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Thu 12/16/21
7:00PM
18+
$15 ADV // $20 DOS

Hillbilly Casino • Krank Daddies • Jayke Orvis

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Hillbilly Casino

(Nashville, TN)

There is a storm brewing in a town known more for generating pop country ‘hat acts’ and contemporary Christian music. Small independent bands with no management, booking, record labels (or even local media support) are changing the way people think about Nashville Tennessee.

Now they’ve got three full-length CDs under their belt. ‘Sucker Punched’, (Dec.2006), ‘Three Step Windup’ (April 2008), and ‘Hang Your Stockings….. Say Your Prayers’ the band’s Christmas CD (Nov 2008). Each one is totally DIY produced and engineered by Firebaugh and Dickson and recorded in Andrew Dickson’s garage, lovingly known as ‘Studio D’. Each CD blends elements of honkytonk, rockabilly, psychobilly, and straight-up rock and roll. Every member of the Hillbilly Casino brings their own special flavor to the band, from Nic’s background in hip hop and rockabilly to Geoff’s love of old-school punk rock and ska, and you’ll find elements of all of this in every Hillbilly Casino record and show. 2008 also saw the release of ‘Buy-in’ a full-length Documentary by Doug Farrar at Rockstep Creative. Doug followed the band around for over a year, attending dozens of shows, and collecting performance, and interview footage, which he compiled into a revealing look at a band just trying to make a living and have fun.

While you’ll see a lot of bands sitting around waiting to get ‘signed’, the Hillbilly Casino took a cue from bands like Black Flag, Fugazi, and Youth Brigade, booking their own tours, and producing and releasing their own CD’s and T-shirts, and spending hundreds of hours in their old grey Econoline van getting the rock ‘n’ roll out to the people. From thirty-minute opening slots to 3 and 4-hour marathon sets, these boys are gonna bring their ‘A’ game, and you’ll probably get tired before they do.

Krank Daddies

(Peru, IL)

The Krank Daddies to take their Raw Rippin’ Rock n Roll show to the road! They’ve shared bills with numerous prominent bands, including Motorhead, Social Distortion, Rob Zombie, Reverend Horton Heat, and many, many, many, more. You can find The Krank Daddies playing events, festivals, and myriad car shows, all over the USA. They are always ready to take their Raw Rippin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll show to a city near you!

Jayke Orvis

(Pittsburgh, PA)

A native of Milwaukee, WI, Orvis has been setting and raising the bar for punks-turned-pickers ever since his days in .357 String Band -of which he is a founding and former member. Known for his lightning-quick mandolin picking, he effortlessly infuses punk, rock, blues, gypsy, honky-tonk, bluegrass, and old-time to develop a style all his own helping to define the sound of a genre while simultaneously, and gratifyingly, making it all that much more difficult to pin a name onto.
After leaving Milwaukee in 2007 he relocated to Pittsburgh, PA where he now calls home, that is when he’s not touring nearly full-time as a mandolin and banjo player with The Goddamn Gallows, or for his own project Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band. As singer, instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader, Orvis relies on an impressive live lineup assembled for The Broken Band

Jayke Orvis’s debut offering, It’s All Been Said, was released in 2010 on Farmageddon Records. The ten-song album, recorded by J.B. Beverly at his Richmond-based Rebel Roots Studio, highlights a more personal side of Orvis’s songwriting, masterfully running the gamut from dusty countrified ballads to infectious, flat picked throw-downs between he and the other artists gathered for the recording, including J.B. Beverly, Johnny Lawless, Dan Mazer, James Hunnicutt, Avery (of The Goddamn Gallows), and cigar box guitar whiz Geo Ballentine.
It’s All Been Said continues drawing more and more attention to Orvis who has recently received airplay on Sirius, earned an official endorsement from Weber Mandolins, and celebrates an Artist of the Year 2010 nod from Saving Country Music.

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