The Dirty Guv’nahs
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Headliner Begins: 10:00
“The Dirty Guv’nahs reference the past while looking forward to the future.”
- Relix Magazine,
“…in applying that strut and swagger, the Guv’nahs also recall other forebears along the way. The menace of the Stones…and the outspoken indignation of John Mellencamp…Youth Is In Our Blood suggests the Dirty Guv’nahs are guided by instincts that reach well beyond their years.”
- BLURT Magazine,
“With a vintage zest that’s simple enough to attract a variety of listeners, yet mature enough to capture a grizzled industry veteran, the Dirty Guv’nahs don’t just play music, they capture the human spirit through song.”
- Music Connection Magazine
“Youth may be in their blood, but tradition guides their instincts…The Dirty Guv’nahs are wise in ways of rock and roll beyond their tender years.”
- M Music Magazine
“The Dirty Guv’nahs sling out boozy, bluesy Southern rock with plenty of soul, chops, and a rugged commitment to prove themselves at every show”
- Creative Loafing, Atlanta
“Best Band In Knoxville”
- as voted by the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Metro Pulse Readers Poll
“Apparently, The Dirty Guv’nahs picked up on the desire to blow the others off stage and began to do so. They jumped and sang, taking the audience along with them, getting them to sing along to songs they barely knew. You could just feel the electricity.”
- Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA
“Youth may be in their blood, but tradition guides their instincts”, reveals M! Music and Musician’s Magazine. “The Dirty Guv’nahs are wise in the ways of rock n’ roll beyond their tender years”. The swell of grassroots momentum for this 6-piece rock n’ roll collective from Knoxville, TN is undeniable. “The Guvs” have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows in theatres and bars alike, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, to name a few. The band has also shared the stage with a diverse and notable list of major artists, including Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog, and Chris Robinson.
After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (Dualtone Music) raises the bar significantly for this explosive ensemble. Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars).
Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies marks another successful milestone for The Guvs, showcasing an energetic blend of rock and soul interwoven with a distinctive modern edge. The result is a joyous 14-track offering that combines honest, heartfelt lyrics with gritty and passionate musicianship. Standout tracks “3,000 Miles”, “Don’t Give Up on Me”, and “Temptation” exemplify the band’s keen ability to effectively infuse traditional rock sounds with contemporary relevancy. Upbeat foot-stompers like “Good Luck Charm” and “Can You Feel It” conjure the familiar American rock feel that The Dirty Guv’nahs began fashioning on their 2010 Release Youth Is In Our Blood.
The Dirty Guv’nahs’ unlikely genesis took place when band members were introduced through a mutual friend, nicknamed “The Guv’nah”, who eventually became the band’s namesake. Their following grew quickly and after a string of sellout shows in their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, they were offered their first performance slot at Bonnaroo. That concert led to a recording opportunity in December of 2009 at roots-rock mecca Levon Helm Studios, and the band hasn’t looked back since.
DARK WATER RISING
Start Time: 8:30