Invasion Car Show After Party w/ Wayne Hancock
The Drop Top Rockets, Holy Moly
Sat, September 2, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
This event is all ageshttp://www.treesdallas.com/event/1531894/
Authenticity and sincerity have been the cornerstones of Hancock's writing and music since the start of his career. His refusal to compromise his vision and sell out his music has earned him a fiercely loyal underground following.
Hancock's vision, as he puts it, is "to bring people together and make them feel good about music. It's a spiritual thing and without spirituality, you've got nothin'. There ain't much on the radio that strikes me as being original or from the heart, most of it's from the pocketbook and it shows."
Wayne is proud of his rural roots and culture and has thoroughly absorbed the spirit of country music's forefathers such as Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Never a mere imitator, the cutting-edge style that emerges is every bit his own. He breathes youth and driving energy into traditional country forms and adds a dash of big band horns, boogie woogie piano, scorching rockabilly beats, heavenly Hawaiian steel licks and some wigged-out hillbilly jazz guitar.
That fan base included a number of talented musicians, two of which joined the band in time to record the second album, “Drinkin’ Druggin’ and Lovin’”. The addition of Jeremy Hull on upright bass and Joe Carpenter on drums kicked the songs into high gear, and "Drinkin' Druggin' and Lovin'" was voted Album of the Year in the Fort Worth Music Awards. In 2011, Holy Moly took home the award for Best Live Band and Best Bassist (Jeremy Hull).
In 2009 Holy Moly took their special brand of mayhem on the road, touring through Texas and Louisiana. In the summer of 2009 Holy Moly hopped the pond and spent three weeks playing Belgium and Holland with Surfing Airlines productions. Time on the road lead to more new songs, and upon their return to the States Holy Moly recorded and released their third album, "Clickity Clack", a raucous collection of high-energy tunes that features even tighter arrangements and more of Joe Rose's signature storytelling lyrics. The enthusiastic reception lead to bigger shows playing in front of bigger crowds, with Holy Moly opening for bands like Bowling For Soup and Flickerstick.
It’s these audiences that help define Holy Moly’s identity. Shows are bombastic, goofy, and fun for everyone. Holy Moly’s lyrics weave a mysterious montage of zombies, one legged adulterers, and all the alcohol and drugs a healthy young person can handle. It’s rock and roll in its most honest form with a honky tonk needle helping it slide right into your heart and soul. What’s this needle, you might ask? This needle is the vehicle in which HM inserts its message, wraps it up and then lets it roll out all over the listener’s car stereo or beer drenched bar stool.
2709 Elm Street
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