31 May 2011, 19.30 – When “All Hail…” breaks loose – COUNTRY DIRT @ ye Olde Queens Head Islington

May 26th, 2011

Cowgrrrl sings the blues

Look alive, City Slickers & Cotton Pickers!

5 great Country swingers & Western slingers are back in the saddle, hot on the trail & kickin up some COUNTRY DIRT….. 4 Ur listening pleasure … shakin stardust off that ol C&W collection 2 put a spitshine on your boots made 4 dancing. Call it grab-ass bluegrass, you might say it’s Countronica, but U darn tootin well KNOW it’s only Rock-n-Roll from a different branch of the same root: a li’l Gram, some ol Hank & a whole lotta Wanda.

COUNTRY DIRT formed in Nov 2009, & hasn’t stopped giggin since … but All Hail breaks loose – Tuesday next – when the DIRT give the Old Queen’s Head a good kick thru the supple, parting posts … & right n2 the cusp o June ;-P

Frontin up the posse is Texan twirler MARIANNE HYATT (Dragstripper, Temple of Sound,, Anarchistwood).

Singin from the same hymn sheet & playin some Big Guitar 2 boot is the electric PATMO SHEERAN (Big Self, Stone Rangers).

FRANK BROWN (Clitoris Allsorts, The Hangin Ropes) put his soul on layaway to play the Devil’s banjo, but switch hits 2 harp & resonator guitar when the flames get 2 high.

GEORGE BLACKLOCK (Blacklock & Brown) cuts a rug on the mighty mandolin, & also moonlights on vox – front & back, harp & guitar when duty calls.

BILLY BOB STAUNCH (Jegsy Dodd & the Original Sinners) shoots from the root with some lo-down dirty bass Ur mother may have warned you about.


….adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe – GAVIN MARTIN

Countrified bluegrass, banjos, sunshine…. with great titles, titles like Pussy Whip …. Country Dirt are fun, they have their tongues stuck firmly in cheek as they bring a collective smile to the face of the venue. They have some seriously good bluegrass country rock there. -THE ORGAN

Sounding somewhere between cult favourites Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and Cowboy in Sweden-era Lee Hazelwood lays another outfit from London’s Deep South. Country Dirt is an alt. Country band of the highest order – HACKNEY HIVE


7.30pm GMT

Thee Olde Queen’s Head, Islington
44 Essex Road, Islington N1 8LN
London, United Kingdom
020 7354 9993