With special guests the Human Country Jukebox
FRI JUNE 28 / 8:30PM
“A mixture of bluegrass and hip-hop that might repel some purists on either side of the country-and-rap divide, but will knock the socks off just about everybody else.”
– The Wall Street Journal
Blending bluegrass and hip-hop seems like an unlikely recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the highly successful rap’n’grass project Gangstagrass. When he was going to grade school, recess was a time of breakdancing on cardboard to RUN-DMC. But at home, the records on the stereo were Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. That musical mash up made a lasting impression and sent Rench on a cross-country journey to play country-flavored hip-hop in dive bars. Gangstagrass performed an original soundtrack for FX’s western crime series, Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant. Their songs are a common soundtrack in the TV series.
A taste of Texas in the nation's capital, a bit of Dixie in the District, The Human Country Jukebox plays the best classic country and western songs by the likes of Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and more. If these songs don't get your hands clapping and your feet stomping you should probably see a doctor. And don't say, "I don't like country music." If you like great singing, expert playing, soulful, bluesy, "I'm so sad I could drink, so happy I could drink some more" music then you'll enjoy The Human Country Jukebox.