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The Hipnecks : Trainstops & Alleyways

The Hipnecks : Sni-A-Bar Stomp


 
 

THE HIPNECKS ARE:

PAT KAY - Banjo, Harmonica, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
ZACH HARRISON - Guitar, Vocals
WES WINGATE - Organ & Piano, Vocals
BRYAN KAY
- Bass, Vocals
DANNY CARROLL - Drums, Sinks, Trash Cans, and other household items, Vocals.

ABOUT THE HIPNECKS:

"...absolutely twangy, good old-fashioned American rock & roll - a sound that makes sense when you consider their name, a combination of "hippy" and "redneck." Their enthusiasm for their craft is obvious and infectious. Remember the name, because this band is going places," Jambase.com

The sound has been called a "jambalaya" by press and "country fried jam" by fans alike. Take it from the name, T...he Hipnecks, which combines the words "Hippie" and "Redneck" as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile floodplains of the American Midwest. Rock & roll with hues of bluegrass. It is twangy. It is Ozarkian. It is most certainly Missourian - and there is nothing to the contrary about it.

No sooner than their first performance in 2004, the Hipnecks broke ground on their debut album, Just Another Fine Day, and released it feverously in April of 2005. After selling over 300 copies the night of the release show, the band scoured the Midwest for several years completing small tours that brought them as far out as Colorado's Front Range and won a national competition for best unsigned band along the way. In April of 2008, The Hipnecks released their sophomore album, American Night, on Home Tone Records which introduced heavy harmonies, mandolin, piano, and organ into their sonic landscape. Wes Wingate (vocals/piano/organ) was recruited to support the additional instrumentation on the album, and the band toured as a six piece thru 2010.

Over the following year, The Hipnecks bid farewell to several founding members; co-frontman Scott Anderson, bassist Ryan Renne, and drummer Zach Stubbs. Midwest powerhouse drummer Danny Carroll immediately volunteered to take the helm on drums, and Pat Kay's brother, Bryan Kay, joined the group on bass and vocals. Amidst these lineup changes, the band managed to release three singles; Mighty Mississippi (2010), Sni-A-Bar Stomp (2010), and Trainstops & Alleyways (2011).

Several more singles are scheduled to release in 2012, including the gypsy ballad, Svata, and a moonshine fueled rocker, Water Ain't Right, which are currently in the bands' live show rotation of tunes.  What else is new for 2012?  Molly Healey from Big Smith (fiddle, cello, vocals) and Andrew Weir (accordion) have joined the ranks for select performances upping the lineup to a seven piece.  The band has furthermore adapted a healthy portion of video into its shows, exhibited by the the recent performance of the YouTube hit series, Guy on a Buffalo, where the band played the music along with the video.  The Hipnecks hope to add something new like this to their live shows every month.  If you haven't seen the band in a while, now is a good time to catch a show and stomp a hole in the floor... The Hipnecks are firing on all eight cylinders.



"... a beautifully harmonized band. There's enough intelligent songwriting here to merit attending any Hipnecks live performance," -Comomusic.com

"The band members are small-town Midwestern guys with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do." –Vox Magazine.


This Hipnecks have shared stages with Little Feat, Cracker, The Music Mafia (Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Cowboy Troy, Jon Nicholson, et. al.), Dr. Zhivegas, Big Smith, The Red Dirt Rangers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland's Stragglers (sans Jason), and have been on tours that included Bubba Sparxxx, the Yin Tang Twins, and Tech N9ne.

They have also been fortunate enough to participate in such festival events as the Columbia, MO 9th Street Summerfest, Loyal Earth Day Festival, The Bluebird Festival, The Euphio Campout, the Lifestylez Snodaze Tour, Dogstock, Lupus Chilifest, and more..
 

PRESS
BEGINNING WITH THE MOST RECENT....
READ  COLUMBIAMOSCENE.WORDPRESS.COM, SHOW REVIEW & PICS FOR BLUEBIRD FESTIVAL 10/17/09 AT THE BLUE NOTE, COLUMBIA MO,  Article By Sangeeta Shastry, Oct 18, 2009.

READ  JAMBASE.COM, ARTICLE WITH SHOW REVIEW FOR PERFORMANCE AT LOYAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 4/18/09 AT THE OLD ROCK HOUSE, ST. LOUIS MO,  Article By Neil Salsich, May 1, 2009.

READ  COMO MUSIC, SHOW REVIEW FOR 3/07/09 AT THE OUTLAND, SPRINGFIELD, MO,  Posted By Louie, March 8, 2009.

READ  MISSOURILIFE.COM, THE HIPNECKS,  Article By Mike Bostwick, February 1, 2009.

READ  FULTON SUN, "THE HIPNECKS TO GRACE STAGE AT HISTORIC FULTON THEATER,"  By Roger Meissen, April 23, 2008.

READ  COLUMBIA TRIBUNE, "WITH NEW CD, THE HIPNECKS REVEL IN GLORIOUS, GOOFY FUN TONIGHT,"  By Chris Boeckmann, April 10, 2008.

READ  INSIDE STL, "12 UNFINISHED SENTENCES WITH THE HIPNECKS"  By Anthony Spina, April 7, 2008.

READ  COMO MUSIC, "AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HIPNECKS,"  By Cloudhopper, April 6, 2008.
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READ  THE VOX, "BUSTING DOWN THE GARAGE DOOR," Missouri Music & Fine Arts Publication. The HipNecks debut album Just Another Fine Day receives #1 on Producers’ Top Ten Mid-Missouri Albums. July 13, 2006.

READ FULTON SUN,  "LOCAL BAND CAPTURES BEST GARAGE BAND IN AMERICA TITLE"   By Jon Hetzel. July 29, 2005.

READ THE VOX,  HIPSTER + REDNECK=THE HIPNECKS: Midwest Music Maestros Blend Urban and Rural Sounds in their Musical Jambalaya.” Missouri Music & Fine Arts Publication. April 28, 2005.

READ  FULTON SUN, "LOCAL BAND CREATES A NEW SOUND AND FINDS A FOLLOWING"  By Jon Hetzel.  May 23, 2004.

FESTIVALS & MISC.
BEGINNING WITH THE MOST RECENT....

BARNOUT III, Hosted our own Two Day Music & Camping Festival featuring over 15 regional artists in the hills of Missouri.  June 11-12, 2010.

BLUEBIRD FESTIVAL 2009, Saturday Night Headliner at The Blue Note, Annual Mid-West Music & Arts Festival located in the Downtown Columbia District.  Two day festival included 80 bands in over 12 venues.  November 16 & 17, 2009.

BARNOUT II, Hosted our own Two Day Music & Camping Festival featuring over 15 regional artists in the hills of Missouri.  May 8, 2009.

LOYAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 2009, 5 day Music Festival featuring Madeski, Martin, & Wood, Particle, Cornmeal, and more in St. Louis, MO.  April 16-20, 2009.  www.loyalearth.com.

LIFESTYLEZ SNODAZE TOUR 2009, Annual Skiing and Music Festival. Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain, & Winter Park CO. Dec. 14, 2008 - Jan 9, 2009. www.Lifestyelz.com.

BLUEBIRD FESTIVAL 2008, Annual Mid-West Music & Arts Festival located in the Downtown Columbia District.  Two day festival included 88 bands in over 10 venues.  November 14 & 15, 2008.

9TH STREET SUMMERFEST, Shared the stage with CRACKER,  July 30, 2008

BARNOUT I, Hosted our own Two Day Music & Camping Festival featuring over 10 regional artists in the hills of Missouri.  July 4, 2008.

LIFESTYLEZ SNODAZE TOUR 2008, Annual Skiing and Music Festival. Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Crested Butte, & Winter Park CO. Dec. 10, 2007 - Jan 13, 2008. www.Lifestyelz.com.

DOGSTOCK 2007, Annual Mid-West Music Festival Held at an Akita Refuge near Melvern, KS. July 27, 2007.

9TH STREET SUMMERFEST, Shared the stage with LITTLE FEAT,  July 25, 2007.

 LIFESTYLEZ SNODAZE TOUR 2007, Annual Skiing and Music Festival. Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Snowmass, and Crested Butte, CO. Jan 4-11, 2007.  www.Lifestyelz.com.

 EUPHIO CAMPOUT 2006, Annual Mid-West Music Festival Held at Camp Zoe near Salem, MO. August 4, 2006.

DEBUT CD RELEASE:  THE BLUE NOTE, April 12, 2005. CD Release Party for new album Another Fine Day. Record breaking turnout and CD sales. Show deemed “One of, if not THE best freshman CD release party we’ve ever had for a local band,” Blue Note Staff.  Over 350 copies of debut album sold at the box office that night.

ALL TIME RECORDS:  GARAGEBAND.COM, “Maria” Awarded: BEST FEEL GOOD TRACK OF ALL TIME & BEST DANCE TRACK OF ALL TIME,  in Rock Category, June, 2005.

FIRST PLACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:  GARAGESTOCK, National Battle of the Bands with 127 contestants. Camp Zoe, MO. July 24,2005.

   
       
         
 

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