Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

Ages: 18+ (note: there is a $5 surcharge if under 21)

Tickets: $10 at Door

 

Hard-Twang / Country-Rock

“Less is more.”

That’s the mantra that Rev. Chitwood Hammaker, brothers Noah and Justin Crowther, and Kelly Ravin deployed as they converged from a honky-tonk in Burlington, Vermont, to create Waylon Speed

Ever since Waylon Speed formed in April 2009, the four-piece brotherhood of family and past friends has toured nationally and collected fans like empties at a pig roast in support of their albums: the debut, Georgia Overdrive; their two-disc sophomore set, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Boots EP; and their latest effort, VALANCE.

Ask Waylon Speed what it seeks from its stained-blue-collar, straight-up-from-the-underground rock, and the answer is simple: make people happy. The evidence is at their aim-to-please shows, where audience connection is a priority.

The band has shared bills with: Jane’s Addiction, Clutch, Little Feat, Reba McEntire, Elvis Costello, Primus, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Influences are Motorhead, Fugazi, The Mother Hips, The Drive-By Truckers, and Frank Zappa. Waylon Speed’s influences are not mainstream music.

Press Comments:

“…gas on the fire of the current music scene”

“…heavy, fiery country rock, for those who like their punk rock with some twang in it – but also appreciate high quality, intelligent songwriting.”

Band Website: www.reverbnation.com/waylonspeed

 

Opening the show will be The North & South Dakotas (formerly Headband Jack)

New tunes, new lineup, same old good-time country-rock from one of the Den’s hometown favorites.