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 have a new album out.
Hayseed Dixie make a welcome return to the Róísín Dubh on Saturday January 27 at 8pm, where they can be expected to play songs by AC/DC, Queen, KISS, and many others, in their fast and furious style of bluegrass.
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 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 was an ardent and early supporter of the group, while Queen's Brian May said of Haydseed Dixie, "it's not good...it’s fabulous!” The band, led by Barley Scotch (aka John Wheeler ) have released a new album, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow, their 15th studio album, which sees them turning their attention to reinterpretations of r'n'b and soul classics.
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.