It had to happen – we suppose. Buck dancing ‘n’ clogging old-time Hillbilly Music has now gone metal!
Yup! All the way from “YEEHAW COUNTY” Texas (it’s near Forth Worth) – Fritz & the Reverend Johnson aka WhiskeyDick return to UK shores this March to blow minds with a double-barrel blasting of dreadnaught-sized shredding and country bellowing that will make you want to knock back a shot as you pull on your overalls to jig with your sister.
We have been listening to “Drunk As Hell” (single) –
With a ripe and utterly seductive acoustic riff – this starts out swaggering slow – like a gunslinger passing through sagebrush to meet his fate at high noon.
Fritz’s deep and plum-rich vocals almost bubble out like like molasses from the tub – quite extraordinarily rich and velvety.
Then the chorus comes … yes, it is about as traditional as you can imagine. But what the heck? This is as tasty as chitlins and mighty fine.
Required listening for all those who think that “Jax” is the least cool member of SAMCRO (because he’s far too well-groomed) and Zakk Wylde (of Black Label Society) needs to be more beardy.
Review: @neilmach 2015 ©
March 2015 UK Tour Dates:
Thu 19th – LONDON – The Big Red
Fri 20th – PETERBOROUGH – Iron Horse Ranch House
Sun 22nd – SHEFFIELD – South Sea
Mon 23rd – LIVERPOOL – Caledonia
Tue 24th – DARLINGTON – The Quakehouse
Wed 25th – EDINBURGH – Bannermans
Thu 26th – BRISTOL – Maverick Studios
Fri 27th – CARDIFF – The Moon Club
Sat 28th – BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil
Drunk As Hell (single) IS OUT:
13 April 2015