I came across these guys while looking at the artists on Fat Elvis Records. If you’ve followed me for any brief amount of time you know I dig my fair share of all things Nashville getting mixed up with rock ‘n’ roll. It’s like a dirty blues rock circa Exile on Main Street . These dudes are pretty outrageous, just watch the video and you’ll know what I’m talkin about.
this is from Plowboy Records who just put out The Blackfoot Gypsies LP “Handle It”
Nashville’s Blackfoot Gypsies are a rock ’n’ roll band—straight up, no modifiers necessary. With four years, four releases, and countless miles under their belt as a two-piece guitar & drums powerhouse, Zack Murphy and
Matthew Paige have recently added fellow brethren Dylan Whitlow (bass) and Ollie “Dogg” Horton (harmonica), bolstering their passionate, careening, undeniably American sound. Seeing the band live is like watching someone cling to a fire hose at full blast or dig their heels in atop a thrashing mechanical bull… holding on for dear life, slowly guiding and reacting to forces at the brink of their control, somehow coming up aces in the end.
The band’s second full-length LP, Handle It ( spring 2015), is Blackfoot Gypsies’ debut as a full-throttle four piece. Drawing inspiration from the down-home roots of the Delta blues and the foreboding ghosts of country music’s past, Murphy, Paige & Co. go to the same deep well as Zeppelin, the Stones & The Faces did before them, coming up with a bucketful of angsty rock ‘n’ roll that’ll jolt your flat lined heart back into perfect rhythm. Rock is dead? The Blackfoot Gypsies call bullshit. They’re living proof it’s alive and well.
even though I would like to save this for a “Meet The Band” watching the video led me to give a listen to the whole album…