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Social Distortion – Ball And  Chain

 

Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California.The band currently consists of Mike Ness (vocals, guitars), Jonny Wickersham (guitars), Brent Harding (bass), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (drums).

Social Distortion temporarily disbanded in 1985 due to frontman Ness’ drug addiction and troubles with the law which resulted in extended stints in various rehabilitation centers that lasted for two years. However, the band reformed around 1986 and have continued being active today, even after the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm in 2000. Since its inception, the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member.

To date, Social Distortion has released seven full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album, and two DVDs. The band released its debut album, Mommy’s Little Monster, in 1983. Social Distortion did not release their second album, Prison Bound, until 1988 which attracted the attention of Epic Records who signed the band in 1989.

In 1990, Social Distortion released its highly successful self-titled third album which peaked at #128 on the US Billboard 200 and featured their well-known hit singles, “Ball and Chain”, “Story of My Life”, and the cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” The next three albums, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, White Light, White Heat, White Trash, and Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll as well as the Greatest Hits compilation album which spawned the previously unreleased hit, “Far Behind”), were also well-received.

Social Distortion’s most recent studio album is 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes which entered the Billboard 200 at #4 marking the group’s highest entry on that chart. According to Ness, an eighth studio album is currently in the works which will likely be released in 2013.


Reckless Ones – Nothin’

Genre
Modern Rockabilly
Members
Kevin O’Leary (25) – Lead guitar/Lead vocals
Dylan Patterson (25) – Stand-up drums/Vocals
Adam Boatright (26) – Upright Bass/Vocals
Hometown
Minneapolis,MN
About
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Description
Minneapolis Rockabilly band challenges the world.
Biography
Vintage Style-Modern SoundReckless Ones are rock ‘n’ roll, plain and simple. Not concerned with the electronic sounds of the modern day but an honest statement in this phony world. A sound from the heart that doesn’t apologize for anything.

Reckless Ones are a three-man gang, pitting themselves against the world, doing it all alone. You won’t see a band this hard-working outside of the movies. …Giving it their all to deliver dynamic sets for each unsuspecting crowd, proudly quashing the hippest of hipsters’ notions, setting everyone’s feet flying, and by the end of the night, everyone’s feeling reckless.

Before their first gig in 2009 they were in the studio recording their debut album “Make Your Move.” Before the record was out they were shooting a music video. Before the records had time to cool from the presses they’d booked back-to-back U.S. and U.K. tours. And rather then rest, they got right back in the studio in 2010 to record their newest record “Set the World on Fire,” then did another week abroad playing festivals in Finland, France and Spain. In September the album was released, and the touring continued; one more US tour and constant regional shows. In August 2011 they were just getting back from their third European tour covering France, Finland, and Belgium; playing three festivals and numerous club dates.

All this touring taught them that there are no language barriers in rock ‘n’ roll; these boys won ’em over. And they just won’t sit still. They’re packing up and shipping out, as we speak…..

Reckless Ones are:
Kevin O’Leary – Vocals, Guitar
Adam Boatright – Vocals, Upright Bass
Dylan Patterson – Vocals, Stand up Drums

Contact:
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Current Location
Minneapolis,MN
General Manager
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Website
Press Contact
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Booking Agent
recklessones@gmail.com(General) ,musica-diaboli@vox-historiae.com(Europe booking)

Junior Brown “Highway Patrol”

 

Brown was born in Kirksville, Indiana. He first learned to play piano from his father “before I could talk”. His music career began in the 1960s, and he worked through that decade and the next singing and playing pedal steel and guitar for groups such as The Last Mile Ramblers, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters and A sleep at the Wheel while developing his astonishing guitar skills. By the mid-1980s he was teaching guitar at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music at Rogers State University, in Claremore, Oklahoma.

In 1985, Junior invented a double-neck guitar, with some assistance from Michael Stevens. Junior called the instrument his “guit-steel”. When performing, Junior plays the guitar by standing behind it, while it rests on a small podium/music stand. The top neck on the guit-steel is a traditional 6-string guitar, while the lower neck is a full-size lap steel guitar for slide playing. Brown has two guit-steels for recording and live work. The original instrument, dubbed “Old Yeller”, has as its standard 6-string guitar portion the neck and pickups from Brown’s previous stage guitar, a Fender Bullet. The second guit-steel, named “Big Red”, has a neck laser-copied from the Bullet neck, but in addition to electric guitar pickups, both the standard and lap-steel necks use an identical Sho-Bud lap-steel pickup. There is a pocket in the upper bout of the guitar to hold the slide bar when it is not in use.

Brown quickly became a local success in Austin, Texas, as the house band at the Continental Club. His debut album was 1990’s 12 Shades of Brown, released by the British Demon Records; it was re-released in 1993 on Curb Records in the U.S., followed by Guit with It. In 1995, Brown released Semi Crazy, and followed it with 1997’s Long Walk Back.

In 1996, Brown was featured on the Beach Boys’ now out-of-print album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 performing a cover of their 1962 hit “409”. The song features Brown playing guitar and singing lead with the Beach Boys singing harmonies and backing vocals. Brown also won the CMA Country Music Video of the Year award in 1996 for his video, “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” which featured 6-foot-7-inch Gwendolyn Gillingham.

Brown’s music has been showcased on various TV shows and movie soundtracks, including Me, Myself and Irene, SpongeBob SquarePants and the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard remake, in which he also played the narrator.

Although Brown plays traditional country and Hawaiian steel styles, few of his performances will finish without some blues playing and surf-rock instrumentals.