Sounds Like: Hank Williams III, The Goddamn Gallows, 16 Horsepower, Legendary Shack Shakers, Joe Buck Yourself !
Bio: Taking the stage like Bela Lugosi on a mechanical bull, Royal Son of a Guns belt out rip snorting roadhouse acid folk blues with heavy doses of surrealism. These bar stool smashing miscreants take Americana on a psycho-cathartic hayride through the thorny nettles of the American roots music under...See Full Bio
“Hailing and railing from Chicago, while curtailing nothing pertaining to righteousness and proper behavior, this trio describes themselves as “barstool smashing miscreants” ready and willing to “take Americana on a psycho-cathartic hayride through the thorny nettles of the American roots music underbelly,” – and they mean it, folks. With Blue Moses on scrambling electric guitar and riveting vocals, Tomoko pounding the electrified washboard and other percussive items, and John every which way all over the bass, the thrilling threesome recently released Thieving Lying Blood, while spending their precious time riding up and down the Illinois range playing crazy gigs in wild and wooly barrooms. Proclaiming to be a mish-mash of “Johnny Cash meets Black Sabbath,” Royal Son of a Guns claim a musical territory covering rock, outlaw country and acid folk, a dangerous and diabolical landscape indeed.”