Hometown Hoedown at The Middle East Downstairs – June 29th
The roots of America originate right here in Boston. On June 29th The Hometown Hoedown is kicking the celebration of Boston’s Americana music scene into overdrive with four of the best bands the genre has to offer.
The Hometown Hoedown combines the thriving network of Boston roots rock bands, with a hyperactive fan-base at The Middle East, one of Boston’s most storied clubs. Headlining this high-energy gig is four-time Boston Music Award (BMA) winner, and “Americana Act of the Year,” Girls Guns & Glory.
Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and R&B to deliver their own brand of American Roots music. Helmed by Ward Hayden, and backed by Chris Hersch, Josh Kiggans, and Paul Dilley, the band explodes on the stage. Their supercharged live sets seamlessly flow from honky tonk originals, to covers of Johnny Cash tunes, and back again to country rock.
The bill is rounded out by legendary alt-country originators, The Swinging Steaks. “Watching The Swinging Steaks play live was one of the inspirations for GGG.” According to Ward. “When we were coming up with ideas for our sound, The Steaks loomed large. It’s such an honor to share the stage with them at our Hometown Hoedown.” “Swamp ‘n’ Rollers,” Coyote Kolb gets the crowd revved up, and up & coming folk-rocker, Dietrich Strause kicks off the evening.
The Hometown Hoedown brings together two decades of nationally acclaimed Boston alt-country/Americana talent including:
The Swinging Steaks
Boston’s own elder statesmen of alt-country, The Swinging Steaks, were one of the first bands in the country to garner a significant following in the current roots rock movement. The Steaks have torn up stages at SXSW, CMJ, Mountain Stage and hundreds of others across the country with their diverse musical catalog that sprints from full tilt rockers to mandolin-driven, soulful ballads.
Gritty low-down blues smashes head-long into fuzzed out Neil Young-like anthems, and swerves back to swampy roots rock that never fails to get boots on the floor and hips shaking.
Strause’s sublime, virtuosic guitar playing combines with juicy lyrics and a voice that seems like it was custom tailored for dreamy folk rock.
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See you June 29th at The Hometown Hoedown!!