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.