Dirtfoot + The Hatrick + Todd Day Wait's Pigpen

Dirtfoot - a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie.

"Here's their deal: Imagine Nick Cave on a bed of rusty nails, the cover of "Gin and Juice" often mis-attributed to Phish (it was actually the Gourds), some old-timey "Dem Bones," Old Crow Medicine show culture-clash, and that subtle fecal stench of Mr. Bungle skronk sax craziness: Get theses elements, let them stew in an oaken barrel for a number of years and out comes Shreveport, Louisiana's Dirtfoot." - Spencer, Synthesis.net

Whether performing on big stages at festivals, or playing intimate setting in pubs and the finer taverns all over the mid west & south, Dirtfoot puts on an uproarious show. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. There is only one Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie band in the land… Dirtfoot.

Led by the organic writings of Matt Hazelton with each player adding his own flavor and feeling to the songs and sound of the group, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. All of their instruments are acoustic but their energy and ingenuity will make you swear they are plugged in. Featuring instruments ranging from an acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass, pots n' pans, drums, bells, saxophone, xylophone and more, this band has a truly engaging sound, a real dose of Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble Boogie! It is like a good gumbo - you have some growling vocals, upright bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n' sexy spice of the saxophone and jazz style drums, and finally a little something magical and indescribable, and you have Dirtfoot - a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake your ass and yell like a lunatic on a full moon night.

The Hatrick

While Kansas and the Carolinas lay claim to their own variety of bluegrass music - The Hatrick sees fit to represent the sovereign state of Missouri with their own breed: Stompgrass. Every member of the Hatrick sings… every member plays percussion with their feet... and with their remaining limbs; they incorporate acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, fiddle, hamonica, washboard, and whatever else they can fit in the trailer. Recently upgraded to a 4-piece with the addition of fiddle player Michael Schembre, members of this outfit hail from several other area bands, such as The Hipnecks, Bockman, The Schwag, Stickley & Canan, and The Kay Brothers. While their respective bands have enjoyed regional success, they still thought it prudent of them to assemble a rowdy party band the way they thought it should be done. On top of many new accomplishments, the group has recorded 2 albums and completed 5 successful Colorado front range tours where they played such highly regarded venues as the Sheridan Opera House (Telluride) and The Fox Theater (Boulder) and have shared the stage with Sam Bush, George Jones, Del MCoury, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Robert Earle Keen, The Avett Brothers, Vince Herman, and many more.

The Hatrick Features:
Pat Kay (The Hipnecks/The Kay Brothers)
Sean Canan (Bockman, Stickley & Canan)
Michael Schembre (The Kay Brothers/Mary & the Giant)
Ryan Kennedy (Reubens Accomplice/Stickley & Canan)

Todd Day Wait's Pigpen

In 2009, Todd Day Wait put everything he owned on the curb of his home in Columbia, Missouri, and started what would become a seemingly never-ending cross-county voyage. Traveling in a vegetable oil-powered airport shuttle bus, he headed out to California by way of the Rocky Mountains, and ended up in New Orleans. Along the way, he would find collaborators where he could, picking up one line-up for a few states, and rotating regionally. Relying on each musician’s various strengths, Todd would adapt his music to suit them, shifting genres as he did states. Through this process, Todd Day Wait arrived at a musical aesthetic that blends blues, folk, country, early R&B, and soul. In 2012, after years on the road, Todd Day Wait relocated to New Orleans and the permanent line-up of Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen was formed, including Matt Dethrow on upright bass, George Aschmann on fiddle, and Todd Day Wait on guitar. Today, Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen can be found playing on the streets of the French Quarter and in venues throughout New Orleans.

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Dirtfoot + The Hatrick + Todd Day Wait's Pigpen

Saturday, September 21 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Mojo's