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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

Zombified CD review - Zombified
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 CD review - 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 CD review - Southern Culture on the Skids Play Countrypolitan Hits
Before putting the latest disc by Southern Culture on the Skids on for its first spin, one eagerly awaits the band's hallmark sounds - twangy guitar and smart-alecky vocals. But the surprise is just how mannered this collection of covers seems to be. SCOTS, a clever trio known for harnessing rockabilly and Creedence-esque guitar in the service of odes to snack cakes and dates at the racetrack, actually sounds serious in its attempts to add a dash of hillbilly spice to such songs as the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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