Dan Baird & Homemade Sin

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin

Otis

Sun · March 26, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
THREE CHORDS AND A CLOUD OF DUST…

The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 80’s. What set them apart from the other 100,000 bands who cranked their amps up to eleven was that their wild riffs and tanked up cries came from a band who, from the start, understood it’s place in the rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording.

The story starts in the early 80’s at Hedgen’s, a “country club for the spiritually impoverished and emotionally destitute” as chief songwriter Dan Baird would later identify it. Bassist Keith Christopher, drummer Mauro Magellan and guitarists Dan Baird and Rick Richards were all playing on the Atlanta circuit in various bar bands such as The Hellhounds, The Brains and The Woodpeckers. These bands would gradually morph into the original Georgia Satellites, who signed to same the same management company as country-rock pioneers, Jason & The Scorchers, more of whom later.

#1 fan and road manager Kevin Jennings, sold an EP of early Satellites records to an independent UK record label, Making Waves, who released them as the Keep The Faith ep. The ep provoked an extraordinary response from the UK music press, which, in turn, woke up the previously indifferent US music industry. Elektra records quickly signed them and their first single, Keep Your Hands To Yourself, became a runaway hit. It reached #2 on the singles chart and their eponymous debut album reached the same position on the album charts. Both album and single only being kept off their respective #1 slots by Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Livin’ On A Prayer. A second hit single, Battleship Chains consolidated their success.

Where the Satellites really earned their reputation though, was with their live shows. All those years of three sets a night, paid dividends laid waste to audiences across the States and particular, Europe, which took the band to it’s collective heart, a love affair that continues to this day.

Two more Elekra LP’s, Open All Night and the remarkable In The Land Of Salvation And Sin, plus a cover of The Singing Blue Jeans, Hippy Hippy Shake, on the Tom Cruise movie soundtrack, Cocktail followed, but by the early 90’s, all those years of incessant touring had taken their toll and the band split. Dan Baird went on to a successful solo career with Rick Rubin’s Def American, scoring major hits with the album Love Songs From The Hearing Impaired and the single I Love You Period. A second LP, the critically acclaimed Buffalo Nickel followed and Dan also developed as a career as a highly sought after producer.

The rhythm section on both solo albums were Keith Christopher (bass) and former Georgia Satellites drummer Mauro Magellan, the duo responsible for a large part of Dan’s trademark sound.

Jump to 2007 and the band was completed by Jason And The Scorchers founder member and guitarist extraordinaire, Warner E. Hodges. The quartet released their debut album in 2008, championed by Alan Jones (Uncut), Scott Rowley (Classic Rock) and Bob Harris.

The band appeared at the Sweden Rock festival in 2009 and Hard Rock Hell in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 they headlined the prestigious Kilkenny Festival in Ireland. They have established an annual series of concerts in London that attract fans from all around the world.

In 2013, Circus Life, the long awaited follow up to the debut album, was released and attracted great reviews across Europe. The album was also their first CD to get a full USA release and their first album to album to appear as a vinyl release.

2014 saw long term bassist Keith Christopher replaced by ex Bonafide man Micke Nilsson as their touring schedule stepped up, seeing shows in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, UK and USA. The last night of the 2014 tour will see the band play their first ever acoustic show before a sold out London audience.
Otis
Otis
Deep in South Central Kentucky, roots music is alive and well through native musicians, who are still testifying to the brothers and sisters all around the world. OTIS reigns from Sulphur Well, Kentucky, an area that got its name from a artesian well that was discovered in the 1800’s, and drew people from all around who believed the water had a special healing power. Just as the waters from the artesian well was believed to heal, the local music has a special mojo and healing power of it's own. As an old saying goes amongst natives in the area, when Kentucky heritage music is talked about, “There is something in the water around here.” Kentucky is well known for Bluegrass and Mountain Folk Music, Country Music, Jugband Music, and a heavy influence of Blues. Kentucky, being located between the Delta Blues of Mississippi and the Electric Blues of Chicago, has a special blend of Blues of it's own, courtesy of Merle Travis, Ike Everly, Mose Ragar, John Brim, Sylvester Weaver and the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. Otis has taken in a steady diet of Kentucky roots music, primarily Blues, and cooked up their own special Musical Burgoo. Drawing from the raw electric blues sounds of Muddy Waters and King of Slide guitar, Elmore James, following a heavy influence of Southern roots sounds, courtesy of the Allman Brothers and Wet Willie, vastly sums up who Otis are musically and gives a glimpse into the sound and soul of the four-piece band.

The members of Otis consist of Boone Froggett vocals/guitar, Steve Jewell guitar/backing vocals, John Seeley bass/lead bass, and Andrew Gilpin drums/percussion. All the members of Otis share the same vision of writing and creating organic tasteful music while taking their audience to church by hitting on all emotions. If a stage filled of vintage music gear and Kentucky roots music is something you enjoy, then it's time to drink from the healing waters of Otis.

Otis has released a 10 song album titled "Tribute To John Brim," produced by Greg Martin (Kentucky HeadHunters, Rufus Huff), Dean Smith (Supa Fuzz, Taildragger, Rufus Huff) and David Barrick. All 10 songs were written by the late great Kentucky Bluesman, John Brim. Brim left a Chicago Blues legacy via his recordings for the Random, J.O.B, Parrot, Chess and Checker labels. Van Halen brought John Brim prominence through their recording of "Ice Cream Man," written by Brim in 1953. 'Tribute To John Brim" features cameo performances by Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie on Harmonica and Kentucky Greg Martin on Guitar. The CD can be purchased at live shows and online. Otis has shared the stage with National Touring acts such as The Kentucky Headhunters, Black Stone Cherry, Wet Willie, ZZ Top, Black Oak Arkansas, Tee Dee Young, and Planet of The Abts.

Get ready for church brothers and sisters, the Otis electric Rock N' Blues revival is coming to a town near you soon!...

“There’s are a lot of different forms of communication, but music is absolutely the purest one man. You can’t hurt anybody with music. You can maybe offend somebody with songs and words, but you can’t offend anybody with music – it’s all good. There’s nothing at all that could ever be bad about music, about playing it. It’s a wonderful thing, a grace.” – Duane Allman
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/