Bigfoot Yancey

Bigfoot Yancey

Achilles Tenderloin, Wonky Tonk

Fri · March 31, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Bigfoot Yancey
Bigfoot Yancey
Bigfoot Yancey is an Indianapolis-based band that has developed a sound that draws upon inspiration from various genres but always rooted in Americana and the blue collar sound that has defined many parts of this country for decades. In an era where more and more musicians are relying upon technology, Bigfoot Yancey strives to keep their music as raw and stripped down as possible. This allows the listener to fully engage with the music in a very real sense. Their live performances echo this raw, down home feel with energetic and lively performances that acclimate themselves very easily in a wide variety of settings. The band has developed a solid following in the Indianapolis area by identifying themselves as the blue collar boys next door that just so happen to play a mean guitar, banjo, harmonica, and even a saw.

Bigfoot Yancey has performed throughout Indiana at an array of venues and festivals. They have been a featured act for two years at the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest. They have also played the Indiana Wine Fair and IndyPride Fest. They've had the opportunity to acts such as Joe Pug, Charlie Parr, Chicago Farmer, Kopecky, and many others.

The boys will be releasing their first full length LP this summer after the success of their debut EP released in 2015. The album will showcase their songwriting and down home grit. Modern down home is a great way to describe the sound of their music and the vibe of their live shows. They plan to launch into their first regional tour this summer in support of their new album.
Achilles Tenderloin
Achilles Tenderloin
Achilles Tenderloin is Joe Augustin, an original folk-blues artist from Indiana. Joe’s music is heavily influenced by pre-war blues artists, especially Skip James and Son House, but also reflects a passion for the more lyrically focused songwriting of the American folk movement and beyond.

Stronger Than Wine, Achilles Tenderloin’s third and latest full-length release (August 2014), features six original, roots blues-inspired songs, as well as four renderings of songs by Tommy Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Leadbelly, and The Toadies. Graham Clarke of Blues Bytes calls Stronger than Wine, “a fascinating and innovative interpretation of the blues.”
Wonky Tonk
Wonky Tonk
With a closet full of boots, a heart full of wander and a soul full of songs, the charming and multi-talented Kentucky “Wonky Tonk” woman releases her debut album Stuff We Leave Behind in hopes of continuing her Wonky ways with a lighter heart in lieu of finding the Neverland in all of us.

Jasmine Lorraine “Wonky Tonk” Poole grew up in the hard scrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try.

Wonk’s influences, John Prine, Guy Clark, Modest Mouse and Loretta Lynn among them (especially Loretta), are apparent but her music is not derivative. Loretta, Skeeter Davis, Iris Dement and Jenny Lewis come to mind but none of her comparables quite pin her down. Wonk is her own cowgirl. “Cowgirls get up in the morning, decide what to do and do it”, she was told as a child. Fiercely independent but naturally shy Jasmine uses her alter ego and blue cowgirl boots to deal with the notion of impossibly cruel but equally exhilarating existence.

One byproduct of youthful innocence is a constant disappointing, bewildering surprise:

You used to call me baby
You used to call me darlin’
Now you don’t call me at all

Another is vulnerability and manipulability:

In the greasy ballroom
You whispered in my ear
Darlin’ life is a gamble, romance a drug
The whole world is dancin'
Won’t you give in and love


Her eleven song debut release Stuff We Leave Behind deals with the necessity of moving on at critical points in your life. Stuff that once seemed important must be cast aside, ex-lovers relegated to the shadows. “Heartbreak makes the jukebox play”, she was once told. Her song titles reflect her wandering spirit and a fascination with time and place. “Cleveland." “Denmark." “Tennessee." “Montague Road." A veteran troubadour at such a tender age, Wonk has toured Europe with the same restless drive as her native Northern Kentucky.

Tom Robbins told us that even Cowgirls Get the Blues but all is not remorse and regret. Jangly sunshine pops through the clouds unexpectedly, such as in “Parkland Avenue” (arguably the best track). Though softly. Without the glare.

Wonk’s lyrics are worth a read even without the music. The album tracks her evolution as an artist and a person. The gravel, rutted road to an emerging wisdom.

Tennessee didn’t you hear
Money’s not real and neither is fear


Pay attention to Wonk. Not just because she is talented and beautiful. Pay attention because she has an important purpose. To help you remember. To help you forget. Or to help you remember why you chose to forget.

With love from Kentucky,


Wonky Tonk
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/