“The BareKnuckle Betties headlined and they blazed through rough and tumble country and bluegrass songs with titles like “Die Baby Die” and “Truck Stop Love.” They put on a very entertaining performance, and did so with catchy honky tonk stompers that would likely appeal to a variety of different audiences.”
“Over the past few years, a flurry of interest in Old Time music had germinated a plethora of young bands trying to recapture the classic sounds of Georgia legends such as Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers and country music's first recording artist, Fiddlin' John Carson from Cabbagetown. Making their mark in the genre is the wonderful BareKnuckle Betties, who mix a bit of blues, torch and twang to define their own sound. The band- all Atlantans- consists of Andy Deaver on upright bass and clawhammer banjo, fiddle/mandolinist Kyra Key, Carolynn Ladd on various percussion instruments and harmonica, and the multi-talented Julea Thomerson, who plays banjo, acoustic guitar, washboard, handles all lead vocals and writes most of the tunes. "Hang It Up" is actually the band's second EP, the first being the very basic DIY (as in "do it yourself") "Die Baby Die." Clearly, a bit more E-F-F-O-R-T went into this tasty little package.”
“Good, and (damn) good looking.”
"Caught the BareKnuckle Betties for the first time at Twain's SpringFest a couple weeks ago and quite enjoyed them. Mostly I appreciate how they have fun with time-honored country, folk and back-porch bluegrass styles without turning the whole presentation into a joke. A spirited quintet of comely cowgirls (well, that's the image they go for, anyway), the Betties are offering a five-song EP at their shows; brown-bagged for your convenience, Die Baby Die includes four originals and a version of the traditional "Arkansas Traveler."