Get up we gonna kick y'all's ass!!!
Originally a power trio, Buzzard Wagon formed in 2011 when singer Chris Gough connected with Chris Pierce, former drummer of East Coast underground darlings, Doc Hopper. Gough, a huge fan of classic country as well as old school punk, had an idea to take elements from both genres and fuse them together into one shit-kicking, monster of a rock n’ roll band with a twist of western flare. Enter Pete Powers, lead guitarist of the legendary metal band Genocide and Lauren V. (Blue Fox) on screamin’ vocals and rhythm guitar. After a few personnel changes; Pierce vacated to front The Groucho Marxists; the group’s lineup is rock solid with the addition of bassist J. Dubya. The latest addition to the lineup is Kevin Hyland banging the skins! Kevin brings a hard driving beat to keep heads a bangin' In the tradition of Bill Ward, John Bonham and Keith Moon.
While Buzzard Wagon’s music has been alternately described as cowpunk, hellbilly and nu-Grass, the truth is it’s all of the above. Radio personality Cori Cash probably said it best when she described the band by saying, “Imagine if my great uncle Johnny and AC/DC had a kid together; now imagine that kid grew up and married the offspring of Motorhead and Hank Williams … Buzzard Wagon would be their spawn.” In other words this band loves to rock and you’ll know it from the moment you press play.
Recently billed by Bump N’ Grind as the "future of the New Jersey music scene"; Buzzard Wagon has spent the last year building up a reputation for being one of the tri-state area's most hardworking and consistent live bands. They have shared the stage with a variety of national acts such as Anti-Seen, Care Bears On Fire and The Murder Junkies to name a few. Spark Magazine’s live review read, “These guys are determined to feed the audience the red meat that’s been missing from their rock n’ roll diets for the past twenty years.” Currently recording their debut album and gearing up for a summer tour, the Buzzard Wagon doesn’t look like it’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
So when people ask, is it southern fried, country rock? Is it honky-tonk heavy metal? Well, I reckon it’s all of the above. And if you’re craving a fix of unpretentious, heavy rock n’ roll in its most timeless form, look no further my friends. Like being run down by a High Ball with no brakes, Buzzard Wagon’s music will take you on a cyclone ride of loud guitars, thundering bass and bombastic drumming. From the redwood forests, to the Gulf Stream waters, Buzzard Wagon is true American HIGH ENERGY ROCK 'N' ROLL.