words), it might have said “Made in Springfield, Missouri” on the bottom of it? He took the catalog back and quit talking to me and I ran into the airplane toilet and wrote the words to the song Bouncing Betty Boogie on a handful of toilet roll.

And that’s how all the words to all of the songs came – personal experiences and talking to people during the 2007 world tour. When you travel every single day for months on end, you meet yourself some real characters.

The music was inspired a lot by all the bands we played with at festivals and who supported us on our own gigs. Every one of them had drums and electric guitars, and we got to thinking that it would be a hell of a lot of fun to crank up a Les Paul and pound some drums on about half of the songs - we’ve always been a rock band, just using acoustic instruments. Why not get REALLY loud this time? We’re really excited about the record and we think we stayed true to our roots while also moving ahead and growing musically.

And by the way, if you’re gonna sell the damn promo CD you got with this to a used record place, at least have the decency to wait until after it’s actually been released. You may think the record is crap, and I frankly don’t give a damn what your personal opinion is about it, but if you sandbag us at retail you’re just an asshole and if I find out about it I’ll give you an East Tennessee asswhooping.

 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
Irish Summer Dates

August 7 Tuesday - Galway - Roisin Dubh
August 8 Wednesday - Dublin - Tripod
August 9 Thursday - Belfast - Empire Music Hall

“Weapons Of Grass Destruction”
Out Now on Cooking Vinyl

Also Available "Hot Piece of Grass" and "Let There Be Rockgrass"
www.hayseed-dixie.com

For Interview requests (Ireland) contact Berube Communications
info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695

HAYSEED DIXIE are … Barley Scotch - singer, fiddle, guitar / Dale Reno – mandolin / Don Wayne Reno – banjo / Bakesnake Byers - Bass

From the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of Appalachia, comes a sound that is old yet new. In an area completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, this band of acoustic musicians grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers. Then, as fate would have it, one crisp fall afternoon, a stranger passed through the holler. Well, he almost made it through.

Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for appreciators of great music worldwide, the stranger crashed his car into a stately old oak tree at Devil's Elbow Curve. Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on. For under the back seat of his car, the boys found some old black vinyl records as they went through his belongings looking for identification. All they had to listen to them on was an old Edison Victrola that only played at 78 R.P.M., but the boys all agreed it was some mighty fine country music. So, in memory of the stranger who had perished the boys set about learning these songs . . .

The records in the car, of course, were by the band AC/DC. And the boys recorded an album of the songs in their own mountain / bluegrass style - with fiddle, mandolin, banjo and such. As singer, guitar & fiddle player Barley Scotch says: "Yeah . . . so when we was first listening to those records . . . I mean, it became REVEALED to me - that the Lost Highway of Brother Hank Williams and that Highway to Hell them boys was singing about . . . well, I KNEW: they're the same damn road!

The band performed over 300 live dates from 2001 through the end of 2003, sold over 200,000 copies of the album worldwide, and appeared on every major morning radio show in the US and Australia. Many people began asking Barley Scotch - "What's next?"

Feeling the need to plough some fresh fertile fields, the boys began to focus on getting to Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland . . . hell, Europe as well . . . in 2004. Thus, August 2, 2004 saw the release of "Let There Be Rockgrass" in Europe. And the first UK tour took place, and despite the fact that people in the UK drive on the wrong side of the road, it was a greater success than anyone could have imagined. As fate would have it, the folks on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean liked drinking, cheating, killing and hell almost as much as the folks from Appalachia. The full spectrum of hell was raised. Rockgrass was now an international phenomena. The band played over 200 dates in the UK and Europe in 2005 and 2006.

As April 9, 2007 saw the release of a new album, appropriately titled “Weapons of Grass Destruction,” and a new world tour as well, Barley Scotch says, "We ain't even started drinking yet. We've just been on a recon mission so far. Now we know where the party people around the world are, and we're coming back to close the deal." A promise, no doubt.

Hayseed Dixie “Weapons Of Grass Destruction”

The new album, which was recorded ‘live’ in three days, and mixed on Christmas Eve, features the bands own material, alongside their unique interpretations of songs by the likes of the Sex Pistols, Scissor Sisters, Judas Priest and Cliff Richard, amongst others. And, for the first time in Hayseed Dixie history, drums make an appearance on two songs.

Says singer Barley Scotch; “As some of the critics out there have said our previous records didn't quite match the careening, drunken, reckless intensity of our live shows, we decided to make this record just like we play live; that is, to drink as much as we do on stage every night and record the thing live, standing in the studio just like we do on stage - monitors in front of us and all. And that's exactly what we did - the exception being that the fiddle had to be overdubbed because I can't play guitar, fiddle and sing all at the same time (we can't change the laws of physics, though research is currently being undertaken).”

Below, Barley gives us an insight into some of the songs on the new album :

Holidays In the Sun: I miss the Cold War. I think we all do, really. At least back then everybody had a clear and distinct picture of who was trying to whoop who. The Berlin wall was the concrete (literally) symbol of this certainty, and this song sums up the longing for those times of old quite perfectly.

Before Your Old Man Gets Home (original): Who hasn't been in this situation? You're trying to have an affair, but the other party, while flirting relentlessly and dangling the proverbial carrot endlessly, keeps refusing to actually close the deal. It's just an expression of that feeling.

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing: The band heard Jeremy Vine play this song in November and thought it sounded like the Bee Gees and Elton John getting together and singing a song about unrequited love for George Michael. Turns out Elton co-wrote the song, so maybe that's exactly what it is. Our version was aimed more at the guitar player from The Donnas or maybe Lily Allen, but we like women …

Breaking the Law: What can one say about this song? It speaks for all of us.

More Pretty Girls Than One (original based on a traditional tune): It's the truth - every town we go to, we find there are at least 10 or so women with whom we'd like to replicate the species. How could a fellow ever settle down with just one? If the good Lord hadn't wanted us to make the rounds with all of them, He wouldn't have made them all so attractive.

Devil Woman: Everybody has met this woman. We've met her in different incarnations more times than we can count.

She Was Skinny When I Met Her (original): An anthem for all the men out there (or ladies too, I reckon) who feel their partner has … er … changed since they first go together. It's a nostalgia song really …

Down Down: Barley went to watch the Quo a while back (because Dave, the sound man, is a big fan) and he really liked this song. The world can laugh at you, but you just keep on getting down. That's the point of the lyrics, right?

The Rider Song (original): For those who don't know, a "Rider" is what a band sends out to the promoter of the show beforehand letting said promoter know what the band needs. There have been some really ridiculous riders in rock history (look at www.thesmokinggun.com for some exceptional ones). Hayseed's rider, however, is extremely simple: a case of ale, a case of lager, some ice, and a decent PA system. You'd think nobody could possibly screw that up, right? Wrong. This song was written by Barley and Dale on stage during a soundcheck when a promoter had indeed gotten the rider completely wrong … so they decided to sing it to him, which they did continuously for over half an hour until he had gotten it properly sorted. Honestly, we hate songs about how hard it is to be on the road and all that sort of bullsh*t - we love our jobs, and we wanted to write a song which accurately described the experience of touring and what's really important. That's what we were trying to do, at any rate.

Strawberry Fields Forever / Cotton Eyed Joe: The band went to Strawberry Fields in Liverpool a little while back, because they just happened to be in the neighborhood playing a gig, and while sitting out in said park drinking and reflecting, it became clear to them that all John Lennon was saying in the (rather cryptic) lyrics was that he wanted to go back to the little park (and headspace) from when he was a carefree little kid - hence the carefree kid's tune morphed into at the end of the song.

 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
“Weapons Of Grass Destruction”

Out on 9th April 2007 on Cooking Vinyl
Appalachian hell-raisers Hayseed Dixie are set to release their new album, “Weapons Of Grass Destruction”, on 9th April.

The album, which was recorded ‘live’ in three days, and mixed on Christmas Eve, features the bands own material, alongside their unique interpretations of songs by the likes of the Sex Pistols, Scissor Sisters, Judas Priest and Cliff Richard, amongst others. And, for the first time in Hayseed Dixie history, drums make an appearance on two songs.

::: Tracklisting listed at the bottom of this press release :::

Says singer Barley Scotch; “As some of the critics out there have said our previous records didn't quite match the careening, drunken, reckless intensity of our live shows, we decided to make this record just like we play live; that is, to drink as much as we do on stage every night and record the thing live, standing in the studio just like we do on stage - monitors in front of us and all. And that's exactly what we did - the exception being that the fiddle had to be overdubbed because I can't play guitar, fiddle and sing all at the same time (we can't change the laws of physics, though research is currently being undertaken).”

From the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of Appalachia, comes a sound that is old yet new. In an area completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, this band of acoustic musicians grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers. Then, as fate would have it, one crisp fall afternoon a stranger passed through the holler. Well, he almost passed through.

Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for appreciators of great music worldwide, the stranger crashed his muscle car into a stately old oak tree at Devil's Elbow curve. Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on. In the back seat of his car the boys found a box of old vinyl records as they went through his belongings looking for some identification. The name of the band on the records was AC/DC, and though all they had on which to listen to them was an old Edison Victrola that only played at 78 R.P.M., the boys all agreed that it was mighty fine country music - a bit different, but mighty fine just the same.

In memory of the stranger who had perished, the boys set about learning these new songs, injecting elements of their own traditional mountain style. And thus, from these unlikely beginnings, an entirely new musical and cultural synthesis was set in motion. Rockgrass was born. As if the Creator Himself had uttered, "Let there be Rockgrass!"

HAYSEED DIXIE are … Barley Scotch - singer, fiddle, guitar / Dale Reno – mandolin / Don Wayne Reno – banjo

Below, Barley gives us an insight into some of the songs on the new album :

Holidays In the Sun: I miss the Cold War. I think we all do, really. At least back then everybody had a clear and distinct picture of who was trying to whoop who. The Berlin wall was the concrete (literally) symbol of this certainty, and this song sums up the longing for those times of old quite perfectly.

Before Your Old Man Gets Home (original): Who hasn't been in this situation? You're trying to have an affair, but the other party, while flirting relentlessly and dangling the proverbial carrot endlessly, keeps refusing to actually close the deal. It's just an expression of that feeling.

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing : The band heard Jeremy Vine play this song in November and thought it sounded like the Bee Gees and Elton John getting together and singing a song about unrequited love for George Michael. Turns out Elton co-wrote the song, so maybe that's exactly what it is. Our version was aimed more at the guitar player from The Donnas or maybe Lily Allen, but we like women …

Breaking the Law: What can one say about this song? It speaks for all of us.

More Pretty Girls Than One (original based on a traditional tune): It's the truth - every town we go to, we find there are at least 10 or so women with whom we'd like to replicate the species. How could a fellow ever settle down with just one? If the good Lord hadn't wanted us to make the rounds with all of them, He wouldn't have made them all so attractive.

Devil Woman: Everybody has met this woman. We've met her in different incarnations more times than we can count.

She Was Skinny When I Met Her (original): An anthem for all the men out there (or ladies too, I reckon) who feel their partner has … er … changed since they first go together. It's a nostalgia song really …

Down Down: Barley went to watch the Quo a while back (because Dave, the sound man, is a big fan) and he really liked this song. The world can laugh at you, but you just keep on getting down. That's the point of the lyrics, right?

The Rider Song (original): For those who don't know, a "Rider" is what a band sends out to the promoter of the show beforehand letting said promoter know what the band needs. There have been some really ridiculous riders in rock history (look at www.thesmokinggun.com for some exceptional ones). Hayseed's rider, however, is extremely simple: a case of ale, a case of lager, some ice, and a decent PA system. You'd think nobody could possibly screw that up, right? Wrong. This song was written by Barley and Dale on stage during a soundcheck when a promoter had indeed gotten the rider completely wrong … so they decided to sing it to him, which they did continuously for over half an hour until he had gotten it properly sorted. Honestly, we hate songs about how hard it is to be on the road and all that sort of bullshit - we love our jobs, and we wanted to write a song which accurately described the experience of touring and what's really important. That's what we were trying to do, at any rate.

Strawberry Fields Forever / Cotton Eyed Joe: The band went to Strawberry Fields in Liverpool a little while back, because they just happened to be in the neighborhood playing a gig, and while sitting out in said park drinking and reflecting, it became clear to them that all John Lennon was saying in the (rather cryptic) lyrics was that he wanted to go back to the little park (and headspace) from when he was a carefree little kid - hence the carefree kid's tune morphed into at the end of the song.

 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
Return to Dublin Following their Triumphant Midlands Music Festival Appearance
SHOW MOVED TO NEW VENUE: THE POD
(Originally scheduled for TRIPOD)
::: September 27th, 2006 :::

Tickets €17.50 from Ticketmaster and usual outlets
Doors 7:30pm

www.hayseed-dixie.com

HAYSEED DIXIE's absolutely rootin' tootin' hell raisin' albums “Let There Be Rockgrass” & "A Hot Piece of Grass", plus their Live DVD "No Sleep ‘Til Liverpool", out now on Cooking Vinyl Records.

 

 
 
 
 
Hayseed Dixie
New Single “Holiday”,
a new 'interpretation' of the Green Day Hit!
Out 9th September

::: Irish Dates on the European Tour :::
New Album “A Hot Piece of Grass” out now

>>> Contact Berube Communications for Interview requests info@berubecommunications.com or 01 476-3603 / 0872442695 <<<

“Their sheer velocity and deranged ensemble-playing somehow mirrors the thunderous wattage of the originals … the Hayseeds’ beserk hedonism is refreshing indeed.” – Guardian live review ****

“If Hayseed Dixie hadn’t formed, God would’ve had to invent them, just to put a smile on music-lovers’ faces the world over” – Big Issue

“Go, see them. Drink, dance, and show them your tits.” – Plan B

Appalachian hellraisers Hayseed Dixie have announced that they will be releasing a new single, “Holiday” on Friday 9th September. Taken from their recently released, critically acclaimed album, “A Hot Piece of Grass”, the single sees them rip through Green Day’s hit, breathing new life into it.

Irish Dates:
Sun 25 Sept - Longford - Longford Banjo Festival

Tue 27 Sept - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Wed 28 Sept - Galway - Warwick
Thu 29 Sept - Derry - Nerve Centre
Fri 30 Sept - Belfast - Live Lounge, the Kings Head
Sat 1 Oct - Belfast - Live Lounge, the Kings Head
Sun 2 Oct - Dublin - The Village


more information....

 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE
www.hayseed-dixie.com

NEW ALBUM “A HOT PIECE OF GRASS”
RELEASED ON 24TH JUNE on Cooking Vinyl

Everyone’s favourite Appalachian hell raisers, Hayseed Dixie release, “A Hot Piece Of Grass”, the follow up to last year’s surprise album mega-seller “Let There Be Rockgrass”. The new album features interpretations of songs by the likes of Green Day, Franz Ferdinand, Led Zepplin, OutKast and Van Halen amongst others, plus seven Hayseed Dixie original and a blistering plough through of ‘Dueling Banjos’, which was co-written by Don Reno Snr (Don Wayne and Dale’s father) in 1955.

“a scream-energy, dirt punk rhythm, careening harmonies & fundamental right of all no good f**k-upsto raise hell come Saturday night. ~ UNCUT

“The Playing is hotter than a Cajun chicken throughout” ~ DAILY MAIL

“…like the Beverly Hillbillies suddenly gripped by a death wish” ~ WORD



Hayseed Dixie’s critically acclaimed album, “Let There Be Rockgrass” has sold well over 30,000 copies since it’s UK & Ireland release last August. One of the tracks featured on this album, “Walk This Way” is currently being used on CH4 to promote the forthcoming new series of The Simpsons. “Centrefold”, taken from the same album has also been used in the new series of “The Simple Life 2: Road Trip” featuring Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie.

 
     
 
 
 
MCD Present
HAYSEED DIXIE
www.hayseed-dixie.com
LIVE in THE VILLAGE, 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Tickets €17.50 incl. Booking Fee Available at WaV 1890 200 078, Ticketmaster Outlets, and Soundcellar - Over 18's. ID Essential

Doors Open 7:30

LET THERE BE ROCKGRASS - Out Now on Cooking Vinyl

HAYSEED DIXIE are …
Barley Scotch - singer, fiddle, guitar / Dale Reno – mandolin / Don Wayne Reno – banjo

“It’s a scream – all yee-haw fiddlin’ hillbilly hootenanny – yet it highlights the worth of mountain music to tall things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good fuck-ups to raise hell come Saturday night.”– Uncut ****

“A rollocking bluegrass spin on the stadium rock of AC/DC, Queen and Motorhead ... The playing is hotter than a cajun chicken throughout … Highly entertaining” – Daily Mail ****

“Their take on Motorhead’s Ace of Spades clatters along like the Beverley Hillbillies suddenly gripped by a death wish.” – Word, “Tracks We Think You’d Love”

“Who’d have thought Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ would work with a banjo, or that fiddles would blend so seamlessly into Aerosmith’s ‘Walk This Way’?” – NME 7/10

Hayseed Dixie, have announced that they will be releasing a new single, “Ace of Spades” . The track is taken from their acclaimed album, “Let There Be Rockgrass”, which features interpretations of 12 classic rock songs by the likes of AC/DC, Kiss, Motorhead, Queen, Aerosmith, Bad Company, The Darkness and the J Geils Band, plus 2 original numbers and one tradition song. To coincide with the release, Hayseed Dixie will also be doing a UK & Ireland tour. Their recent London show sold out and garnered a 5 star review in the Guardian. Full dates to follow

 

 
 
 
 
HAYSEED DIXIE

New single “Ace of Spades” – released 1st November
“Let There Be Rockgrass” – out now on Cooking Vinyl

Irish tour dates in November

It’s a scream – all yee-haw fiddlin’ hillbilly hootenanny – yet it highlights the worth of mountain music to tall things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good fuck-ups to raise hell come Saturday night.– Uncut ****

A rollocking bluegrass spin on the stadium rock of AC/DC, Queen and Motorhead ... The playing is hotter than a cajun chicken throughout … Highly entertaining– Daily Mail ****

Their take on Motorhead’s Ace of Spades clatters along like the Beverley Hillbillies suddenly gripped by a death wish.” – Word, “Tracks We Think You’d Love”

Who’d have thought Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ would work with a banjo, or that fiddles would blend so seamlessly into Aerosmith’s ‘Walk This Way’?– NME 7/10

Hayseed Dixie, have announced that they will be releasing a new single, “Ace of Spades” on Monday 1st November. The track is taken from their acclaimed album, “Let There Be Rockgrass”, which features interpretations of 12 classic rock songs by the likes of AC/DC, Kiss, Motorhead, Queen, Aerosmith, Bad Company, The Darkness and the J Geils Band, plus 2 original numbers and one tradition song. To coincide with the release, Hayseed Dixie will also be doing a UK & Ireland tour. Their recent London show sold out and garnered a 5 star review in the Guardian. Full dates as follows:

Tue 26th Oct ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
Fri 29th Oct CHAGFORD, The Village Hall
Sat 30th Oct GALWAY, Roisin Dubh
Sun 31st Oct CORK, An Cruiscin Lan
Mon Nov 1st DUBLIN, Whelans

Tue 2nd Nov LONDON, Borderline
Wed 3rd Nov LONDON, Borderline
Thu 4th Nov OXFORD, Zodiac
Fri 5th Nov NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders
Sat 6th Nov NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sun 7th Nov STOURBRIDGE, Rock Cafe
Mon 8th Nov LIVERPOOL, Academy
Mon 15th Nov SHEFFIELD, Broadwalk
Tue 16th Nov NEWCASTLE, University
Thu 17th Nov GLASGOW, Renfrew Ferry
Fri 18th Nov INVERNESS, Raigmore Motel
Sat 19 Nov ABERDEEN, Kef
Sun 20 Nov EDINBURGH, Studio 24

 
 

HAYSEED DIXIE
“Let There Be Rockgrass” (COOKING VINYL)
Released 2nd August 2004

From the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of Appalachia, comes a sound that is old yet new. In an area completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, this band of acoustic musicians grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers. Then, as fate would have it, one crisp fall afternoon a stranger passed through the holler. Well, he almost passed through.

Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for appreciators of great music worldwide, the stranger crashed his muscle car into a stately old oak tree at Devil's Elbow curve. Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on. In the back seat of his car the boys found a box of old vinyl records as they went through his belongings looking for some identification. The name of the band on the records was AC/DC, and though all they had on which to listen to them was an old Edison Victrola that only played at 78 R.P.M., the boys all agreed that it was mighty fine country music - a bit different, but mighty fine just the same.

In memory of the stranger who had perished, the boys set about learning these new songs, injecting elements of their own traditional mountain style. And thus, from these unlikely beginnings, an entirely new musical and cultural synthesis was set in motion. Rockgrass was born. As if the Creator Himself had uttered, "Let there be Rockgrass!"

Featuring interpretations of 12 classic rock songs by the likes of AC/DC, Kiss, Motorhead, Queen, Aerosmith, Bad Company The Darkness and the J Geils Band, plus 2 original numbers and one tradition song, “Let There Be Rockgrass” is packed with surging banjo-driven arrangements and high-lonesome hillbilly harmonies – a mind-bending and genre-blending must for fans of any style of music. Full track listing as follows :

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheeap – AC/CD
Fat Bottom Girls – Queen
Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/CD
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
Corn Liquor – Original
Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Touch Too Much – AC/DC
Centerfold – J Geils Band
I’m Keeping Your Poop – original
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Will The Circle be Unbroken - traditional

HAYSEED DIXIE are …
Barley Scotch - singer, fiddle, guitar / Dale Reno – mandolin / Don Wayne Reno – banjo

 
 
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