“The Give ‘Em Hell Boys are a get your elbows swinging and your knees knocking “okay let’s go!” good time fun-loving country band. Barn Burner is a wild-assed frolic through country and bluegrass laced with punk undertones, with moments of great playing and songwriting, and a fun time throughout.”
“While compiling yesterday’s playlist, I came across a quite distinctive version of “Bizarre Love Triangle” – turned into a country tune! Naturally then I was curious to know more about the musicians who’d brought about that improbable transformation with a considerable panache, and so I made a first acquaintance with The Give ’em Hell Boys, a band hailing, as odd as this may sound, from Edmonton in Canada;”
“The Give’ em Hell Boys is weer zo’n juweeltje uit Canada. Met hun eerste album Barn Burner bewijst de band tot de absolute top van de Bluegrass/ Punk Country scene te horen. Barn Burner is een recht toe recht aan album met een flinke dosis humor en cynisme. Het lijkt er op dat The Boys vooral niet te serieus genomen willen worden. Maar dat wil niet zeggen dat de muziek niet met 100% overgave wordt gespeeld. Op Barn Burner staan maar liefst 14 nummers, afwisselend van snelle Hill Billy tot uptempo Outlaw. Ik stel voor dat alle lezers van Driftercountry.com Barn Burner bestellen via onderstaande link en contact opnemen met the Give’em Hell Boys om ze aan te moedigen tot een Europese tournee.”
““Barn Burner” is one of the best country albums I've ever listened to. ”
“The Give ‘Em Hell Boys bring to the table a great blend of country music and punk rock attitudes. One aspect of country that I’ve always loved, is the heartfelt song writing and The Give ‘Em Hell Boys have this in spades.They are unafraid to honor the tradition that their music is rooted in." " I often hear people talking about how Edmonton is on the verge of being put on the map for its underground music and if that prophecy comes to fruition, it will be in large part due to bands like The Give ‘Em Hell Boys. They are uncompromising in their approach to their art, they give respect where respect is due, they play their asses off every single time they set foot on a stage and they are all kind folks who I’m sure will serve as great ambassadors of the Edmonton music community wherever they go."”
"If you wanna hear it, we wanna play it!" the Give 'Em Hell Boys' website hollers boldly, introducing listeners to the band's rowdy, irreverent blend of hillbilly and classic country. The hard-working Edmonton acoustic sextet is made up of guitarists San Quentin (aka Quinn Clark) and Charlie Scream (Charles Biddiscombe), slide/dobro player Bagga Dix (Michael Dunn), Barn Jovi (Brayton Farmer) on banjo, bassist Bootsy Cline (Lindsay Thompson) and Callin' Hell (Colin Bergeron) on fiddle. All six share vocal duties, and with a smart blend of classic country covers and originals—like 'Play Hank Williams at My Funeral' and 'North Saskatchewan Blues'—the band's shows guarantee to be barn burners. "We'll take punk rock songs and put banjo and fiddle on them and see what comes out,"