Hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri, The Trip Daddys guitarist/frontman Craig Straubinger has been perfecting the punk rock snarls over rollicking riffs since 1996. Although Daddys avoid making music by the numbers, the band is sometimes referred to as a rockabilly band in print. The boys prefer to call it real rock 'n' roll (with rockabilly tendencies if you like), which includes heavy doses of the blues and hillbilly music.
With an admiration for the work ethic of bands of the past, such as Black Flag and Minor Threat, The Daddys are content for the moment to proceed with a DIY attitude. Getting signed and knocking the flavor of the month off the charts hasn’t come up at any band rehearsals. The Daddys prefer to rely on a reputation, 17 years in the making, of top notch musicianship, and an incendiary live show, to get their point across.
Whether opening for big names and legends, or playing a VFW Hall in Kansas for 30 hot rodders, The Trip Daddys always arrive fully prepared to rock the roof off. So put on your seat belt, hold on tight, and get ready for The Trip Daddys!
Vintage Trouble formed in 2010 when Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar) teamed up with drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill. They entered The Bomb Shelter Studio and recorded an album's worth of material in three days (which was intended to be demos and ended up being pressed into CDs). The Bomb Shelter Sessions became their first album. With a unified decision to stay in Los Angeles to build their musical foundation as a band, weekly residences in the area lead to a large assembly of fans in a short amount of time. It was that underground buzz that lead to legendary manager Doc McGhee taking notice and signing Vintage Trouble to his roster. Doc's first order of business: breaking the band in England...Their first venture overseas resulted in a similar groundswell with Music Weekly naming them 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year and HMV hailing them as their "Next Big Thing.”
The rest, as they say, is history. Richard and Vintage Trouble have continued their upward path with multiple late night TV appearances as well as performances on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, at the Rock in Rio Festival, for the Grammy College, and on the ESPY Awards (televised and watched by millions), in addition to 51 dates opening for The Who and ending their tour opening for The Rolling Stones.
To learn more about Richard, check out his drummer's blog from Modern Drummer this past March.
Fred and Dinah Gretsch On The Cover of Georgia Magazine
Fred and Dinah Gretsch are the cover subjects of the December 2013 issue of Georgia magazine. The two music-industry icons were interviewed as part of the magazine’s feature on the company’s 130th anniversary year.
Dinah Gretsch To Receive 2014 She Rocks Award
Dinah Gretsch, executive vice president and CFO of the Gretsch Company, is among a select group of women to be honored by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) with the organization’s 2014 She Rocks Award.
MORE NEWS & EVENTS:
CELEBRATING 130 YEARS OF THAT GREAT GRETSCH SOUND!
Gretsch is celebrating 130 years of That Great Gretsch Sound in 2013. Check back often to find the latest on new products, events, and more! And check out the Est1883 site for information on other companies founded in 1883!
For a list of all the 130th anniversary celebrations, click the link below under Recap of Recent Events.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .
If you couldn't get to Steve Maxwell's on August 3 for the debut of The Gretsch Drum Book by Rob Cook during the Gretsch 130th Anniversary event, take a look at Rob's report on the Rebeats site!
GERMAN GUITAR HEROES:
Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.
More Gretsch events HERE.
RECAP OF RECENT EVENTS:
Visit our RECAP page for details of recent Gretsch events from 2013, 2012, and 2011.
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