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Hayseed Dixie – Brooklyn Bowling London 06.02.15

Hayseed Dixie are a fantastic band to see live and I absolutely guarantee that their unique bluegrass cover versions of classic rock songs will have you grinning from ear to ear!

The musicianship between all four band members is impressive (unless you’re a complete git); acoustic bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, acoustic and (occasionally) violin vary the tunes out so well that things never sound repetitive.  In fact, banjo solos never get old do they!?

The arrangements are so damned clever that you can easily distinguish and identify songs that randomly find their way into others halfway through (‘War’ and ‘Lets get it on’ is a beautiful marriage!).

Quite frankly, you’d have to be some kind of massive prat not to enjoy the humour and atmosphere that saunters around a Hayseed Dixie gig, all the while they play up to their gimmick/cult band tag.

Folk music has taken over the UK music industry like the ‘blob’ and I find it repugnant how much the scene is up its own arse in faux intellectualism; so to hear a song about a poo in a jar about an ex girlfriend was incredibly righteous.

Favourite moments for me, hearing them belt out ‘War Pigs’ by Black Sabbath and ‘Ace Of Spades’ by Motorhead.  Fucking brilliant.

And now, some video that I recorded!