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Billy Strings wsg Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

$12 advance, $15 day of show

Tickets available at BillyStringsODT.brownpapertickets.com.

Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick!  It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING!  Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of “Wild Bill Jones” to a raw cover of “Cocaine Blues” or picking delights like “Red Haired Boy” and “Soldier’s Joy.” But the standout track is the opening song, “Dust in a Baggie”, a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It’s a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go." — D.L. "THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION"

Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish is a three-piece rock'n'roll band from Grand Rapids Michigan.  Two-time Jammie award winners of the "Best Roots/ Revival Album" for their releases "Gravedigger" and "Dead Man Walking".  Influenced by the high-energy performances of the 50's and 60's and Their blend of rockabilly, swing and garage is rowdy, intense, and entertaining. 

Earlier Event: July 30
Duffield Caron Project
Later Event: July 31
Jazz Brunch

HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY 11 a.m. – close

FRIDAY                            11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

SATURDAY                      9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

SUNDAY                          9 a.m. - midnight

Happy hour

Monday-Friday: 4 - 6 p.m.

$1 off drafts, $2 domestic bottles and cans

21+ after 9 p.m.

Location

402 E Kalamazoo Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-381-5677

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE PAVED PARKING AREA TO THE EAST OF THE BUILDING!!

YOU WILL BE TOWED!

Mailing Address

PO Box 50095

Kalamazoo, MI 49005

Booking

To be considered for booking, we are looking for original music to fill Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm to 1am. Please fill out a contact form and include links to your website (which should include demos) and facebook pages.