Southern Culture On The Skids Comes To Stuart’s Sept. 9< < Back to
Southern Culture on the Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.”
The band has been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years, touring everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan and delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.“ In 2014 the band was honored by the Southern Folk Life Collection at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with an exhibition featuring their music and cultural contributions. Southern Culture on the Skids’ newest album, The Electric Pinecones, will be released on Sept. 16. It’s the band’s fifth album on their own label, Kudzu Records.
The album features 12 original SCOTS tunes – 11 brand new songs and a whole-lotta NOLA remake of the SCOTS classic, “Swamp Fox – The Original.“ All the tunes were produced and recorded at Rick’s studio in NC, The Kudzu Ranch. The Electric Pinecones is a bit of a departure for the band conceptually and sonically. The inspiration for the record was born in an alter-ego side project from the early years of the band. “The Pinecones was folk-a-hill-a-billy garage band we used to put together just for kicks,” Miller relates. “We loved the sound of ’60s west coast folk rock and psych bands. The Pinecones was our outlet for material that was not in the SCOTS vein. We even opened for ourselves occasionally.”
Tickets are available by calling 740-753-1924 or online at www.stuartsoperahouse.org. The D-Rays will open the show. Tickets are General Admission and are on sale now for $15 in advance or $18 at the door.