The Defibulators

The DEFiBULATORs have emerged as one of the most engaging live acts
from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, NY – melding, bluegrass
rockabilly, dixieland, and punk into their own eclectic sound.

Their shows are irresistibly infectious and rowdy (likened to
watching "Hee-Haw on mescaline"), as they wield an arsenal of guitars,
banjos, fiddles, and junkyard percussion, with relentless energy and
rusty virtuosity. The DEFiBULATORs jump-start new life into vintage
country music and deliver a unique sound that's anything but old

Razor sharp harmonies and surreal lyrics illuminate songs that are
gritty and witty; spinning tales of deception, debauchery, depleted
bank accounts, fanaticism, vintage firearms, biological anomalies,
airline intoxication, and animal ennui.

The Busted String Band

Purveyors of fine handcrafted footstompin' Missouri musical gumbo. Mark Twain would have endorsed this band had he lived to hear them. (probably)

A hodgepodge assembly of musicians that came together at Truman State University circa March of 2011 and named as such for their attempts to incorporate string band ideas into not so string band arranging, their collective financial status (or lack thereof) and the inordinately high number of strings broken by lead singer Matt Kennedy. The Busted String Band has been described as putting on high energy, versatile and footstompingly raucous performances by critics and people they know. Since their birth in Kirksville, the BSB (no...not Backstreet Boys....) has shared the stage with a variety of acts including Iron & Wine, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Brandon Jenkins, Matt Stell & the Crashers, The Damn Quails, Brett Eldredge, No Justice, Cashman, Mercer & Johnson as well as a lengthy roster of top notch North and Central Missouri bands including Billy McDow & the Bootleggers, Johnny H & the O Town Tuffs, Dandelion's Roar, Schuyler Prenger & the Dirt Road Junkies and many more



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