"Since their formation in 2009 The Real Nasty has been working tirelessly, and this tour is the latest in their quest to bring timeless, rocking, original music to the masses...Their latest release, Dirty Dollars, shows the band developing their unique sound. Incorporating elements of rock, country, blues, funk, rockabilly and soul, the band has grown by blending different styles into one that is raw yet refined while drawing from an enormous range of influences. The songs are scenes of love and lust, and explore the effects of whiskey, women, and hitting the open road..."
"The Real Nasty plays deep rockin’ music with the energy of wild animals sweating primal electricity and gets audiences dancing with abandon, pumping their fists with whiskey in hand. Their range of low-down dirty funk, to soulful blues, to 'hey girl, get those pants off and come over here' sexy rock was delivered with a smile, a growl and groove...The trio is talented and versatile, and doubled up on instruments to add a little variety."
"These three guys play a cool brand of blues-infused pop/rock with a heavy emphasis on melodies and lyrics...Ryan, Jacob, and Matthew play tunes that could be appreciated by millions upon millions of listeners. These guys are out there pushing their music hard...currently traveling all over the United States playing live concerts. We have no doubt that these guys absolutely kick ass live. Their songs are infectious...and they're one of the tightest bands we've heard in 2011."
“Earth Day rocks all day and all night — The Real Nasty. The San Francisco trio formerly known as the Big Nasty played Feb. 20 at Divided Sky. Its recent double CD has rock on one disc and country on the other. “We found it’s solidly split that the girls like the country and the boys like the rock,” said Matthew “Smitty” Smith, who plays a cajon, a percussion box with African origins first popularized in South America by slaves and their descendants. “It’s fun for me to play the rock stuff because it’s so far removed from what the instrument I’m playing it on is typically used for.””