American Rockgrass band Hayseed Dixie comes to Grimsby on Thursday 28th September, with support from The Fargo Railroad Co.
Thursday 28th September 2023
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm
Age Restriction - 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
Advance Tickets £20+Fees | £25 On The Door
The audience for this show will be standingAll ticket sales handled by See Tickets.
Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation in situ.
East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place, and a few friends stopped by, drank some of John’s whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there, as was the custom of the times. And ten AC/DC songs were suddenly reimagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the porch and drank more whiskey. (You should have been there. Really. You should have.)
Now, functioning well as “Exhibit A” in the demonstration of how one’s beginnings rarely know one’s ends, Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. There isn’t really any middle ground, nor should there be. But fourteen albums - consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs - and global physical *sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries testify: Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.
“Superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music” - The Times
“I enjoyed this and... on further investigation... it’s not good... it’s fabulous!” – Brian May, Queen
“This is great! I can’t wait to get the royalty check!” - Gene Simmons, KISS
*These recordings have been digitally shared - legally and illegally - so many millions of times it makes the band want to laugh and cry simultaneously. Often they do. Alone. In the dark.
Website - https://hayseed-dixie.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hayseeddixie/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hayseed.dixie/
The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana-inspired 4-piece band from Sheffield, UK.
Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. What is clear is that these boys enjoy being on stage and love playing the music they are producing.
They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell.
Advanced Tickets are now on sale priced at £20, plus fees or £25 On The Door. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets.com. Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.
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