Hill Country Live Presents:
Flat Duo Jets
410 7th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20004
Phil Alvin – Vocals and guitar
Bill Bateman - Drums
John Bazz – Bass
Keith Wyatt – Lead guitar
The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters' sixth and latest studio album, featuring twelve tracks that extend the band's legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed.
Flat Duo Jets
Long before the White Stripes, there were the Flat Duo Jets, Dexter Romweber's ferocious guitar-drums duo from North Carolina who blazed through the Eighties and Nineties playing some of the most face-melting roots-rock ever heard. Jack White has paid tribute to the influences of the Jets and the wild-eyed Romweber in a variety of places. In 2009's It Might Get Loud, a guitar summit pairing White with Jimmy Page and the Edge, White declared that seeing the Jets for the first time "opened up a whole new inspiration for me about the guitar." And he was downright effusive in the 2006 cult-classic Romweber documentary Two Headed Cow, calling Romweber "a huge influence on my music… one of the best-kept secrets of the rock & roll underground." In 2009 White recorded a seven-inch with Romweber, and in 2011 he reissued the Jets' long-out-of-print 1991 album Go Go Harlem Baby on his Third Man Records imprint.
Romweber has pursued a solo career since the 1999 wind down of the Jets, garnering further critical acclaim and cementing his legacy a one of American music's great visionaries. On top of recording 10 albums Dex has toured with Cat Power, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Neko Case, Reverend Horton Head and many others.
In 2016. Dex & drummer Crash Laresh released a new Lp as the duo on Jett Plastic Records titled "The Great Jones". Dex & Crash are currently touring and reviving/delivering the old Flat Duo Jets catalog of molten rock 'n roll with a fervor to a whole new generation.
Tickets Available at the Door
This show is standing room only.