THEY CREATED the musical genre rockgrass - a fusion of classic rock and bluegrass/American folk - have won the respect of legendary rockers, been going for nearly 20 years, and are returning to Galway.
Hayseed Dixie, led by Barley Scotch (aka John Wheeler ), play the Róísín Dubh on Saturday March 7 at 8pm, where they will play songs by AC/DC, Queen, KISS, and others, in their fast and furious bluegrass style.
They are also likely to throw in a few guilty pleasures, re-imagined in their unique style, as the band also have a new album out - Blast From the Grassed, their 16th studio album, and featuring covers of Toto, the Bee Gees, Taylor Swift, ABBA, and The Bangles.
'It's not good...it’s fabulous!' - Brian May
As Uncut said: “Hayseed Dixie highlights the worth of mountain music to all things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good f**k-ups to raise hell come Saturday night"; The Sunday Times called them “superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music". Former AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams is an ardent admirer of the group, while Queen's Brian May said of them, "it's not good...it’s fabulous!”
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.