ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. As a group, ZZ Top possesses 11 gold records and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records; their 1983 album, Eliminator, remains the group's most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units. ZZ Top also ranks 80th in U.S. album sales, with 25 million units. ZZ Top has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
Thirty-six years is a long time for a band to survive in today’s cutthroat music jungle. The secret? Richard and Fred Young, along with cousin, Greg Martin and long time friend Doug Phelps, never set out to play music for a living. They were born to be together and they live to play music. Some of the Kentucky Headhunters have sold millions of albums, however, one thing remains the same…they are one of a kind, originals.
Trigger Hippy is a powerful, soul-infused rock and roll band founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman featuring twin lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene who also plays guitar and keyboards. Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac, who co-produced the EP with the band, and bassist Nick Govrik.
According to The Memphis Commercial Appeal, the bands material draws “…heavily from the members’ shared love of R&B and soul — lots of Al Green and Stax, some old blues covers and a little bit of Led Zeppelin and Little Feat thrown in for good measure.”
Built for the stage, Trigger Hippy’s early warm up shows have already garnered acclaim. This new creative collective of musicians will announce extensive touring soon, including January 2014 dates.
Front porch melodies and song lyrics grown out of the rocky topsoil of Eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains intertwine Sundy Best’s roots in every song they sing. They are storytellers and balladeers. They are crowd rockers and party starters. The band’s visceral sound and incredible live shows have gained them a loyal following of dedicated fans from the hills and hollers of Appalachia, all the way to the bustling one way streets under downtown city lights across the south. There are mountains in their music- valleys of love lost and missing home, peaks of rowdy Saturday nights chasing Kentucky women, and the journey in between. With influences ranging from country, bluegrass, rock, soul, and rhythm and blues, the duo produces music that, at times, is hard to classify. That’s just fine by Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson. No need for a radio template, just the strum of guitar strings, bass and snare, life lyrics, and the family, friends, and fans that make it all worth it. Every song is a reminder that they have not forgotten where they came from. So put some Kentucky Bourbon in a mason jar, walk barefoot on cool grass, play Sundy Best loud and dance until your roots show.