Tuesday, June 19 • Doors 7pm • Show 8pm • $10 Flat • All Ages • Buy Tickets
As a harmonica player, “Colonel” J.D. Wilkes has recorded his raw, country-blues style for everyone from Merle Haggard to Mike Patton, Hank Williams III to John Carter Cash. His blues harp can even be heard howling on the Grammy-nominated True Blood soundtrack, featuring his own Legendary Shack Shakers.
However, JD has recently decided to unplug and get back to the bare bones of his proud, musical passion by forming a group that history books will forever emblazon as “The Dirt Daubers!”
Mixing acoustic rockabilly, blues, jazz and country into a thrilling frankenstein hybrid, J.D. and the Dirt Daubers (named after the southern slang term for a stingless wasp that builds mud-clumps in the corners of old barns) are even prouder to debut their new CD “Wake Up, Sinners”, a collection of raw originals and covers, recorded together in real time… in a big, live, open room… “the Real Man way!”
With their first ever performance having taken place at London’s Raindance Film Festival, (after J.D. premiered his critically acclaimed southern-music documentary Seven Signs…featuring the afore-mentioned Akin), The Dirt Daubers have proven themselves to be multi-media moguls. Add to that the tag of “radio darlings”, since they have graced the stages of such fine programs as the Red Barn Radio Show, The Blue Plate Special and Music City Roots, broadcast over Nashville’s legendary WSM-AM, “The Air Castle of the South!”
Beyond that, the Dirt Daubers have gained the encouragement and/or approval of such varied stars as Les Claypool, the late Charlie Louvin, and Jello Biafra! With friends like these in their corner, the Daubers are off to set the world on fire with their brand new record.