Wednesday 19th, June 2013 | 7:00 PM500 Bagby St., St. Louis, MO 63125
Ticket Price: $5.00
Tickets are $5.00 at the Door – 12 and under are free. Gates open at 6pm – Showtime is 7:00pm. In case of rain, we will move inside to Grants Shelter at the JB Amphitheater. Bring chairs and blankets – No Coolers – food and drink will be available. WATCH A VIDEO OF The HipNecks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvXqBQR7F8&feature=player_embedded
The sound has been called a "jambalaya" by press and "country fried jam" by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words "Hippie" and "Redneck" as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile floodplains of the American Midwest. Rock & roll with hues of bluegrass. It is twangy. It is Ozarkian. It is most certainly Missourian - and there is nothing to the contrary about it. The Hipnecks have released two full length albums; Just Another Fine Day (2004) and American Night (2008). Since 2008, the band has released four digital singles on iTunes while undergoing several lineup changes. In with the new: Danny Carroll (Bockman) took the helm on drums in 2009, while the singer's brother, Bryan Kay (Ghost in the Machine), joined the group on bass & added the unsurpassed sibling harmony to the group's vocals. Newest to the Hipnecks, Molly Healy joined the band in 2012 on fiddle, cello, & vocals following the retirement of the beloved Missouri hillbilly outfit, Big Smith. An EP featuring this incredible new lineup is scheduled to release November 16, 2012. "...absolutely twangy, good old-fashioned American rock & roll - a sound that makes sense when you consider their name, a combination of "hippy" and "redneck." Their enthusiasm for their craft is obvious and infectious. Remember the name, because this band is going places," Jambase.com "... a beautifully harmonized band. There's enough intelligent songwriting here to merit attending any Hipnecks live performance," -Comomusic.com "The band members are small-town Midwesterners with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do." –Vox Magazine.