Split Lip Rayfield

with White Ghost Shivers / Dewayn Brothers

Bottleneck

Hillbilly hardcore, post-punk progressive bluegrass, Appalachian Black Sabbath - whatever you call what Split Lip plays, fact is there should be nary a Kansan that doesn't take pride in this quintessential Kansas freak show. The recently streamlined threesome plays traditional bluegrass instruments (excepting a one-string upright bass fashioned from a gas tank) with fury to whip the whole crowd into a sweaty frenzy, pummeling the poor PAs systems that dare to channel their wrath. Openers White Ghost Shivers hail from Austin and play a mix of 1920's hot jazz, jugband blues, western swing, hillbilly stringband, gypsy swing and ragtime that's similar to scenemates Asylum Street Spankers.

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