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Happy to be returning from another great southern tour and playing a homecoming show at
Hill Country Live, a helluva honky-tonk on a quaint little Dutch island called Manhattan.
NEW YORK CITY
HILL COUNTRY LIVE
30 West 26th Street NYC
Listen to the first single from the new album!
on March 7th, CACKALACKY will be released as a 7″ with Pay For That Money as the B side. Available online & on our upcoming tour.
We are exited to announce the printing of The Defibulators Songbook by Mel Bay Publications! The 116 page book includes songs from Corn Money as well as 6 songs from our upcoming album. It also includes lead guitar tablature, fiddle transcriptions, photos, illustrations, and a bizarre DIY section called Metalbelly’s Woodshed.
It’s been an honor to collaborate with Mel Bay on this unique book and to be included in their catalog.
Order your copy or download an e-book HERE
Watch this short description of the book by Collin Bay. He’s the man.
We had a blast at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival last weekend.
We played a rager of a barn dance on Saturday night and met some great Mainers.
One of them was photojournalist, Greta Rybus who asked us for an impromptu interview for her website.
Read the interview and see her pictures at Who I Met.
Listen to an audio feature about the barn dance on NHPR.
Calling all Defibu-friends! Our next show will be at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, May 31st. We’ll be opening for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Lukas has a new album out called Wasted and collaborated with his dad Willie on his newest release, Heroes. Check out this cool interview they recently gave to the NYTimes.
This will be a fun show and it’ll be great to see all our friends out for it!
Thursday 5/31 @ 8pm
Doors at 6pm
Defibs at 8 sharp
All Ages Welcome
$10 advance, $15 day of show
get tix here: HERE
Visit www.brooklyncountrycookout.com for more info.
Here’s where we’ll be:
Monday 3/14 AUSTIN, TX
ATX Emerge Party @Deville
(w Motel Aviv & Gary Clark Jr.)
900 Red River at 9th st.
Wednesday 3/16 AUSTIN, TX
The Continental Club
(with Stone River Boys)
Wednesday 3/16 AUSTIN, TX
Sounds Like the Belmont @ The Belmont
(w/ Gringo Star, Baskery)
305 W. 6th st.
12:15am (wed. night)
Thursday 3/17 AUSTIN, TX
Mi Casa Cantina
(w/ Abigail Washburn, Hoots & Hellmouth)
503 E. 6th st.
Saturday 3/19 AUSTIN, TX
3rd Annual Brooklyn Country Cookout!
(annual event founded by the Defibs)
1506 Eva St.
Come Rally Round yer Defibulators!
Twelve top bluegrassish bands from New York and beyond will fight it out for the chance to perform at the 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
The illustrious judging panel will be: Dawn Holliday of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, Norm Parenteau of Slipshod Management representing one of the biggest acts in Americana music, Old Crow Medicine Show and Andrew Colvin of Ground Control Touring who books acts like Bright Eyes, She & Him, and Cat Power.
The twelve competing bands are: The Defibulators, The 2nd Avenue Mountain Boys, Bobtown, McMule, The Young Spokes, Gangstagrass, The Dive Bar Dukes, Alex Battles & Whiskey Rebellion, The Gold Top County Ramblers, Do it to Julia, Frankenpine, and the Michaela Anne Band. In addition to the bands, a whole gaggle of New Yorker cartoonists will be on stage providing comic interludes. This is a show you don’t want to miss.
Get advance tickets at www.theatre80.net for $16.50 (Note that all seats are general admission) or call 212-388-0388 and reserve them for $15
If you’re curious about what exactly a hardly strictly bluegrass band is, check out the Official Rules.
UPDATE: 2/20/11 (via Twitter)
“Well, we didn’t make it to the final round, but we ended up winning the Audience Favorite Award!Thanks to everyone who was there and voted!”
Ah, we sure do love them Colorado mountain towns…. The air is pristine, the views are stunning, and the people are not only friendly, but they have eccentric and unpredictable taste in music. With all humility though, we were indeed surprised and honored to make Chris Aaland’s top ten albums of 2010 in the Durango Telegraph. Nevermind that he slipped us in the number one spot! We’re humbled when anyone says good stuff about our music, much less rank it above rock legends. Suspend your disbelief and read the list here (scroll down after clicking). This gives us new meaning to Romance in Durango…
Also check out Bryant Liggett’s indy top ten in