|HELLBOUND GLORY: This insurgent-country quartet from Reno first unleashed their brand of “scumbag” country in 2004 and havenʼt slowed down since. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Leroy Virgil writes the songs and is the conductor of the hellbound train that is the bandʼs rowdy “off the rails” show. No radio-ready pop country here. Instead, Hellbound Glory’s sound takes up where original outlaw country singers like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard left off. You. Will. Love. This. Band.
|LYDIA LOVELESS: An Ohio farm-girl who’s done a lot of livin’ in her 22 years, Lydia Loveless’ music could be likened to a harvest of her experiences thus far. With country roots (her dad booked bands at the local honky tonk) and a rebellious streak (she was a fixture in Columbus’ underground punk scene by 14 ), Lydia comes armed with the ammunition to shoot to the top of your list of raw, honest and real music-makers. Her voice is powerful, the energy is high and the bottom line is… the girl rocks. Hard. For more on Lydia Loveless: lydialoveless.com