Including Date at Mr. Kyps in Poole

Hayseed Dixie

Rockgrass icons Hayseed Dixie return to the road this week for a lengthy number of dates across the breadth of the UK and beyond.

After a lauded live BBC performance on Jools Hollands’ most recent annual Hootenanny, and brand new album “Hair Down To My Grass” hitting the stores this week, the hillbilly cover artists are well and truly back… as far back as the 70s in fact, as their new album features the most classic of 70s/80s stadium rock – such as “Eye Of The Tiger”, “Livin’ On A Prayer”, and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Far from limiting themselves to new material though, the band will be giving the crowd exactly what they want with a tour through their back catalogue via the greatest hits’

The Hayseed Dixie 2015 Hair Down To My Grass Tour

UK section
January 15 – Thursday – Reading, England – Sub 89
January 16 – Friday – Northampton, England – Roadmender
January 17 – Saturday – Cambridge, England – The Junction
January 18 – Sunday – Norwich, England – The Waterfront
January 20 – Tuesday – Warwick, England – The Copper Rooms
January 21 – Wednesday – Brighton, England – Concorde 2
January 22 – Thursday – Bristol, England – The Fleece
January 23 – Friday – Port Talbot, Wales – Princess Royal Theatre
January 24 – Saturday – Poole, England – Mister Kyps
January 25 – Sunday – Totnes, England – Totnes Arts Centre
January 27 – Tuesday – Derby, England – The Flowerpot
January 28 – Wednesday – Liverpool, England – Academy
January 29 – Thursday – Stockton, England – ARC
January 30 – Friday – Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
January 31 – Saturday – Newcastle Upon Tyne, England – Academy
February 1 – Sunday – Uppermill, England – Civic Hall
February 2 – Monday – Sheffield, England – The Leadmill
February 3 – Tuesday – Blackburn, England – King George’s Hall
February 5 – Thursday – Stroud, England – Subscription Rooms
February 6 – Friday – London, England – Brooklyn Bowl at the O2
February 7 – Saturday – Wolverhampton, England – Slade Rooms

NEW ALBUM – “Hair Down To My Grass”
Out NOW on Hayseed Records

Hayseed Dixie began in the summer of 2000 in the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee USA. In this area which was completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, the boys grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass.

Hayseed Dixie

All of this changed abruptly one afternoon when a stranger crashed his car into a stately old oak tree on a particularly dangerous curve, which the locals refer to as the “Devil’s Elbow”. Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on! As the boys searched through the wreckage looking for identification, they discovered several vinyl AC/DC albums. After playing these back on an old Edison 78rpm Victrola, everyone agreed that the songs were rather fine country music . . . and that the Lost Highway of Brother Hank Williams and this Highway To Hell of AC/DC were indeed the exact same road! And the rest is now enshrined in musical history.

Hayseed Dixie are now the acknowledged creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. They have released 15 albums since 2001, consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs, selling a combined total of over 500,000 copies. They have also performed over 1,000 live shows in 31 different countries.

Most recently, Hayseed Dixie are exploring the inspired catalogue of the stadium rock of the 1970’s and 1980’s. This interest began during a 2014 Spring tour of Germany, in which the band heard the song “Eye of the Tiger” 6 different times on 6 different German radio stations in a single day while driving between Dortmund and Frankfurt. “As the seed is planted, so the tree shall grow” – this very quote appears on the inner sleeve of the 1980 album “Escape” by Journey. How true indeed.

Hayseed Dixie

“Hair Down To My Grass” is the newest release from Hayseed Dixie and was recorded in the Mountains of Cumbria in a converted barn.

1. Don’t Stop Believing
2. Eye Of The Tiger
3. The Final Countdown
4. We’re Not Gonna Take It
5. Summer Of 69
6. Pour Some Sugar On Me
7. Dude Looks Like A Lady
8. Livin’ On A Prayer
9. Wind De Veranderung
10. We Are The Road Crew
11. Comfortably Numb
12. Don’t Fear The Reaper

Hayseed Dixie are
John Wheeler aka Barley Scotch – guitar, fiddle and singing
Jake Bakesnake Byers – bass and harmonizing
Hippy Joe Hymas – mandolin and harmonizing
Johnny Butten – banjo and harmonising


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