If you are looking at this post, you most likely do not have tickets to the incredibly sold out Raconteurs gig tonight at Third Man Records. And, for whatever reason, you are not interested in seeing TV On The Radio and Broken Social Scene tonight at the Ryman. Maybe you are just itching to support a local southern fried rock band? Well, I think I have it for you. You now have multiple options to get out and see some live music tonight. C’mon people, it is hump day, and how can you hump if you don’t get out there!
Blackfoot Gypsies are a Nashville based roots based rock band formed by the melding of guitarist and singer/songwriter Matthew Paige and drummer Zack Murphy. They combine slices of Bob Dylan’s folk with Robert Johnson’s blues, and, more notoriously, they overdrive it into your face with the force of a Led Zeppelin. It’s a jam band, a rock band, and a blues band, as these two guys solidly command their instruments and the venue. So, if you just need some good ‘ole fashioned southern rock music, get out and support these guys.
Here is a link so you can get familiar with their music. It’s a link to their facebook page, but don’t worry facebook-phobes an account is not required. I’ve also attached their Balcony TV set recorded live in Nashville. It’s a bit more acoustic and Dylan-esque, so I would recommend listening to the songs at the link above before you pass judgement.
If you like what you hear, head out to see these guys rip up the Exit/In tonight with openers Joshua Black Wilkins and Kentucky Knife Fight. It’s a night filled with a lot of slices of Americana. Tickets are a mere $6, and doors open at 8pm. Get out there and see some live music.