Time to make way for a new sound in a every changing music scene. “Oklahoma Cowpunk” as title and penned from front man and songwriter The Dirty Okie. So what is Oklahoma CowPunk? It’s a wonderful blend of classic outlaw country and the punk edge of rock & roll that is targeted to wide range of listeners. A sound infused with gritty melodic guitar, swinging upright bass, in your face and down to your soul drums and song lyrics that paint the stories of the world we live in.
The new release of “ Dust Bowl Hangover” by Red Eye Gravy is Oklahoma Cowpunk at its best! Dust Bowl Hangover is an album that takes the listener on a journey from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and Great Depression of 1929 to The Great Recession of 2008. With insight of where this country is headed today if we don’t pull our heads out of our asses and start learning from our mistakes.
Not only is Dust Bowl Hangover an album written to open the minds to the world around us, but infused with humor and pure outlaw style of Red Eye Gravy. Even with the way The Dirty Okie designed the story from track one to track sixteen; each song was created to stand alone as well. The first single “Lonely Boy” embodies the entire theme of DBH with a fierce rhetoric of never learning from our mistakes and that the poor man is still feeling the nation’s wrath of stupidity. The album will take you through a story of reflection and confinement to our redundant ways from The Great Depression into the Great Recession. DBH consists of songs filled with pride for living in a refined unmaterialistic simple life and stabs at the fat cats of modern day society. The album also gives homage to times of past with their own take on gun fighter ballads and the theme of a rock opera from song to song.
The band consists of highly talented musicians, and gifted songwriters that are known only by their nickname The Dirty Okie , the man out front center who never holds back and leads the band and audience through a two hour show that leaves them covered in sweat and smiles ear to ear. The man behind the songs writes with conviction and works tirelessly to deliver something pure and true.
White Trash Jed , one of Oklahoma most amazing drummers. A man who takes his job very seriously and at the same time makes hitting the skins look like the greatest job on the planet.
Th’ Coyote, with his upright bass and amazing background in music brings to the stage what we all want in a great show. Entertainment! With his highly skilled knowledge of this big instrument not only supply’s his band mates the thundering bass line but within a blink of the eye he can be found somewhere out in the crowd with upright in hand dancing and working the audience.
Rooster, master guitarist and where the rock sound of this band comes from. Known to hold a mind ripping note so long that the band could take a beer and piss break and no one would even know it! His style is as original as it gets and paints a work of art with each song.
Johnny Up brings the melodic pedal steel to the fiery of the Cowpunk delicately drawing you into a soulful country bliss from times past and then will punch you in the face as he matches Rooster note for note.
This is a highly professional working man’s band that has paid their dues and continues to push boundaries of music to new heights. Like it, love em, or hate it all together they don’t give a shit, Red Eye Gravy will continue to build their Cowpunk the way they see fit and embrace anyone that wants to come along for the ride.