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Featured Local Band:
This month, our featured local band is The Hell Country Truckers! We are proud to have them listed on our website, and glad to have them as our featured local band of the month!
What do you get when you put four musicians together with an affinity for classic country, Americana, and 80′s and 90′s country music? What happens when those same four musicians play that music with respect to the original arrangements and a little bit of road grit? You get the Hell Country Truckers. Since their inception in 2009, the Truckers have been about one thing and one thing only: playing the music that they love. They’ve been fortunate enough to make friends along the way that have a shared fondness for the roots of country music that helped define the genre. Whether it’s Merle’s silky melodic delivery, Waylon’s driving, four-on-the-floor, no nonsense approach, or Steve Earle’s “back to the riser” attitude, the Truckers love to reconnect fans with the music they might have forgotten about and preserve a genuine country sound. While the Twin City’s music scene has realized an explosion of modern country cover bands that blur the lines of country and rock, the Truckers have managed to stay true to their country roots in an unapologetic way. They hope their authentic country sound will continue to make new fans and friends along the way.
Two of the four Truckers perform with local modern country band Lost Highway. While this takes up much of their time, the Truckers manage to play a few times a month to satisfy their own selfish need for the cry of a pedal steel, a honky tonk shuffle, and the enjoyment of sharing the music they’re passionate about with others who are as well. Their debut album, “Drinkin’ & Women”, features 9 original songs that range from comical to heartfelt and brings a modern interpretation to an authentic country sound. It is available on iTunes and other digital download sites, or come see the Truckers live for a hardcopy. Check out their website for more info on where to catch a show. The Truckers host a classic country jam at the Lookout in Maple Grove twice a month and welcome any and all who dare to get on stage and get their honky-tonk on. They encourage any local musicians to come sit in and pick or sing a few. Just don’t expect to hear anything newer than early 90′s and you won’t be disappointed!
Lastly on January 31st, the Truckers will be making their debut appearance at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing at the Parlay Lounge. Gary Allan will be “drinkin’ dark whiskey” in the main room that night, and the Truckers will be keeping things swingin’ throughout the remainder of the evening. Local guitar/pedal steel great Ken Wilson will be filling in for Bronson, and Mary Cutrufello will be holding it down on guitar as well. You don’t want to miss this show!!! The Truckers hope to see you soon! That’s a big 10-4 good buddy!
For more information on The Hell Country Truckers, click here.