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The Straight 8s

- US Hillsborough, NC Rock / Rockabilly / Swing


Label: Rock-n-Roll Purgatory

Bio: The Straight 8s have been delivering their combustible blend of high-octane rock-a-billy music for over a decade. While the band has earned a solid reputation for their live shows, it is the creative process that drives founding member and primary songwriter Robert Striegler (guitar, vocals), D... See Full Bio

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““The Straight 8s have become one of the most respected purveyors of modern Rockabilly (with elements of Swing, Surf, and other precious debris), earning not only the acknowledgement of respected scenesters and the enthusiastic approval of neophytes, but also the begrudging appreciation of those grimacing loathers of all things 50's. "What's their secret?" you ask. It's their pure love of this music that gives it honesty, allowing retro elements to reconfigure into bright new constellations. It's also the capturing of that wild glint in the eyes of the first rock'n'rollers and making you swear it was their own. It's their ability to do what ten thousand of other bands do, but do it better. This disc doesn't sound tired or uninspired, but instead growls, bumps, and bites as this Rockabilly beast keeps evolving.””
—  Ben, Rock n roll Purgatory
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  • 2013

    Dec 28

    Durham, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:00pm



  • 2013

    Sep 17

    Raleigh, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:00pm


    For Fans Of: JD McPherson, Ronnie Dawson, Wanda Jackson Member Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world’s most respected practitioners of American roots music—western swing, rockabilly, and traditional country—playing it like they invented it. “I think of us as just a rock and roll band—a rock and roll band that’s letting the roots show,” says bandleader Big Sandy. Whether they’re playing the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, or simply climbing out of a bus after rolling into your town, these guys are bringing us some great old-time rock and roll. The Straight 8s have been delivering their combustible blend of high-octane rock-a-billy music for over a decade. While the band has earned a solid reputation for their live shows, it is the creative process that drives founding member and primary songwriter Robert Striegler (guitar, vocals), Daniel Mebane (upright bass, vocals), and Mark Murphy (drums, howls). Listening to a Straight 8s record or catching the band live, quickly reveals influences ranging from swing and surf, to jump blues and country. With two full-length records of original music, the Straight 8s are clearly not content with being a glorified cover-band or nostalgia act. On New Year’s Day 2013, with only the few belongings they could fit in their van, Zoe Muth and drummer Greg Nies, left their hometown of Seattle, Washington for Austin, Texas. After three years of touring the United States and Europe and three critically acclaimed self-produced albums, it was time for a change of sound and scenery. In a town where legends play free shows on a Wednesday afternoon, Zoe is finding her niche, separating herself from more traditional country singers with her unique phrasing and poignant story-song writing, not to mention a pure, honest vocal delivery that has been compared to Iris and Emmylou. The result is a sound that has has been referred to as “Soulful Country” and “Cosmic Americana” A sound which is both timeless and strikingly original. Together with a new four-piece band, she’s recreating the old songs as well as arranging brand new tunes for an upcoming fourth release. Her first album, recorded on a pre-school teacher’s budget, was meant to be a test. ”Is is anyone gonna like this stuff?” As soon as 3rd Coast Music Magazine Editor John Conquest got a hold of it, he spread the word. It soon went straight to number 1 on the Freeform American Roots and Euro Americana Charts. Later that year it ended up on NoDepressions’s top albums of 2009. That, and the kind words of current labelmate Eilen Jewell, were enough to get her signed to Signature Sounds. The sophomore effort Starlight Hotel followed in 2011 which went on to further cement her Americana cred. The 2012 release of the “Old Gold” EP led Muth and the Lost High Rollers to their first success on the AMA chart.

  • 2013

    Sep 14

    Pittsboro, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Pittsboro, NC, US
    Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:00pm


    We're taking the early slot at 8pm. Tremors are on around 9:30 or so.

  • 2013

    Aug 24

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:00pm


    The Kraken 2823 NC Hwy 54 West Chapel Hill, NC 27516 4.5 Miles West of Carrboro Plaza Corner of Hwy 54 and Dodson Cross Rd From Raleigh: On I-40, take exit 273A go 3.1 miles Turn right to merge onto N Carolina 54 W/US-15 S/US-501 S/N Fordham Blvd 9.9 miles on the right

  • 2013

    Apr 27

    Pittsboro, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Pittsboro, NC, US
    Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:00pm


    Welcome The Straight 8s to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage on Saturday April 27 at 8 pm. We're excited to have them play with us. Come out and enjoy your evening with us.

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