HILLBILLY VEGAS – 76
Hillbilly Vegas were formed in 2009 in Oklahoma and have created a new (to me at least) style of Metal/Rock. Take a huge chunk of Country and add the characteristics of Rock and a pinch of groove and hey presto you have Hillbilly Vegas. I guess being brought up on some classic Country music by my parents, that is what drew me to check out Hillbilly Vegas.
The 76 EP has a very spectrum of music on offer that will appeal to all music lovers from Classic Rock to Blues and obviously Country. the EP kicks off with a kick ass track called Can’t Go Home which has an addictive, catchy vibe to it, it’s more blues riff orientated than one would expect from a Country style band, but still a class tune from start to finish.
Long Way Back is definitely more of a classic Country style tune with a Classic Rock, Aerosmith infused riffs and solos. Yet another song that has wormed it’s way into my ear for the next few weeks for sure.
Shake It Like A Hillbilly is the band’s first single to be released from the 76 EP,. This track is sure to be heard on Radios world wide for sure, it’s got great hook-lines, great riffs, solos and catchy lyrics to scream along to whilst driving the car, windows down and cruising along.
Losin’ To Win is a mellow, Bluesy track that kinda reminds me of the real old ZZ Top material blended with a touch of Bon Jovi style ballad Rock vocals. Listening to this I can already imagine a video containing a bar and someone drowning their sorrows. Great track.
2 Gun Town is a more up-tempo track with loads of Slide action on the guitars, a feature I like hearing a lot. This track also has a more of a 50’s style Rock n Roll vibe going on, which is a style not used a lot these days, which is a shame really. It makes me wonder if Hillbilly Vegas are actually using a slapping bass like they did back in the day, it sure sounds like it.
If you are a fan of Country and Rock music then Hillbilly Vegas is definitely a band you need to check out. I don’t by any means mean the band sound like Kid Rock or the like, the band are original in what they do and just listening to them I can tell they have a lot of fun and passion for what they play. Strongly recommended to anyone who likes Classic Rock and Blues also. Great musicians, great band, great EP. When’s the album out?