“Youth may be in their blood, but tradition guides their instincts”, reveals M! Music and Musician’s Magazine. “The Dirty Guv’nahs are wise in the ways of rock n’ roll beyond their tender years”. The swell of grassroots momentum for this 6-piece rock n’ roll collective from Knoxville, TN is undeniable. “The Guvs” have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows in theatres and bars alike, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, to name a few. The band has also shared the stage with a diverse and notable list of major artists, including Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog, and Chris Robinson.
After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (Dualtone Music) raises the bar significantly for this explosive ensemble. Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars).
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
My first real concert ever was Dave Matthews Band in 9th grade. I had seen many bands at state fairs and street festivals before with my parents, but Dave Matthews Band was the first group I ever went to go see at a ticketed show.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Bonnaroo 2012 was my favorite concert of all time. The energy was unbelievable and the crowd surprised us 10 fold. We figured there would be around 1000 people come out to see us play, but we took the stage to a crowd of 10,000+. Unreal.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
The best gig I ever saw was Paul McCartney at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA on August 15th, 2009. He played for 3+ hours and in the middle of the set it started raining as he played an acoustic version of “Blackbird”. Everyone was experiencing a true moment of happiness. I was completely drenched. There was an older couple next to me crying. At the end of the night he encored with Helter Skelter and I Saw Her Standing There.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
Late Night with David Letterman.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
The Rolling Stones
My Morning Jacket
Catch The Dirty Guv’nuhs., Nov. 2nd with The Delta Saints at The Loft