with Brad Hoshaw Music & The Seven Deadlies
Tickets $8 ADV / $10 DOS
On sale now: http://bit.ly/2dRtNpC
Doors at 8pm
Matt Whipkey is right where he was always headed. Prolifically and independently releasing nearly a dozen albums in as many years, Whipkey is making good on the bets placed on him. Lazy-I’s Tim McMahan predicted, “Whipkey was born for the arena whether he ever makes it there or not.” With a slew of supporting dates in 2015 for music icon Dwight Yoakam and rock legends Heart, Whipkey’s commanded the big stage. In advance of his latest LP “Underwater”, Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi boldly claimed, ““…I would be banging down the door at Universal screaming, Matt Whipkey is the future of rock and roll.” At 35 years old, Whipkey has seen the mountaintop with no intent of closing his eyes.
After nearly two dozen support appearances on the legendary Yoakam’s Second Hand Heart Tour, Whipkey is right at home with Yoakam’s hard charging honky tonk. Fans have eagerly embraced Whipkey’s Americana-tinged Rock n’ Roll. Unabashedly Midwestern, Whipkey recalls the recklessness of “Let it Be” era Replacements with the resolve of “Darkness..” era Bruce Springsteen. However, the energy, showmanship and rock and roll would be in vain if not for Whipkey’s top tier songwriting.
Since 2008 Whipkey has also held the role of lead guitarist for one of the Midwest’s most celebrated songwriters, Brad Hoshaw. Having only a few performances with his band The Seven Deadlies over the past two years, Hoshaw and The Deadlies presence on this bill make this holiday week spectacular a definite DO NOT MISS!!.