The Tip, Whiskey Daredevils
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
In a town known more for generating pop country ‘hat acts’ and contemporary Christian music, there is a storm brewing. Small independent bands with no management, booking, record labels (or even local media support) are changing the way people think about Nashville Tennessee.
Now they’ve got three full length CD’s under their belt. ‘Sucker Punched’, (Dec.2006), ‘Three Step Windup’ (April,2008) and ‘Hang Your Stockings….. Say Your Prayers’ the band’s Christmas CD (Nov, 2008). Each one totally DIY, produced and engineered by Firebaugh and Dickson and recorded in Andrew Dickson’s garage, lovingly known as ‘Studio D’. Each CD blends elements of honkytonk, rockabilly, psychobilly, and straight up rock and roll. Every member of the Hillbilly Casino brings their own special flavor to the band, from Nic’s background in hip hop and rockabilly, to Geoff’s love of old school punk rock and ska, and you’ll find ROnnie_bios2elements of all of this in every Hillbilly Casino record and show. 2008 also saw the release of ‘Buy-in’ a full length Documentary by Doug Farrar at Rockstep Creative. Doug followed the band around for over a year, attending dozens of shows, and collecting performance, and interview footage, which he compiled into a revealing look at a band just trying to make a living and have fun.
While you’ll see a lot of bands sitting around waiting to get ‘signed’, the Hillbilly Casino took a cue from bands like Black Flag, Fugazi, and Youth Brigade, booking their own tours, and producing and releasing their own CD’s and T-shirts, and spending hundreds of hours in their old grey Econoline van getting the rock ‘n’ roll out to the people. From thirty minute opening slots, to 3 and 4 hour marathon sets, these boys are gonna bring their ‘A’ game, and you’ll Geoff_bios2probably get tired before they do.
The Hillbilly Casino has performed along with the following national Acts…
Brian Setzer Orchestra (7 shows), Rev. Horton Heat, Rancid, Los Straightjackets, Southern Culture on the Skids, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Horrorpops, The Matt_bios2Blasters, The Supersuckers, Doyle Bramhall, 7 Shot Screamers, Koffin Kats, Flatfoot 56, Lonesome Spurs, Three Blue Teardrops.
The Hillbilly Casino has performed at these festivals and venues… Gibson Amphitheater (Hollywood CA), Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN), House Of Blues (Chicago, IL), Headliners (Louisville, KY), Exit/In (Nashville, TN), Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN) Bergenfest (Bergen, Norway), Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival (Kilkenny, Ireland), Rockin’ 50’s Fest (Green Bay, WI), State Theater (Detroit, MI), Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA), Rocketown (Nashville, TN), Rodeo Bar (New York, NY)
Members of the Hillbilly Casino are endorsed by King Doublebass, Gretsch Guitars, and Fender Amps.
With the hunger and desire to play full on, high-energy Rock and Roll, the members of The Tip founded the band in Nashville, Tennessee in the summer of 2014. Not wasting any time, the band quickly hit the road and released an EP, followed by its
full-length self-titled debut album in 2015. Persistent touring activity around the country, countless home town shows and the 2016 album release of "Sailor's Grave" have led to opening spots for The Darkness, Buckcherry, Sebastian Bach, Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime, The Last Vegas and back to back festival appearances at Rocklahoma.
In 2017 the band continued to work the road in the U.S. and released "Sailor's Grave" on German label SAOL, which caught the attention of local and other European rock media resulting in many positive reviews in publications such as Classic Rock, Metal
Hammer and Rock It! Magazine. In 2018, the band will continue to tour the States and will appear at the annual Kid Rock Cruise after being hand picked by the man himself during a Nashville encounter. In the near future, The Tip hopes to expand its
touring activity to other markets such as Europe, Japan and Latin America. The band's music is a manifest to its no-nonsense, adrenaline fueled, hard-rocking attitude. As the song proclaims: "What you see is what you get, no we ain't fakin' it!"