It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the boys, culminating with an epic recording session with Curtis Plummer at The Scotch Chamber Studios. Before we get into that, we’d like to officially welcome Chris “Motley” Hendershott back to the lineup on guitar! Motley is an original member of The Wet Boys, having served two tours of duty prior to rejoining the band. Immediately, we connected with his rhythms and his addition brings our core sound into clearer focus — just in time for our show at Taphouse on Friday and our recording session Dec. 6 and 7.
We’re stoked on the incredible vibes created by our fresh lineup and took that energy into the studio. Everyone involved put in inspired performances in tracking our upcoming 7″ record. We decided to go with one of our newest songs “Run & Hide,” previously known as “Dirty Tom” and the crowd-favorite “Life on the Mines” for the EP, which will be released in the early going of 2015.
Expect a direct return to our classic acoustic-driven sound mixed with the added dimension of electric guitar leads, all brought together by Tomahawk’s greatest performance to date on vocals. Stay tuned for news on the release of the record! Until then, enjoy these snapshots from the memorable session.
We’re pumped to return to Norfolk Taphouse for a Night of Americana Mayhem on Friday, Dec. 5 with our friends from N.C. Sinners & Saints and Norfolk’s own Sister Abigail! Join the Facebook event here! A huge thank you is due to 757 E-Zine for featuring Tomahawk as the Best Lyricist in Hampton Roads in it’s upcoming issue coming out soon. Check out the 757 E-Zine Facebook page here!
Here’s a sneak peek at two brand new songs that will be included on our upcoming 7″, which we expect to drop in the early going of 2015!!! While the songs will probably go through some changes before pressing, one thing’s for sure: Dirty Tom’s GOIN’ TO THE BOG!!!
Huge thanks to Julie Ferguson for capturing these image from our set at the Three Bad Jacks show at Wonderland in Richmond on Sept. 26! We were bummed to learn that Wonderland, one of the places that first welcomed us into Richmond, has shut its doors. Here’s to hoping this is just a temporary closure and one of RVA’s most FUN venues will bounce back. Either way, thanks to Chad, Derek and the staff for the opportunities to play and the memories and friends we made in these friendly confines. EDIT 10/10: STOKED to see Chad and Derek’s #damnthemansavewonderland campaign take fire in Richmond!!!
From here, we’re set to play Chelsea West Fest to benefit the Hope House Foundation in Norfolk this Saturday at 4 p.m. SHARP! We’ll be getting the crowd fired up for headliners Souther Culture On The Skids and many more great local acts! See you there!
If you were at Shakas on Sat. Sept. 20, then you felt the unbridled energy poured out by all who performed! As always, our friends Creepazoids from Richmond killed it before Koffin Kats put on an pyschobilly clinic!! The show marked our second show with our new guitarist Bennett, and the we’re amped on the results so far!
We’ll be back at it in Richmond this Friday night! You’re not going to want to miss our show with rockabilly kingpins Three Bad Jacks at Wonderland, 9 p.m., 21+.
For those of you in the 757 area code, be sure to tune into 96.1 FM, 96X, TONIGHT (9/24) for “Old Dogs” hitting the airwaves on “The 7:57,” the station’s local music showcase! Showtime is 7:57 p.m.
Until then, here’s some photos by Robert Escue (thanks for shooting!) from the Shaka’s show!
We’re stoked to welcome Bennett Wales to the lineup of The Wet Boys! If you’ve ever seen his band Safeplace play, you already know we’ve gained an awesome dude and an extremely talented musician to our sound. Next up for us, we’ll be playing with The Lonely Teardrops at The Belmont House of Smoke in Norfolk on Friday, Sept. 12!!