Skunk Rukus in Concert with Henry Hardt's Mudcats
Venue: Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd
Organizations: Henry Hardt's Mudcats, Skunk Ruckus
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: $3.00
Description:
Dogtown Roadhouse presents Skunk Rukus in concert with opening act Henry Hardt's Mudcats on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Skunk Ruckus combines elements of old time banjo tunes and punk rock into a distinctly new sound they call Hillbilly Gutrock. Bandleader Jim McCarthy’s writes his songs of heartache and belligerence on clawhammer banjo, but his band uses electric instruments to expand the deceptively simple songs into sonic territories of discovery. Steeped in the long traditions of Appalachian fiddle and banjo styles, Skunk Ruckus brings both poignant songwriting and instrumental bombast in ways that update and transcend much of their source material.

The goal is not so much to bend established genres or to create new forms of musical fusion. Rather Skunk Ruckus embraces a wide world of influences and is not afraid to live in a world where Charlie Poole might hang out with The Cramps.

Skunk Ruckus tours regionally and nationally, often cutting up and down I-81 between Knoxville and Philadelphia. When not roaming the corridor, they also play circuits along the East Carolinas and Georgia. They’ve played and toured with Jim Avett, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Goddamn Gallows, Sawyer Family, The Ford Theater Reunion, Pierce Edens and The Dirty Works, Qiet, and Cut Throat Shamrock, among many other. They have also been featured at the Popcorn Sutton Memorial Jam in Western N.C. and Brandywine Folkfest in P.A., and North Charlestson’s annual Rockabillaque.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/SkunkRuckus
https://www.reverbnation.com/skunkruckus

Henry Hardt's Mudcats play old time street blues reveling in music penned earlier in the 20th century from Charlie Pool to The Reverend Gary Davis to Robert Johnson and are based in Floyd, VA. The band members are Jeff Liverman, Jeremia Dwier, Barb Gillespie, Will Norton and Sean Matuk.

The Mudcat’s specialize in illuminating the influence that old style street music including blues and jug band sounds had on modern Rock and Roll. They play songs made popular by such artists as Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Eric Clapton, but they play in the style of the original recordings from the 1920s and 30s. Henry Hardt’s Mudcats are a fun, danceable look back at some of the most influential music of the last three generations.

Link: https://www.reverbnation.com/henrymudcathardt

All ages are welcome.

For more information, visit: http://www.dogtownroadhouse.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse or call 540-745-6836.
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