Cougar Ace, The Royal Hounds

Cougar Ace

The Royal Hounds

Sat · April 29, 2017

9:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge


This event is 21 and over

Cougar Ace
Cougar Ace
Cougar Ace is a genre melting rock band duo, with influences from country, blues and audio disforestation.

Cougar Ace is guitarist Joel Caithamer and drummer Shawn Fry. They have been winning over fans and lonely drifters found at the finest dive musical establishments throughout the Midwest since 2009.

“More” is the band’s follow up EP to the 2010 release, “Social Outliers.” “More” features the British pop influenced song, “Descent into Hell is Easy”. “All My Fault” a song about the special havoc unleashed when a squirrel catches fire and torches a trailer park. “More” is a passionate four song fling, leaving your ears pleased but ultimately leaving you wanting more.

Front man Joel Caithamer was born in Park Ridge, Illinois. He was brought up in a musical environment in which he dabbled in viola, piano and banjo before picking up the guitar. Influenced by too many musical styles to mention, he keeps LPs of John Lee Hooker, Link Wray, Free, Savoy Brown and AC / DC closest to the turntable. Joel’s sound is an organic overdriven approach reminiscent of the late 60’s / early 70’s. He relies heavily on open major chords, dynamics and a hybrid style of playing rhythm and lead simultaneously to fill in the duo’s sound.

Shawn Fry, the drummer, song-writer and spiritual leader of Cougar Ace grew up in Bay City, Michigan where he was musically influenced by the sounds of Peter Green Fleetwood Mac, Robert Earl Keen, the backing intensity of the Funk Brothers and Bob Seger. He received his first floor tom when he was five years old (no not a set, just one drum).

The band would love to interact with you on Facebook and our music can be found on Reverbnation. (
Cougar Ace is a straight-up, in your face, you better be having a good time because we only live once, hell yeah this is why you came out tonight, rock and roll experience.
The Royal Hounds
The Royal Hounds
Las Vegas headliners, The Royal Hounds, are a high energy roots rock n' roll trio. They have been wowing and entertaining audiences across the globe for years with their unique approach to live music. Known for their on-stage antics and humorous approach to music, The Royal Hounds offer a live show that is unlike anything on the scene now. Not content to merely stand there and play, The Royal Hounds successfully marry quality musicianship with stellar showmanship. No wonder they have shared the stage with Johnny Cash's band, The Tennessee Three, Travis Tritt, Wanda Jackson, and Big Sandy.

Scott Hinds - Vocals, Doghouse Bass
Glenn McCallum - Guitar
Scott "Bramble" Billingsley - Drums
"Instrument-humping, crowd-pleasing showmen."
- Vegas Seven Magazine

"These guys are talented musicians. [They] mix well written lyrics with the high quality songs."
- The Rockabilly Socialite

"Known best for their dynamic live performances, The Royal Hounds have become a spectacle of the music scene within the past few years.... these three guys are quite the entertaining bunch. With all their on-stage antics and moves they are sure to keep you engrossed in their performance."
-Blank News

"Wild and lovably goofy."
- The Knoxville News Sentinel

"The kind of guys who’ll push the boundaries of sanity for the sake of music and fun."
-The Maryville Daily Times

"The Royal Hounds flaunt blistering chops, estimable wit, and anarchic showmanship that reigns at their live performances."
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071