Mon 20 Aug 2018
Is there really such a thing as a hillbilly band covering rock classics? You betcha. They are called Hayseed Dixie and they play Rockgrass.
Hayseed Dixie are the acknowledged creators of their own musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many converts and disciples to the genre out there performing today. In the year 2000, there werent.
Hayseed Dixie have released 15 albums since 2001, consisting of both original material and re-interpretations of previously rendered songs, selling a combined total of over 600,000 physical copies. These recordings have been digitally shared (legally and illegally) so many millions of times it makes the band want to laugh and cry simultaneously. And often they do. Alone. In the dark.
Released worldwide on April 14, 2017, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow is the 15th studio album. It finds Hayseed Dixie holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017 in a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics.