Thy Dirty Deuce rises, and wreaks musical havoc as only the ‘Deuce can, performing locally at Rockabilly’s Saloon, 709 S. Broadway, this Friday, February 12. Showtime: 7pm. Free. Info: (920) 393-4064 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/144928464019994 for additional info. Opening for thy Dirty Deuce at 5pm: Morgan & the Soul Project.
The Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin-based group’s love affair with Title-town goes back many years. Indeed, the quintet (Reverend Rob Atwood, guitars, vocals; Jamey Clark, drums; Greg Rotiek, bass; David Passow, harmonica; Matt Ostlund (saxophone) were chosen to perform at Lambeau Field for the Retirement Party for legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Favre.
“Bruised is ten tracks of hard driving Blues/Rock ‘n Roll, start to finish. This is old-school rock with a modern take, an all-original tour de force and they own it. They bill themselves as “The Musical Mathematicians of Rock -n-Roll Religion”. Their “all in” approach to Blues/Rock music has created some devout followers, plus carved out a niche in music scenes all over the Midwest. They are, unquestionably, a band apart, world- class musicians on a mission to entertain.”
Thy Dirty Deuce…Some Background
‘Reverend’ Rob Atwood and Jamey ‘J-Dirt’ Clark each boasted solid musical resumes before creating Dirty Deuce. In 1996 front-man Atwood formed The Probers, whom he toured with through 2004. Among that band’s claim(s) to fame: a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago that was one of the first-ever live Internet broadcasts (by the MTV2 network); and their song “Who’s Your Daddy” being featured in a 2003 MLB Playoffs series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez became known for using the phrase after striking out opposing players). Drummer Jamey Clark has played with Clyde Stubblefield (the original funky drummer with James Brown), “Godfather of Austin Blues” W.C. Clark, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3) and Jane Wiedlen (Go-Go’s) among others. Aforementioned Dirty Deuce members Passow, Rotiek, and Ostlund were added more recently.
The Dirty Deuce sound has been described as rock-tinged alt-country with a strong melodic base, as heard on such tracks as “100 Years” and “Body Is A Temple”. You might also hear such varied influences ranging from 70’s Brit rock greats T. Rex, to that famed ‘Little Old Band From Texas,’ ZZ Top.
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