There’s a new band in Cincinnati ready to make YOU a fan of country music! Now, we ain’t talkin’ slicked up Top 40 country—we’re talkin’ old school, “3 chords and the truth”, voice of the common man honky tonk in the spirit of our own King Records! Clever and poignant like Homer and Jethro. Catchy and toe taping like Tammy and George!
Made up of a cast of locals already established in their own rite; Todd Lipcomb (Kentucky Struts), Kelly Thomas (KT and The Fab. Pickups), David Rhodes Brown (Warsaw Falcons, Magnolia Mountain, 500MTM), John Schmidt (Warsaw Falcons), Sylvia Mitchell (CSO, The Hiders, Hayseed Tabernacle Choir) and Greg Schramm (Tex Schram and The New Radio Cowboys), bring ‘em together and you’ve got one helluva good time!
The band has been focused on recording an EP at Candyland Studios. "Meet The Tammy WhyNots" was released in May 2011 and so far it's receiving lots of praise from fans who have purchased the album!
"I like all kinds of music and I am LOVING The Tammy WhyNots"
--Paula Puthoff, Newport, KY
"I love the CD from the TammyWhynots. It takes me back to what Country Music should sound like, versus what it has generated into today. "
--Gregg McGee, Amelia, OH
Conceived at a greasy spoon, Joe's Truck Stop is here to replace the pills in that there jar.
Please, put those away.
You can usually find them ripping apart Old Time Appalachian fiddle tunes, paying tribute to their country heroes, and dishing out original songs to the dancing feet in the crowd.
Their unique sound is characterized by traditional vocal harmonies, Bluegrass drive, wild fiddling, hot guitar picking, doghouse slapping, and the Honky Tonk and Swing sounds of old...
Check out new songs from our upcoming record and download our acoustic, Old Time album "Demo Derby" for free at http://joestruckstop.bandcamp.com/.
More about the band: Members of the band are award winning instrumentalists from Bluegrass and Old Time Contests around the country, and the band itself has placed twice in the largest Old Time band contest at the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention. In our progression from being solely an Appalachian Old Time stringband to an acoustic and electric Country and Blues band, we have played numerous festivals and venues from the Whispering Beard Folk Festival, to the Kennedy Center, to the many stages we've frequented in Boston/New England becoming regulars in the scene. We've shared bills with: JP Harris & the Tough Choices, the Sweetback Sisters, Rachel Brooke, the Ten Foot Polecats, King (Sasquatch) Sickabilly & the Howlin' Moon Boys, Jake & the Burtones and many other acts. We've also appeared on television and radio, including several Boston stations and Rockabilly Worldwide's 24-hr. Rockin' Therapy Radio.
Joe Macheret, the bandleader, has also lent his instrumental skills to folks like Wayne Hancock, the Tillers, Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours, the Goddamn Gallows, and many other well known musicians and bands.
Combining the fables of a gypsy rogue with the galloping melodies of a gang of outlaw punks creates quite the musical combination. The influence of Outlaw Country and good old Rock and Roll can be heard throughout Veronica Grim's catalog of musical samplings. Formerly known as the lead singer of Switchblade Syndicate, Grim has broken away from the standard pyschobilly and cowpunk formula and created a whole new sound that crosses over the borders of several genres. For Grim and her exceptional bandmates, the truth and heart in a song plays louder than an amp, and the hell raised in live performance comes from a true love of being in front of those who can appreciate the power of real, pure music that doesn't require an auto tune.
In addition to headlining local shows in the Cincinnati area with Switchblade Syndicate and Veronica Grim and the Blue Ribbon Boys, Grim has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such national acts as Nekromantix, The Koffin Kats, The Arkhams, Whiskey Daredevils, Lydia Loveless and many more.
The band originated in Northern Kentucky and has moved to Long Beach, California for new adventures. Ready, willing and able to travel for gigs given enough notice. You can't put a price on fun...