Southern Culture on the Skids sets new CD
Monday, November 8, 2010
– Southern Culture On The Skids will be out with a new disc, "The Kudzu Ranch," on Friday, Nov. 26.
An MP3 off the album, Highlife, will be available for download, posting and sharing.
The veteran band - Rick Miller, Dave Hartman and Mary Huff - have been together since 1983, selling more than 750,000 records in the U.S.
The album is available for order via band's website and online retailers.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 12 - The Handlebar - Greenville, SC
Nov. 26, 27 - Port O' Call Restaurant & Gaslight Saloon - Kill Devil Hills, NC
Dec. 3 - Visulite Theater - Charlotte, NC
Dec. 4 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Dec. 16 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Dec. 17 - The Soapbox - Wilmington, NC
Dec. 18 - Berkeley Cafe - Raleigh, NC
Dec. 31 - Jefferson Theatre - Charlottesville, VA
CD reviews for Southern Culture on the Skids
Southern Culture On The Skids is a countrified version of ZZ Top meets Junior Brown. This North Carolina based band reached cult status since it began making its own brand of Americana music in 1983. Their unique sound is a lethal combination of early rock and roll, surf, country western and mountain music. This fun musical hybrid is perfect for their latest release "Zombified". The 13-song collection of songs is dedicated to the horror and exploitation movies across the U.S. »»»
The Kudzu Ranch
The consistency that Southern Culture on the Skids has shown throughout their quarter century run goes beyond admirable and runs headlong into nearly supernatural. Whether recording for an microscopic fringe indie label or a ridiculously large corporate conglomerate, SCOTS - comprised of vocalist/guitarist Rick Miller, bassist/vocalist Mary Huff and drummer Dave Hartman since 1988 - has maintained a steady course for the heart of the hillbilly sunrise with an almost pathological love of »»»
Southern Culture on the Skids Play Countrypolitan Hits
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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