American band Hayseed Dixie began in 2001 with the release of their first album ‘A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC’. The band performs a mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions in a style that is a unique fusion of bluegrass and rock music; they are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre “Rockgrass”. The band’s name is a linguistic play on the name of the band AC/DC.
Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Now, holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017, the band offer up their 15th studio album, a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. They will be heading over to perform for us here in the UK for their April/May tour, as well as releasing their brand new album ‘Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow’ worldwide on 14th April 2017.