Willing to launch

Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups have released an album. Now you can have Jimmy in your home. Yee-ha!

Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups will launch their self-titled debut album this Saturday, July 8, at The Rails in Byron.

I suppose you could describe The Hick-Ups as a country folk band. Or you could describe them as a feral troupe of musical surrealists. Or as bush-based burlesque. Whatever. The band draws water from the deep well of rural folk tradition and make it their own be it rockabilly or a cranked-up heel and toe polka. They remind me of those country music outfits of the 50s but with a bent

Like country bands of old, The Hick-Ups album was recorded live with the band standing in a circle at Fracas Studios in Byron. (Fracas is in the old Norco factory. They recorded in the old ham-hanging room. Cool. Probably drank moonshine.)

These lads will be putting on one hell of a show to celebrate the release of their debut album. Joining them in the launch hoe-down will be The Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Dan Rumour, Gleny Rae Vitus, and Satan Von Tramp.

The backbeats start at 5.30pm.


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